Dr Charles Woffinden

Research Fellow

School of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Science

Overview

Dr. Charles Woffinden completed his PhD in experimental physics at the University of York in 2010, under the supervision of Prof. Steve Tear. His doctoral research involved investigating the electronic and magnetic properties of novel surfaces and nanomaterials.

From 2009 to 2019, he worked as an engineer and product development manager at Teledyne e2v, developing imaging systems for space and scientific applications.

In 2020, he joined the group of Prof. Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop at the University of Queensland, and is currently based in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) in the Bose Einstein Condensation Laboratory.

Research Interests

  • Quantum sensing
    Dead reckoning with cold atoms
  • Bose Einstein Condensates
    Quantum heat engines
  • Atomic, molecular, biological and optical physics
    Quantum gas

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of York
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of York

Publications

  • Woffinden, Charles, Groszek, Andrew J., Gauthier, Guillaume, Mommers, Bradley J., Bromley, Michael W. J., Haine, Simon A., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina, Davis, Matthew J., Neely, Tyler W. and Baker, Mark (2023). Viability of rotation sensing using phonon interferometry in Bose-Einstein condensates. SciPost Physics, 15 (4) 128, 1-22. doi: 10.21468/scipostphys.15.4.128

  • Soman, Matthew R., Hall, David J., Buggey, Thomas, Burgon, Ross, Keelan, Jonathan, Holland, Andrew D. and Woffinden, Charles (2018). Soft x-ray imaging with a newly designed large-area CCD (Conference Presentation). High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, Austin, TX, United States, 10 - 13 June. Bellingham, WA, United States: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2309801

  • Jorden, Paul, Bourke, Denis, Cassidy, Ryan, Jerram, Paul, Pratlong, Jerome, Swindells, Ian and Woffinden, Charles (2018). Teledyne e2v sensors optimised for ground-based and space applications. Conference on High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, Austin, TX, United States, 10-13 June, 2018. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2310097

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Conference Publication

  • Soman, Matthew R., Hall, David J., Buggey, Thomas, Burgon, Ross, Keelan, Jonathan, Holland, Andrew D. and Woffinden, Charles (2018). Soft x-ray imaging with a newly designed large-area CCD (Conference Presentation). High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, Austin, TX, United States, 10 - 13 June. Bellingham, WA, United States: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2309801

  • Jorden, Paul, Bourke, Denis, Cassidy, Ryan, Jerram, Paul, Pratlong, Jerome, Swindells, Ian and Woffinden, Charles (2018). Teledyne e2v sensors optimised for ground-based and space applications. Conference on High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, Austin, TX, United States, 10-13 June, 2018. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2310097

  • Soman, M. R., Hall, D. J., Holland, A. D., Burgon, R., Buggey, T., Skottfelt, J., Sembay, S., Drumm, P., Thornhill, J., Read, A., Sykes, J., Walton, D., Branduardi-Raymont, G., Kennedy, T., Raab, W., Verhoeve, P., Agnolon, D. and Woffinden, C. (2018). The SMILE Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) CCD design and development. 11th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors (PSD), Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, 3-8 September, 2017. Bristol, United Kingdom: Institute of Physics Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/13/01/c01022

  • Hermsen, M., Hohn, R., Skegg, M., Woffinden, C. and Reulke, R. (2017). Realization of the electrical Sentinel 4 detector integration. Conference on Earth Observing Systems XXII, San Diego, CA, United States, 6-10 August, 2017. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2274392

  • Skegg, Michael P., Hermsen, Markus, Hohn, Ruediger, Williges, Christian, Woffinden, Charles, Levillain, Yves and Reulke, Ralf (2017). The Sentinel-4 detectors: Architecture and performance. Conference on Earth Observing Systems XXII, San Diego, CA, United States, 6-10 August, 2017. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2274362

  • Prod'homme, T., Belloir, J. -M., Weber, H., Courreges-Lacoste, G. Bazalgette, Meynart, R., Nowicki-Bringuier, Y. -R., Caron, J., Levillain, Y., Woffinden, C., Lord, B. and Mackie, R. (2014). Radiation-induced charge transfer inefficiency in charge-coupled devices: Sentinel-4 CCD pre-development as a case study. Conference on Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVIII, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22-25 September, 2014. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2072625

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