Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University, UK

  • 2015 – 2016
    Maternity leave (part of 2015 + most of 2016)

  • 2015 – 2016
    Reader in Physics, University of Dundee, UK

  • 2012 – 2015
    Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee, UK

  • 2009 – 2014
    Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellow, University of Dundee, UK

  • 2009 – 2012
    Lecturer, University of Dundee, UK

  • 2007 – 2009
    Research Fellow, University of Dundee, UK

  • 2003 – 2007
    Postgraduate Research Assistant, University of St. Andrews, UK

  • 2002 – 2003
    Research Assistant, Group of Lasers and Plasmas, IST, Portugal

  • 2000 – 2001
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Group of Lasers and Plasmas, IST, Portugal

Selected publications

  • Ultrashort pulse generation by semiconductor mode-locked lasers at 760 nm, H. Wang, L. Kong, A. Forrest, D. Bajek, S. E. Haggett, X. Wang, B. Cui, J. Pan, Y. Ding, M. A. Cataluna, Optics Express, 22 (21), pp. 25940-25946 (2014).

  • High-power quantum-dot tapered tunable external-cavity lasers based on chirped and unchirped structures, S. Haggett, M. Krakowski, I. Montrosset, M. A. Cataluna, Optics Express, 22 (19), pp. 22854-22864 (2014).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator, ERC Starting Grant UPTIME: Real-TIME probing of Ultrafast Phenomena, €2M, Horizon 2020 (2015 – ).

  • Principal Investigator, Compact and ultra-versatile lasers based on quantum-dot materials, £611k, Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC (2009 – 2014).

  • WP Leader and co-Investigator, FAST-DOT project (€10.1M in total), during which I led the scientific work of 9 academic and industrial partners across Europe, FP7 (2008 – 2011).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (2014 – )

  • Chair of the Semiconductor Lasers sub-committee, CLEO/Europe IQEC 2015 and 2017

  • Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics special issue on Semiconductor Lasers (2016 – 2017)

  • Editorial Board member of the journal Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group (2016 – )

  • Member of the Board of Directors and Trustee of CaSE – the Campaign for Science and Engineering, “leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK” (2012 – 2015)

  • Fellow of the Optoelectronics College, Rank Prize Funds (2007 – )

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • International theme leader at the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.

  • Leader of the Brexit Observatory project: "Listening to the voices of those affected by the Brexit vote, in the research, innovation and tertiary education sectors".

  • Member of the RSE Working Group focused on the impact of Brexit on research, innovation and tertiary education.


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