Zipei graduated with a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University College London in 2017. He built models for superconductive LC resonators for Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) spectrum in a project led by the London Centre of Nanotechnology. In 2020, he graduated with a Masters degree in Optics and Photonics from Imperial College London and conducted research on developing methods to numerically calculate the band structure and spin Chern number for Photonic Topological insulators made with a bi-anisotropic meta-material.
Zipei joined the Soft Matter Photonics and Dynamic Optics and Photonics Groups in October 2020 as a DPhil student supervised by Dr. Stephen Morris and Dr. Julian Fells. The focus of his research is on the development of novel Optical Fibre Bragg Grating sensors filled with Liquid Crystalline materials.
- Fibre Bragg gratings
- Liquid Crystals
Fibre Bragg grating sensor with Liquid Crystal-filled micro channels
To develop novel fibre devices and optical components with liquid crystal that would potentially be used for temperature/strain sensor, tunable filters etc.