Dr Robert J. Collins
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Robert John Collins was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1981. He graduated form Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) with a MPhys (Hons) in Physics in 2003. After a year spent working in the commercial sector, Robert completed a PhD at Heriot-Watt in July 2008 under the supervision of Prof Gerald S. Buller.
Robert is working on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) following the previous work done by and Dr Veronica Fernandez and Dr. Karen J. Gordon, time-of-flight laser ranging and single–photon sources following the previous work undertaken by Dr Gordon. He is a member of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys badminton, swimming, hill walking and photography.