Prof. Harry Coles


Professor Harry Coles was Head of the Molecular Materials for the Photonics Group and Director of the Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics until 2013. Research includes work on the optical, nonlinear optical, electrical and magnetic properties of a wide range of liquid crystals. Specific research interests are: Liquid Crystal Physics, Linear and Nonlinear Optics, Photonic Devices and Displays, Ferroelectrics, Flexoelectricity, Photochromics, Diffractive and Holographic Elements, Waveguide couplers, Quasi and Adaptive Optics, Raman and Correlation Spectroscopy, X-Ray Scattering, Electro-optics and Dielectric Studies, new materials. Prof. Coles is also a fellow of St. Catharine’s College.