School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr Jonathan Mar

Senior Lecturer in Physics


Dr Jonathan Mar leads the Quantum Photonics Group in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University.

The group performs experimental research at the interface of solid-state quantum optics and nanophotonics for applications in quantum computing and quantum communication and cryptography.  The group's main research interests include single-photon emitters and spins in semiconductor quantum dots (QDs), 2D materials, and diamond, and their optical coupling to nanophotonic devices.

Brief Biography

Dr Jonathan Mar is a Senior Lecturer in Physics in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University.  Prior to joining Newcastle, he was a Research Scientist at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory - embedded in the Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics) - and a Research Fellow and Governing Body member of St Edmund's College at Cambridge University.  Awarded a full scholarship, he obtained a Ph.D. in physics from St John's College, Cambridge University, under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Baumberg FRS and Dr David Williams, following a B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in Canada, where he was born.


Academic Year 2020/21

  • BSc Group Project (PHY3025)
  • BSc Project (PHY3027)
  • Extended Project (Physics) (PHY8046)