Dr Borja Sorazu

Dr Borja Sorazu

Dr Borja Sorazu

Research Fellow

Room 351

Tel: x6435

Email: Borja.Sorazu@glasgow.ac.uk

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6178-3198

My research interest focuses on high precision measurement science, in particular on advanced interferometry and thermal noise reduction for the development of ground-based gravitational wave interferometer detectors. This includes the development and implementation of length sensing and control schemes (analogue and digital); high performance, low noise laser frequency and amplitude stabilization; direct interferometric measurements of test-mass thermal noise; interferometry with higher-order Laguerre-Gauss beams; and characterisation and commissioning of the gravitational wave detectors GEO 600 (GEO-HF, German/British detector) and Advanced LIGO (US detector).

I am also interested on the application of optically generated and detected ultrasound in the areas of structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing and mechanical characterisation of materials.

Teaching: I teach the module Electricity, Electronics and Magnetism II for the Level 1 course Physics 1. Previously I taught the Physics module 'Energy in the Environment' for the Level 1 course Environmental Biology I and Environmental Science I.