Dr. Bruce Sinclair

Research Theme:
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Research Group:
St. Andrews
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)1334 463118
School of Physics & Astronomy, Physical Science Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, United Kingdom

Research interests

Research related to physics education.

Formerly the physics and applications of ultra-miniature diode-pumped solid-state lasers,including microchip lasers. 


Director of Teaching for the School, Coordinator of taught postgraduate programmes in photonics, Senior photonics lab head, Study abroad adviser, Careers link.

Lecturing, leading student-centred whole-class work, and small group tutorials in first, second, and third year.  Lecturing at MPhys and MSc level.  Laboratory leader in third and fourth year and taught postgrad labs. 

Chair of the IOP Higher Education Group, Involvement with research and development of student learning experience.

Research outputs

  1. Problem-based labs and group projects in an introductory university physics course DOI
    Antje Kohnle, C Tom A Brown, Cameron Francis Rae and Bruce David Sinclair, Physics Education, 47, 4 , p. 476-481 (2012)
  2. A new multimedia resource for teaching quantum mechanics concepts DOI
    Antje Kohnle, Donatella Cassettari, Tom J Edwards, Callum Ferguson, Alastair Donald Gillies, Chris Hooley, Natalia Korolkova, Joe Llama and Bruce David Sinclair, American Journal of Physics, 80, 2 , p. 148-153 (2012)
  3. Developing and evaluating animations for teaching quantum mechanics concepts DOI
    Antje Kohnle, Margaret Marion Douglass, Tom J Edwards, Alastair Donald Gillies, Chris Hooley and Bruce David Sinclair, European Journal of Physics, 31, 6 , p. 1441-1455 (2010)
  4. Research-Teaching Linkages: enhancing graduate attributes Physical Sciences
    Simon Bates, Marialuisa Aliotta, Bruce David Sinclair and Antje Kohnle, : Enhancing practice (2008)
  5. Compact and efficient single-frequency Nd:YVO4 laser with variable longitudinal-mode discrimination DOI
    TK Lake, AJ Kemp, GJ Friel and Bruce David Sinclair, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 17, p. 417-419 (2005)
  6. Experiment and modeling of a diode-pumped 1.3 mu m Nd : YVO4 laser passively Q-switched with PbS-doped glass DOI
    V G Savitski, A M Malyarevich, K V Yumashev, V L Kalashnikov, B D Sinclair, H Raaben and A A Zhilin, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 79, p. 315-319 (2004)
  7. Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 and Nd:KGd(WO4)2 1.3 μm lasers passively Q-switched with PbS-doped glass DOI
    VG Savitski, AM Malyarevich, KV Yumashev, Bruce David Sinclair and AA Lipovskii, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 76, 3 , p. 253-256 (2003)
  8. Interactive Physics 2000
    Bruce David Sinclair, 6 (2003)
  9. PbS-doped phosphate glasses saturable absorbers for 1.3&956;m neodymium lasers
    Andrey A Lipovskii, VG Savitski, Alexander M Malyarevich, Konstantin V Yumashev and Bruce David Sinclair, p. 113-114 (2003)
  10. The UK Learning and Teaching Support Network
    Bruce David Sinclair, 7 (2003)
Last updated: 30 Apr 2018 at 21:13