Nathan Spiller

Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Engineering



I completed an MEng in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in 2021.

I am now studying for DPhil in the Soft Matter Photonics (SMP) group in the Engineering Science Department at the University of Oxford.


I teach a mixture of options for the 1st and 2nd year undergraduate course. These range from mathematics, to control engineering, electrical engineering and communications.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the field of novel liquid crystal devices for multiple applications. It involves a mixture of experimental and practical work. Experimentally, I design and build optical experiments for measurements in addition to demonstrating technologies developed in our research group. My current project is focused on laser coherence control and reducing the impact of speckle noise in imaging systems.

Awards and distinctions

2021 IET Prize in Engineering Science, University of Oxford

2021 Motz Prize in Engineering Science

2020 Gibbs Prize in Engineering Science