Dr Ryan Ellis Warburton was born in Liverpool, England, on the 17th May 1982. During his childhood Ryan also lived in France before settling in Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway where he lived until he started at Heriot‑Watt University in September 2000.
In 2008, Ryan completed a PhD under the supervision of Prof Gerald S. Buller in InGaAs/InP Infra‑Red Single‑Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADS) and graduated in 2009. Additionally, Ryan worked with the Optics Group at the University of Glasgow and also with Strathclyde University on a joint project "Full field coherent quantum‑imaging". This project exploited the use of spontaneous parametric down‑conversion to create entangled photons for use in quantum imaging applications as well as more established experimental violations of the EPR paradox. In 2015 Ryan joined the Experimental Quantum Optics group.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys mountain biking, music (listening, production and DJing) and photography.