Former Group Members


Dr Dale Boorman Dr Dale Boorman
was Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Exploring CARS Microscopy as a Tool for Drug Discovery

Completed PhD in 2020. Then Research Associate on 3DBioNet project

Incorporating deuterium into 3D organoids to identify cell types and track cellular metabolic rates using CARS microscopy

Moved 2020 to the public sector UK BBSRC
Dr. Sumanth Kumar. D Dr
              Sumanth Kumar
Research Associate on the EPSRC funded project

Controlled long-range coherent coupling of solid-state qubits

Moved in 2020 to India
Dr Alexander Nahmad-Rohen Dr
              Alexander Nahmad-Rohen
Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy and its application to living cells

Completed PhD in 2020.
Dr Joseph Bleddyn Williams Dr
              Joseph Bleddyn Williams
Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Quantitative spatio-temporal study of single membrane proteins and lipid domains with label-free super-resolution optical microscopy

Completed PhD in 2020.
Dr Tual Monfort
Dr Tual
              Monfort
Research Associate on BBSRC funded Project

A label-free tool to unravel the dynamics of lipid bilayers containing single membrane proteins: iGOR microscopy

Moved in 2020 to ESPCI Paris
MBio Jacob Robert Pope

MBio
              Jacob Robert Pope
Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Quantitative spatio-temporal dynamics of membrane proteins and lipid domains measured by label-free optical microscopy

Moved in 2019 to the public sector UK
Dr Ioannis Pitsios
Dr
              Ioannis Pitsios
Research Associate on EPSRC funded Project

4PI Two-photon Lithography for Isotropic 3D Nanostructure Fabrication

Moved in 2019 to the private sector VitreaLab GmbH
Dr Evgeniia Lobanova Dr
              Evgeniia Lobanova
Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Quantitative imaging of lipid domains with label-free optical microscopy in Alzheimer's disease

Completed PhD in 2020
MChem Ryan Lewis MChem
              Ryan Lewis
Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Novel multiphoton microscopy of living cells using nanodiamonds

Left group in 2019
Dr Lorenzo Scarpelli
Dr Lorenzo Scarpelli
Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Multidimensional non-linear spectroscopy and coherent manipulation of single and coupled quantum dots

Completed PhD in 2019, moved to Sydney Australia, Centre of Excellence Engineered Quantum Systems (Macquarie University)
Dr Robin Islam

Dr Robin Islam
Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Optical biosensors based on imaging of whispering-gallery modes in microsphere resonators

Completed PhD in 2019, moved to Sweden to work in private sector.

Dr Josephine Bradley Dr Josephine Bradley
Was a Postgraduate (PhD) Student and then Research Associate on BBSRC funded project

Lipid droplets in oocytes: shedding new light on why fats are good or bad for development

Moved in 2019 to the University of South Wales onto a Lecturer appointment
Dr Attilio Zilli Dr Attilio
              Zilli
Was a Postgraduate (PhD) Student within the EU ITN FINON
Phase-sensitive four-wave mixing heterodyne interferometry for fundamental studies of metallic nanoparticles

Received his PhD in 2018, then Research Associate on a EPSRC funded project
Optical nanosizer: Wide-field extinction micro-spectroscopy for nanoparticle analysis

moved to a researcher position at the Politechnico di Milano, Italy in 2019
Dr Sergey Lobanov Dr
              Sergey Lobanov
Was a Research Associate on EPSRC funded Project

Resonant-state expansion for photonic and electromagnetic modelling, design and optimisation

moved 2018 to a position at the School of Medicine, Cardiff, University
Dr Naya Giannakopoulou Dr Naya Giannakopoulou
Was a Postgraduate (PhD) Student within the EU ITN FINON

Four-wave-mixing heterdyne interferometry of nanoparticle endocytic routes in cells

Received her PhD in 2019, moved to London to work in the private sector
Dr Craig McPhee Dr
              Craig McPhee
Was Postgraduate (PhD) Student
Shedding new light on cell membranes with coherent multiphoton nanoscopy

received his PhD in 2018, moved into the private sector
Dr Arnica Karuna Dr Arnica Karuna
Was a Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Coherent Antistokes Raman Scattering microscopy for label-free imaging: From technology development to cell biology applications

Received the PhD in 2016, moved to the KU Leuven as a postdoctoral researcher.
Dr Kez Cleal Dr Kez
              Cleal
Was a Postgraduate (PhD) Student 

Unravelling metallic nanoparticle endocytosis and endosomal escape using four-wave mixing microscopy

Received his PhD in 2015
Dr Ali Naeem
Dr Ali
              Naeem Was a Postgraduate (PhD) Student

Optical and Scanning probe imaging and manipulation of single colloidal quantum dots: Correlation between fluorescence and local environment

Received his PhD in 2015 and moved to work as patent attorney
Dr George Zorinyants Dr George Zorinyants
Was a Research Associate in the School of Biosciences

Shedding new light on cells with coherent multiphoton nanoscopy

Moved 2017 to a post as government data analyst
Dr Richard Lewis
Temporary Lecturer in the School of Biosciences 2015-2016 teaching on the MSc Biophotonics
MPhys Tariq Salahuddin MPhys Tariq Salahuddin
Postgraduate (MPhil) Student

Carrier dynamics in QD optical amplifiers & saturable absorbers
Dr Claudia DiNapoli Dr Claudia DiNapoli Was a postgraduate (PhD) student on a Presidents Scholarship on the prject

Label-free multiphoton microscopy of intracellular lipids using CARS

received her PhD in 2014, moved to Italy in the private sector
Dr Joanna Zajac Dr Joanna Zajac Was a postgraduate (PhD) Student on the EPSRC funded project

Spin currents and superfluidity of microcavity polaritons

received her PhD in 2012, moved to the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Dr Richard Perrins
Was a research Associate on DTI funded project
Nanotether Biochemistry
Dr Elisabetta Canetta Dr Elisabetta Canetta Was a lecturer in the School of Biosciences teaching on the MSc Biophotonics
Moved 2014 to St Mary’s University College, Twickenham

Dr Bei Li

Dr Bei Li
Was a Research Associate on BBSRC funded Project

Differential CARS for Commercial Multiphoton Microscopes in the Life Science

moved 2012 to Brunel University, to the project working in the “3D-VIVANT” EU project
MPhil Richard Everson
Dr Richard Everson
Was a Postgraduate Student together with the Nanophysics Group

Scanning probe microscopy & spectroscopy

Received his Mphil in 2012 and moved into a career as Science teacher
MPhil Nicolo Accanto

MPhil Nicolo Accanto
Was a Postgraduate Erasmus Trainee

Dephasing in CdSe colloidal quantum dots

10/2011 Started a PhD at ICFO  Barcelona
Dr Julie Lutti

Dr Julie Lutti
Was a Research Associate on EPSRC funded Platform Grant

Moved 2011 to Florida, USA
Dr Valentina Cesari

Dr Valentina
              Cesari
Was a Research Associate on EPSRC funded Project

InP/AIGainP Quantum dot lasers for 650-780nm emission

Received her PhD in 2010
BSc Michael Garhard

BSc Michael
              Garhard
Was a Postgraduate (MSc Biophotonics) Student

CARS on DNA

Received his MSc in 2010
Dr Jacek Kasprzak

Dr Jacek Kasprzak
Was a Marie Curie Fellow on the project
Coherent ultrafast spectroscopy of single excitonic states

Moved 02/2010 to France, Grenoble, Institut Neel
Dr Amal Kasry

Dr Amal Kasry
Was a Research Associate on DTI funded project
Nanotether Biochemistry

Moved 2009 to the Egypt IBM Nanotechnology research Center (EGNC)

Dr Israel Rocha-Mendoza

Dr Israel
              Rocha-Mendoza
Was working on
Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman multiplex microscopy for non-invasive imaging of living cells
Moved to Mexico 2009, to the Departamento de Óptica, CICESE
Dr Laura Chantada

Dr Laura Chantada
Was working as Research Associate on the BBSRC funded project
Design a novel photonic biosensor based on whispering-gallery modes of directric microspheres for high-throughput immunoassays

Moved 01/04/08 to the Soft Condensed Matter Physics Group at the University Friburg, Switzerland
Dr Ye Sun Dr Ye Sun
Was working as Research Associate on the MRC funded project
High sensitivity biophotonic detection method for in-vitro and in-vivo applications

Moved 01/02/2008 to the Inorganic Group at the University of Aarhus, Denmark
Dr Brian Patton

Dr Brian Patton
Was working as Research Associate on the EPSRC funded project
Coherent optical manipulation and spectroscopy of single quantum dots for quantum computing

Moved 05/01/07 to the University of Oxford, Department of Materials, working in the
Quantum Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (QIPIRC)