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I have been actively engaged in research in optics and biophotonics since 2005. I have worked on a variety of projects across a range of different fields linked with a common photonics theme. A feature of my work is that I have worked extensively with multidisciplinary teams which have allowed me to develop a unique and comprehensive skill set.
I am a current member of the researchers' group at the University of Strathclyde and represent researchers on the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC).
- Developing new imaging techniques for Neuroscience
- Developing new photonic devices for Optogenetics
Expertise & Capabilities
- Microscopy and Imaging
- MicroLEDs for use in Optogenetics
Academic / Professional qualifications
PhD in Physics (Awarded February 2011), titled: "Optical Properties of Capped Metallic Nanostructures Grown on Silicon".
BA mod in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials 2006, 1st class honours.
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Deep brain technologies to understand the cellular origin of diseases DEEPER
Mathieson, K., Sakata, S., Wozny, C. & McAlinden, N.
European Commission - Horizon 2020
1/01/21 → 30/04/25
Mathieson, K., McAlinden, N., Gunning, D. & Sakata, S.
1/11/11 → …
Project: Non-funded project
Towards optogenetic cortical implants for hearing impairedGreer, R., Cheng, Y., McAlinden, N., Verdier, A., Bathellier, B. & Mathieson, K., 13 Jul 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Micro-LEDs for biomedical applicationsMcKendry, J., Gu, E., McAlinden, N., Laurand, N., Mathieson, K. & Dawson, M. D., 1 Jun 2021, Micro LEDs. Jiang, H. & Lin, J. (eds.). 1 ed. San Diego, Vol. 106. p. 57-94 38 p. (Semiconductors and Semimetals; vol. 106).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Optogenetic activation of neocortical neurons in vivo with a sapphire-based micro-scale LED probe
McAlinden, N. (Creator), Sakata, S. (Creator) & Mathieson, K. (Contributor), University of Strathclyde, 2015
Depth-specific optogenetic control in vivo with a scalable, high density µLED neural probe: Dataset
Mathieson, K. (Creator), McAlinden, N. (Contributor), Sakata, S. (Creator), Scharf, R. (Creator), Dawson, M. (Contributor) & Tsunematsu, T. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 7 Jun 2016
microLED devices for optogenetic applications
Niall McAlinden (Speaker)11 Jul 2020 → 15 Jul 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Getting light into the brain
Niall McAlinden (Speaker)6 Mar 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
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