Personal profile

Personal Statement

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). 

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Developing new imaging techniques for Neuroscience
  • Developing new photonic devices for Optogenetics

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Microscopy and Imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • 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.



  • Optics


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