Title Project Discription Level Supervisor
High-Tech Sundials

A “digital sundial” has recently been created using 3-D printing and open-source code [Ref: http://www.mojoptix.com/2015/10/25/mojoptix-001-digital-sundial/]. This high-tech product uses the classic...

Honours Project
Summer Project
Dr Margaret Wegener
superCARS: Super-resolved Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscopy

Our project in SMP is to improve the resolution of widefield CARS microscopy by using structured illumination on the input laser beams. In structured illumination methods, used with...

PhD Project Associate Professor Tim McIntyre
Optical properties of nanomicro-structured materials

A composite structure made from scatterers embedded in a medium can have useful bulk optical properties. The case where the incident light exerts force or torque on the scatterers is of particular interest and will be investigated.
If the scatterers are arranged in a periodic lattice two-...

PhD Project Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Optical deformation of soft particles

While optical tweezers are typically used to trap or move microscopic particles or measure piconewton forces they can also be used to measure the mechanical properties of soft particles that can be deformed by the optical forces acting on them. One example is the so-called optical stretcher but...

PhD Project Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Computational modelling of in vivo optical imaging in epithelial tissue

In vivo optical imaging of biological tissue can provide valuable diagnostic information such as the detection of physiological or morphological changes over time. However biological tissue is a strongly scattering medium which limits the depth to which imaging is possible and reduces contrast...

PhD Project Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Microrheology with Brownian Motion

Measurement of the Brownian motion of particles moving freely or held in an optical trap can provide information on the viscoelastic properties of the surrounding medium on a microscopic scale. This project aims to use both conventional Brownian motion and also the random rotational motion of...

PhD Project Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Microrheology of eye fluids

The ability to exert and measure forces and torques on microscopic objects offers the possibility to measure the rheological properties of tiny samples of fluids. One application with the potential to bring great social benefit is the measurement of the characteristics of natural eye fluids and...

PhD Project Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop