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UCL Optical Tweezers Group



Dr Phil Jones

Chris Fury

Chris Richards

Tom Smart

Xiang Han

Adam Plowman


Onofrio Marago; NanoSoft Lab, IPCF-CNR, Messina, Sicily

Eleanor Stride; Biomedical Ultrasonics & Biotherapy Lab, Oxford University

Martin Christlieb; Gray Cancer Institute & Oxford University

Ferruccio Renzoni; Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCL

NOIs Collaboration; UC Cork, TU Wien, U Innsbruck & Institute of Spectroscopy, Moscow

UCL Ultra-High Resolution Microscopy Collaboration; Jonathan Ashmore, Angus Bain & Guy Moss

Gianluca Memoli; National Physical Laboratory

Jixiong Pu; Huaqiao University

An experimental research group, based in the Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron (AMOP) Physics section of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL.


The UCL Optical Tweezers Group, autumn 2013
(L-R) Chris F, Tom, Chris R, Alessandro

PhD studentship available

A 3-year PhD studentship for the project membrane engineering of artificial lipid vesicles is available.  The project will start in September 2014 and will include a one year stay in the Biological Soft Matter Group at JAIST.

Contact Phil Jones for details.

Paper Laser vibrometry characterisation of a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip device: a preliminary investigation published in J Phys: Conf Ser 498 012002 (2014)

Professor Steven Chu will give the 2014 Harrie Massey Lecture at UCL on Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities, Wed 19 Mar 14

Phil is giving at talk at the NanoSpain 2014 conference in Madrid, 11-14 Mar 14

CoMPLEX CP3 project on measuring airway surface liquid layer depth available, co-supervised by Dr Guy Moss, 04 Mar 14

OSA Student Chapter (Messina) & EPS Young Minds Group (Messina) are holding a one-day symposium on "Optical Forces: from atoms to soft-matter", Wed 26 Feb 14

LCN Biophysics seminar by Dylan Owen (KCL) on probing the nano-organisation of the cell membrane, Wed 19 Feb 14

Xiang Han has joined the group as a visiting research student, 07 Feb 14

MAPS Faculty Postgraduate Open Day, Fri 24 Jan 14

LCN Biophysics seminar by Susan Cox (KCL) on Accelerating localisation microscopy, Wed 08 Jan 14

PhD studentship in membrane engineering of artificial lipid vesicles available 16 Dec 13

Markus Oberthaler (Heidelberg University) is giving the AMOP Physics seminar on Atom interferometry: yesterday, today and tomorrow, Wed 11 Dec 13

Sile Nic Chormaic (OIST, Japan) is visiting today, Mon 09 Dec 13

There will be an Open Day for students interested in a PhD in AMOP Physics at UCL on Wed 04 Dec 13

Alan Lowe (UCL) will give the AMOPP/BioPhys seminar 'Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy reveals the inner workings of cells', Wed 13 Nov 13

Our paper 'Optical trapping and manipulation of nanostructures' has been published in Nature Nanotechnology 8 807-819 (2013)

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