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Prof Philip Jones

Prof Philip Jones

Professor of Physics

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
5th Mar 2001

Research summary

Optical tweezers (in particular applications of optical trapping to biological and nanoscale systems), optical binding, optical vortices, vectorial diffraction theory.

Teaching summary

PHAS2224 Atomic & Molecular Physics (2004-08)

PHAS2440 Practical Physics (2008-2011)

PHAS3443 Lasers & Modern Optics (2008-2013)

PHAS2201 Electricity & Magnetism (2014-present)

Education

University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1 |
University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 2 |
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2006
University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | 2006
University of Oxford
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2001
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1996
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diploma of the Imperial College | 1996
University of Cambridge
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1995

Biography

I studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1995. Following this I obtained an MSc in Applied Optics from Imperial College and a DPhil in Atomic and Laser Physics from Oxford University.  From 2001-04 I was a postdoc in the UCL Laser Cooling Group.  Since 2004 I head the Optical Tweezers Group, applying optical trapping methods to biological, soft matter and nanoscale systems.  From 2014 I am co-head of the Biological Physics section in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

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