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Members

Prof. Phil Jones

Sandrine Heijnen

Riccardo Tognato

Shiyi (Ed) Chen

David Bronte Ciriza

Anna Jorgensen

Espen Bergqvist

Unik Limbu

Collaborators

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

Giovanni Volpe; Soft Matter Lab, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Burcin Unlu; Medical Physics Group, Bogazici University, Istanbul

Eleanor Stride; Biomedical Ultrasonics & Biotherapy Lab, Oxford University

Ferruccio Renzoni; Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCL

MSC-ITN ActiveMatter

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

Jixiong Pu; Huaqiao University

An experimental research group, based in the Biological Physics (BioP) section of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL.

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


OPTICAL TWEEZERS: PRINCIPLES & APPLICATIONS
P H Jones, O M Marago & G Volpe

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"...it is quite simply excellent..."
"...exemplary..."
"...a fantastic resource..."

Visit the book website at
opticaltweezers.org
for supplementary material

Available from CUP or Amazon from 03 Dec 2015


Optical Biology Phd Programme
Open for applications
  01 Oct - 13 Dec 2021
to start PhD in September 2022




OPTICAL TRAPPING SUMMER SCHOOL 2018
Hosted by the Soft Matter Group, U Gothenburg
29 May - 01 June 2018

OTS2-2018


A warm welcome to David Bronte Ciriza, who is visiting the group as part of the MSC-ITN ActiveMatter.

PhD studentship on collaborative project with Yuval Elani (Imperial) and Guido Bolognesi (U Loughborough) on 'Characterisation of interfacial biological materials' as part of the ACM-CDT. Contact Phil for more details.

Phil is giving a seminar for the SPIE Student Chapter of IISER Kolkata, Wed 08 Dec 21

Welcome to Anna Jorgensen, who has joined the group for a TransPharmTech CDT MRes project, jointly supervised by Dr Dario Carugo (UCL School of Pharmacy)

'Femtonewton Force Sensing with Optically Trapped Nanotubes', Nano Letters 8 3211-3216 (2008) reaches 100 citations (Scopus)

A warm welcome to our new group members: PhD student Shiyi Chen, and MSci students Espen Bergqvist and Unik Limbu

A third volume of the Special Issue of Micromachines devoted to optical trapping is now accepting submissions.  Check out the papers in volume 1 and volume 2

Optical trapping and manipulation of nanostructures Nat. Nanotech. 8 807-819 (2013) reaches 600 citations (Scopus)

The Special Issue of Micromachines Optical Trapping and Manipulation: From Fundamentals to Applications has been reprinted as a freely available online book

Paper H de Belly et al 'Membrane tension gates ERK-mediated regulation of pluripotent cell fate', Cell Stem Cell 28 1-12 (2021) published

Paper G Pesce et al 'Optical tweezers: theory and practice' published in EPJ Plus Focus Issue 'Light Pressure Across All Scales'. Eur. Phys. J. Plus 135 949 (2020)

Brownian motion of graphene ACS Nano 4 7515 (2010) reaches 150 citations (Scopus)

Welcome to our new project students Shiyi Chen and Haozhe Shen

Progress meeting of the MSC-ITN ActiveMatter to take place Thu 10 Sep

A short article on Optical Tweezers is published in Revista Universitaria (Mexico).  Thanks to Dr Eric Rosas for the translation!

On Thu 3rd Sep Phil will be giving a talk at Photon 2020 on 'Optical Binding in Two and Three Dimensions'

Optical trapping and manipulation of nanostructures Nat. Nanotech. 8 807-819 (2013) reaches 500 citations (Scopus)

On Tuesday 5th May (12pm EST, 5pm BST) Phil will be giving an OSA Webinar on 'Optical Trapping of Deformable Material'. Register here.

The complete Special Issue of on Optical Trapping and Manipulation: From Fundamentals to Applications with eight papers has now been published

Welcome to Riccardo Tognato who has joined the Optical Tweezers Group

Prof Erika Eiser (Cambridge University) is giving today's Chemical Engineering seminar on Optofluidic crystallization of colloids tethered at interfaces

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