2018-2021 Dr Andrew Matheson received his MPhys from the University of Edinburgh, and then moved to the University of St Andrews for a PhD performing ultrafast spectroscopy on organic semiconductors. Following this Andrew returned to the University of Edinburgh where he worked on the structure and properties of gels formed by self-assembled small molecule gelators, and did some contract research on the rheology of commercial formulations for industrial clients. Andrew moved to Heriot-Watt University in November 2018 to join nu-Sense as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow where he is working to combine the multiplane imaging with optical trapping to allow 3D tracking of optically trapped beads as part of the nu-sense project..

2009 Dr R. T. Moug

PhD students

Anusha Keloth, 2013-2017, ‘Three dimensional optofluidic devices for manipulation of particles and cells’.

Debaditya Choudhury, 2009-2013, ‘Femtosecond laser microfabricated devices for biophotonic applications’.

William T. Ramsay, 2009-2013, ‘Internalisation of biophotonic techniques: Transfection, injection and thermometry’.

Summer internships

2019 Sean Keenan, Heriot Watt University, Funded by Rank Prize Funds vacation scholarship.

2018 Ross McRae, Heriot Watt University, Funded by Edinburgh cellular genomics consortium (Medical Research Council).

2017 Jack Hocking, Heriot Watt University, Funded by SNBTS-IB3.

2017 Katie Murphy, Heriot Watt University, Rank Prize Funds vacation scholarship.

2016 Cedric Pizowicz, École d’ingénieurs de l’université de Nantes, France.

2016 Fiona Neufeldt, Heriot Watt University.

2016 Owen Anderson, Heriot Watt University.

2016 Donald Risbridger, Heriot Watt University, Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship.

2015 Pierre-Henri Thiollier, Universite de Nantes, France.

2015 Ashlesha Bhide, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Funded by UKIERI.

2014 George Roberts, Heriot Watt University.

2013 Jamie Foubister, Heriot Watt University, British Society of Cell Biology vacation scholarship.

MSc project students

2016 Hoanan (Howard) Chi, 2012 Zahra Ishwein, 2011 Yahya Al Alajlani, 2009 Cong Que Dinh, 2009 William Ramsay, 2008 Shailesh Kumar.

MPhys project students

2020 Fyntan Shaw, 2017 Jack Hocking, 2016 Donald Risbridger, 2016 Fiona Neufeldt, 2015 Isabella McKenna, 2014 Calum Ross, 2012 Ashley Lyons, 2009 Muriel Bechu, 2009 Timo Gunemann, 2008 Christoph Kloeffel, 2008 Gavin MacArthur, 2007 Gary Razinskas.