Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Susan Skelton PhD viva

Congratulations to Optical Tweezers PhD student Susan Skelton who has successfully defended her PhD thesis on Applications of cylindrical vector beams for optical micromanipulation.  Susan will be leaving the group to start a postdoc at the University of Osaka, Japan, in the Laboratory for Scientific Instrumentation and Engineering (LaSIE) under the supervision of Prof Satoshi Kawata.  Many thanks to Dr Stephen Hogan (UCL) and Dr David McGloin (Dundee University) for acting as examiners.

Well done Dr Skelton, and good luck in Japan!

Monday, 11 February 2013

AMOP Physics Open Day

On Wednesday 13 February the UCL AMOP Physics Group is holding an Open Day for students interested in studying for a PhD in the group.  The timetable for the day is:

13:00 - 13:30  Introductory talk by Dr Agapi Emmanouilidou and Prof Ferrucio Renzoni (A1)
13:30 - 13:45  Buffet Lunch (E7)
13:45 - 15:30 Poster presentations by research groups (E7)
14:00 - 16:00 Lab tours

A PhD studentship is available to work in the Optical Tweezers Group on the project Exploring stochastic thermodynamics with optical traps.