Nanodisk lasers for internalisation by live cells

Alasdair Fikouras

University of St Andrews

Alasdair Fikouras is an enthusiastic PhD student focusing on creating intracellular nanolasers at the University of St Andrews. This work is part of a collaboration between the Soft Matter Photonics group, headed by Malte Gather; the Synthetic Optics group headed by Andrea di Falco and the school of medicine. He is very passionate about his research and really enjoys the unique challenges that this interdisciplinary project presents. In his free time he enjoys hiking in the Scottish Highlands, flying drones and don't leave this blank. 


IntroductionBiomedical imaging has driven research into intracellular light sources which can complement the functionality of presently used molecular dyes. These nanophotonic objects, such as quantum dots, are governed by... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Alasdair Fikouras (University of St Andrews)
  2. Marcel Schubert (University of St Andrews)
  3. Markus Karl (University of St Andrews)
  4. Dinesh Kumar (University of St Andrews)
  5. Simon Powis (University of St Andrews)
  6. Andrea Di Falco (University of St Andrews)
  7. Malte Gather (University of St Andrews)

Topic Areas

Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials , Advanced imaging for photonic materials


OS3b-2 » Advanced imaging for photonic materials (16:40 - Wednesday, 3rd October, ROOM 2)

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