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EU code
13.2 - Physics
Mobility
3 - PhD
Location
Lund University, Sweden
Subject
Physic/ Fysik
Course/Program
PhD in Applied Physics
Language
English
Language requirements
TOEFL minimum score 80
Academic requirements
The optimal candidate should have MSc or correspondent degree, strong aptitude to experimental work and solid background in optics, physics and math. Experience in Matlab programming is advantageous as well as interest in biomedicine and application oriented projects. The person is expected to work in close collaboration with other members of the group and related scientists, so excellent English and very good communication skills are prerequisite for this position.
Max available positions
1
Information
Ultrasound light tagging (USLT) and optical phase-conjugation focusing (OPCF) are novel techniques for labeling and focusing light deep into highly scattering tissue. . Light scattered in a volume exposed to ultrasound (US) will experience a wavelength shift due to the ultrasound wave. This can be employed to map optical characteristics of tissue with a resolution of the focused ultrasound beam. It has recently been suggested that light can be focused to locations deeply into highly scattering media using USLT. The development of such technique would open up entirely new and revolutionary potentials for biomedical diagnostics and therapy. This would be a label-free technique, thus non-toxic and with potentially great clinical applicability.The prospective PhD project is focused on developing these techniques. The work will include theoretical modeling of light propagation in tissue, and experimental work with the instrumentation.
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Duration
34 months between Jun 1 2014 and Dec 31 2017
Contact person
Stefan Andersson-Engels (stefan.andersson-engels@fysik.lth.se)