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Brian Vohnsen

Associate Professor
School of Physics
01 716 2217
University College Dublin, School of Physics, Science Centre - North Belfield Dublin 4

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Education:MSc in Optical Engineering and laser Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark 1994.PhD in Optical Physics, Aalborg University, Denmark 1998.Course degree on University Pedagogics, Aalborg University, Denmark 1998 - 2000.Habilitation Lecturer, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain 2006.ANECA evaluated Profesor Contratado Doctor, Spain 2006.Awarded tenure UCD, Ireland 2009.NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme, Ireland 2009. Employment history:Assistant Lecturer, Aalborg University, Denmark, 1998 - 2001.Temporary Lecturer, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2001.Marie Curie Post Doc, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, 2001 - 2003.Ramón y Cajal researcher, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, 2003 - 2008.Lecturer and Stokes awardee, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2008 - 2013.Associate Professor (senior lecturer), University College Dublin, Ireland, 2014 - .Extended research stays:Post Grad. researcher, IBM Rüschlikon Research laboratory, Switerland, 1996 - 1997 (6 mths)Sokrates Guest Lecturer, University of Athens, Greece, 2001 (2 wks)The research of Dr. Brian Vohnsen addresses Optics and Advanced Optical Imaging applied to topics at the Nano-Bio interface in particular. Some of this research straddles the interface with LifeSciences including ocular optics of the human eye and the probing of tissues with non-toxic light. Limiting factors such as resolution, subdiffraction techniques, contrast and information contents are all being addressed.


  • MSc
    Aalborg University Denmark
  • PhD
    Aalborg University Denmark


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