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Prof Philip Jones
B16
Department of Physics & Astronomy
UCL
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Professor of Physics
  • Dept of Physics & Astronomy
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Biography

I studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1995. Following this I obtained an MSc in Applied Optics from Imperial College and a DPhil in Atomic and Laser Physics from Oxford University.  From 2001-04 I was a postdoc in the UCL Laser Cooling Group.  Since 2004 I head the Optical Tweezers Group, applying optical trapping methods to biological, soft matter and nanoscale systems.  From 2014 I am co-head of the Biological Physics section in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Research Summary

Optical tweezers (in particular applications of optical trapping to biological and nanoscale systems), optical binding, optical vortices, vectorial diffraction theory.

Teaching Summary

PHAS2224 Atomic & Molecular Physics (2004-08)
PHAS2440 Practical Physics (2008-2011)
PHAS3443 Lasers & Modern Optics (2008-2013)
PHAS2201 Electricity & Magnetism (2014-present)

Academic Background
2006 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Academic studies in Higher Education  
2006 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Academic studies in Higher Education University College London
2001 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – Optical Physics University of Oxford
1996 DIC Diploma of the Imperial College – Applied Optics Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1996 MSc Master of Science – Applied Optics Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1995 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Natural Sciences University of Cambridge
04-06 CLTHE_1 Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1 – Academic studies in Higher Education University College London
04-06 CLTHE_2 Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 2 – Academic studies in Higher Education University College London
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