Calum is a Postdoctoral Researcher across the Departments of Physics and Engineering, at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include miniaturized optical devices, nanophotonics and biomedical (hyperspectral) imaging.
Today there exists a multitude of different optical imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. I am interested in applying concepts in nanophotonics to the illumination and detection sides of imaging, to unify different modalities (e.g. multispectral, polarimetric etc.) in a single system. This has great potential to change the way we image cancer using light, leading to better diagnostic accuracy and patient outcomes. The research is part of a multidisciplinary Cancer Research UK funded project with the researchers Prof. Sarah Bohndiek (Physics) and Prof. Timothy Wilkinson (Engineering).
Calum obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Cardiff University (2011), an MPhil (Dist.) in Micro & Nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge (2012), and in 2013 joined the Photonic Systems Development Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Cambridge. He completed his Ph.D. (Engineering) in 2017, with doctoral research in plasmonic nanostructures for enhanced optical devices. Calum is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate, funded by the Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award, became a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College in 2018 and a Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellow in 2019. He is member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Optical Society (OSA) and Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).