Dr Niall McAlinden

Research Fellow

Institute of Photonics

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Personal statement

I have been actively engaged in research in optics and biophotonics since 2005. I have worked on a variety of projects across a range of different fields linked with a common photonics theme. A feature of my work is that I have worked extensively with multidisciplinary teams which have allowed me to develop a unique and comprehensive skill set.

I am a current member of the researchers' group at the University of Strathclyde and represent researchers on the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC). 

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Area of Expertise

  • Microscopy and Imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • MicroLEDs for use in Optogenetics

Qualifications

PhD in Physics (Awarded February 2011), titled: "Optical Properties of Capped Metallic Nanostructures Grown on Silicon".

BA mod in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials 2006, 1st class honours.

 

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Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Developing new imaging techniques for Neuroscience
  • Developing new photonic devices for Optogenetics

Professional Activities

microLED devices for optogenetic applications
Speaker
11/7/2020
Getting light into the brain
Speaker
6/3/2020
Compact microLED optrode device for patterned inter-cortical optogenetics
Speaker
1/2/2020
OPTOGEN 2018
Participant
3/12/2018
MicroLEDs for Optogenetics
Speaker
21/5/2018
9th Annual SU2P Symposium
Participant
21/5/2018

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Projects

Deep brain technologies to understand the cellular origin of diseases DEEPER
Mathieson, Keith (Principal Investigator) Sakata, Shuzo (Co-investigator) Wozny, Christian (Co-investigator) McAlinden, Niall (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies | McGleish, Olivia Mae
Mathieson, Keith (Principal Investigator) McAlinden, Niall (Co-investigator) McGleish, Olivia Mae (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022

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Contact

Dr Niall McAlinden
Research Fellow
Institute of Photonics

Email: niall.mcalinden@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4596

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