Dr Brian Patton

Senior Lecturer

Physics

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Personal statement

My research interests lie in exploiting properties of diamond that allow it to sense electric and magnetic fields. By optically imaging sub-100nm particles of diamond, I hope to use them as sensors for detecting the fields generated by living cells, particularly neurons. In order to take advantage of the small size of the nanodiamond, I also use superresolution techniques to increase the precision with which we can determine the location of the nanodiamond. As the particles are embedded in living tissue, it will also be necessary to use adaptive optics methods to correct for the optical aberrations introduced by the tissue and which, uncorrected, would degrade the quality of the imaging.

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Professional Activities

From OLEDs to animal magnetoreception: quantum nanodiamond for the detection of short-lived paramagnetic spin-states generated by light
Contributor
6/2/2023
Nanodiamonds for adaptive optics enhanced two photon excitation microscopy
Contributor
9/7/2019
Superresolution microscopy and adaptive optics for deep tissue microscopy using nanodiamonds
Contributor
2/7/2019
Biophotonics and Biomedical Microscopy
Organiser
10/10/2018
Future of Optical Techniques in Biology
Speaker
12/9/2018
RMS Frontiers in Bioimaging 2018
Member of programme committee
27/6/2018

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Projects

DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Copeland, Laura
McConnell, Gail (Principal Investigator) Patton, Brian (Co-investigator) Copeland, Laura (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
Industrial Case Account - University of Strathclyde 2023 | Walker, Lewis
McConnell, Gail (Principal Investigator) Patton, Brian (Co-investigator) Walker, Lewis (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2026
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Craig, Rebecca
Patton, Brian (Principal Investigator) McConnell, Gail (Co-investigator) Craig, Rebecca (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Collaborative Studies of Two Resource Ecosystems in Shelf, Slope and Oceanic Regions of the Norwegian and South-China Seas - Stressor | McCarry, Cait
McKee, David (Principal Investigator) Patton, Brian (Co-investigator) McCarry, Cait (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | McCarry, Cait
McKee, David (Principal Investigator) Patton, Brian (Co-investigator) McCarry, Cait (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | McCarry, Cait
McKee, David (Principal Investigator) Patton, Brian (Co-investigator) McCarry, Cait (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023

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Dr Brian Patton
Senior Lecturer
Physics

Email: brian.patton@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3474