We are a group of researchers and students based at the School of Physics and Astronomy (University of Glasgow), curious about a multitude of optics projects. Curious? Get in touch!

Dr Akhil Kallepalli

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Fellow
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow

Interested in all things optics, biophotonics, coffee and rock climbing! Find out more / connect with me from the links below.

Professional Contributions

Current Members

Mr Robert Archibald

2020-21 Final Year Project Student and 2021 Research Assistant, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow

Having completed a BSc with honours in physics from the University of Glasgow, I completed my honours dissertation with the development of the OpenFlexure Delta stage transmission microscope and the application of a classification algorithm to a dataset obtained via the delta stage microscope. My honours dissertation enabled me to obtain skills in machine learning algorithms, imaging applications, optical manipulation, coding in python and gave me experience in collaboration with other researchers.

Collaborators and Partnerships

Dr Manlio Tassieri, MInstP

Reader, Division of Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow

Research interests are in the fields of rheology and microrheology, applied to study biological and bio-analytical systems.

Mr Richard Pilkington BDS, MBBS, FDSRCS, MRCS, FRCS (ENG)

Specialist Registrar Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Currently North East Deanery

Interested in all aspects of head and neck innovations and developing them to improve patient care.

Dr Graham Gibson

Research Fellow

SWIR imaging and computer vision for detecting and imaging gas leaks. Single-pixel imaging in the IR and VIS spectral regions. Structured sound (OAM) and rotational Doppler shifts.


Mr Matthew Anderson

Honours, Physics, University of Glasgow

Whilst studying honours physics at the University of Glasgow, my project has been to develop a remote method to measure heart rate using Red & NIR light. I enjoy watching motorsport and sampling malt whisky when not busy studying.    

Mr Fraser Eadie

Joint Honours, Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow

Hi, I’m Fraser Eadie and I’m a fourth-year joint honours physics and astronomy student. My current project is investigating light interaction as a function of oxygen saturation on skin cells. My last project was remotely controlling a satellite to study philomelas light curves. I also play a lot of basketball.

Mr Mark Main

MEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering Student, 2021 EPSRC Vacation Scholar
University of Glasgow

Completing a Masters in Engineering while pursuing research in biophotonics. Passionate about using science to help people and bring awareness to STEM. Use my links below to connect with me!

Ms Harriet (Hattie) Bishop

BSc Physics with Astrophysics, University of Glasgow

Aside from her degree, Hattie has spent some time in industry, spending her summer with BAE’s Modelling and Simulation team as well as a year in Research and Development before university. She has a passion for Space and Outreach, and currently holds positions on the Outreach and Marketing teams at UKSEDS. In 2019, Hattie also appeared on a panel alongside industry experts at the Battle of Ideas festival to debate the issues surrounding young people and work. In her free time, Hattie enjoys freediving and is working towards becoming a qualified Instructor.

Mr Minas Stavrinou

Masters’ Student, Centre for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering, Technische Universität Dresden

Holder of a BSc Honours Degree in Physics from the University of Glasgow. My Bachelor’s project investigated cerebral haemodynamics at varying oxygen saturation levels in the near-infrared optical transparency window.
Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Nanobiophysics at the Centre for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) at TU Dresden (as of 2021). Aspiring to become a researcher in the field of Bionanotechnology.