Mr Graham Brodie
e: Mr Graham Brodie

Graham gained his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Strathclyde during which time he carried out a summer project on the detection of acoustic cavitation at the University of Paisley. This involved testing various materials as potential detectors of the acoustic emissions produced by cavitation caused by ultrasound in water. He then worked on his honours project with Prof. Gian-Luca Oppo in Strathclyde’s Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics Group on simulations of the behaviour of Bose-Einstein Condensates in Optical Waveguides.

After Graduating from Strathclyde, Graham moved to the University of Dundee to study for an MSc in Design for Medical Technologies. Here, he worked at IMSaT for the first time with Prof. Sandy Cochran on High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) therapy, mainly working on the real-time ultrasound imaging of tissue mimicking materials during HIFU treatment.

Graham started his PhD at IMSaT with Mike MacDonald in the Biophotonics group in October 2009. He is currently working on hybrid optical and acoustic trapping of micron scale particles and other objects as part of the Sonotweezers project. The Sonotweezers project aims to develop ultrasonic fields to manipulate particles and Graham’s work involves integrating these ultrasonic devices with systems in the already well established field of optical tweezers.

Professional Biography
  • PhD in Physics, University of Dundee, 2009 - Present. "Hybrid Optical and Acoustic Trapping"
  • MSc in Design for Medical Technologies, University of Dundee, 2008-09. "High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Surgical Treatment of Cancer: Simultaneous Imaging and Therapy"
  • BSc in Physics, University of Strathclyde, 2004-08. "The Complex Behaviour of Bose-Einstein Condensates in Arrays of Optical Waveguides"
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