Dr. Martin Schnell

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Martin received his PhD in Physics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2012. His dissertation work was on the guiding and focusing of light with plasmonic nanostructures that he performed at the newly established research institute CIC nanoGUNE under the guidance of Prof. Rainer Hillenbrand. He stayed in the same group as a postdoctoral fellow (2012-2015) developing a novel holographic method for phase imaging in scanning microscopy methods.

Currently he is a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher working jointly in the CISL group (Prof. Rohit Bhargava) and the Optical Science Group (Prof. Scott Carney). Martin is interested in developing new phase imaging modalities in confocal, Raman and infrared microscopy based on synthetic optical holography. His research aims at exploring new applications in biological and industrial imaging, including for example the static and dynamic imaging of surfaces as well as multicolor quantitative phase imaging.

Contact Martin at schnell@illinois.edu.

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