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Dr Henkjan Gersen

Dr Henkjan Gersen

Dr Henkjan Gersen
M.Sc., Ph.D.(T.H.Twente)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Nanoscale Functional Imaging and Spectroscopy

Office 3.43
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8935

Research summary

My current research focuses on nanoscale functional imaging and spectroscopy to enable investigation of the spatial, temporal and polarization profiles of ultrafast optical excitation fields that maximize spatial resolution, sensitivity and throughput as is needed to achieve further breakthroughs in biology and materials science.

This interest in exploring and actively controlling physical and optical processes at nanometer length scales is what has motivated my research from the start of my career. The underpinning technology in doing so has primarily been scanning probe microscopy as it allows a fundamental and detailed understanding of local physical properties to be obtained without being ...

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Dr. Henkjan Gersen joined the Department of Physics at the University of Bristol in November 2006 as a Lecturer to work in the field of experimental nano-optics and was in 2008 promoted to Senior Lecturer. He started his research career in a research group (Prof. Niek van Hulst, Univ. of Twente, NL) that has an impressive track record in the field of single molecule detection and scanning probe microscopy. Dr Gerse made key contributions in the field of scanning probe microscopy in optics, as evidenced by a PhD obtained cum laude (highest honour) and publications in high impact journals (Science ...

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