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PhD student Radhika Poduval wins MKS Instruments Research Excellence Award

at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2018

Congratulations to PhD student Radhika Poduval who has won the MKS Instruments Research Excellence Travel Award at the SPIE Optics and Photonics 2018 conference in the US. The MKS Instruments Research Excellence Travel Awards Program provides funding for university students to attend and present their research at the two largest meetings of SPIE, Photonics West and Optics + Photonics.

Radhika joined the Photonic Innovations Lab (https://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/pilab/the-group) in October 2015 after completing a joint degree Masters in Biomedical engineering with distinction. During the first year of her masters (Trinity College Dublin) she worked on investigation of corticomuscular coherence changes due to Cancer-related fatigue (using EEG and EMG for simultaneous analysis of electrophysiological signals from the brain and skeletal muscles). She was at Ghent University and VUB for the second year, where she worked on her thesis project designing flexible electronic circuits for smart contact lens applications (imec Leuven, and CMST, Ghent, Belgium). She is currently working on developing optical fiber probes for ultrasound imaging and other applications relevant to minimally invasive surgery.

 For more information about the awards see: https://spie.org/membership/student-services/mks-instruments-awards?SSO=1