Dr. Daria earned his PhD in Applied Physics. He built-up a career in biomedical optics where he designed and built microscopes that incorporated structured illumination to produce multi-beam optical tweezers for manipulating microscopic objects and cells. The technology also extended to non-linear microscopy where ultrafast lasers are used in combination with holographic technology for trapping, non-linear processes and fs-laser nanosurgery of cells. In 2007, he joined the Australian National University to set up a unique multi-photon microscope that made use of structured illumination to probe neuronal circuits.
Optical manipulation, Non-linear multi-photon processes, Microscopy, Holographic projection, Phase contrast techniques, Neurophotonics