Dr. Daria earned his PhD in Applied Physics from Osaka University (Japan, 2000). From 2001-04, he worked on spatial light encoding to produce multi-beam optical tweezers for dynamic manipulation of microscopic objects and cells at the Risoe National Laboratory(Denmark). Their work on optical tweezers was in Denmark's top five most promising technical innovations of 2004.From 2004-07, he established a research group to work on ultrafast lasers in combination with spatial light encoding for multi-particle manipulation combined with non-linear processes and fs-laser nanosurgery of cells at the University of the Philippines. In 2007, he joined the Australian National University (ANU) to set up a SLM-based multi-photon microscope for applications in neuroscience. His appointment is currently shared between the Research School of Physics and Engineering and the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU.
Optical manipulation, Non-linear multi-photon processes, Microscopy, Holographic projection, Phase contrast techniques,