This project aims to provide a ‘proof-of-concept’ for a new type of
fluorescence microscope tailored to capture dynamics in living bacterial
biofilms. More specifically, we will build and test a microscope, which relies
on a new pattern-based illumination/scanning scheme. Hence, the project focuses
primarily on hardware/software development.
Ideally, two M.Sc.-students will
work on the project in parallel, starting January/February 2019 (Lyngby Campus).
One student will implement instrument control using LabVIEW. The other student
will work with hardware assembly using SOLIDWORKS and off-the-shelf optics. The
two students will collaborate on data-simulation (MATLAB) and data-acquisition
from a test-sample.
While the project requires a high
level of collaboration/coordination between the two students, each student must submit an individual report (full
thesis). If a single M.Sc.-student feels ready to tackle the whole project
alone, then I am happy to discuss this option.
The project is generously supported
by a grant from ‘Direktør, Dr. Techn. A.N.
Neergaard og Hustrus Fond’.
- Required: Mathematical simulation
(image analysis) in MATLAB
- Recommended: Programming
(instrument control) in LabVIEW
- Recommended: 3D-CAD in SOLIDWORKS
- Recommended: Basic optics
- Recommended: Basic electronics
- Recommended: A conceptual
understanding of Fourier theory
Allowed no of students per report: 1 (each student must submit an individual report)