Prof. Kishan Dholakia

Research Theme:
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Research Group:
St. Andrews
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)1334 463184
School of Physics & Astronomy, Physical Science Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, United Kingdom


I am very passionate about teaching and innovation in communicating science. I deliver two lecture courses with colleagues at St Andrews, each of which i instigated, namely "Biophotonics" and "Applications of Quantum Physics". I have also designed and implemented optical trapping systems for the undergraduate and Masters Course laboratories.I also undertake various tutorials and postgraduate teaching activities

Research outputs

  1. Fast volume-scanning light sheet microscopy reveals transient neuronal events DOI
    Peter Haslehurst, Zhengyi Yang, Kishan Dholakia and Nigel Emptage, Biomedical Optics Express, 9, 5 , p. 2154-2167 (2018)
  2. Light-sheet microscopy with attenuation-compensated propagation-invariant beams DOI
    Jonathan Nylk, Kaley Allyn McCluskey, Miguel Preciado, Michael Mazilu, Zhengyi Yang, Francis James Gunn-Moore, Sanya Aggarwal, Javier Ananda Tello, David Ellard Keith Ferrier and Kishan Dholakia, Science Advances, 4, 4 (2018)
  3. An organic vortex laser DOI
    Daan Stellinga, Monika Pietrzyk, James Michael Edward Glackin, Yue Wang, Ashu Kumar Bansal, Graham Alexander Turnbull, Kishan Dholakia, Ifor David William Samuel and T Krauss, ACS Nano, 12, 3 , p. 2389-2394 (2018)
  4. A femtometer-resolved all-fiber speckle wavemeter (Conference Presentation) DOI
    Graham David Bruce, Mingzhou Chen and Kishan Dholakia, : Proceedings of SPIE (2018)
  5. The dyslexia susceptibility KIAA0319 gene shows a highly specific expression pattern during zebrafish development supporting a role beyond neuronal migration. DOI
    Monika Gostic, Angela Martinelli, Carl Tucker, Zhengyi Yang, Silvia Paracchini, Federico Maria Gasparoli, Kishan Dholakia, Javier Tello and Keith Sillar, biorxiv (2018)
  6. Towards automated cancer screening DOI
    Lana Woolford, Mingzhou Chen, Kishan Dholakia and C. Simon Herrington, Journal of Biophotonics, Early View (2018)
  7. Depth-resolved multimodal imaging DOI
    Mingzhou Chen, Josep Mas, Lindsey H. Forbes, Melissa R. Andrews and Kishan Dholakia, Journal of Biophotonics, 11, 1 (2018)
  8. Detecting phenotypically resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis using wavelength modulated Raman spectroscopy DOI
    Vincent O Baron, Mingzhou Chen, Simon O Clark, Ann Williams, Kishan Dholakia and Stephen H Gillespie, : Methods in Molecular Biology, p. 41-50 (2018)
  9. Wide-Field Multiphoton Imaging Through Scattering Media
    Adrià Escobet-Montalbán, Roman Spesyvtsev, Mingzhou Chen, Wardiya Afshar Saber, Melissa Andrews, C. Simon Herrington, Michael Mazilu and Kishan Dholakia, ArXiv e-prints (2017)
  10. Multimode fibre based imaging for optically cleared samples DOI
    Ivan Gusachenko, Jonathan Nylk, Javier Ananda Tello and Kishan Dholakia, Biomedical Optics Express, 8, 11 , p. 5179-5190 (2017)
Last updated: 17 Mar 2016 at 20:48