Dr Arif Siddiquee received his PhD (2016) from the Centre for Micro-Photonics of Swinburne University in 2016. The major highlight of his doctoral research was using spectroscopy for nanoparticle detection. During this time, he gained expertise in ultrafast laser spectroscopy and built a multiphoton confocal laser scanning microscopy system. In his current role as a postdoctoral researcher, he is investigating nanoscale biological processes using near-field imaging technique. As a part of this role, he has set up a scanning near-field optical microscope (SNOM)-based nanoscopy lab that is also equipped with atomic force microscope (AFM), and Nikon eclipse microscope. Additionally, as a chief investigator (CI), he won La Trobe University Research Culture Fund in 2016, and organised a symposium to promote strategic collaborations between La Trobe’s Photonics and Life Sciences research communities and the broader photonics community in Melbourne.
His research interests are highly interdiciplinary, which include biomedical imaging and biophotonics, optical micro- and nano- scopy, and ultrafast laser spectroscopy