|Assoc Prof Murukeshan Vadakke Matham|
Division of Manufacturing Engineering
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6790 4200
- PhD Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 1997
- MPhil Cochin Univ of Science & Technology 1991
- MSc Cochin Univ of Science & Technology 1988
- BSc University of Calicut, Kerala 1986
|Dr. Murukeshan Vadakke Matham graduated from the University of Calicut, India with Physics as his major. He obtained his MSc and MPhil degrees in Physics with specialization in Quantum Electronics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India. He pursued his doctoral degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and at the University of Oldenburg, Germany under the DAAD Fellowship award and was awarded Ph.D in 1997. Since 1997 he has been attached to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where he is currently working as an Associate Professor. He has published heavily (over 135 international journal papers and over 85 international conference proceedings papers, 6 Book chapters- three on biomedical Optics and three on nanoscale optics and fabrication. Many of his researches has attracted wide publicity in the recent years and attracted research funding. Over the last few years he was successful in bringing research funding through competitive research grants and industries to the tune of over 6.5M as PI/Co-PI. He also holds 5 patents and 3 innovation disclosures in the areas of Applied Optics, Laser speckle and Bio-Optics for Medical and Forensic applications. He is the Associate Editor of International Journal of Optomechatronics (IJO), and Editor–in-chief of the international journal of Holography and Speckle (JHS). He has guest edited international optics journal issues apart from being regular reviewer for many leading optics journals such as Optics Express, Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optics Communications, Optics & Lasers in Engineering, Optical Engineering, to name a few. He has chaired and developed tracks/sessions in international conferences and has given over 35 key note/ plenary/ invited talks at international conferences/ workshops held at different countries. Over the last few years he was successful in bringing research funding through competitive research grants and industries to the tune of over 6.5M as PI/Co-PI/Co-Investigator. He is a regular thesis examiner of leading research institutes/universities and served as visiting associate professor/fellow at international university/Institute. He is a SPIE- Visiting Lecture and has given many lectures at universities and institutes under this program.
Currently he serves as the Deputy Director (Research and Education) of centre for optical & Laser Engineering (COLE), NTU. He leads a research group which focuses on cutting edge research and development in the areas of Biomedical Optics, Nanoscale Optics, Laser based Micro and Nanofabrication, and Applied Optics for Metrology.
|Associate Professor Murukeshan V Matham's research expertise and focus interests falls under the category of (i) Biomedical Optics, Nanoscale optics (Evanescent and Surface Plasmon lithography and nanopatterning)(iii)Applied Optics, (iv) Optical Metrology, and (v) Fiber Optic sensing (IF, PCF, HiBiF and POF).
The details of his Research Frontiers and current projects can be found in brief as given below:
RESEARCH FRONTIERS & CURRENT FOCUS
(i) Nanoscale optics
(ii) Biomedical optics (High resolution multimodlaity optical imaging and sensing)
(iii) Applied Optics for precision engineering and metrology(measurement), Nondestructive testing (NDT) and machining
Major Current on-going projects:
(i) Multimodality multidimensional imaging for tissue imaging and cancer diagnosis
(ii) Photonic Crystal and crystal fibers for communications and bio-sensing
(iii) Novel Interferometric ( EW and SP) lithography for sub-60nm feature fabrications- semicon and bio applications
(iv) Applied Optics/ Optical Metrology for engineering applications
(v) Precision fabrication of micro lenses and fiber lenses.
Bio-optics (fiber optics instrumentation, bio-imaging and sensing) for medical and forensic applications
Major current on-going Bio-optic research Projects/ Research Interests
(i)Multimodality multidimensional imaging for tissue imaging and cancer diagnosis [ On-Going]
(ii)Speciality fiber optics based( IF, PCF, FBG) High depth and spatially resolved imaging for bio-applications [On-Going]
(iii) Opto-digital vision system for imaging and profile mapping of intra cavities of engineering parts [ On-Going]
(iv) Novel opto-digital system for early colon cancer diagnosis [On-Going]
(v) Phase Resolved optical concepts for bio- imaging applications [Phase-I completed & Phase-II On-Going].
(v) Photonic crystal/ Fiber for communication and sensing applications [On-Going]
|Research Grant |
- A*STAR Biomedical Research Council (2012-) [by A*STAR Science and Engineering Institutes (SCEI)]
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2011-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
- Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2008-) [by MOE]
- Photonitech - NTU (2012-2014) [by Nanyang Technological University, PhotoniTech (Asia) Pte Ltd]
- Photonitech - NTU (2013-) [by PhotoniTech (Asia) Pte Ltd, Nanyang Technological University]
|Current Projects |
- Bessel Beam Imaging of the Iridocorneal Angle with overlay of fluorescence emission distribution
- Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of broad band waveguide bragg gratings in Silicon
- Development and Evaluation of a Novel, Dual Mode, Wide-ield, Ocular Digital Imaging Technology for Evaluation of Angle Closure
- Development of 2D tunable photonic crystals for sensing and optical telecommunications
- Development of IL system for nanofabrication and application
- Feasibility study on image fiber integration into a hyper-spectral imaging unit with a sophisticated mechanical and conceptual design
- Investigations into Digital Analysis of Hyperspectral Data
- Novel plasmonic concepts for improved broadband light absorption in thin film solar cells
- Solid Immersion nanolithography for sub-60nm multi-dimensional patterning
- James Jospeh, Murukeshan VM, Lye Sun Who. (2012). Effect of composition, dimension and shape on the optical properties of gold nanoparticles- A theoretical analysis. Adv. Science Eng Med, 3, 188-196.
- V.K. Shinoj and Murukeshan VM. (2012). An HC-PCF based multi-functional optical system for trapping, position sensing and detection of fluorescent particles. Optics Letters, , Accepted.
- P. Patinharekandy, J. Zhang, M. Vadakke Matham, H. Zhang, and S. Chen. (2012). A discrete and fine wavelength tunable thermo-optic WSS for low power consumption C+L band tunability. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 99, 10.
- V.K. Shinoj and Murukeshan V.M. (2012). An integrated hollow-core photonic crystal fiber transverse optical trapping system for optical manipulation and detection. Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 023106.
- Prabhathan P.K., Murukeshan V.M, Zhang Jing. (2012). Optical detuning combinations in a series coupled silicon micorring resonator thermo-optic wavelength selective switch (TO_WSS). Optical Engineering, .