Dr. Aneesh Vincent Veluthandath is a Research Fellow at the Integrated Photonic Devices Lab, ORC, University of Southampton, where he joined in December 2019. The primary focus of his current research is to develop a low-cost single-use photonic platform for rapid diagnosis of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. This photonic platform will combine the strength of mid- infrared and Raman spectroscopy in a compact, versatile and easily operable device, with the capacity to underpin the next generation biomedical diagnostics applications. He also works on high-Q microcavities with a focus on applications in low-threshold lasing and nonlinear signal conversion.
Dr. Aneesh received his PhD in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, in 2018. During his PhD he experimented on the effects of whispering gallery modes (WGMs) of microspheres on the photoluminescence and Raman scattering of quantum dots and 2D semiconductors. He also invented a simple and robust method to self-assemble polymer micro-bottle resonators. After his PhD, he continued to work as a postdoc at IIT Madras, with a focus on photonic-plasmonic hybrid resonators. In 2019, he joined the IFW Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden as a postdoc. During this time, he worked on rolled-up microcavities. His responsibilities at IFW Dresden included designing and building an integrated experimental system for simultaneous measurements of angle-resolved photoluminescence and transmission spectra of rolled-up microcavities.