Imperial College London

Dr Carl Paterson

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Physics



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Carl Paterson studied Physics as an undergraduate at Oxford University before coming to Imperial College to study for his PhD in Optics.  He became a Royal Society University Research Fellow in 2001 and Reader in Physics in 2008.  He started his research career working on diffractive optics and optical vortices before moving into adaptive optics, optical propagation through scattering and turbulent media and optical imaging.  Current research interests also include endoscopy and Brillouin microscopy with particular emphasis on ocular imaging.



Wu P-J, Kabakova IV, Ruberti JW, et al., 2018, Water content, not stiffness, dominates Brillouin spectroscopy measurements in hydrated materials, Nature Methods, Vol:15, ISSN:1548-7091, Pages:561-562

Kabakova IV, Azuri I, Chen Z, et al., 2018, The effect of ionic composition on acoustic phonon speeds in hybrid perovskites from Brillouin spectroscopy and density functional theory, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:3861-3868

Kim Y, Warren S, Favero F, et al., 2018, Semi-random multicore fibre design for adaptive multiphoton endoscopy, Optics Express, Vol:26, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:3661-3673

Sherlock B, Warren SC, Alexandrov Y, et al., 2018, In vivo multiphoton microscopy using a handheld scanner with lateral and axial motion compensation, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol:11, ISSN:1864-063X


Connon CJ, Gouveia RM, Paterson C, et al., 2017, The mechanical properties of the human corneal limbus and its influence on epithelial stem cell phenotype, Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, ISSN:0146-0404

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