Euan McLeod, PhD

Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-7212

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Imaging
Research Focus: 

Euan McLeod is directing the Soft Nano-Photonic Systems Laboratory, which focuses on the intersection of nano-photonics, soft materials science, and the coordinated interaction of systems of many components. Two main avenues of investigation include 3D optical assembly of devices from nanoscale building blocks, and the use of lensfree holographic on-chip imaging for the high-throughput sensing of viruses and nanoparticles. The research is pursued using a mixture of experimental and computational approaches. The group seeks to provide cost-effective and high-throughput optical methods of fabrication and sensing based on cutting-edge optical phenomena.

Specific Research Interests:

  • Nano-photonics
  • Surface science
  • Soft materials science
  • Optical tweezers
  • Holographic microscopy
  • Computational imaging
  • 3D additive manufacturing
  • Self-assembly
  • Directed-assembly
  • Lab-on-chip imaging
  • Biosensing & medical diagnostics

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 
  • The Oral Presentation Award, Symposium D (Materials and Concepts for Biomedical Sensing), Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, 2014
  • Newport Award of Excellence in Photonics, 2009
  • Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Princeton Graduate Honorific Fellowship, 2008
  • Daniel & Florence Guggenheim Princeton Fellowship, 2005
  • Francis Upton Fellowship, Princeton University, 2004-2008
  • 1st Place, Caltech ME72 Engineering Design Contest, 2002
Other Experience and Professional Memberships/Affiliations: 
  • Optical Society of America: Member
  • SPIE: Member

Academic Information

Doctorate: 
Princeton University
Master's Degree: 
MA, Princeton University
Undergraduate School: 
BS, California Institute of Technology