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Title: Dr
First Name:
Ana
Last Name: Andres-Arroyo
Nationality: Spanish
Currently living in: Cambridge, UK

Email: anaandresarroyo (at) gmail.com
LinkedIn:
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anaandresarroyo
GitHub: https://github.com/anaandresarroyo

Technical Skills and Knowledge
Employment
Education
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Language Skills
Scientific Publications
Research Scholarships
Interests

Technical Skills and Knowledge

Science 

– PhD in Physics: see Education section below
– Optics: optical tweezers, optical fibres, lasers, spectroscopy, plasmonics, spatial light modulation.

– Fluidics: hollow-core optical fibres, nanoparticle dynamics and heating, dynamic light scattering.
– Mathematics: calculus, algebra, non-linear least squares fitting, statistics.

Python

Python (2016 – present)

– Data visualisation, analysis, statistics, instrumentation control.
– Libraries: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, NPlab.
Personal project on GitHub: analyse and visualise heart rate and GPS data using Pandas and Matplotlib.
Online courses at DataCamp: Intro to Python for Data Science, Intermediate Python for Data Science, Python Data Science Toolbox Parts 1 & 2. Pandas Foundations.

MATLAB

Matlab (2011 – present)

– Data analysis, visualisation, noise removal, modelling, curve fitting, statistics of large data sets.
– Rapidly learnt: 2-month summer research project.
– Output: data analysis and visualisation scripts still used by new PhD students.
– MathWorks Certified Matlab Associate. Licence 1-2079766374.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW (2013 – 2016)

– Instrumentation control, GUIs, data acquisition, live data analysis and visualisation.
– Output: software for undergraduate students in the optics laboratory.
– NI LabVIEW Certified Associate Developer. Number 100-315-12543.

Mathematica, LaTex, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, WordPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom

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Employment

Postdoctoral Research Associate

April 2016 – present
University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, UK
Topic: Optical trapping of nanoparticles in optofluidic waveguides.

Supervisor: Dr. Tijmen Euser
Group: Optofluidics Group, NanoPhotonics Centre
Department: Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory

Job description: Built the experimental setup, collected and analysed the data, gave presentations about my research, and supervised several students (PhD, masters, and undergraduates).

Laboratory Demonstrator

January – February 2016
University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge, UK
Course: Physics 1B
Department: Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory

March 2013 – November 2015
The University of New South Wales
Location:
Sydney, Australia
Course: Photonics Laboratory (PHYS3780)

Department: School of Physics, Faculty of Science

Job Description: Assisted and evaluated undergraduate students in a range of experimental techniques related to optics, photonics, and spectrosopy.

Physics Outreach Presenter

July 2014 – November 2015
The University of New South Wales

Location: Sydney, Australia
Department: School of Physics, Faculty of Science

Job Description: Raised awareness of physics and astronomy by presenting activities and workshops to high-school students, primary school students, and the general public.

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

August 2012 – March 2016
The University of New South Wales

Location: Sydney, Australia
Scholarship: University International Postgraduate Award
Topic:
Optical tweezers combined with localised surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy for nanoparticle dynamics characterisation
Supervisor: Dr. Peter J. Reece
Research Group: Optoelectronics & Photonics Group
Department: School of Physics, Faculty of Science

My PhD thesis is publicly available here.

Bachelor of Physics

September 2007 – July 2012
Universidad de Zaragoza

Location: Zaragoza, Spain (spent 1 year on exchange at UNSW Australia).
Grade: 88.3% (3rd in the class).

Scholarships:
(for more details see the Research Scholarships section below)

  • Collaboration Scholarship at Universidad de Zaragoza (2012)
  • Summer Vacation Scholarship at the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (2011),
  • Summer Vacation Scholarship at UNSW Australia (2011)
  • Bancaja Exchange Scholarship (2010).
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Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Written communication:

  • Published 6 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals: Nano Letters, Optics Express (see Scientific Publications section below).
  • Wrote an online blog about physics and photography.

Oral communication:

  • Gave talks at 5 international research conferences: Australia, USA, Canada (see Scientific Publications section below).
  • Gave physics outreach talks: undergraduate, high-school, primary.
  • Gave physics and photography talks at photography events.

Leadership and teaching:

  • Supervised students: 2 PhD, 1 masters, 2 undergraduate summer students.
  • Demonstrated undergraduate physics laboratory: optics, spectroscopy, diffraction.
  • Tutored high-school students: mathematics, physics.

Teamwork:

  • Collaborated with different research groups during PhD and postdoc.
  • Executive committee member (treasurer, president) (UNSW Windsurfing and Sailing Club). Boosted the number of members, tripled the number of events, and increased the club’s capital.
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Language Skills

English

English: Bilingual

IELTS Cambridge, Grade 8.5 (2010)
Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge, C2, Grade A (2006)

Spanish

Spanish: Native Tongue

German

German: Advanced

Goete-Zertificat B2, Grade 87.5% (2009)

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Scientific Publications

Peer reviewed publications:

  1. T. F. Dixon, L. W. Russell, A. Andres-Arroyo, and P. J. Reece. “Using back focal plane interferometry to probe the influence of Zernike aberrations in optical tweezers.” Optics Letters. 42(15):1968-1971, 2017.
  2. A. Andres-Arroyo, B. Gupta, F. Wang, J. J. Gooding, and P. J. Reece. “Optical manipulation and spectroscopy of silicon nanoparticles exhibiting dielectric resonances.” Nano Letters, 16(3):1903-1910, 2016.
  3. A. Andres-Arroyo, F. Wang, W. J. Toe, and P. J. Reece. “Intrinsic heating in optically trapped Au nanoparticles measured by dark-field spectroscopy.” Biomedical Optics Express, 6(9):3646-3654, 2015.
  4. A. Andres-Arroyo, N. Andres, V. Palero, M. P. Arroyo, and L. A. Angurel. “Possibilities and limitations of digital speckle pattern interferometry in the analysis of corrosion processes in metallic materials.” Measurement Science and Technology, 24(7), 2013.
  5. N. Andres, A. Andres-Arroyo, M. Pilar Arroyo, V. R. Palero, J. Lobera, and L. A. Angurel. “Application of digital speckle interferometry to visualize surface changes in metallic samples immersed in Cu(NO3)2 solutions.” Optical Engineering, 52(10), 2013.
  6. A. Andres-Arroyo, P. J. Reece, C. M. Johnson, K. Vora, F. Karouta, and C. Jagadish. “Wavelength selective filter based on polarization control in a photonic bandgap structure with a defect.” Optics Express, 19(25):25643–25650, 2011.

Conference proceedings publications:

  1. A. Andres-Arroyo, W. J. Toe, F. Wang, V. Coleman, and P. J. Reece. “Characterisation of Au nanorod dynamics in optical tweezers via localised surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy.” SPIE Proceedings, volume 9164, 2014.
  2. W. J. Toe, I. O. Pinwonka, A. Andres-Arroyo, Q. Gao, H. H. Tan, C. Jagadish, B. Henry, C. Angstmann, and P. J. Reece. “Anomalous dynamic behaviours of optically trapped high aspect ratio nanowires.” SPIE proceedings. 9164, 2014
  3. A. Andres-Arroyo, N. Andres, M. P. Arroyo, J. Lobera, L. A. Angurel. “Investigation of liquid immersed metallic surface corrosion processes using speckle interferometry.” SPIE proceedings. 8413, 2012.

Conference oral presentations:

  1. A, Andres-Arroyo, F. Wang, and P. J. Reece. “Optical trapping of silicon nanoparticles combined with dark-field spectroscopy.” International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN). Canberra, Australia, 2016
  2. A. Andres-Arroyo, W. J. Toe, F. Wang, and P. J. Reece. “Localised surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy combined with optical tweezers for nanorod dynamics characterisation.” Optical society of America (OSA) Biomedical Optics & Photonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences. Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  3. A. Andres-Arroyo, W. J. Toe, F. Wang, V. Coleman, and P. J. Reece. “Localised surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy combined with optical tweezers for nanoscale sensing applications.” Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Congress. Canberra, Australia, 2014
  4. A. Andres-Arroyo, S. Kemp, W. J. Toe, F. Wang, V. Coleman, and P. J. Reece. “Using dark field spectroscopy to measure dynamics and coupling of single and multiple nanoparticles in a single optical trap.” SPIE Optics + Photonics. San Diego, California, USA, 2014.
  5. A. Andres-Arroyo, W. J. Toe, F. Wang, S. Kemp, and P. J. Reece. “Plasmonic coupling in gold nanoparticle pairs within a single optical trap combined with dark field microscopy.” International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN). Adelaide, Australia, 2014
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Research Scholarships

  • University International Postgraduate Award at UNSW Australia (August 2013 – February 2016)

Scholarship funded by the University of New South Wales to study a PhD in the Optoelectronics and Photonics Group at the School of Physics.

  • Collaboration Scholarship funded by the Spanish government (November 2011 – July 2012)

Funding for a 9 month research project on the topic “Interferometric study of surface degradation processes” at the Department of Applied Physics at the Universty of Zaragoza with Dr. Nieves Andres.

  • Summer Vacation Scholarship at the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (July – September 2011)

Funding for a 3 month summer research project on the topic “Tomography of Nanoparticles using STEM” with Dr. Raul Arenal.

  • Summer Vacation Scholarship at UNSW Australia (January – February 2011)

Funding for a 2 month summer research project on the topic “Polarization control of 1-dimensional photonic band gap structures” at the School of Physics with Dr. Peter Reece.

  • Bancaja Exchange Scholarship  (July 2010 – July 2011)

Funding to spend 1 year of undergraduate studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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Interests

  • Photography: Landscapes, cityscapes and travel photography.
  • Blogging: Scientific content and tutorials relating to physics and photography.
  • Board games: Settlers of Catan, Scythe, Mystic Vale, Lords of Waterdeep, and many more.
  • Outdoors: Cycling, running, hiking.
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