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Simon Toft Sorensen

Research Fellow

“Simon is a researcher in the biophotonics group at Tyndall. His research focuses on the application of photonics as the key enabling technology for the development of novel tools for biomedical imaging and spectroscopy.
Simon has been working with applied optics and photonics in a mixed academic and industrial setting for over 10 years. Working at the interface between university and industry has allowed him to publish in leading optics journals whilst also translating his research into working prototypes and commercial products. His main research interests revolve around various themes in the wider field of applied fibre optics.
Simon received a BSc in Physics from Aarhus University in 2007, and his MSc and PhD degrees from the Technical University of Denmark in 2010 and 2013, respectively. His PhD work focused on developing ultra-stable supercontinuum light sources and was undertaken in close collaboration with NKT Photonics. After graduating, Simon continued at NKT Photonics as a Product Development Engineer in the R&D group. In 2014 Simon joined the newly opened Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow, where he helped deliver photonics-based prototypes for sensing applications on multiple industrial projects. Simon has been with the biophotonics group at Tyndall since January 2019. Simon has been working with applied optics and photonics in a mixed academic and industrial setting for over 10 years. Working at the interface between university and industry has allowed him to publish in leading optics journals whilst also translating his research into working prototypes and commercial products. His main research interests revolve around various themes in the wider field of applied fibre optics. “