Shivaprasad Varakkoth

DC5 – Development and characterisation of a general-purpose time-resolved fluorescence imaging system

About Shivaprasad

He has a background in physics, with a strong track record in experimental physics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Kannur University, Kerala, India in 2018.

Following that, he completed the master’s program in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai in 2020. His master’s project, conducted under the guidance of Prof Neelima M. Gupte, involved programming simulations to study the phenomenon of dynamic synchronisation in complex networks.

Additionally, he possesses a foundation in computer science and engineering acquired through his academic training. During his master’s programme, he conceptualised and executed a laboratory project where he engineered a manual opto-electronic measurement device to function and take measurements under automated software control.

Currently, he directs his focus towards computational physics and its diverse applications in simulation, modelling, and engineering. He demonstrates a keen interest in interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, systems design, and software optimisation.

“The interdisciplinary and intersectoral aspects of CONcISE are challenging, yet highly rewarding. I am excited to be part of a diverse network of talented people working towards a common goal.”  – Shivaprasad Varakkoth (DC5)

About the research programme

Shivaprasad’s PhD programme is centred on investigating innovative acquisition and processing methods for quantitative multispectral time-resolved fluorescence imaging, emphasising spatial modulation of light. The programme is dedicated to designing and fabricating a versatile multispectral time-resolved imaging system that employs spatial modulation for both illumination and detection. Additionally, it aims to validate these methods and imaging systems through comprehensive phantoms measurements, ensuring their efficacy and applicability. Shivaprasad is carrying out his research at Politecnico di Milano in Italy. During his employment three secondments have been planned.