Full Name: Paul Dalgarno
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Heriot-Watt University
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United Kingdom

Paul Dalgarno obtained an MPhys degree in physics in 2001 before graduating with a PhD from Heriot-Watt in 2005 on the study of self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots. He worked until 2009 on semiconductor quantum optics, notably single photon sources, quantum dot physics and microcavities, before moving to St Andrews to study single molecule spectroscopy of RNA. In 2011 Paul returned to Heriot Watt as a research fellow in the newly formed Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (IB3). Since 2012 Paul has been an Assistant Professor and group leader of the Advanced Microscopy Group, specializing in advanced microscopy techniques for the life sciences. His work focusses on 4D imaging, multi-parameter microscopy, fluorescent lifetime imaging and the application of single photon detectors to life science imaging.

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Some relevant publications:

  • H. Yu, R. Saleeb, P. Dalgarno, D. Li “Estimation of Fluorescence Lifetimes via Rotational Invariance Techniques”, IEEE Biomedical Engineering (2015)
  • S. D. Quinn, P. A. Dalgarno, R. T. Cameron, G. J. Hedley, C. Hacker, J. M. Lucocq, G. S. Baillie, I. D. W. Samuel and J. C. Penedo "Real-time probing of beta-amyloid self-assembly and inhibition using fluorescence self-quenching between neighbouring dyes." Molecular bioSystems, 10, 34, (2014)
  • P.A. DalgarnoC. A. TrainaJ. C. PenedoG. C. Bazan and I.D.W. Samuel“Solution-based single molecule imaging of surface-immobilized conjugated polymers” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 7187, (2013)
  • P.A. Dalgarno, J.A. Bordello, R. Morris, P. St-Pierre, A. Dube, I.D.W. Samuel, D.A. Lafontaine, and J.C. Penedo “Single-molecule chemical denaturation of riboswitches”  Nucleic Acids Research, 41, 4253, (2013)
  • Y. Feng, P. A. Dalgarno, D. Lee, Y. Yang, R. R. Thomson, and A. H Greenaway, “Chromatically-corrected, high-efficiency, multi-colour, multi-plane 3D imaging.” Optics Express, 20, 20705 (2012)
  • J. Houel, A. Kuhlmann, L. Greuter, F. Xue, M. Poggio, B.D. Gerardot, P.A. Dalgarno, A. Badolato, P.M. Petroff, A. Ludwig, D. Reuter, A.D. Wieck, and R.J. Warburton, "Probing single charge fluctuations at a GaAs/AlAs interface using laser spectroscopy on a nearby InGaAs quantum dot". Physical Review Letters, 108, (2012)
  • C. Kloeffel, P.A. Dalgarno, B. Urbaszek, B.D. Gerardot, D. Brunner, P.M. Petroff, D. Loss, and R.J. Warburton, "Controlling the Interaction of Electron and Nuclear Spins in a Tunnel-Coupled Quantum Dot". Physical Review Letters, 106, 46802 (2011)
  • P.A. Dalgarno, H.I.C. Dalgarno, A. Putoud, R. Lambert, L. Paterson, D.C. Logan, D.P. Towers, R.J. Warburton, and A.H. Greenaway, "Multiplane imaging and three dimensional nanoscale particle tracking in biological microscopy". Optics Express, 18, 877 (2010)
  • D. Brunner, B.D. Gerardot, P.A. Dalgarno, G. Wust, K. Karrai, N.G. Stoltz, P.M. Petroff, and R.J. Warburton, "A Coherent Single-Hole Spin in a Semiconductor". Science, 325, 70 (2009)
  • P.A. Dalgarno, J.M. Smith, J. McFarlane, B.D. Gerardot, K. Karrai, A. Badolato, P.M. Petroff, and R.J. Warburton, "Coulomb interactions in single charged self-assembled quantum dots: Radiative lifetime and recombination energy". Physical Review B, 77, 245311 (2008)
  • P.A. Dalgarno, J. McFarlane, D. Brunner, R.W. Lambert, B.D. Gerardot, R.J. Warburton, K. Karrai, A. Badolato, and P.M. Petroff, "Hole recapture limited single photon generation from a single n-type charge-tunable quantum dot". Applied Physics Letters, 92, 193103 (2008)
  • B.D. Gerardot, D. Brunner, P.A. Dalgarno, P. Ohberg, S. Seidl, M. Kroner, K. Karrai, N.G. Stoltz, P.M. Petroff, and R.J. Warburton, "Optical pumping of a single hole spin in a quantum dot". Nature, 451, 441 (2008)
  • P.A. Dalgarno, M. Ediger, B.D. Gerardot, J.M. Smith, S. Seidl, M. Kroner, K. Karrai, P.M. Petroff, A.O. Govorov, and R.J. Warburton, "Optically induced hybridization of a quantum dot state with a filled continuum". Physical Review Letters, 100, 176801 (2008)
  • P.A. Dalgarno, J. McFarlane, B.D. Gerardot, R.J. Warburton, K. Karrai, A. Badolato, and P.M. Petroff, "Decay dynamics of the positively charged exciton in a single charge tunable self-assembled quantum dot". Applied Physics Letters, 89, 043107 (2006)
  • J.M. Smith, P.A. Dalgarno, R.J. Warburton, A.O. Govorov, K. Karrai, B.D. Gerardot, and P.M. Petroff, "Voltage control of the spin dynamics of an exciton in a semiconductor quantum dot". Physical Review Letters, 94 (2005)