Dr. Manoj.V. Mathew is the founder of Lenstrotek.com
He specializes in Biophotonics and provides consultancy services in advanced optical microscopy, imaging core facility management, setting up of optical imaging laboratories/facilities as well as bio-optical instruments design, assembly and automation. He has more than 10 years experience in the field.
He holds a B.Tech degree in Electronics and M.Tech in Photonics. He obtained his PhD in Biophotonics from ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain. He was also a post-doctoral research fellow at Gothenburg University, Sweden. Most of his PhD and post-doctoral research work has focused on the use of ultra-short laser pulses in nonlinear microscopy (viz. TPEF and SHG microscopy), nano-surgery and optical signaling in biological samples as well as design and implementation of laser scanning microscopes. He has extensively worked on designing and automating optical instruments.
He serves as a Facility In-Charge and Technology Consultant with the Central Imaging and Flow Cytometry Facility at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India. Here he contributes to the development of optical instruments for biological imaging and manipulation in addition to participating in activities related to training and education in the use of advanced optical imaging tools.He also helps manage one of biggest optical imaging core facilities in India. In addition he also heads a R&D team in design and development of optical instrumentation. He is also one of the organizers of the Bangalore Microscopy Course with which he has been associated since 2010.
He also serves as an Adjunct Industrial Professor at the department of Bio-Medical Instrumentation Engineering of Sahrdaya College of Engineering, Thrissur, Kerala. Here he is working towards engaging engineering under-graduates in R&D of Bio-Medical instruments.