George O. Dwapanyin, PhD
George O. Dwapanyin is a Ghanaian early career researcher. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics in 2009 from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He was then awarded the Erasmus Mundus scholarship which saw him complete his master's degree in Optics and Photonics from the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany as well as the European masters in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain. He also holds a master’s degree in physics from the Aix Marseille University in France. His PhD in Physics was awarded by Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2020 where his research led to the development of multimodal nonlinear imaging systems for biophotonics applications. This research also led to the first real world application of time domain ptychography in imaging.
George has a wide range on interests in applied Physics. He has a strong background in Radiation Health Physics after having worked with the Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission where he was part of the pioneering team for non-ionising radiation protection. He also has expertise in nonlinear optical imaging techniques, light sheet microscopy, digital holographic microscopy.
George has served as a reviewer and mentor for several committees within Optica and beyond. He currently serves on the diversity, equality and inclusion rapid action committee at Optica as well as a member of the Education committee at the International Commission for Optics (ICO). He has over a decade worth of teaching experience spanning all levels of education. He previously served as the research coordinator and adjunct lecturer at the Ghana Technology University College, Ghana. He is currently a research fellow at the University of St Andrews in the UK where his research currently dwells around advanced imaging techniques such as digital holographic microscopy, nonlinear imaging and light sheet microscopy as well as applications of Raman spectroscopy in the food liquor industry.