School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Toni Carruthers

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Background

Background

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University (since August 2013).

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol (2009-2013).

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews (2005 - 2009).

Ph.D. "Novel optical micromanipulation techniques and applications of violet diode lasers", School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews (2005).


Memberships

Royal Society of Chemistry, MRSC.

Institute of Physics, MInstP.

The Aerosol Society UK.

Research

My interests lie in the interdisciplinary fields of chemistry and physics, with an emphasis on aerosol characterisation and aerosol chemistry probed using optical trapping, light scattering and spectroscopy techniques.


See my personal website for further information.

https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/tonicarruthers/




Teaching

Chemistry undergraduate teaching;

Stage 1: Introductory Physical Chemistry

  • Mathematics for Chemists
  • Statistics and Errors

Stage 2: Laboratory Demonstrating

Stage 3: Research Literature Project

Stage 4: Chemical Structure and Dynamics

  • Aerosols
Stage 4: MChem Research Project

Other teaching;

Stage 2: Optics (Physics undergraduate degree)

Stage 0: Foundation Physics B (Foundation Year)
  • Laboratory Demonstrating

Publications

  • Miloserdov A, Day CPF, Rosario GL, Horrocks BR, Carruthers AE. Probing chemical transformation in picolitre volume aerosol droplets. In: Proceedings of SPIE Nanoscience and Engineering: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIV. 2017, San Diego, CA, USA: SPIE.
  • Miloserdov A, Day CPF, Rosario GL, Horrocks BR, Carruthers AE. Probing Chemical Transformation in Picolitre Volume Aerosol Droplets. In: SPIE Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI. 2017, San Diego, USA: SPIE. Submitted.
  • Cotterell MI, Mason BJ, Carruthers AE, Walker JS, Orr-Ewing AJ, Reid JP. Measurements of the evaporation and hygroscopic response of single fine-mode aerosol particles using a Bessel beam optical trap. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2014, 16(5), 2118-2128.
  • Capron BA, McNeely WA, Dholakia K, Carruthers AE. Method and apparatus for clearing an optical channel. 8655178, 2014, 31/05/2012.
  • Walker JS, Carruthers AE, Orr-Ewing AJ, Reid JP. Measurements of Light Extinction by Single Aerosol Particles. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013, 4(10), 1748-1752.
  • Carruthers AE, Walker JS, Casey A, Orr-Ewing AJ, Reid JP. Selection and characterization of aerosol particle size using a Bessel beam optical trap for single particle analysis. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2012, 14(19), 6741-6748.
  • Canetta E, Mazilu M, DeLuca AC, Carruthers AE, Dholakia K, Neilson S, Sargeant H, Briscoe T, Herrington CS, Riches AC. Modulated Raman spectroscopy for enhanced identification of bladder tumor cells in urine samples. Journal of Biomedical Optics 2011, 16(3), 037002.
  • Miles REH, Carruthers AE, Reid JP. Novel optical techniques for measurements of light extinction, scattering and absorption by single aerosol particles. Laser & Photonics Reviews 2011, 5(4), 534-552.
  • Carruthers AE, Reid JP, Orr-Ewing AJ. Longitudinal optical trapping and sizing of aerosol droplets. Optics Express 2010, 18(13), 14238-14244.
  • Baumgartl J, Cizmar T, Mazilu M, Chan VC, Carruthers AE, Capron BA, McNeely W, Wright EM, Dholakia K. Optical path clearing and enhanced transmission through colloidal suspensions. Opt. Express 2010, 18(16), 17130-17140.
  • Carruthers AE, Orr-Ewing AJ, Reid JP. Optical trapping and sizing of aerosol droplets using counter-propagating Bessel beams. In: OPTICAL TRAPPING AND OPTICAL MICROMANIPULATION VII. 2010, San Diego, CA: SPIE.
  • Gherardi DM, Carruthers AE, Cizmar T, Wright EM, Dholakia K. A dual beam photonic crystal fiber trap for microscopic particles. Appl. Phys. Lett 2008, 93(4), 041110.
  • Capron BA, McNeely WA, Dholakia K, Carruthers AE. Method and apparatus for clearing an optical channel. 8139944, 2008, 31/05/2012.
  • Gherardi DM, Carruthers AE, Cizmar T, Marchington RF, Dholakia K. Novel dual beam fiber traps using endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fiber. In: Conference on Optical Trapped and Optical Micromanipulation V. 2008, San Diego, CA: SPIE.
  • Morris JE, Carruthers AE, Mazilu M, Reece PJ, Cizmar T, Fischer P, Dholakia K. Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre-Gaussian and Gaussian beams. Opt. Express 2008, 16(14), 10117-10129.
  • Lee WM, Carruthers AE, Garces-Chavez V, Dholakia K. Far field interference measurements of vortex light fields in optical trapping. In: Conference on Complex Light and Optical Forces. 2007, San Jose, CA.
  • Fischer P, Carruthers AE, Volke-Sepulveda K, Wright EM, Brown CTA, Sibbett W, Dholakia K. Enhanced optical guiding of colloidal particles using a supercontinuum light source. Opt. Express 2006, 14(12), 5792-5802.
  • Fischer P, Carruthers AE, Volke-Sepulveda K, Wright EM, Little H, Brown CTA, Sibbett W, Dholakia K. Enhanced particle guiding using supercontinuum radiation. In: Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III. 2006, San Diego, CA: SPIE.
  • Carruthers AE, Lake TK, Shah A, Allen JW, Sibbett W, Dholakia K. Single-scan spectroscopy of mercury at 253.7 nm by sum frequency mixing of violet and red microlensed diode lasers (vol 255, pg 261, 2005). Opt. Commun 2006, 261(2), 381-382.
  • Paterson L, Agate B, Comrie M, Ferguson R, Lake TK, Morris JE, Carruthers AE, Brown CTA, Sibbett W, Bryant PE, Gunn-Moore F, Riches AC, Dholakia K. Photoporation and cell transfection using a violet diode laser. Opt. Express 2005, 13(2), 595-600.
  • Carruthers AE, Lake TK, Shah A, Allen JW, Sibbett W, Dholakia K. Single-scan spectroscopy of mercury at 253.7 nm by sum frequency mixing of violet and red microlensed diode lasers. Opt. Commun 2005, 255(4-6), 261-266.
  • Carruthers AE, Lake TK, Shah A, Allen JW, Sibbett W, Dholakia K. Microlensed red and violet diode lasers in an extended cavity geometry. Rev. Sci. Instrum 2004, 75(10), 3360-3362.
  • Lake TK, Carruthers AE, Paterson L, Taylor M, Gunn-Moore F, Allen JW, Sibbett W, Dholakia K. Optical trapping and fluorescence excitation with violet diode lasers and extended cavity surface emitting lasers. Opt. Express 2004, 12(4), 670-678.
  • McGloin D, Carruthers AE, Dholakia K, Wright EM. Optically bound arrays of microscopic particles in one dimension. In: Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation. 2004, Denver, CO.
  • McGloin D, Carruthers AE, Dholakia K, Wright EM. Optically bound microscopic particles in one dimension. Phys. Rev. E 2004, 69(2), 021403.
  • Tatarkova SA, Carruthers AE, Dholakia K. One-dimensional optically bound arrays of microscopic particles. Phys. Rev. Lett 2002, 89(28), 283901.
  • Carruthers AE, Tatarkova SA, Garces-Chavez V, Volke-Sepulveda K, Chavez-Cerda S, Dholakia K. Optical guiding using Gaussian and Bessel light beams. In: International Conference on Laser, Applications, and Technologies. 2002, Moscow, Russia: SPIE.
  • Conroy RS, Carleton A, Carruthers A, Sinclair BD, Rae CF, Dholakia K. A visible extended cavity diode laser for the undergraduate laboratory. Am. J. Phys 2000, 68(10), 925-931.