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An experimental physicist with over 10 years of multidisciplinary academic research experience. Skilled in physics and life sciences, with focus on the latest innovations in fluorescence microscopy (e.g. FLIM, super-resolution microscopy) and their applications in cell and molecular biology.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, King's College London

Jul 2005Dec 2008

Physics with Computer Science, BSc, King's College London

Sep 2002Jun 2005


  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Super-resolution
  • FLIM
  • Photon counting

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Imaging techniques Engineering & Materials Science
Photons Engineering & Materials Science
microscopy Physics & Astronomy
Microscopic examination Engineering & Materials Science
fluorescence Physics & Astronomy
Fluorescence microscopy Engineering & Materials Science
Lighting Engineering & Materials Science
illumination Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2008 2019

Fluorescence lifetime imaging for viscosity and diffusion measurements

Suhling, K., Teijeiro-Gonzalez, Y., Steinmark, I. E., James, A. L., Economou, A. M., Yahioglu, G., Le Marois, A., Hirvonen, L. M., Nedbal, J., Levitt, J. A., Chung, P. H., Dreiss, C. A., Beavil, A. J., Beavil, R. L., Ortiz-Zapater, E., Lorenz, C. D., Parsons, M., Crnjar, A., Cornell, B. & Molteni, C., 1 Jan 2019, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIX. Periasamy, A., So, P. T. C. & Konig, K. (eds.). USA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, Vol. 10882. 1088210. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10882).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Optical Imaging
Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching
1 Citation (Scopus)

Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP) with simultaneous Fluorescence Lifetime and time-resolved Fluorescence Anisotropy Imaging (FLIM & tr-FAIM)

Teijeiro-Gonzalez, Y., Le Marois, A., Economou, A. M., Hirvonen, L. M., Levitt, J. A., Beavil, A. J., Beavil, R. L., Crnjar, A., Molteni, C., Ortiz-Zapater, E., Parsons, M. & Suhling, K., 21 Feb 2019, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXVI. Wilson, T. & Brown, T. G. (eds.). USA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, Vol. 10883. 108830A. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10883).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching
Fluorescence Polarization
Optical Imaging

Lightsheet fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) with wide-field time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC)

Hirvonen, L. M., Nedbal, J., Almutairi, N., Phillips, T. A., Becker, W., Conneely, T., Milnes, J., Cox, S., Stürzenbaum, S. & Suhling, K., 29 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Biophotonics. e201960099.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optical Imaging
Microscopic examination
1 Citation (Scopus)

Singlet–Triplet Transition Rate Enhancement inside Hyperbolic Metamaterials

Roth, D. J., Ginzburg, P., Hirvonen, L. M., Levitt, J. A., Nasir, M. E., Suhling, K., Richards, D., Podolskiy, V. A. & Zayats, A. V., 1 Jan 2019, In : Laser and Photonics Reviews. 1900101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spontaneous emission
Electron transitions
decay rates

Wide-field time-correlated single photon counting-based fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy

Suhling, K., Hirvonen, L. M., Becker, W., Smietana, S., Netz, H., Milnes, J., Conneely, T., Marois, A. L., Jagutzki, O., Festy, F., Petrášek, Z. & Beeby, A., 21 Oct 2019, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 942, 162365.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Microscopic examination