ESR16: Rushikesh Laxmikant Burde

Host: University of Konstanz, Chemistry Department, Germany

Establishing quantitative Stimulated Raman Scattering microscopy workflows for life science research and industrial applications

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zumbusch

MUSIQ Research

Rushikesh is currently working on establishing Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopy as a method for the quantitative determination of local concentration of specific compounds for life science research and industrial applications. His main objective is to determine appropriate hyperspectral image analysis tools for various kinds of biological and chemical samples. Furthermore, he will develop software algorithms to discriminate image features based on spectroscopic information and quantification of chemical composition present in the samples. Finally, he will develop standard samples for calibration and validation of SRS microscopes.

Scientific Background

Rushikesh received his Master’s degree in Physics from RTM Nagpur University, India. Later in 2020, he did his second Master’s in Applied Optics from IIT Delhi. He carried out his master thesis at the IITD Delhi on Plasmonic Structured Illumination Microscopy (PSIM). He uses FDTD simulations to generate plasmonic interference pattern which will then feed to reconstruction algorithm. This theoretical study shows enhanced resolution than conventional SIM.