Ralf Mouthaan

Dr Ralf Mouthaan

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Ralf obtained an MSci in Physics at the University of Nottingham in 2008 after which he joined the National Physical Laboratory as a research scientist. His work at NPL was aimed at maintaining and developing the UK’s national RF & microwave standards with a focus on metrology for electromagnetic safety.

In 2016, Ralf moved to the University of Cambridge where he studies for an MRes in Sensor Technologies, and subsequently a PhD. During this time, Ralf worked on developing holographic techniques for controlling light propagation down hollow-core and liquid-core optical fibres. Applications for this work include imaging through the fibre, spatially resolved chemical sensing within the fibre, and optical trapping at the tip of the fibre.

Ralf joined the University of Adelaide's Centre of Light for Life in 2023, and is now investigating the application of wavefront shaping to biological problems.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2012 Achievement Chartered Physicist Institute of Physics United Kingdom -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Dutch; Flemish Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2021 University of Cambridge UK PhD
    2016 - 2017 University of Cambridge UK MRes Sensor Technologies
    2004 - 2008 University of Nottingham UK MSci Physics
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    MInstP Institute of Physics United Kingdom
    CPhys Institute of Physics United Kingdom
    FCPS Cambridge Philosophical Society United Kingdom
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Mouthaan, R., Christopher, P. J., Kadis, A., Gordon, G. S. D., Wilkinson, T. D., & Euser, T. G. (2022). Effects of measurement noise on the construction of a transmission matrix. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION, 39(11), 2026-2034.
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    2022 Potocnik, T., Christopher, P. J., Mouthaan, R., Albrow-Owen, T., Burton, O. J., Jagadish, C., . . . Alexander-Webber, J. A. (2022). Automated Computer Vision-Enabled Manufacturing of Nanowire Devices. ACS NANO, 16(11), 18009-18017.
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    2022 Heck, J. R., Miele, E., Mouthaan, R., Frosz, M. H., Knowles, T. P. J., & Euser, T. G. (2022). Label-free monitoring of proteins in optofluidic hollow-core photonic crystal fibres. METHODS AND APPLICATIONS IN FLUORESCENCE, 10(4), 9 pages.
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    2022 El Guendy, M. D. V., Mouthaan, R., Kadis, A., Wang, Y., Niculescu, O., Soliman, A. M. R., . . . Wilkinson, T. D. (2022). Cimmino simultaneously iterative holographic projection. OPTICS CONTINUUM, 1(6), 1351-1363.
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    2022 Mouthaan, R., Christopher, P. J., Gordon, G. S. D., Wilkinson, T. D., & Euser, T. G. (2022). Robust correction of interferometer phase drift in transmission matrix measurements. APPLIED OPTICS, 61(15), 4315-4321.
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    2022 Yang, F., Kadis, A., Mouthaan, R., Wetherfield, B., Kaczorowski, A., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2022). Perceptually motivated loss functions for computer generated holographic displays. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12(1), 12 pages.
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    2022 Christopher, P. J., Mouthaan, R., Wetherfield, B., Medcalf, E. J., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2022). Computer-generated holography in the intermediate domain. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION, 39(3), 392-400.
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    2021 El Guendy, M. D. V., Mouthaan, R., Wetherfield, B., Kadis, A., Christopher, P. J., Kaczorowski, A., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2021). Kaczmarz holography: Holographic projection in the Fraunhofer region. Optical Engineering, 60(10), 10 pages.
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    2021 Kadis, A., Wang, Y., Dong, D., Christopher, P., Mouthaan, R., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2021). HoloBlade: an open-hardware spatial light modulator driver platform for holographic displays. APPLIED OPTICS, 60(4), A313-A322.
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    2020 Wang, Y., Dong, D., Christopher, P. J., Kadis, A., Mouthaan, R., Yang, F., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2020). Hardware implementations of computer-generated holography: a review. OPTICAL ENGINEERING, 59(10), 30 pages.
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    2020 Christopher, P. J., Mouthaan, R., El Guendy, M., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2020). Linear-time algorithm for phase-sensitive holography. OPTICAL ENGINEERING, 59(8), 10 pages.
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    2020 Christopher, P. J., Mouthaan, R., Soliman, A. M., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2020). Sympathetic quantisation - A new approach to hologram quantisation. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS, 473, 7 pages.
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    2020 Christopher, P. J., Mouthaan, R., Bheemireddy, V., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2020). Improving performance of single-pass real-time holographic projection. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS, 457, 6 pages.
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    2019 Gordon, G. S. D., Gataric, M., Ramos, A. G. C. P., Mouthaan, R., Williams, C., Yoon, J., . . . Bohndiek, S. E. (2019). Characterizing Optical Fiber Transmission Matrices Using Metasurface Reflector Stacks for Lensless Imaging without Distal Access. PHYSICAL REVIEW X, 9(4), 23 pages.
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    2016 Mouthaan, R., & Loader, B. (2016). Wideband tissue-equivalent liquid for multiband specific absorption rate measurements (850 MHz-2.5 GHz). ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 52(3), 176-U81.
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Cambridge Philosophical Society United Kingdom
    2004 - ongoing Member Institute of Physics United Kingdom
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Email: ralf.mouthaan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Molecular Life Sciences, floor Ground Floor
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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