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William Hossack


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Phone: +44 (0)131 650 5261Mobile: 0794 834 5952

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London
Master in Science, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Physicist, CPhys

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseOptics, Holography, Optical Imaging, Laser Imaging, Optical Tweezers

Research Interests

My research interest on optical system, diffractive optics and the use of LCOS microdisplay as real time holographic components. I am part of the COSMIC imaging centre working on laser scanning bio-imaging systems.


I have  a range of subjects across the physics degree programme.

I am currently teaching

  • Physics 1A (Momentum and Energy) at Level 8 (first year)
  • Physics of Fields (electromagnetism) at Level 8 (second year)
  • Python programming at Level 8 (second years)

I also sit on multiple committees at College and University level associated with teaching and programme delivery.

Administrative Roles

I am Director of Publicity and Recruitment for the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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