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• Daaf Sandkuijl - PhD candidate
EMAIL: d.sandkuijl [at] utoronto.ca
I am working on focal spot engineering in nonlinear microscopy from a practical and numerical point of view. My main goal is to discover new nonlinear optical contrast mechanisms using engineered focal spots.
B.Sc in Applied Physics with a minor in Applied Mathematics (cum laude), Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
01/2010 – 04/2010 Teaching assistant at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Tutorials and laboratories for approx. 25 students in CHM221, Introductory Physical Chemistry.
09/2009 – 12/2009 Teaching assistant at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Tutorials for approx. 15 students in PHY331, Foundations of Biophysics.
09/2008 – 12/2009 Teaching assistant at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Tutorials and laboratory assistance for approx. 40 students in PHY245, Vibrations and Waves.
09/2008 – date Teaching assistant at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Tutorials for approx. 375 students in PHY135, Introductory Physics.
12/2007 – date Research assistantship in prof. Virginijus Barzda’s lab at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.
09/2007 – 05/2008 Teaching assistant at the University of Toronto. Tutorials for approx. 75 students in PHY138, Physics for the life sciences.
03/2006 – 08/2007 Teaching assistant at Eindhoven University of Technology. Designed, built, maintained and performed physics demonstrations during lectures for undergraduate students in applied physics, applied mathematics, biomedical technology and applied chemistry.
06/2005 – 07/2007 Croupier at Holland Casino Eindhoven, received formal training (2 months full-time) and certification in Black Jack and Caribbean Stud Poker
 M. Samim, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl, S. Musikhin, N. Prent, B. Stewart and V. Barzda, “Towards Fast 3D Microscopy: Multiple-depth Focusing for Video-rate Imaging,” Physics in Canada 66 (3), 183-185 (2010)
 D. Sandkuijl, R. Cisek, A. Major and V. Barzda, “Differential microscopy for fluorescence-detected nonlinear absorption linear anisotropy based on a staggered two-beam femtosecond Yb:KGW oscillator,” Biomed. Opt. Express 1, 895-901 (2010)
 A. Major, D. Sandkuijl and V. Barzda, “A diode-pumped continuous-wave Yb:KGW laser with Ng-axis polarized output,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 779-781 (2009)
 A. Major, D. Sandkuijl and V. Barzda, “Efficient frequency doubling of a femtosecond Yb:KGW laser in a BiB3O6 crystal,” Opt. Express 17, 12039-12042 (2009)
 A. Major, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with >100 nJ of pulse energy,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 272–274 (2008)
R. Cisek, N. Prent, C. Greenhalgh, D. Sandkuijl, A. Tuer, A. Major, and V. Barzda, "Multicontrast nonlinear imaging microscopy," in Biochemical Applications of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy, V. V. Yakovlev, ed. CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-4200-6859-7