Anna Swan

Anna Swan

Affiliate Faculty (Associate Professor - ENG/ECE)
Office: PHO, Room 828. 617-353-1275
Lab: PHO, Room 810. 617-358-5104


Research Interests:

High Spatial Resolution Spectroscopy

My research topics are clustered around high spatial resolution spectroscopy. My active topics are spectral self-interference as a means of improving fluorescence microscopy resolution, resonant Raman studies of single carbon nanotubes, and very sensitive and high spatial resolution stress-measurements in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) using micro-Raman spectroscopy. In addition, I look at optical properties of low-dimensional systems (carbon nanotubes and graphene) as well as biological imaging and detection using interference techniques (4Pi microscopy and spectral fluorescence microsopy).


  • Ph.D. in Physics, Boston University
  • M.d. in Physics engineering, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden