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Dr Vijayakumar Anand

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise Fellow


Vijayakumar Anand completed his Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2015. Prior to this, he obtained an M.Tech. in Laser Technology from the College of Engineering, Anna University, India. He obtained M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Physics from the American College, Madurai. He is currently a  research fellow at the Center for Microphotonics at Swinburne University. He held a postdoctoral position at Ben Gurion University, Israel between 2015-2018 as a recipient of the Planning and Budgeting Committee outstanding postdoctoral fellowship of the Israel government (2015). He is a recipient of several academic prizes, namely, the Einstein prize (2004), the Manual Thangaraj prize (2004), and the Richard Riez prize (2007) for proficiency in Physics from The American College, Madurai, India. In addition, he was awarded the Monbukagakusho fellowship by the Japanese government (2010), to visit Osaka University, Japan for a duration of 18 months. He is a member of the Optical Society of America. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has published a tutorial textbook on 'Design and fabrication of diffractive optical elements with MATLAB' which was one of the best sellers of the year 2017 in Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) press. He is currently serving as a co-guest editor of the special issue on holography for the Applied Sciences Journal. He received the OSA outstanding reviewer award in 2019 and the Reviewer Lapel pin in 2018 both from the Optical Society of America. His research work has been highlighted in BGU news. His current research interests include computational optics, imaging, digital holography, diffractive optics and microfabrication.

Research interests

Applied Optics; Super Resolution Microscopy; Signal and Image Processing

PhD candidate and honours supervision


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Chaotic wave optical microscopy

Fields of Research

  • Atomic, Molecular And Optical Physics - 510200
  • Image Processing - 460306
  • Complex Physical Systems - 519901

Further information



Also published as: Anand, Vijayakumar; Anand, V.; Vijayakumar, A.; Vijayakumar, Anand
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