Karen Volke-Sepúlveda

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Karen Volke-Sepúlveda is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Physics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where she is in charge of the Optical Micromanipulation Laboratory. Her interests and research projects cover a range of topics, including the study of structured beams and vortices in optics and acoustics, development of optical and acoustical trapping techniques for multidisciplinary purposes, and the study of nonlinear optical properties of colloidal media. She won the European Optics Prize in 2003.


A Macroscopic Tractor Beam with Acoustic Waves

Structured acoustic fields can pull macroscopic objects towards the source by means of nonconservative forces. Read More »