Alfred Millett-Sikking

I’m a Physicist and R&D Engineer who is fascinated by the notion of optimal designs. I’ve spent my career assembling experience in applied physics, optics, mechanics, electronics, programming and microscopy, and seek to improve and invent technologies. Ultimately I just like to make something useful, and make it better. Increasingly I realize, this applies to myself :)

About Alfred Millett-Sikking

Microscopy background: Optical System Development

Posts by Alfred Millett-Sikking

Bypassing 164 years of tradition with 'any immersion microscopy'

Posted by , on 24 April 2023

The optical microscope is a classic scientific instrument with a straightforward purpose: to observe objects in more detail than is possible with the naked eye. Many microscope variations exist, from the rudimentary examples of the 17th century, to modern computer controlled systems with sophisticated designs. Despite the variety, most optical microscopes reuse the same physical

Microscope technology development and the search for a free lunch

Posted by , on 10 July 2020

I fortuitously stumbled into the field of microscopy around 2013, just in time to enjoy the hype of the 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize for super-resolved fluorescence imaging. As a newcomer, I was quite surprised that this nearly 400-year-old field could still catch the attention of Stockholm. After all, wasn’t a microscope just some lenses to