Openly peak detecting

P{eak shift feature

Those that don’t care about data processing might want to look away now. I’d like to think this post will be engaging for many different people and the work I discuss is highly transferable but let’s be honest, if you aren’t interested in getting more information out of data then this is probably going to be about as much fun as watching flock wallpaper dry. I deal with a LOT of spectral data – it is not unusual for an experiment to produce 0.5 GB of data, all of which needs processing into some kind of meaningful results. This is Continue reading

Latest publication in Sensors and Actuators B

optical fibre with mesoporous coating

Our latest paper, published in Sensors and Actuators B, describes a highly sensitive device for detecting and quantifying the concentration of carboxylic acid. The work is part of an on-going collaboration between the Department of Engineering Photonics at Cranfield University¬† and The Graduate School of Environmental Engineering at the University of Kitakyushu, Japan, exploiting optical fibre based sensing platforms developed at Cranfield with the novel functional materials and coating techniques investigated by Prof Lee’s group at Kitakyushu. The operation of the sensor is based on the measurement of the change in refractive index of a functional coating deposited onto the Continue reading