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PhD Success!!

November 2010

Congratulations go to Renata Jarzebinska on successfully defending her thesis on fibre-optic sensing using tapered optical fibres.

 

Visit to Japan

November 2010

Steve James visited the Universities on the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park (KSRP) in Japan in his new role as the chair of the Cranfield International Collaborative Research Forum, and spent time in the laboratories of Professor Lee of Kitakyushu University, continuing their long-standing collaboration on the development of optical-fibre chemical sensors. He also gave a presentation at the International Symposium on Low Carbon Futures, held on the KSRP on 24th November, providing a perspective on the role of measurement science in the low carbon society.

 

New York, New York

October 2010

Ralph Tatam jetted over to New York to attend the SPIE Board of Directors meeting.

 

European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors

September 2010

Steve James represented the DEP at EWOFS, presenting two posters, chairing a discussion group and sitting on the technical programme committee.

A fibre Bragg grating based inclinometer system for ground movement measurement
J Li, R Correia, E Chehura, S Staines, S W James, and R P Tatam
Presented at the 4th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS 10), Porto, Portugal, September 2010
Proc. SPIE 7653, 765314-1

A fibre Bragg grating based inclinometer system for ground movement measurement
S Korposh, W Batty, S Kodaira, S-W Lee, S W James, S M Topliss, and R P Tatam
Presented at the 4th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS 10), Porto, Portugal, September 2010
Proc. SPIE 7653, 76531D-1

 

DEP represented at the World's  largest trade fair for the rail industry, Innotrans 2010

September 2010

Dr. Stephen Buggy attended the World's largest rail industry trade fair held in Berlin to represent the Department of Engineering Photonics. At the UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry) stand the PMnIDEA (Predictive Maintenance employing Non-intrusive Ispection and Data Analysis) project was presented by the project leader, Corus Steel Rail Products (now Tata Steel). The project's aim is to help reduce the burden on inspection and maintenance of Europe's increasingly congested rail and tramways through the development of novel sensor technologies and procedures. The Department of Engineering Photonics is investigating the use of fibre sensors for the purpose of structural health monitoring of railway sub-components as a viable method of achieving this aim.

Further information can be found at http://www.pmnidea.eu/

 

Back in the USA

August 2010

Ralph Tatam, in his capacity as a member of the SPIE Board of Directors, attended the Optics and Photonics conference in San Diego.

 

Photon 10

August 2010

Steve James and Tom Charrett presented their work at Photon 10 in Southampton.

Speckle velocimetry for high accuracy and multi-dimensional odometry
T O H Charrett and R P Tatam
Presented at Photon 10, University of Southampton, UK, August 2010

Fibre optic long period grating sensors with nanoscale coatings
S W James
Invited presentation at Photon 10, University of Southampton, UK, August 2010

 

Impact factor continues to rise

June 2010

The impact factor of Optics and Laser Technology, edited by Steve James, has risen again this year and is now 0.981.

 

Plenary presentation

March 2010

Ralph Tatam continues his tour of California, stopping off to give a plenary presentation on the DEP's work on structural monitoring at SPIE's Smart Structures conference, held in San Diego.

Photonic Sensing for Structural Monitoring
R P Tatam
Presented at SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2010, San Diego, USA, March 2010

 

Go West

January 2010

Ralph Tatam attended the Photonics West Conference, 22nd - 27th January 2010 in San Francisco, USA in his new role as a Director of the SPIE.

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