Daniel Francis

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EWOFS 2023

The European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS) was held at the University of Mons in Belgium from May 23rd to May 26th and is one of the major international events for the optical fibre sensors community. Steve James and James Barrington attended to present their work on range resolved interferometry in wind tunnel testing. …

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SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics in Prague

In April, Nina Binaei attended SPIE’s Optics and Optoelectronics conference in Prague to present her work on optical contamination monitoring in wire and arc additive manufacturing. In-process optical monitoring of contamination in an additively manufactured titanium alloy N Binaei, J Hodkinson, K Mullaney, E Chehura, S W Williams, and R P Tatam Presented at SPIE …

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FLAIR 2022

This year the FLAIR conference (Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research) returned to the French spa town of Aix-les-Bains. Nick Davis and Dan Francis attended to present posters on their recent work on tuneable laser spectroscopy. The posters, which only just arrived in the nick of time due to issues with UK delivery companies, …

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Photon 2022

Photon is the UK’s leading optics and photonics conference and this year’s edition was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. Engineering Photonics was represented by Tom Charrett and Kieran Wiseman who gave talks on their recent work. Tom, who had an invited presentation, discussed the development of optical instrumentation for process monitoring …

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Graduation 2022

Cranfield University’s 2022 graduation ceremony was held on June 23rd with four Engineering Photonics PhD graduates in attendance. Congratulations to Laura Aime, James Bremner, Angus Bridges and Kieran Wiseman on their well deserved success!  Angus was also award the Lord Kings Norton medal for most outstanding doctoral student across the whole University. L. Aime ‘Development …

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Angus Bridges wins Lord Kings Norton medal

Congratulations to Angus Bridges who was this years recipient of the Lord Kings Norton medal. The medal, which is awarded to the most outstanding doctoral student of the year, was presented as part of Cranfield’s 2022 graduation ceremony. A. Bridges, ‘Optical metrology to support the next generation of nanopositioning’ (2022).

Covid-19: A lockdown retrospective

On Monday 23rd March 2020, the Engineering Photonics labs were closed with immediate effect due to the spread of COVID-19 that had originated in Wuhan four months earlier. Most EP staff were working from home from that point on until early April when most Cranfield staff were put on furlough. Furlough was done on a …

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PhD viva success!

Congratulations to Kieran Wiseman who successfully defended his thesis on wavelength modulation interferometry for precision metrology! Novel applications and stabilisation for widely wavelength modulated laser interferometry for precision dimensional metrology K Wiseman  

Engineering Photonics bids farewell to James Bremner

The Engineering Photonics Group bids farewell to James Bremner who is leaving to join the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at City University, London. Members of the group who were present took the opportunity to say goodbye over a beer at the Cranfield Student Association bar.