Daniel Francis

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PhD viva success!

Congratulations to Antonio Rendon-Romero who successfully passed his PhD viva covering his work on long-period grating sensors for Campylobacter jejuni detection.

SPIE Optical Metrology: Munich 2019

SPIE's biennial Optical Metrology conference was held in Munich in June 2019. Engineering Photonics was represented by Tom Charrett, Dan Francis, Sam Gibson, Thomas Kissinger, and Kieran Wiseman, who all presented within the Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection sub-conference. During the opening talk 'Hot Topics in Classical Interferometry' by Peter de Groot of Zygo …

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PIERS: Rome 2019

In June, Jane Hodgkinson took a long train journey to Rome to present an invited paper on laser spectroscopy instrumentation for detection of volatile biomarkers of infectious disease at PIERS. PIERS, the PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium held its 41st edition at the Faculty of Engineering - University of Rome "La Sapienza". Invited Conference Presentation …

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EUSPEN: June 2019

In June, the 19th international conference and exhibition of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (EUSPEN) was held in Bilbao, Spain. Engineering Photonics was represented by Angus Bridges who presented his work on non-linearity correction algorithms in interferometry. Conference Paper A comparison of non-linearity correction algorithms in optical interferometry A Bridges, T Kissinger, …

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Fibre optic shape sensing colloquium: London 2019

Thomas Kissinger, in his role as a member of the Instrument science and technology group (ISAT) committee of the Institute of Physics,  organised a meeting entitled “Fibre optic shape and deformation sensing: an emerging technology” at the IoP in London 7th May 2019. The meeting featured presentations from researchers from the UK, Netherlands and Ireland …

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Nucleus STEM lecture: Optical Fibre Technology

In May, Steve James gave a lecture to Key-Stage 3 students at Northampton Academy as part of the Nucleus series of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) lectures. Professor James talked about how optical fibres are produced, and how methods have changed to become more efficient. He demonstrated optical fibres and explained the history of optical …

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Photonics West, San Francisco 2019

In February, Kevin Mullaney travelled to the US to present his latest work on accurate laser frequency stabilisation at OPTO. The OPTO conference is part of SPIE's Photonics West and is held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. OPTO is one of the largest and most important optoelectronics conferences in the calendar and addresses …

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AIAA SciTech Forum: San Diego 2019

In January, Steve James travelled to the US to attend the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech) .  The paper he presented was part of a special session “BladeSense - A novel approach for measuring helicopter rotor blade deformation” at which members of the Bladesense project, including …

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MetMap: Sheffield 2019

In January, Tom Charrett and Thomas Kissenger attended MetMap: The integrated metrology for precision manufacturing conference, held at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield. Tom presented their joint paper describing their work developing a multi-dimensional position sensor for robotic applications. The presentation slides can be seen here     Conference presentation 3D positioning for industrial …

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PhD viva success!

Congratulations to James Barrington on the successful defence of his PhD thesis covering the development of optical fibre long period grating sensors.