Daniel Francis

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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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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.

Engineering Photonics member awarded Royal Academy of Engineering research fellowship

Engineering Photonics member Dr Thomas Kissinger has been awarded a prestigious fully-funded Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Thomas is one of 17 engineers across the UK selected and the fellowship will provide £491,000 funding over five years, starting in November 2018. In the project entitled “Doppler-Enhanced Lidar System Using Range-Resolved Interferometry”, Thomas will …

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Rank Prize symposium: Grasmere 2018

In October, Jonathan Hallam and Ralph Tatam attended the Rank Prize symposium on fibre optic and photonic sensors for industrial and healthcare applications. The symposium was held at the Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere, which is located in the beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria. Jonathan presented his work on fibre-optic optical coherence tomography for high …

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Viva Success!

Congratulations to Vangelis Rigas on the successful defence of his PhD thesis covering the use of optical coherence tomography in microfluidic flow velocity measurement.

Optical Fibre Sensors: Lausanne 2018

In September, Antonio Rendon-Romero, Jonathan Hallam, and Steve James travelled to Switzerland to attend the 26th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors. Antonio presented a poster on his work on fibre Bragg grating immunosensors and Jonathan delivered a talk on the use of single-mode optical fibres in optical coherence tomography. A Fibre Optic Long Period …

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FLAIR 2018: Assisi

In September, James Bremner, one of the department's PhD researchers attended the Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research (FLAIR) conference in Assisi, Italy. FLAIR is a conference that brings together researchers and industry to discuss new work in the field of molecular species detection. Talks included work on  scales ranging from planetary environmental monitoring …

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Young Researchers' Futures meeting: Edinburgh 2018

In September, Jonathan Hallam returned to Edinburgh to attend the Royal Academy of Engineering's Young Researchers' Futures meeting. Organised by the Academy’s panel for Biomedical Engineering, this biennial, multi-disciplinary event provides a forum for the best young engineers and scientists from throughout the UK. Jonathan presented his work on high-speed microfluidic particle velocimetry using optical …

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International Mass Spectrometry: Florence 2018

In August, Célia Lourenço travelled to Florence to attend the 22nd International Mass Spectrometry Conference. Célia presented two posters covering both her PhD research on mass spectrometry as well as her recent work investigating the volatile constituent of composite materials at elevated temperatures. The conference was held at the historic "Fortezza da Basso", a masterpiece of Renaissance military …

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