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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.

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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