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PhD viva success!

Congratulations  to James Bremner who successfully defended his thesis on multiplexed tunable diode laser spectroscopy using range-resolved interferometry!      

Farewell to Thomas Kissinger

Engineering Photonics bids farewell to Thomas Kissinger who returns to his native Germany to take up a position as Junior Professor at the Technical University of Ilmenau. His new role in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will see him lead the new department of nanofabrication and nanomeasurement technology, in which he will research precision machines …

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International Day of Light!

The International Day of Light is celebrated each year on 16th May. It is a global initiative to provide a focal point for the continued appreciation of light and light based technology and the role it plays in all our lives in science, education, culture and art, and sustainable development across fields as diverse as …

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PhD viva success!

Congratulations  to Laura Aime who successfully defended her thesis on the use of fibre optic pressure sensors in Formula One.

Review paper is Editor's Choice!

Our review paper, 'Tapered Optical Fibre Sensors: Current Trends and Future Perspectives' has been selected by MDPI Sensors as one of the Editor's Choices. Editors select a small number of articles recently published in the journal that they believe will be particularly interesting to authors, or important in the field. The aim is to provide …

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Engineering Photonics student selected for STEMship programme

Sam Gibson is one of 30 students nationwide who will embark on the two-year support programme which offers, amongst other benefits, a £1,500 scholarship, an overseas experience at a leading engineering institution, and membership to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The programme, launched by Santander UK, is dedicated to supporting female engineering students and aims …

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IR WORKshop: Princeton, NJ

In November, Jane Hodgkinson travelled to Princeton University, New Jersey, to attend Laser Components' 7th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies. She also presented a joint paper with Cranfield University's National Flying Laboratory on the use of retroreflective materials in maritime search and rescue. The workshop focusses on new developments in all fields of IR technology …

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PGI conference, NPL 2019

The Postgraduate Institute for measurement science (PGI) conference brings together experts and practitioners in the field. Now in its fourth year, the PGI celebrates the success of its unique strategic partnership with the University of Surrey and University of Strathclyde. Students, scientists, academics, industry and others will present their latest advances in science and the …

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IEEE Sensors: Montreal 2019

In October, Laura Aime attended the 2019 IEEE Sensors conference in Montreal, Canada to present her work on the development of a Fibre Bragg grating pressure sensor. Conference paper Optical fiber Bragg grating based pressure sensor using a composite diaphragm for pressure measurements L F J Aime, A Verzeletti*, S W James, and R P …

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Nanoscale 2019: Braunschweig

Nanoscale 2019, held on the 15th-16th October, comprises the 12th Seminar on Quantitative Microscopy (QM) and the 8th Seminar on Nanoscale Calibration, Standards and Methods. Conference poster A transfer and scattering matrix model of the NPL plane mirror differential interferometer A Bridges, A Yacoot*, T Kissinger, and R P Tatam *NPL, Teddington, UK