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Optica Sensing Congress

In August, Jane Hodgkinson and Dan Francis travelled to Munich to attend the Optica Sensing congress. Dan presented work on the development of an external-cavity quantum cascade laser spectrometer and Jane chaired a session on gas sensing. The conference, held in the Munich Hilton Park hotel in Tivoli, featured a good mix of spectroscopy talks …

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Jane Hodgkinson in Top 100 Women in Engineering

Congratulations to Jane Hodgkinson who was a highly commended finalist, finishing in the top 100 of the prestigious 2023 Top 50 Women in Engineering awards. Jane was selected as a  finalist for her work developing new sensors that are focused on saving or improving lives.

SPIE: Optical Metrology

SPIE’s Optical Metrology conference held in conjunction with the World of Photonics congress took place in June in Munich. Tom Charrett, Kieran Wiseman, and Sivaji Pillai attended and presented their work. They were joined in Bavaria by former colleague Thomas Kissinger, currently at TU Ilmenau, who was chairing a session on interferometric techniques at the …

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Graduation 2023

Congratulations to Sam Gibson who graduated this year! Her thesis described the development of a laser speckle tilt sensor. Dual-wavelength laser speckle technique for absolute angle sensing in two dimensions Sam Gibson  

GASG 30th anniversary celebration

In June, the 30th anniversary celebration of the Gas Analysis and Sensing Group was held at the site of Crowcon in Didcot, Oxfordshire. The colloquium hosted a series of talks reviewing the history and looking towards the future of gas sensing. A birthday cake was prepared to celebrate the anniversary.

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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GASG at Chicheley Hall

The 84th Gas Analysis and Sensing Group symposium was held at Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire. The symposium focused on early career researchers with several presentations by past and present members of EP including Nick Davis, Nina Binaea, Célia Lourenço, and James Bremner.   Prizes were awarded for the best talks with Cranfield University researcher Valerio …

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