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Optical sensing for industrial applications

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  • Full or part time
    Dr G Flockhart
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Photonics is instrumental in modern life and the technologies developed for optical communications can also be used to develop optical measurement systems. Our research covers a range of optical systems for metrology applications. This includes optical fibre Bragg grating sensors, optical fibre interferometry, tunable laser spectroscopy, photo-acoustic spectroscopy, laser generated ultrasound and photo-acoustic imaging. The applications for this research includes industrial process monitoring, trace gas detection, condition monitoring, structural health monitoring and medical applications.

The project aims to develop miniaturised optical sensors for photoacoustic spectroscopy and to investigate the potential for multiple gas species detection, optical multiplexing and explore mid-IR spectroscopy.

The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team with international experience in optical system development. The research will be carried out in the Centre for Microsystems and Photonics ( within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of the University of Strathclyde.

This is a challenging and rewarding project area, which offers an exceptional research experience, providing training and transferable skills in diverse engineering sectors. Applicants should have a degree in either electronic/mechanical engineering or physics. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting your interests and suitability for the project to Dr. Gordon Flockhart ([email protected]).

Funding Notes

Applicants must be UK nationals, or EU nationals and possess or be about to obtain a 1st class or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Start date: October 2016

How good is research at University of Strathclyde in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 59.20

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