Description:This project consists of extending the range of FTIR spectrometry in order to be able to identify compounds that have their absorption bands out of the commonly used mid-IR range. This would enable the detection of a range of materials such as metallic and semiconducting compounds, and monitor reactions where nanocrystals are embedded in polymers. The project implies the "bottom-up" design of a high-end FTIR spectrometer, using modern design tools and state-of-the-art optical components.
The candidate will have, or expect to obtain, a 1st or 2:1 honours degree in physics or a related subject. A knowledge of optics, photonics, radiation physics and or signal processing and image analysis techniques would be an advantage.
The ideal candidate will have experience with practical instrumentation and experiments. they will feel comfortable using numerical techniques for modelling and data processing.
Experience working in industry or in the medical devices industry would be an advantage.
This project looks to draw on the expertise within the CDT in Applied Photonics to support the development of novel technologies to support AWE in its mission to support and maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
Students registered in Heriot-Watt
|Full name||Industrial parter||Project title||University|
|David Barr||UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC)||Reducing adaptive optics latency using many-core processors||Heriot-Watt|
|Yili Guo||Powerlase Photonics Ltd||Non-Linear Optics for High Power Solid State Lasers||Heriot-Watt|
|Michele Guastamacchia||STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory||Development and application of multifocal superresolution microscopy for cellular imaging||Heriot-Watt|
|Ioannis Bitharas||BAE Systems||Visualising and optimising shield gas flows during high-value manufacture||Heriot-Watt|
|Paul Mitchell||Optoscribe Ltd||3D guided-wave photonics for next generation communications networks||Heriot-Watt|
|Gediminas Sumskis||Rofin Sinar||A novel ultrafast laser tool for rapid precision machining of high value materials||Heriot-Watt|
|James Morris||Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd||Microfabrication of photonic devices for mid infrared optical applications||Heriot-Watt|