I am an Associate Director of the Engineering Academy in the Faculty of Engineering and Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The Engineering Academy is a widening access programme providing students with an alternative pathway into higher education. I have experience teaching at all levels of higher education from 1st to 5th year undergraduate students and postgraduate taught students and supervision of postgraduate research students.
My area of expertise is photonics and in particular the application of optical sensors for industrial measurement applications. Optical sensing and instrumentation is increasingly used in advanced technologies and I have the pleasure of introducing the field of photonics to 4th and 5th year undergraduate students.
Office: Centre for Microsystems and Photonics, R219B (Royal College Building)
My teaching primarily covers analogue electronics, photonics and the integration of them both. I teach at all levels of our undergraduate degrees. I am responsible for developing the academic programme to provide a successful transition to university for our Engineering Academy programme. I have also developed a new postgraduate class for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics. I also supervise 4th year undergraduate research projects, MSc projects and postgraduate PhD students and EngD research engineers.
I currently contribute to the following classes:
- EF014 EEE Engineering Academy
- EE473 Photonic Systems
- EE979 Systems Engineering Project
- 19496 4th Year Indvidual Projects
I have previously taught:
- EE107 Small group tutorials
- EE269 Electronic and Electrical Principles 2
- EE312 Instrumentation and Microcontrollers
I am a member of the Centre for Microsystems and Photonics and my research investigates the application of photonic technologies for measurement applications. Optical sensing technologies provide a range of different advantages compared to conventional electrical sensors. For some applications, these advantages allow optical sensors to provide a unique solution whereas conventional electrical sensors may not meet the required specification. I enjoy the challenge of developing optical sensing systems where photonics, electronics and software systems are integrated. As a researcher this exposes me to a wide range of technologies and the applications of my research can be quite varied from underwater acoustics to bio-medical applications.
- Invited Research Seminar - National University of Defence Technology, Changsha, China.
- Invited speaker
- Central China Normal University
- Visiting researcher
- External Examiner - PhD Thesis
- External Examiner
- External Examiner - EngD Thesis
- External Examiner
- UKIERI Workshop on Micro-Structured Optical Fibre and Applications
- UKIERI Workshop on Micro-structured Optical Fibres and Contemporary Research Trends in Photonics
more professional activities
- Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland (MRC Confidence in Concept 2017) / R170262-103
- Flockhart, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator)
- Period 01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2019
- EngD Gooch and Housego Optical Coherence Tomography
- Flockhart, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Johnstone, Walter (Co-investigator)
- Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2021
- AFRC Route to Impact - Photonics in Advanced Manufacturing: Large stand-off NDT using laser ultrasonics
- Flockhart, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Pierce, Stephen (Co-investigator) Blue, Robert (Researcher)
- Period 01-Nov-2016 - 28-Feb-2017
- OPTIMA - Defining tumour margins using next generation photoacoustic imaging
- Flockhart, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Academic) Faulds, Karen (Academic) Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator)
- Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) overcomes one of the main limitations of optical microscopies, namely their difficulty with imaging tissue samples of thickness greater than a few hundred micrometres, due to the strong light scattering from biological tissue which reduces image contrast and resolution. PAI overcomes this problem by focusing pulsed laser light deep inside tissue samples, thereby generating wideband acoustic waves (via an optical-thermal-mechanical process) which are detected ultrasonically to generate an image.
- Period 01-Sep-2016 - 01-Sep-2020
- Next generation photo-acoustic imaging for tissue differentiation
- Flockhart, Gordon (Academic) Kusch, Jonas (Post Grad Student)
- PhD Studentship
- Period 01-Nov-2015 - 01-Nov-2018
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