Michael Lengden was awarded an M.Phys. degree in physics from the University of Manchester, where he also received the Ph.D. in 2006 for his work on stepwise excitation of atomic and molecular metastable states.
After spending a year as an applications engineer for Laboratory Impex Systems LTD he joined the Centre for Microsystems and Photonics at the University of Strathclyde as a Research Fellow working on high temperature, high pressure gas composition measurements using tunable diode laser spectroscopy. In 2010 hw was appointed as a lecturer within the EEE department and is currently applying new techniques in tunable diode laser spectroscopy for concentration and pressure measurements in harsh environments, such as solid oxide fuel cells and aeroengines.
I teach a number of course related to electronics, fundamental physics and optical systems. I also supervise 3rd year, 4th year and Masters projects based on the development of optical fibre sensors. My teaching is as follows
- EE107 Electronic and Electrical Principles (Tutor)
- 19207 - Electromagnetism (Lecturer)
- EE473 - Photonic Systems (Lecturer)
- EE986 - MSc Professional Studies (Tutor)
- EE979 - Photonics Centre for Doctoral Training (Lecturer and Project Supervisor)
- 19.496 - 4th Year Undergraduate Individual Projects (Supervisor)
- 19.900 - MSc Individual Project (Supervisor)
My current research interests lie in the application of tunable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLS) for gas sensing applications in industrial process control and harsh environments. I also work on fundamental spectroscopic measurements of gas species at high temperatures. I am a PI on an EPSRC First Grant looking at the use of 3D printing for photoacoustic measurements of methane, acetylene and SOx. I am also a CI on a collaborative EPSRC grant with the Universities of Manchester and Southampton, Rolls-Royce and Shell. My main focus on this project is the development of TDLS techniques to measure a 2D tomographic distribution of carbon dioxide from aero engine exhausts.
- Institute of Physics
- Visiting lecturer
- Optics Letters (Journal)
- Peer reviewer
- Technology Strategy Board Funding - Consultancy on 'Compact, Remotely Operated TDLS System for Fuel Cell Diagnostics'
- Photonex 10
- Invited speaker
- Assisting Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems LTD with research in fuel cell technology and commercialisation.
More professional activities
- Laser Imaging of Turbine Engine Combusion Species (LITECS) (Programme Grant)
- Johnstone, Walter (Principal Investigator) Burns, Iain (Co-investigator) Lengden, Michael (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
- Diode-pumped Ti:sapphire Lasers: A Manufacturable Platform for Precision Photonics
- Kemp, Alan (Principal Investigator) Hastie, Jennifer (Co-investigator) Lengden, Michael (Co-investigator) Savitski, Vasili (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
- Multi-Path PAS
- Lengden, Michael (Principal Investigator)
- 21-Jan-2019 - 20-Jan-2019
- Advanced Gas Sensing Approaches for Ruminant Livestock Monitoring
- Lengden, Michael (Principal Investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
- Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Gough, Andrew
- Lengden, Michael (Principal Investigator) Johnstone, Walter (Co-investigator) Gough, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
- CIDAR for CleanSky 2 (Combustion species Imaging Diagnostics for Aero-engine Research)
- Lengden, Michael (Principal Investigator) Burns, Iain (Co-investigator) Johnstone, Walter (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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