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PhD projects pages


On this page you can find a selection of current and past PhD projects in the Applied Optics Group.

Current PhD projects
Student Project title Supervisors Sponsors
Shakila Naznin Nano-engineering Photonic sub-structures for sub-optical cellular imaging Matt Clark,Richard Smith and Dr. Chung W See
Paul Marrow Advanced spatially resolved acousto-spectroscopic imaging Steve Sharples, Matt Clark and David Wright Rolls-Royce
Matthew Butler Motion artifact reduction for reflection mode photoplethysmography Paul Rodmell, Barrie Hayes-Gill and John Crowe
Mina Mossayebi Use of plasmonic and photonic structures to enhance optical trapping Eric Larkins and Amanda Wright
Aishah Mustapha Optical and ultrasound techniques for probing and modulating the nano-mechanical properties of live cells Amanda Wright and Melissa Mather
Junaid Ahmed Ultrasound modulated tomography for high sensitivity, high spatial resolution 3D imaging Steve Morgan and Melissa Mather
Victoria Ciampani Measurement, modelling and meta-coordination in cellular communities employing optogenetics tools Matt Clark, Kevin Webb and Jamie Twycross
Tiva Eftekhar Khansari Research into the optimisation of spectral quality to improve plant growth and development Barrie Hayes-Gill, John Crowe and Erik Murchie
Rafael Fuentes Nanoparticle acoustic transducers Matt Clark, Richard Smith and Steve Sharples
David Gomez Fibre optic sensing in intelligent textiles Steve Morgan, Barrie Hayes-Gill and Sergyi Korposh
Anas Hashmi Differential ultrasonic calorimeter for accurate measurement of thermal losses in machinery Roger Light and Steve Sharples
Mohamad Anas Helal Simulation and design of external cavity lasere diodes for industrial applications Eric Larkins, Andy Philips and Steve Bull
Francisco Ulises Hernandez Ledezma Development of optical fibre sensors for novel endotracheal tubes Steve Morgan, Barrie Hayes-Gill and Sergyi Korposh
Chong Liu A combined optical and electrical textile for non-invasive physiological monitoring Barrie Hayes-Gill
Afamefuna Maduka Mbah Novel and hybrid fibre and wireless optical access networks performance evaluation Andy Phillips and John Walker
Shiemaa Sidahmed Sidahmed Heart rate monitoring on babies who need to be resuscitated Barrie Hayes-Gill, Alexander Kalashnikov and Roger Light
Mitra Soorani Needle size diagnostic tool Matt Clark, Kevin Webb, Sergyi Korposh and Jon Aylott
Nutthawut Suchato Ultrasonic instrumentations for automated assessment of corrosion in sea vessels Steve Sharples and Roger Light
Bo Tan Non-destructive testing for thermal barrier coating Steve Sharples, Matt Clark and Xianghui Hou
Ross Thomson Human Factor Medical Devices Jennifer Martin and Sarah Sharples
Wan Suhaimizan Wan Zaki Design and Development of textile based fibre optics sensor for biomedical applications Steve Morgan, Barrie Hayes-Gill, Shen Sun and Sergyi Korposh
Nicholas Wells Bioinspired nano network signal extraction & insertion Andy Phillips, Chung See and Melissa Mather
Pieter Smid Adaptive Optics in Microscopy Amanda Wright, Chung See
LiangLiang Liu Fibre Optical Sensor Modified with Metal Organic Frameworks for Biomedical application Steve Morgan, Sergyi Korposh
Mohammed Al-Badri Development of a System for High Resolution Doppler Ultrasound Heat rate Monitoring Roger Light, John Crowe


Previous PhD projects and theses
Student Project title Thesis Year
Jiri Hromadka Volatile organic compounds sensing with use of fibre optic sensor with long period grating and mesoporous nano-scale coating. PDF 2016
David Jung Optical assessment of middle ear inflammation PDF 2016
Sidahmed Abayzeed Responsivity of the differential-intensity surface plasmon resonance instrument. PDF 2016
Victoria Ageeva Endoscopic CHOTs for On-wing Inspection PDF 2016
Rohan Nandkumar Kakade Improved resolution and signal-to-noise ratio performance of a confocal fluorescence microscope PDF 2016
Qimei Zhang Ultrasound mediated luminescence tomography using contrast agents PDF 2016
Son Nguyen The effects of skin moisturizers using electrical impedance spectroscopy PDF 2016
Fernando Perez Cota Opto-acoustic thin-film transducers for imaging of Brillouin oscillations on living cells PDF 2016
Jethro Coulson SRAS Technology Development 2016
Jing Wang Highly Sensitive Real-Time Multipoint Kinetic Detection Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Technique with Custom CMOS Camera PDF 2014
James Carpenter Low bandwidth laser doppler blood flowmetry PDF 2014
Rikesh Patel Ultrastable heterodyne interferometry using a modulated light camera PDF 2014
Sheikh Mohammod Ali Ultrasonic and thermo-kinetic characterization of curing epoxy resin PDF 2013
Bei Zhang Confocal surface plasmon microscopic sensing PDF 2013
Samuel Osei Achamfuo-Yeboah Design and implementation of a CMOS modulated light camera PDF 2012
Rob Ellwood The effect of microstructure and fatigue on the acoustoelastic response of aerospace materials PDF 2012
Audrey Kah Ching Huong Spectroscopic analysis of scattering media via different quantification techniques PDF 2012
Wenqi Li Laser ultrasonic method for determination of crystallographic orientation of large grain metals by spatially resolved acoustic spectroscopy (SRAS) PDF 2012
Suejit Pechprasarn Analysis of sensitivity and resolution in plasmonic microscopes PDF 2012
Chin-Jung Chuang Proximity projection grating structured illumination microscopy PDF 2011
John Himsworth Linear array CMOS detectors for laser doppler blood flow imaging PDF 2011
Ahmet Arca The design and optimisation of nanophotonic devices using the Finite Element Method PDF 2010
Martin Mienczakowski Advanced ultrasonic NDE of composite airframe components: physics, modelling and technology PDF 2010
Lin Wang High-resolution structured illumination solid immersion fluorescence microscopy PDF 2010
Christopher Ward Novel NDE techniques in the power generation industry (EngD thesis) PDF 2010
Yu Huang Morphology dependent voltage sensitivity of gold nanostructures PDF 2010
Gerard Byrne Total internal reflection microscopy studies on colloidal particle endocytosis by living cells PDF 2009
Peiliang Dong On-chip ultra-fast data acquisition system for optical scanning acoustic microscopy using 0.35um CMOS technology PDF 2009
Qun Zhu Rotating orthogonal polarization imaging PDF 2009
Ian Collison Measurement of material nonlinearity using laser ultrasound PDF 2008
Roger Light Design and implementation of an integrating modulated light camera PDF 2008
José Hernández Statistics of aberrations in polycrystalline materials PDF 2007
Mengxiong Li 5 GHz optical front end in 0.35um CMOS PDF 2007
Richard Smith Optical measurement of ultra fine linewidths using artificial neural networks PDF 2006
Shihong Jiang Non-scanning fluorescence confocal microscopy using laser speckle illumination PDF 2005
Graham Stabler High resolution wide field surface plasmon microscopy PDF 2005
Boon Hean Pui CMOS optical centroid processor for an integrated Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor PDF 2004
Ian Stockford Characterisation of layered scattering media using polarized light PDF 2004
Steve Sharples All-optical scanning acoustic microscope PDF 2003