Instrumentation and Sensors
The Centre draws together expertise in measurement & instrumentation, optical systems & photonics and biomedical instrumentation & measurement, building on established experimental and theoretical research in Measurement and Instrumentation from the early 1970s. The Centre focuses on four key areas: measurement and instrumentation, biomedical engineering, photonics, and computer aided modelling and design. The Centre attracts support to promote engagement with industry in both basic and applied research and in advanced systems design, aiming for excellence in meeting current sensing challenges from industry and clinical practice, through novel development and applications in instrumentation.
The vision is expansion of international excellence and relevance to stakeholders, bringing expertise to bear on niche industrial and clinical problems. Emerging applications demand innovative solutions in new yet critical areas; for example novel compact chemical and biophotonic integrated optic sensors, using gratings and surface plasmon techniques and fibre laser diagnostics in pioneering structural monitoring, automotive and fire detection systems and antigen monitoring. In addition to this promote excellence in the design, development and evaluation of new medical technologies through a synergy of instrumentation, optics, systems biology, machine vision, and bio-signal/image processing.