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Joint workshop on UKIERI & Innovate UK projects (Engineering sensors & instrumentation)



Speakers: Professor Kenneth T. V. Grattan, Dr Gary Bolton, Dr Ranjan Sen, Professor Tong Sun, Dr M. W. D. Grattan, Professor Elfed Lewis, Professor Ashraf Ayoub, Dr M. S. Sonavane, Dr Colum McCague, Mr Bob McKinnon, Mr Abhey Gupta, Dr Jing Jing Wang, Dr Yanfei Yue

Joint Workshop on UKIERI project entitled “Radiation-Hard/Soft Optical Fiber Sensors for Nuclear and Medical Applications” and
Innovate UK project entitled “Continuous Solid-State Smart Microwave-based Systems for Manufacturing Low-Carbon Concretes’

This joint workshop, supported by the Institute of Physics Instrument Science and Technology Group, is focused on the dissemination of the research outcomes arising from both research projects funded by the British Council and by Innovate UK. This is coupled with a series of invited presentations, given by senior figures from industry, research institutes and academia and highlighting industrial and clinical needs and the latest developments in research. Please confirm your attendance by emailing Suzanne Thomas.

Organised by:

  • City University London, UK
  • University College London, UK
  • CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India.


28 April

10:00 - 10:30 Arrival, tea/coffee/biscuits
10:30 - 11:00 Introduction to the Workshop and Safety Challenges
Professor Kenneth T. V. Grattan, City University London, UK
11:00 - 11:30 Sensing and Imaging in the Nuclear Industry
Dr Gary Bolton, National Nuclear Laboratory, UK
11:30 - 12:00 Fibre Optic Sensors for Safe Monitioring in Adverse Environments
Dr Ranjan Sen, CSIR-CGCRI, India
12:00 - 12:30 Advanced Optical Fibre Sensors for Structural Condition Monitoring
Professor Tong Sun, City University London, UK
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, tea/coffee
14:00 - 14:30 Treatment of Cancer Using Radiography - Opportunities for New Sensors
Dr M. W. D. Grattan, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, UK
14:30 - 15:00 Recent Advances in Polymer Optical Fibre Based Radiation Dosimeters for Oncology Applications
Professor Elfed Lewis, University of Limerick, Ireland
15:00 - 15:30 Multi-hazard Analysis of Nuclear Structures
Professor Ashraf Ayoub, City University London, UK
15:30 - 16:00 Philosophy of Nuclear Waste Management
Dr M. S. Sonavane, Nuclear Recycle Board, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India
16:00 - 16:30 Networking, tea/coffee/biscuits

29 April

10:00 - 10:30Arrival, tea/coffee/biscuits
10:30 - 11:00Application of FBGs for the Optimisation of Microwave-cured Concrete
Dr Colum McCague, Mineral Product Association and City University London, UK
11:00 - 11:30The Need for Advanced Monitoring System in Microwave Applications
Mr Bob McKinnon, Industrial Microwave Systems Ltd, UK
11:30 - 12:00Sensors for Monitoring the Performance of Flexible Arch Bridge
Mr Abhey Gupta, Macrete Ireland Limited, UK
12:00 - 12:30Optical Fibre Raman Spectroscopy - A Potential System for Monitoring the Durability of Concrete Structures
Dr Jing Jing Wang, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Yanfei Yue, University College London, UK
12:30 - 14:00Lunch, tea/coffee

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When & where

From Tuesday 28th April 2015 to Wednesday 29th April 2015

Franklin Building Franklin Building City, University of London 124 Goswell Road London EC1V 7DP United Kingdom