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Prof Geoff Dearden Ph.D.

Professor Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

About

Personal Statement

I have more than 30 years’ academic and industrial experience in laser engineering / photonics R&D, including previous employment with BAE Systems. In addition to my research and teaching, I have carried out knowledge exchange activity in laser technology for the University since 1995, in support of SMEs in regional and European industry. I have over 180 scientific publications (including 80+ journal papers and 4 patents awarded / published) and have co-supervised 40 PhD students. I am currently PI at this University on EU H2020 projects LASIG-TWIN and ENCOMPASS. I have recently been PI on the EPSRC project Towards In-Combustion Event Feedback control in laser ignition (TICEF) and the ERDF funded project Knowledge Exchange in Laser Engineering (KE-Las). I was previously CI on TSB projects PRISM, PARALASE, SUADIP and DL-POP, on EPSRC projects FLAVIIR and ULTRAFAST, on DTI-LINK Foresight project LASIIC and on Carbon Trust, EPSRC KTA, EU Marie Curie and Northern Way (Printed Electronics) awards. I have worked with well over 100 external collaborators and organisations worldwide including academic institutes, industry partners and research organisations. UK industry partners have included Ford Motor Company, BAE Systems, QinetiQ, Honda Engineering, SureSensors, Gwent Group and many SMEs.

Prizes or Honours

  • Invited Proceedings Joint Editor (10th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies (LANE 2018), 2018)
  • Most Cited Paper Award 2014 (Journal of Optics & Laser Technology, 2015)
  • Best Paper (awarded to PhD student O Allegre) (CIRP UK Ltd, 2010)
  • Best Poster Prize (awarded to researcher A Dima) (European Materials Research Society, 2008)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Surface treatment & Forming (Invited Session Chair) (10th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies (LANE 2018), 2018)
  • Advanced ignition systems and applications 1 (Invited Session Chair) (Optics & Photonics International Congress (OPIC 2018) (LIC'18), 2018)
  • Laser Micro/Nano Fabrication (Invited Session Chair) (39th International MATADOR Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, 2017)
  • Measurement techniques for laser induced plasmas, ignition and combustion (Invited Session Chair) (The Optical Society (5th Laser Ignition Conference, LIC'17), 2017)
  • Session Chair: Plasma Physical Processes / Alternative Ignition Systems (3rd Laser Ignition Conference (LIC'15) Organising Committee, 2015)
  • Surface Treatment (Invited Session Chair) (Chair of Photonic Technologies, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 2014)
  • Beam mode optimization for high efficiency laser forming within metallurgical constraints (Plenary) (Chair of Photonic Technologies, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 2014)
  • Additive Manufacturing - LDMD & Cladding (Invited Session Chair) (Chair of Photonic Technologies, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 2014)
  • Surface Treatment (Invited Session Chair) (Chair of Photonic Technologies, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 2012)
  • Laser forming (Invited Session Chair) (Bavarian Laser Zentrum, 2007)
  • Rapid Prototyping & Manufacture (Invited Session Chair) (Bavarian Laser Zentrum, 2007)
  • Laser micro-welding, soldering & bonding (Invited session chair) (17th International Conference on Photonics in Europe, 2005)