Professor Ken Watkins held the position of Professor of Laser Engineering at the University of Liverpool from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. He has over eighteen years of experience and over 200 publications in the laser engineering field. He is an expert in the study of mechanisms of laser-materials interaction in the areas of laser cleaning, laser forming, laser surface treatment, direct laser deposition and laser micro and nano processes. The application of lasers in the fields of aerospace, general engineering, biomaterials, art conservation and medicine are areas of special interest.
- Invited talk (Invitation to Speak, Tsinghua University, China 2010)
- Invited talk (Invitation to Speak, Beijing Institute of Technology 2010)
- Invited keynote (Keynote Speech, University of Erlangen 2010)
- Invited Keynote presentation (Keynote Speech, BIAS, Bremen 2005)