I carry out fundamental and applied research on remote sensing technologies for infrastructure and geophysical applications. I also publish in the field of engineering education, and am passionate about improving learning and teaching for the next generation of engineers.
PgCert - Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Edinburgh, 2014
Mechanical Engineering 2 - Design, Machine Elements
Infrastructure sensing and simulation
I carry out fundamental and applied research on remote sensing technologies to develop enhanced and predictive monitoring solutions for infrastructure and geophysical applications. I have a specific interest in computational modelling and optimisation of electromagnetic (EM) sensing systems. My work has advanced the state of the forward simulation of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and improved EM data interpretation. I am the lead developer of the electromagnetic simulation software gprMax (www.gprmax.com), which is one of the most widely used computational tools for EM subsurface modelling, and has a diverse range of applications in research and industry.
I am currently working on a project with The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to develop the impact of research into the detection of land-mines. I am also leading a European Workgroup Project for COST Action TU1208 "Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar".
I also publish in the fields of engineering education and technology enhanced learning, and am passionate about improving learning and teaching for the next generation of engineers. I have led and been involved in teaching projects to:
produce an online, open-access MATLAB course based around a series of screencasts,
research into the use of appropriate technology to improve student engagement and feedback, particularly in large-lecture environments,
develop the concept of "Interactive eBooks...for Engineers" - rich, interactive and engaging learning materials that can provide personalised learning routes and offer the potential to deepen understanding and provide motivation for the subject.