Optical Systems and Materials

Optical Systems and Materials Research Theme


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:00


John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

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John McIntyre Centre

On Wednesday 28 November, staff welcomed alumnus David Gow back to the School of Engineering to celebrate his pioneering career in prosthetics ahead of his honorary graduation at the McEwan Hall.

(L-R) Eddie Monteith, David Gow and Head of School Conchúr Ó Brádaigh

Professor Timothy Drysdale was recently recognised for his pioneering work in remote laboratories for undergraduate engineering teaching. Having won the National Instruments Engineering Impact Award for Education in the Europe, Middle East and Asia region, he now goes forward to the international final in May 2019, in Austin, Texas.

Professor Tim Drysdale receives National Instruments Engineering Impact Award

On Monday 3rd September 2018, the School’s first commemorative plaques were unveiled to celebrate the achievements of three outstanding alumni, and the School’s first ever Regius Professor.

Pip Ayton (Women in Engineering) alongside Ian and Douglas Fergusson, nephews of Molly Fergusson, one of the commemorated alumni

Dr Jamie Marland and Margaret Normand from the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) have both received prestigious awards from the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM).

Margaret Normand and Jamie Marland

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are looking for a talented, motivated and self-directed graduate in the Physical Sciences or Engineering interested in pursuing a 4-year PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

A Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a single field emitter; A single slice (right) of a human tooth, calculated algorithmically using the prototype Adaptix Digital Tomosynthesis system; Schematic of Adaptix flat panel source being used for a chest scan.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:45 to 14:00


Conference Room 1:03, SMC, Alexander Crum Brown Road

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Jonathan Terry

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IMNS Seminar Series

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In recent years, time-of-flight (ToF) sensors have contributed to numerous applications from LIDAR to quantum imaging.

Time-of-flight sensor


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