Dr Kaiming Zhou

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)

AIPT Research fellow

Phone number: 0121 204 3504
Room number: NW313

Dr Kaiming Zhou
  • 2012- AIPT Research Fellow
  • 2002-2012 Aston University Research Fellow

My research covers photonic technology areas including optical fibre devices, sensors and system integration, optical communication, optical fibre Bragg grating, micro/nano photonic devices, biophotonic, label-free biosensor, chemsensor, optical waveguide theory, fibre laser, semiconductor laser, ultrafast fast laser and micromachining. The research output has been outstanding with 200 publications, 2409 citations and google H-index of 29.

Current research topics:

  • Tilted fibre grating technologies, In-fibre polariser fibre using 45 tilted fibre Bragg grating
  • Femtosecond laser micro-fabrication on photonic devices
  • Innovative exploitation of label-free biosensor for fast, sensitive and real-time detection of DNA
  • Metrology with laser technologies including Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), Optical coherent tomography (OCT).
  • Manufacturing techniques based on intelligent control systems and sensors, PI, £197K 2017-2019
Innovate UK, collaborative research programme
  • Fibre-Optic Multi-parametric BIochemical Sensing Technology Host Coordinator €180K 2015-2017
EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
  • Fuel System Integrated Research optical technologies for fuel tank sensing, PI £220K 2015-2017
Innovate UK , collaborative research programme
  • Distributed UV and Near Infra-Red Fluorescence sensing system for real time monitoring of food quality and contamination and process control CI £184K
Innovate UK , collaborative research programme 2014-2016 
  • KTP with Optimec Ltd, CI £120K 2013-2015
  • KTP with Gasdata Ltd, CI £126K 2013-2015
  • Ultrafast laser micromachining of semiconductor materials PI £20K 2013-2014
Royal Academy of Engineering,
  • Supplying of 45 tilted fibre Bragg grating, Electro-optics Technology, Inc PI $6K 2010
  • High extinct ratio polarised fiber CI $150K 2006-2008
European Office of Aerospace Research & Development, partners: US air force research laboratory, Leiki Ltd
  • Highly side-mode-suppressed fibre Bragg grating external cavity semiconductor laser PI CNY100K 1999
Institute Director Fund RMB

  • Member of Optics Society of America
  • Associate Fellow of High Education Association