I joined Aston University in 2004 as a Medici Fellow having spent seven years in industry and became a Reader in 2015. I am currently the Placements Tutor for Electronic Engineering.
My main research interests are in fibre optic sensing, fibre Bragg gratings and fs materials processing.
After my PhD and a two year stint as a research fellow I worked for ADC in Australia for a year transferring fibre Bragg grating technology into a production environment. When I returned to the UK I worked as a director for two fibre optic companies, first for Oxford Fiber Optic Tools, and then we raised the Venture Capital funding to form a second company, Indigo Photonics, in 2001. I am currently a founding director of Astasense Ltd.