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Dr Thomas Allsop

Senior Research Fellow


Phone number

0121 204 3484 

Email
allsotdp@aston.ac.uk  

Room number
N419 

Research interests
Fibre optics sensors and sensing schemes that has the ability to spatially understanding the shape, location, orientation, contours and texture of an object.

Optical fibre/planar plasmonic devices based upon the exploitation of a combination of technologies, grating inscription, femtosecond laser micro-fabrication, laser material interaction/processing and structured thin film coating technologies for “Lab-on-a-Chip” or “lab-on-a-fibre” for chemical, biochemical and biological applications

The generation of evanescent fields and how they interact with the surrounding environment and their supporting planar or fibre substrate.

Plasmonics  

Nano-photonics  

Fibre optic sensors

Femtosecond laser inscription schemes. 

Research Projects

Co-research Investigator on an EPSRC Joint Research Grant : EP/J010413/1

Title: Grating and waveguide plasmonic sensors: Co-research investigator with the major input in the construction of the grant proposal

Surface plasmon resonance (long range, damped, localised plasmons) sensors for biochemical (gas and aqueous) ultra-low concentration applications, along with formation and characterisation of ultra-sensitive plasmonic sensors based on localised surface plasmons on nano-scale structured coatings/structured thin films.

Development and construction of sensing arrays and interrogation schemes for medical applications including respiratory function monitoring (a real-time 3-Dimensional shape sensing system) and kinetocardiography (high sensitivity curvature sensing scheme).

Developing fibre optic tactile and texture sensors

Developing magnetic field fibre optic sensors

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research