Imaging research combines natural sciences and engineering to develop cutting edge technologies that can enhance our perception and understanding of the outside world. The research within our group aims at advancing wave-based imaging methods building on recent progress in solid state electronics, micromachining, and computer power. Our work addresses the theoretical and experimental aspects of imaging and takes advantage of our experience in translating fundamental science into exploitable technologies.
Inspection and Monitoring
The group works on a variety of nondestructive testing and structural inspection and monitoring health monitoring methods. Particular strengths are in ultrasound and guided ultrasonic waves and we are also investigating a number of emerging techniques that have the potential to fill gaps in existing technology. We also have an active collaboration on electromagnetic methods with Professor Peter Nagy of University of Cincinnati who is a Visiting professor at Imperial.
Non destructive materials characterisation is an important discipline materials in many fields of engineering. Applications range from the optimisation of production processes via product quality assurance to the assessment of the state of structural materials (cure, degradation). Within the group an extensive range of measurement skills exists and also novel measurement techniques have been developed to characterise the mechanical and electromagnetic properties of materials. The group’s material characterisation research is strongly focused on delivering robust, rapid and practical solutions to real life applications.