Imperial College London

Dr Kenny Weir

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Photonics



+44 (0)20 7594




636BBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Dr Weir will be Acting Head of Department from 1 July 2017 until 31 December 2017.

Dr Kenny Weir joined Imperial College as a lecturer in 1994. In the Department of Physics he held the role of Senior Tutor 1998-2002 and from 2005 has held the role of Associate Head of Department which from 2016 incorporated Director of Research. His research interests are in optical metrology, optical fibre sensors and biomimetics in photonics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.



Boriskina SV, Greanya V, Weir K, 2019, Biomimetic photonics, Journal of Optics, Vol:21, ISSN:2040-8978

McCall MW, Carter IE, Weir K, 2017, Investigation of the variation of near-circular polarization in Scarabaeoidea beetles, Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol:4, ISSN:2214-7853, Pages:4942-4951

Carter IE, Weir K, McCall MW, et al., 2016, Variation in the circularly polarized light reflection of Lomaptera (Scarabaeidae) beetles, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:13, ISSN:1742-5689

Amrania H, Drummond L, Coombes RC, et al., 2016, New IR imaging modalities for cancer detection and for intra-cell chemical mapping with a sub-diffraction mid-IR s-SNOM, Faraday Discussions, Vol:187, ISSN:1364-5498, Pages:539-553

Weir K, Williamson A, 2005, Optics keeps your options open, Physics World, Vol:18, ISSN:0953-8585, Pages:50-50

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