Senior Lecturer in Sensor Instrumentation
The Photon Science Institute
The University of Manchester,Alan Turning Building,
Oxford Road, Mancheser, M13 9PL
Room 3.322 Alan Turing Building
Phone:+44 (0)161 306 8923
Patricia is a Senior Lecturer in Sensor Instrumentation in The Photon Science Institute and the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science.
Senior academic with experience of leading industrial and research council/government funded research projects at national and international level.
Optical sensing and measurement
Optical fibre sensors
Femtosecond lasers for photonic structuring
Polymer optical fibre
Optical fibre technology
2000-2002 Reader in Photonics, School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University.
1990-2000 Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics, Liverpool John Moores University.
1987-1990 PhD in Engineering, University of Liverpool Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics (Thesis: Optical sensors for physiological monitoring).
Teaching experience: Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied Physics, Optical Science and Technology, Photonics, Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation and Control.
Research interests: Optical sensing and measurement.
Current & Recent Projects
1. Laser microstructuring of polymers for optical devices
2. Biocompatable polymer coatings for biosensors
3. MATINOES: Novel Organic-Inorganic Materials in Opto-Electronic Systems for the Monitoring and Control of Bio-Processes
4. HYPER: Installation permitting guidance for hydrogen and fuel cells stationary applications
Previous Research Low cost, rugged sensors have been developed using large diameter, multi-moded plastic or polymer optical fibre (POF) for environmental, chemical and biological monitoring, for applications such as biofouling and scaling, algal growth. pH, particle concentration, turbidity, fluid flow, strain and water toxicity.
Previous EU projects
EU Project FP4: AQUA_STEW “Water Quality Surveillance Techniques for Early Warning by Interface Sensors”. European Commission RTD project EVK1-CT-2000-0066. 9 partners. 2000-2005.
EU Project FP4: CLOOPT “On-line measurement for preventing fouling when closing industrial process water circuit”. European Union RTD Contract ENV4-CT97-0634. 1998-2000. 5 partners.