5 June 2008

NWLEC meeting: Developments in Industrial Photonics

  • Sector: Photonics
  • Location: Daresbury Laboratories, Warrington
  • Attendees: All Welcome


Developments in Industrial Photonics
Thursday 5th June 2008 @ Daresbury: NWLEC workshop

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8.45 – 9.15        Coffee

9.20 – 9.30        Welcome to Meeting
                        Prof. Ken Watkins, NWLEC, University of Liverpool

9.30 – 9.50        Welcome to Daresbury
                        Prof. Colin Whitehouse (Director, Daresbury Laboratory)

9.50 – 10.10      Optical Trapping for Engineering Applications
                        Dr Stewart Edwardson, NWLEC, University of Liverpool

10.10 – 10.30    Picosecond Fibre Laser Applications
                        Dr John Clowes, Fianium Ltd, and
                        Dr Paul French, Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre, Univ. of Liverpool

10.30 – 10.50    Field Enhancement for Subwavelength Processing
                        Dr Zengbo Wang, NWLEC, University of Manchester

10.50 – 11.15    Coffee Break

11.15 – 11.35    Metamaterials from Concept to Application
                        Prof. Allan Boardman, Salford and North West Photonics Association

11.35 – 11.55    Free Electron Laser & TeraHertz Radiation
                        Prof. Peter Weightmann, University of Liverpool

11.55 – 12.15    Industrial Free Electron Lasers
                        Prof. Ahmed Al-Shamma'a, Liverpool John Moores University

12.15 – 13.20    Lunch in Atrium

13.20 – 13.40    Mid IR Lasers & Gas Sensing Applications
                        Prof. Tony Crier, Lancaster University

13.40 – 14.00    Refractive Index Modification using Femtosecond Lasers
                        Dun Liu, NWLEC, University of Liverpool

14.00 – 14.20    Fibre Sensors
                        Dr Patricia Scully, PSI, University of Manchester

14.20 – 14.50    Tea Break

14.50 – 15.10    Developments in Photovoltaics
                        Prof. Wendy Flavell, PSI, University of Manchester

15.10 – 15.30    Solgel Coating using laser point of process
                       Graham Downhill, Attiger Ltd.

15.30 – 15.50   CW fibre laser production of nanoparticles
                       Dr Zhu Liu, NWLEC, University of Manchester

15.50 – 16.10   Close, Prof Lin Li, NWLEC, University of Manchester

16.10 – 16.55   Tour of Daresbury Facilities

Registration Fees

Delegate:               £90.00 (£70 for members of NWLEC, PKTN, NWPA, AILU, IOP, DLKTN)
                              £45.00 (£35 member rate) for attendees of AILU Micro Nano workshop
                              on 4th June 2008

Student Delegate:    £25.00 incl. VAT (£10 if delegate at AILU meeting on 4th June)


Exhibitor:               £75.00 incl. VAT (£35.00 if exhibitor at AILU meeting, 4th June 2008)
                              £50.00 incl. VAT (£25.00 if exhibitor at AILU meeting, 4th June 2008)
                              (I am a member of AILU or one the supporting organisations above).

Delegate and Exhibitor discount:
If registering as a delegate and exhibitor there is a GBP 50 inc VAT discount on the total fee.


Please register your interest in attending this meeting to:

Martin Sharp, Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre and NWLEC, University of Liverpool
Stewart Mackay, NWPA, University of Salford,


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