The CDT held it’s 18th annual conference on 7th June 2019 at the Postgraduate Centre , Heriot-Watt University with around 90 delegates from academia and industry, and current reserach engineers and alumni attending. Our keynote speakers were Kristin Flagel – Lead Scientist SYNAPSE – University of Glasgow – talking about her research ‘Imaging the Brain’ and Tom Empson from Microsoft Research discussing ‘Optics for the Cloud’.
Our first year research engineers presented the work that they have been doing in the Group Systems Engineering Project. The second year research engineers gave a one minute presentation pitch of their research accompanied with a poster presentation. Our third and fourth years research engineer gave an oral presenation of their work. Congratulations to the conference prize winners as follows.
Conference Prize Winners
Group Systems Engineering Project
Natalie Bruce, Eilidh Johnston and Gary Quinn – High Speed Data Processing for Fluid Capillary Diameter Measurements’
2nd Year Poster Prize (joint winners)
Rowan Pocock – Adiabatic Coupling of Direct Laser Written Waveguides to Silicon Photonics via Intermediate Silicon Oxynitride Layer
Nicholas Smith – Ultrafast Laser Inscription in Lithium Niobate for Miniaturisation of Lidar Subcomponents
3rd Year Presentation Prize
Peter Wakeford – ‘Optic disc and fovea localisation in ultra-widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscope images captured in multiple modalities’
4th Year Presentation Prize (joint winners)
Matt Daykin ‘Machine learning of an anatomical atlas for computed tomography medical imaging’
Jack Thomas – ‘Continuous-wave pump-enhanced optical parametric oscillator applied to mid-infrared photo-thermal spectroscopy’