Mr Sam Ahmadzadeh
BSc in Physics from University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Project entitled “Plant study on the International Space Station using hyperspectral and gas sensing technology for growth of healthy plant” is funded by the International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET). The project’s primary objective is development of smart integrated multi-sensing (gas environment, temperature, humidity), hyperspectral imaging and intelligent lighting control tools relevant to precision plant cultivation in the space environment where the goal will be to optimise the yield, quality and resource use efficiency of agricultural products in a micro-gravity space environment. This research is part of a unique, high profile collaboration between UWS and scientists at King’s College London, NASA and ISSET. Link to LinkedIn Profile.
Mr Daxing Han
BSc in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing & Its Automation from Changchun Institute Of Technology integrated with one year study at UWS, and MSc in Advanced Thin Film Technologies from University of the West of Scotland. His PhD project is the investigations on process and characterization of PbSe-based thin films for NDIR gas sensor application, the research of the project includes PbSe-based thin film fabrications using chemical process and rf sputtering process plus post treatments, and the analysis of properties for IV-VI semiconductor mid-IR detectors and photoluminescence devices. LinkedIn
Mr Zhentao Wu
MSc from the University of the West of Scotland. The project title is “Trace chemical detections using a novel Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrate produced by oblique angle vapour deposition on pre-patterned nanostructured template” this project will produce reproducible SERS substrates using cost-effective means and applying these for trace-level chemical detection.
Mr Sijia Cai
BSc in Engineering from College of Optical and Electronical Information of Changchun University of Science& Technology (CUST) and MSc in Advanced Thin Film Technologies from University of the West of Scotland. His PhD project entitled “A Novel Miniaturised Spectrometer based-on UWS patented Linear Variable Bandpass Filter”, supervisor is Dr. Song. The research of the project includes linear variable bandpass filter fabrication, optical design, circuit design, and programming for system control and data collection/analysis.
Mr Jian Song
Mr Manuel Pelayo Garcia
BSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2019, and MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) in 2020. The project title is “Glancing Angle Deposition of ZnO Nanostructured Thin Films for Enhanced Ultrasonic Sensing and Imaging Applications” funded by CENSIS and Novosound; and supervised by Dr. Carlos Garcia Nuñez and Dr. Kevin McAughey. This project will develop a high-end ultrasound ZnO multi-sensor and manufacture a prototype sensor for eventual commercialisation. Providing low-cost/lo-power consumption solutions in the broad ultrasonic device market and boosting the competitive Scottish company Novosound to upper industrial sectors.
Msc in Advanced Thin Film Technology from University of the West of Scotland. The project is Modelling and simulation of nanostructured thin film Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) substrate, based on ZnO nanowire deposited using evaporation process.
Mr Greg Mcgann
BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. Project entitled "Investigation of doped IV-VI polycrystalline thin films deposited by sputtering methods for high speed and room-temperature mid-infrared photodetectors", supervised by Dr. Carlos Garcia Nuñez and Prof. Des Gibson.
The project will investigate the use of IV-VI material (PbSe) (alongside novel methods of deposition/sensitisation) as the active material within photodetector devices. Using the distinctive attribute of gases to absorb at known wavelengths of light, detectors can be optimised around this feature to provide measurements of relative concentration of target gas. Applications of this technology are wide ranging and of high importance. Examples include detection of gases which are of importance to air quality, greenhouse gases, industrial safety, health monitoring, and breath analysis.