Visiting Researchers

ITFSI has connections with other research establishments, from Helia Photonics Ltd to the University of Strathclyde. This results in visiting researchers that collaborate with the institute on current high-impact projects.

Professor Frank Placido

PhD in Physics from The University of Edinburgh. Emeritus Professor, Professor had lead the Thin Film Centre at the university since 2000. Link to LinkedIn Profile.

Dr David Child

PhD from the University of the West of Scotland. Specialist in plasma-assisted electron-beam deposition. Link to LinkedIn Profile.

Professor Caspar Clark

PhD in Physics from the Heriot Watt University. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering and sponsored Visiting Professor at ITFSI. Co-founder and CEO of Helia Photonics Ltd. Link to LinkedIn Profile

Professor Stuart Reid

PhD from the University of Glasgow. Research interests in precision optics for gravitational waves detection. Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Link to LinkedIn Profile.

Dr Ewan Waddell

PhD in Physics from the University of Glasgow. Over 30 years industrial experience in thin film deposition and modelling. Expert in optical and physical modelling. Link to LinkedIn Profile.