2008 News Archive
Li Yan and Viktor Hovorov, of the CEORG Division, successfully passed their PhD vivas on 3rd December and 15th December respectively. Congratulations!
The CEORG Sub Division will shortly commence a new research grant in conjunction with Christie Hospital, Manchester. "A Real Time Visual Feedback Device for Reducing Patient Movement During Radiotherapy" was awarded support from the New and Emerging Applications of Technology Programme (NEAT) of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The Principal Investigator is Professor Chris Moore of the North Western Medical Physics (NWMP) at Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
The RFM Sub Division has been awarded funding to the sum of £185,000 by the DSTL/MoD to research non intrusive sensors for chemical detection. Research will commence in January 2009 for two years.
Dr Bashar Al-Rjoub has moved on to pastures new, after obtaining a research position at the University of Aberystwyth. A popular member of staff, who joined the Institute six years ago as a PhD student, Bashar will be missed.
Miss Li Yan and Mr Viktor Hovorov, both of the CEORG Sub Division, have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting their viva examinations, which will take place on 3rd December 2008 and 15th December 2008 respectively. We wish them luck!
The RFM Sub Division of GERI has estalished three companies funded by Merseyside Special Investment Funds. "Microsensors Limited" is concerned with researching a non invasive blood glucose monitoring meter. "Hot Waves Innovations Limited" is researching into high efficiency hot waves showers. "Micro Waste Limited" is involved in the research of microwave plasma pyrolysis for recycling household waste. All three have received funding for one year.
Friday 26th September 2008: Dr Munther Gdeisat starts off the new programme of GERI Weekly Friday Seminars. Dr Gdeisat's presentation marks his being awarded a Readership. See http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/GERI/info/76151.htm for details of speakers.
Dr. Martin Sharp and Dr. Paul French have joined the General Engineering Research Institute (GERI) at Liverpool John Moores University and are in the process of setting up a research group called “Photonics In Engineering” and this will initially concentrate on laser materials processing. Martin and Paul, late of the Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre, University of Liverpool, are planning to initially concentrate their research effort on applications of lasers in micromachining, especially in the biotechnology and aerospace sectors. Research Group leader Martin said that “this is an exciting opportunity for Paul and I to pursue a more academic career in this area. However we remain committed to working with industry and will be developing relevant knowledge exchange activities with industrial partners”. Paul added, “the time spent at Lairdside had allowed us to make extensive contact with industrial partners and this provided the motivation behind the majority of our research ideas”.
The RFM Sub division is now commencing a research project entitled "The High Efficiency Recycing of Bio Fuel Waste Products". This research is funded by Carbon Connections.
Alex Mason of the RFM Sub Division was successful in his viva examination on 18th August 2008.
Professor Dave Harvey and Dr Ming Zhang, of the EDC Sub Division, are awarded £201,873 by the EPSRC Research Council. Their project, "Super Resolution Acoustic Time Frequency Domain Imaging Techniques for the 3D Evaluation of Next Generation Microelectronic Packages and Systems" will run from 01/09/2008 to 31/08/2010.