Dr Frederic Bezombes

General Engineering Research Institute

Dr. Frederic Bezombes is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the field of Robotics within the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Liverpool John Moores University. His professional expertise spans a diverse array of disciplines, with a primary research focus on robotics, 3D mapping, sensor technologies, and machine vision systems. His work in these domains extends across a broad spectrum of practical applications, ranging from forensic investigations to industrial settings. Dr. Bezombes' contributions to these fields are instrumental in advancing technology and finding innovative solutions for various real-world challenges.




1999, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Ph.D. Novel optical fibre temperature measurement systems for machining applications
1999, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, B.Eng. Mechanical engineering
1996, Université de Montpellier II, France, D.U.T. Robotic and mechanical engineering


EuroUsc, United Kingdom, Professional drone pilot certificate

Academic appointments

Reader (associate professor) in Robotics, General engineering research institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 2023 - present
Senior lecturer, Maritime and mechanical engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2023
Research assistant, General engineering research institute, Liverpool John Moores university, 1999 - 2017

Journal article

Alawadhi A, Eliopoulos C, Bezombes F. 2023. The detection of clandestine graves in an arid environment using thermal imaging deployed from an unmanned aerial vehicle Journal of Forensic Sciences, 68 :1286-1291 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Godfrey S, Cooper J, Bezombes F, Plater A. 2020. Monitoring coastal morphology: the potential of low-cost fixed array action cameras for 3D reconstruction EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 45 :2478-2494 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Grindley J, McAree O, Ateeq M, Abdullah B, Bezombes F. 2020. Towards Software Based Optical Communication Methods for the Assistance of Docking Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Electronics, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wiseman AL, Bezombes F, Moore AJ, De Groote I. 2020. Non-invasive methods: The applicability of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for recording fossilised footprints Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 16 DOI Publisher Url

Parrott E, Panter HA, Morrissey J, Bezombes F. 2019. A Low Cost Approach to Disturbed Soil Detection Using Low Altitude Digital Imagery from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Drones, 3 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pointon HAG, McLoughlin BJ, Matthews C, Bezombes F. 2019. Towards a Model Based Sensor Measurement Variance Input for Extended Kalman Filter State Estimation Drones, 3 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McLoughlin BJ, Pointon HAG, McLoughlin JP, Shaw A, Bezombes FA. 2018. Uncertainty Characterisation of Mobile Robot Localisation Techniques using Optical Surveying Grade Instruments Sensors, 18 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Longmore SN, Collins RP, Pfeifer S, Fox SE, Mulero-P azm any M, Bezombes F, Goodwin A, de Juan Ovelar M, Knapen JH, Wich SA. 2017. Adapting astronomical source detection software to help detect animals in thermal images obtained by unmanned aerial systems International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38 :2623-2638 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abrams G, Di Modica K, Bezombes F, Bonjean D, Burton DR, Lilley F, Nikolopoulos S, Precioso F, Stretcha C, Thomaidou E, Ververidis D, De Groote I. 2016. DigiArt: towards a virtualization of Cultural Heritage Notae Praehistoricae, 36 :131-142 Public Url

Mohammed T, Murphy MF, Lilley F, Burton DR, Bezombes F. 2016. The effects of acoustic vibration on fibroblast cell migration Materials Science and Engineering C, 69 :1256-1262 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Murphy MF, Edwards T, Hobbs G, Shepherd J, Bezombes F. 2016. Acoustic Vibration Can Enhance Bacterial Biofilm Formation Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Alzahrani K, Burton D, Lilley F, Gdeisat M, Bezombes F, Qudeisat M. 2012. Absolute distance measurement with micrometer accuracy using a Michelson interferometer and the iterative synthetic wavelength principle. Opt Express, 20 :5658-5682 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Alzahrani K, Burton D, Lilley F, Gdeisat M, Bezombes F. 2011. Automatic Absolute Distance Measurement with One Micrometer Uncertainty Using a Michelson Interferometer Ao SI, Gelman L, Hukins DWL, Hunter A, Korsunsky AM. WORLD CONGRESS ON ENGINEERING, WCE 2011, VOL II, :1629-1633 Author Url

Bezombes FA, Lalor MJ, Burton DR. 2007. Contact microphone using optical fibre Bragg grating technology Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 76 DOI Publisher Url

Allanson DR, Bezombes FA, Burton DR, lalor MJ. 2003. High-speed temperature measurements using novel optical-fibre-based systems Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5145 :117-127 DOI


Pointon HAG, Bezombes FA. 2019. Mapping of ultra-wide band positional variance for indoor environments 11650 LNAI :123-130 9783030253318 DOI Publisher Url

Bezombes F. 2018. Towards an Unmanned 3D Mapping System Using UWB Positioning Bezombes F. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 19th Annual Conference, TAROS 2018, Bristol, UK July 25-27, 2018, Proceedings Springer 9783319967288

Conference publication

McLoughlin B, Cullen J, Shaw A, Bezombes F. 2018. Towards an unmanned 3D mapping system using UWB positioning Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10965 LNAI :416-422 DOI Publisher Url

Bezombes FA, Allanson DR, Burton DR, Lalor MJ. 2003. High-speed temperature measurements using novel optical fibre-based systems Gorecki C. MICROSYSTEMS ENGINEERING: METROLOGY AND INSPECTION III, Conference on Microsystems Engineering - Metrology and Inspection III 5145 :117-127 DOI Author Url Publisher Url


Bezombes F. Fibre Bragg grating temperature sensors for high-speed machining applications Public Url

Research Grants Awarded:

EU-Horizon2020, The Internet of Historical Things and Building New 3D Cultural Worlds- "DigiArt", Prof Andy Shaw; Dr Frederic Bezombes; Dr Isabelle De Groote, Grant value (£): 2778877, Duration of research project: 42 months. 2015