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Dr Martin Sharp

Dr Martin Sharp

Telephone: 0151 231 2031

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Biography

Martin Sharp gained his PhD from Imperial College in 1985 and then went into the laser industry. From 1985 to 1990 he worked at two laser system companies, Control Laser Ltd. (1985-87) and JK Lasers / Lumonics (1987 to 1990). From 1990 to 1994 Martin worked in a subcontract laser processing venture with AEA Technology. The company closed in 1994, and for the following six years Martin run his own laser consultancy / service business. This included the installation, training and subsequent support of several laser cutting systems in the UK and Europe. In 2000 he joined University of Liverpool to manage their Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre, undertaking a number of funded research projects, commercial contracts and hosting MSc projects.
In 2008 Martin joined the General Engineering Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University to run a laser processing research group. In 2011, Martin began teaching Manufacturing and Materials in the department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Product Design Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, as well as teaching Physics for the faculty wide Foundation programme. Martin Sharp is a past President of the Association of Laser Users (AILU) (2011-2013) and is a member of the UK Photonics Leadership Group.
He is currently the principal investigator of an Innovate UK project and project manager of an EU Life Funded project, Laserfence.

Degrees

Imperial College London, United Kingdom, PhD

Publications

Journal article

Dudek M, Rosowski A, Kozanecki M, Jaszczak M, Szymański W, Sharp M, Karczemska A. 2020. Microstructures Manufactured in Diamond by Use of Laser Micromachining. Materials, 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Dudek M, Rosowski A, Koperkiewicz A, Grobelny J, Wach R, Sharp M, French P, Janasz L, Kozanecki M. 2017. Carbon nanoparticles fabricated by infrared laser ablation of graphite and polycrystalline diamond targets Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, 214 DOI Author Url Public Url

Irving M, Murphy MF, Lilley F, French PW, Burton DR, Dixon S, Sharp MC. 2017. The use of abrasive polishing and laser processing for developing polyurethane surfaces for controlling fibroblast cell behaviour MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 71 :690-697 DOI Author Url Public Url

Guzowski B, Rosowski A, Lisik Z, Jakubowska M, Sharp M. 2016. The integration of optical interconnections on ceramic substrates Microelectronic Engineering, 157 :19-23 DOI Public Url

Ghaith ES, Hodgson S, Sharp M. 2015. Laser surface alloying of 316L stainless steel coated with a bioactive hydroxyapatite–titanium oxide composite Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 26 DOI Author Url

Alwaidh A, Sharp M, French P. 2014. Laser processing of rigid and flexible PCBs OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING, 58 :109-113 DOI Author Url

Adraider Y, Pang YX, Nabhani F, Hodgson SN, Sharp MC, Al-Waidh A. 2014. Laser-induced deposition of alumina ceramic coating on stainless steel from dry thin films for surface modification Ceramics International, 40 :6151-6156 DOI

Adraider Y, Pang YX, Nabhani F, Hodgson SN, Sharp MC, Al-Waidh A. 2014. Photocatalytic activity of titania coatings synthesised by a combined laser/sol-gel technique Materials Research Bulletin, 54 :54-60 DOI Author Url

Adraider Y, Pang YX, Nabhani F, Hodgson SN, Sharp MC, Al-Waidh A. 2013. Fabrication of zirconium oxide coatings on stainless steel by a combined laser/sol-gel technique Ceramics International, 39 :9665-9670 DOI Author Url

Adraider Y, Pang YX, Sharp MC, Hodgson SN, Nabhani F, Al-Waidh A. 2013. Fabrication of titania coatings on stainless steel via laser-induced deposition of colloidal titanium oxide from sol-gel suspension Materials Chemistry and Physics, 138 :245-252 DOI Author Url

Adraider Y, Pang YX, Nabhani F, Hodgson SN, Sharp MC, Al-Waidh A. 2013. Deposition of alumina coatings on stainless steel by a combined laser/sol-gel technique Materials Letters, 91 :88-91 DOI Author Url

Ansari IA, Watkins KG, Sharp MC, Hutchinson RA, Potts RM, Clowes J. 2012. Modification of anodised aluminium surfaces using a picosecond fibre laser for printing applications Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 :4946-4950 DOI Author Url

Sharp MC, Yadav R, Batako A, French PW. 2012. Fibre laser cleaning of grinding wheels Key Engineering Materials, 496 :55-60 DOI Author Url

Ansari IA, Watkins KG, Sharp MC, Hutchinson R, Potts R. 2010. Modification of alumíníum surface using picosecond laser for printing applications Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1230 :128-133 DOI

French P, Naeem M, Sharp M. 2010. Investigation into the feasibilty of laser cutting CFRP and GFRP 4th Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics, PICALO 2010, DOI

Semaltianos NG, Perrie W, Cheng J, French P, Sharp M, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2010. Picosecond laser ablation of nickel-based superalloy C263 APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 98 :345-355 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Logothetidis S, Hastas N, Perrie W, Romani S, Potter RJ, Dearden G, Watkins KG, French P, Sharp M. 2010. Modification of the electrical properties of PEDOT:PSS by the incorporation of ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 484 :283-289 DOI Author Url

French P, Naeem M, Wolynski A, Sharp M. 2010. Fibre laser material processing of aerospace composites 29th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2010 - Congress Proceedings, 103 :339-346 DOI

Khan SZ, Yuan Y, Abdolvand A, Schmidt M, Crouse P, Li L, Liu Z, Sharp M, Watkins KG. 2009. Generation and characterization of NiO nanoparticles by continuous wave fiber laser ablation in liquid JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, 11 :1421-1427 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Logothetidis S, Perrie W, Romani S, Potter RJ, Sharp M, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2009. CdTe nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 95 DOI Author Url

Cheng J, Perrie W, Sharp M, Edwardson SP, Semaltianos NG, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2009. Single-pulse drilling study on Au, Al and Ti alloy by using a picosecond laser APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 95 :739-746 DOI Author Url

Kuang Z, Liu D, Perrie W, Edwardson S, Sharp M, Fearon E, Dearden G, Watkins K. 2009. Fast parallel diffractive multi-beam femtosecond laser surface micro-structuring APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 255 :6582-6588 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Perrie W, French P, Sharp M, Dearden G, Logothetidis S, Watkins KG. 2009. Femtosecond laser ablation characteristics of nickel-based superalloy C263 APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 94 :999-1009 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Logothetidis S, Perrie W, Romani S, Potter RJ, Sharp M, French P, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2009. II-VI semiconductor nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 94 :641-647 DOI Author Url

French P, Naeem M, Leach E, Clowes J, Sharp M. 2009. Macro and micro applications for fibre lasers in laser material processing of aerospace composite material ICALEO 2009 - 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings, 102 :289-297 DOI

Kuang Z, Perrie W, Leach J, Sharp M, Edwardson SP, Padgett M, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2008. High throughput diffractive multi-beam femtosecond laser processing using a spatial light modulator APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 255 :2284-2289 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Perrie W, French P, Sharp M, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2008. Femtosecond laser surface texturing of a nickel-based superalloy APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 255 :2796-2802 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Logothetidis S, Perrie W, Romani S, Potter RJ, Sharp M, French P, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2008. CdSe nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation EPL, 84 DOI Author Url

Abdolvand A, Khan SZ, Yuan Y, Crouse PL, Schmidt MJJ, Sharp M, Liu Z, Li L. 2008. Generation of titanium-oxide nanoparticles in liquid using a high-power, high-brightness continuous-wave fiber laser APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 91 :365-368 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Perrie W, Vishnyakov V, Murray R, Williams CJ, Edwardson SP, Dearden G, French P, Sharp M, Logothetidis S, Watkins KG. 2008. Nanoparticle formation by the debris produced by femtosecond laser ablation of silicon in ambient air Materials Letters, 62 :2165-2170 DOI Author Url

Khan S, Yuan Y, Abdolvand A, Schmidt M, Crouse P, Li L, Liu Z, Sharp M, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2008. Generation of nickel-oxide nanoparticles by CW laser ablation in liquid 3rd Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics, PICALO 2008 - Conference Proceedings, :852-858 DOI

Williams CJ, Edwardson SP, Croft J, Sharp M, French P, Ansari IA, Perrie W, Cheng J, Dearden G, Watkins K. 2008. Production of micro and nano scale features on polymer surfaces with SPM based lithography and ultra short pulsed lasers ICALEO 2008 - 27th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings, :14-23 DOI

Wellburn D, Sharp M, Steen W, Ellis N, Dearden G, Watkins K. 2008. Beam intensity profile modulation for even surface treatment: Finite element modelling and optical design ICALEO 2008 - 27th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings, :430-437 DOI

Abdolvand A, Khan S, Schmidt M, Crouse P, Yuan Y, Liu Z, Li L, Sharp M, Watkins K. 2007. Efficient generation of titanium oxide nanomaterials using a continuous wave high-power fibre laser Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest, DOI

Liu D, Cheng J, Perrie W, Baum A, Scully P, Sharp M, Edwardson SP, Kuang Z, Semaltianos NG, French P, Dearden G, Li L, Watkins KG. 2007. Femtosecond laser micro-structuring of materials in the NIR and UV regime 26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007 - Congress Proceedings, DOI

Semaltianos NG, Perrie W, Sharp M, Williams CJ, Edwardson SP, Dearden G, Watkins KG. 2007. Nano-particle generation by femto second laser ablation 26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007 - Congress Proceedings, DOI

Edwardson SP, Perrie W, Sharp M, Dearden G, Wang ZB, Whitehead D, Crouse P, Lui Z, Li L, Watkins KG. 2007. Optical trapping for engineering manufacture 26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007 - Congress Proceedings, DOI

Abdolvand A, Khan S, Schmidt M, Crouse P, Yuan Y, Liu Z, Li L, Sharp M, Watkins K. 2007. Efficient generation of titanium oxide nanomaterials using a continuous wave high-power fibre laser Optics InfoBase Conference Papers,

French PW, Naeem M, Sharp M, Watkins KG. 2006. Investigation into the influence of pulse shaping on drilling efficiency ICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings, DOI

Ansari IA, Watkins KG, Sharp M, Hutchinson RH, Potts RM. Surface modification of Aluminium using a Femtosecond laser J. Nanosci. Nanotech, 11 :5358-5364 DOI Author Url

Semaltianos NG, Logothetidis S, Perrie W, Romani S, Potter RJ, Edwardson SP, Dearden G, Watkins KG, French P, Sharp M. Silicon nanoparticles generated by femtosecond laser ablation in a liquid environment Journal of Nanoparticle Research, :1-8 DOI Author Url

Adraider Y, Pang YX, Nabhani F, Hodgson SN, Sharp MC, Al-Waidh A. Laser-induced deposition of alumina ceramic coating on stainless steel from dry thin films for surface modification Ceramics International, DOI Author Url

Adraider Y, Hodgson SNB, Sharp MC, Zhang ZY, Nabhani F, Al-Waidh A, Pang YX. Structure characterisation and mechanical properties of crystalline alumina coatings on stainless steel fabricated via sol-gel technology and fibre laser processing Journal of the European Ceramic Society, DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Ibrahim EE, Checkley M, Chen X, Sharp M, Liang W, Yuan S, Batako ADL. 2019. Process Performance of Low Frequency Vibratory Grinding of Inconel 718 Yarlagadda PKDV, Xavior AM, Gibson I, Zhu Y. DIGITAL MANUFACTURING TRANSFORMING INDUSTRY TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, 14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM) 30 :530-535 DOI Author Url

French PW, Rosowski A, Murphy M, Irving M, Sharp MC. 2015. Laser Induced Micro Plasma Processing of Polymer Substrates for Biomedical Implant Applications Green M. INDUSTRIAL LASER APPLICATIONS SYMPOSIUM (ILAS 2015), 4th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) 9657 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sharp MC, Rosowski AP, French PW. 2015. Nanosecond laser texturing of aluminium for control of wettability Green M. INDUSTRIAL LASER APPLICATIONS SYMPOSIUM (ILAS 2015), 4th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) 9657 DOI Author Url Public Url

Lyu Q, Zhai Z, Sharp M, French P. 2015. The extended depth of field Microscope imaging system with the phase pupil mask Liu S, Zhuang S, Lv D, Wang L, Zhang G, Petelin MI, Xiang L. SELECTED PAPERS OF THE PHOTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE CONFERENCES, International Conference on Frontiers in Optical Imaging Technology and Applications / International Symposium on Terahertz Technology and Applications / International Symposium on Surface Topography and Optical Microscopy 9795 DOI Author Url

Abu Husain N, Haddad Khodaparast H, Snaylam A, James S, Sharp M, Dearden G, Ouyang DH. 2009. Modal testing and finite element model updating of laser spot welds Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 181 DOI Author Url

Rawcliffe C, Aston M, Lowings A, Sharp MC, Watkins KG. 2007. Laser engraving gulf pearl shell - Aiding the reconstruction of the Lyre of Ur Nimmrichter J, Kautek W, Schreiner M. LASERS IN THE CONSERVATION OF ARTWORKS, PROCEEDINGS, 6th International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA VI) 116 :573-+ Author Url

Dearden G, Sharp M, French PW, Watkins KG, Green LI. 2001. Initial studies of laser beam performance monitoring using a novel camera-based in-line beam monitoring system. 20TH ICALEO 2001, VOLS 92 & 93, CONGRESS PROCEEDINGS, 20th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2001) :1131-1140 Author Url

French P, Wolynski A, Naeem M, Sharp M. New Laser Machine Tools for Processing Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) PRECISION MACHINING VI, 496 :30-35 DOI Author Url

Okon P, Dearden G, Watkins KG, Sharp MC, French PW. Laser Welding of Aluminium Alloy 5083 21st International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO) DOI

Chapters

Sharp MC. 2015. Laser processing of medical devices Biophotonics for Medical Applications :79-98 9780857096623 DOI

Engagement & Impact

External committees:

Steering Committee (President), Association of Laser Users (AILU), President, http://www.ailu.org.uk/. 2011