With talks covering topics from optical manipulation in optofluidic waveguides, to monitoring temperatures in the Erebus volcano in Antarctica, Sensors Day 2016 was a most exciting conference for students and industry representatives to learn about various cutting-edge sensor technologies. The conference was organized by the management board of the Sensor Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) including our group leader Dr.Clemens Kaminski (Director of the Sensor CDT), and Laser Analytics Group (LAG) senior member Dr. Oliver Hadeler (Programme Manager for sensor CDT). The Laser Analytics Group made a strong presence featuring posters by Marcus Fantham, Nathan Curry, and Florian Stroehl.
The Sensor CDT 2016 cohort presented a low-cost, open-source Optical Projection Tomography system as the culmination of their summer research work. A combination of skills in optics, software development, electronics, mechanical design, and biological sample preparation resulted in a working system to generate 3D data of transparent biological samples. The cohort included LAG members Oliver Vanderpoorten, Gemma Goodfellow, and Miranda Robbins. Well done team!
To learn more about the program, the topics covered, and the Sensor CDT team challenge, please visit the Sensors Day 2016 website.