Student presents research on optoelectronic sensors at Chinese conference

CDT Student Adam Funnell recently travelled to Nanjing University, China, to present original research carried out during his MRes project at the University of Cambridge.

Adam Funnell

The visit to the conference OSMG-2014 – the leading biannual event for optoelectronic sensors for geo-engineering and structural health monitoring – included invited presentations from worldwide leaders in the field, discussions with industrial leaders, and presentations of original research. Whilst at the conference, Adam presented his paper “Simulation of BOTDA and Rayleigh COTDR Systems to Study the Impact of Noise on Dynamic Sensing”, which was very well received and generated interest from international attendees.

Professor Kenichi Soga, Adam’s supervisor and a co-investigator at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, also attended the conference. Whilst in China, both Kenichi and Adam made strong links to the faculty and students of Nanjing University to encourage future collaborations in the field of distributed fibre-optic sensing. This exciting technology will revolutionise civil engineering and structural health monitoring, and future IPES CDT students will be able to continue this work with projects offered at Cambridge.

Adam is now continuing within the CDT to PhD studies at UCL and BBC Research and Development, looking at dynamic optical networks for ultra-high-definition broadcast production.