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BA (Cantab) in Physics and Theoretical Physics, MSc (Reading University) in Applied Optics, PhD (Cranfield University) developing optical fibre filter and de-multiplexer components. Previous experience includes a period as scientific officer in the Optical BioPhysics group at the Food Research Institute, Norwich, investigating the gelation properties of food polymers using optical techniques. Following a PhD at Cranfield University from 1990-1994, Helen worked on projects including: Optical speckle techniques for vibration and shape measurement. Development of optical Doppler-based systems for flow velocity measurement. Low-coherence imaging techniques for shape measurement. After a partial career break from 1997-2003, Helen was awarded a 3-year Daphne Jackson Research Fellowship, help in the Engineering Photonics group at Cranfield, to investigate the use of imaging fibre bundles for OCT.
Dr Helen Ford is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Cranfield University and Department of Engineering Photonics, Cranfield University.
Areas of Expertise
- Food Quality
- Sensor Technologies
- Sensors and Measurement Science