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I graduated with a BSc. in Physics with Maths from Reading University in 1991. Then I moved to Queen Mary and Westfield college (QMW) at the University of London, where I gained an MSc. in (Medical) Radiation Physics and then a PhD in Spectroscopy and Solid State Physics. I took my first PDRA position with the Astronomy Instrumentation Group (AIG) at QMW and then to Cardiff University in 2001, working on the Herschel and Planck Space Telescopes. I became a member of Academic staff at Cardiff in 2005, Deputy Head of the School in 2012 and Professor in 2014. My research work is centred within the AIG (in the fields of FIR quasi optics and spectroscopy). This activity is largely funded through the STFC and a number of external contracts. I also extend the world-leading AIG technology to biophysics fields for which I have held 2 EPSRC awards.
Prof Carole Tucker is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Cardiff University and Condensed Matter and Photonics Group, Cardiff University.
Areas of Expertise
- Development and production of quasi-optical filters for FIR and submillimeter (THz) applications.
- Development of imaging FTS techniques for application in astronomy and biophysics.
- Fourier transform spectroscopy from sub-THz to MIR.
- THz spectroscopy of protein structures, DNA and tissues and spectral characterization of cancer.
- THz spectroscopy of protein structures, DNA and tissues.