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Richard Carter graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an undergraduate Mphys (Hons) in 2005 before spending a year working for the Scottish Exectuive (Crofting Branch). He returned to Physics to complete an MSc in Photonics and Opto Electronic Devices run jointly by the Universities of Heriot Watt and St-Andrews, including a rearch project studing the modeling of optical metamaterials. In 2007 he joined the Applied Optics Group as a PhD student submitting his thesis at the end of 2011. His main interests to date have been the development of optical hydrogen sensors, specifically using palladium coated long period gratings, including the development of theoretical models for metal jacketed long period gratings. His research continues to focus on optical sensors for physical measurements and is currently writing a review on possible optical hydrophone technologies.
Dr Richard M. Carter is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Applied Optics and Photonics Research, Heriot Watt University and Heriot-Watt University.