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Expert in Monte Carlo, electron optics, Materials, Surfaces, Software, Matlab, Image Processing

Expert ID: 728612 United Kingdom

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Expert has worked in Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) and Scanning Auger Microscopy (SAM) for over 25 years. He was one of the originators of the application of multispectral techniques to the study of SAM Images. He has used advanced image processing algorithms to the study of SAM images.

Expert has been writing computer programs since 1978 - initially in FORTRAN and BASIC, but more recently in C++ and Matlab. Object
Oriented techniques are used as well as Agile methods in development and Test Driven Development. He has recently invented a new
technique for the enhancement of geological faults in seismic surveys.

Acted as imaging consultant for a company in Wales, UK. The company had bought some Ground Penetrating Radar equipment and had expected it to be able to perform tasks which it was unable to do. He examined the equipment and software and was able to show that the equipment would not be able to do what the customer had expected. He wrote some peak fitting software for a company in Australia. The software fitted up to 10 overlapping peaks using a iterative least squares approach. The peaks were modelled using a Gaussian/Lorentzian peak shape.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: Phd Subject: Surface Physics Institution: University of York
Year: 1982 Degree: B.Sc. Hons Subject: Physics with Geophysics Institution: University of Bath

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Engineer Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: He uses Matlab and C++ to develop algorithms for the processing of 3D data cubes from Seismic Surveys.
Years: 2004 to 2011 Employer: University of York Title: Research Assistant Department: Department of Electronics Responsibilities: Development of C++ code for the Monte Carlo simulation of electrons in solids. Also managed students for the development of patented electron energy analyser.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Omicron nanotechnology Title: Software Engineer Department: Software Responsibilities: Development of GUI C++ software (using Qt) for the Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: KLA-Tencor Title: Research Engineer Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Development of C++ software for the control of silicon wafer inspection equipment and conducted experiments using Ulraviolet lasers.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Shimadzu Research Laboratory Title: research Engineer Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Development of electron energy analyser and C++ software.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: University of Ulster Title: Research Officer Department: Department of Applied Biological and Chemical sciences. Responsibilities: Carried out experiments using synchrotron radiation on Titanium Nitride.
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: University of Leeds Title: Research Fellow Department: Department of Physics Responsibilities: Carried out studies using synchrotron radiation of Amorphous metals.
Years: 1989 to 1989 Employer: Link Analytical Title: Software Engineer Department: Microanalysis Department Responsibilities: Wrote software for X-ray Fluorescence equipment.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2003 Country / Region: Germany Summary: He carried out software development for Omicron nanotechnology
Years: 2009 to 2009 Country / Region: Swizerland Summary: He discussed incorporating magnetic electron energy analyser with scanning probe device with group at ETH Zurich.
Years: 1980 to 1981 Country / Region: Swizerland/France Summary: Worked at CERN, Switzerland. Developed theory of vacuum development for then proposed LEP machine.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute of Physics
Professional Appointments
Treasurer of the Yorkshire Branch of the Institute of Physics
Awards / Recognition
Science Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum (1993).
Cosslett Award from the US Microanalytical Society (2008)
Publications and Patents Summary
Has ~50 publications, one patent granted and one in preparation and a chapter in a recent book on Spectroscopic techniques used in Surface Science.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Wrote courses in Surface and Materials Science while at Universities of Leeds and Ulster.
Vendor Selection
Worked with many companies during development of devices such as Ultra High Vacuum compatible backscattered electron detector (KE Developments Ltd). I have sourced many companies to work with the development of an electron energy analyser.
Other Relevant Experience
I have originated a number of methods and algorithms (e.g. multispectral methods in Scanning Auger Microscopy or Fault enhancement in Seismic surveys)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German He can understand and speak German to a level required for business. He is not fluent.
French He can understand and speak French to a level required for business. He is not fluent.

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