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Research interests

William MacPherson is a Associate Professor in Physics and a member of the Applied Optics and Photonics research group in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. His research interests are centred around the application of optical and fibre-optic techniques for measurement and instrumentation. This work includes high bandwidth temperature and pressure sensors for aerodynamic measurements, novel fibres for structural monitoring, vibration and acceleration measurement, and studies into potential sensing applications of novel microstructured fibres. Recent work includes monitoring in remote environments, including sub-sea hydrodynamic flow measurement. 

Many of these projects have been in colaboration with industry (such as QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Image Automation, AWE plc, Renishaw, Atlas Electronik), and other Universities (including Oxford, Bath, Sheffield, Aston, Birmingham, Leeds, Tallin, Groeninig Universities).

He has published over 90 journal and conference papers in this area, and was on the organising committee for the 2010 European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors and local organising commitee for the 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors.

Roles & Responsibilities

Associate Editor IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Sensors Council (2012-2016).

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Research Output

Fluid Distribution in Immiscible Two-Phase Fluid Displacement for CO2 Storage

Nhunduru, R., Shahrokhi, O., Jahanbakhsh, A., Wlodarczyk, K. L., Hand, D. P., MacPherson, W. N., Garcia, S. & Maroto-Valer, M. M., 19 Jun 2019, 10th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • The effect of injection rate on fluid invasion patterns: Immiscible two-phase fluid displacement in 2D laser-manufactured micromodels

    Nhunduru, R., Jahanbakhsh, A., Shahrokhi, O., Wlodarczyk, K. L., Hand, D. P., MacPherson, W. N., Garcia, S. & Maroto-Valer, M. M., 10 May 2019, InterPore2019 Valencia Book of Abstracts.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    Accelerated through-life performance evaluation of fibre Fabry-Pérot pressure sensors

    Dyer, T. C., MacPherson, W. N., Brooks, S. J. & McCulloch, S., 2018, Optical Fiber Sensors 2018. Optical Society of America, TuE33

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Bio-inspired all-optical artificial neuromast for 2D flow sensing

    Wolf, B. J., Morton, J. A. S., Macpherson, W. N. & Van Netten, S. M., Mar 2018, In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 13, 2, 026013.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Fabrication and characterization of machined multi-core fiber tweezers for single cell manipulation

    Anastasiadi, G., Leonard, M., Paterson, L. & MacPherson, W. N., 1 Feb 2018, In : Optics Express. 26, 3, p. 3557-3567

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 41 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 2 Participation in Festival or Exhibition
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk

    Coupling Numerical Modelling with Flow Experiments to Optimize Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices for Transport in Porous Media Applications

    Amir Jahanbakhsh (Speaker), Krystian Lukasz Wlodarczyk (Contributor), M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer (Contributor), Robert R J Maier (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor), William Neil MacPherson (Contributor)
    10 Sep 201811 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Girls into STEM

    Bill MacPherson (Invited speaker)
    1 Nov 201823 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition

    Laser processing of Borofloat®33 glass

    Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), William Neil MacPherson (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor)
    28 May 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Orkney International Science Festival 2015

    William Neil MacPherson (Participant)
    5 Sep 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition