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Research interests

I'm a senior academic specializing in photonics, specifically experiment-led ultrafast laser sources and metrology. Over a post-doctoral career spanning 25 years I have won £26M in grants and research contracts, with £16M as PI. My research is motivated by its potential for real-world exploitation, and a substantial fraction is carried out in collaboration with industry in the UK and abroad, including the spin-out company Chromacity Ltd. (chromacitylasers.com).

I welcome opportunities for new collaborations. If you are interested in discussing how widely tunable ultrafast lasers could be applied in a new context to spectroscopy, astrophotonics, metrology or microscopy, please email me at: D.T.Reid@hw.ac.uk

Biography

Derryck Reid graduated in 1991 from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Natural Sciences (Physics). He completed his PhD at the University of St Andrews in 1994 and held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship there from 1997 until 2000. In 2001 he joined Heriot-Watt University as a Lecturer and was promoted to Professor in 2005.

Roles & Responsibilities

Group head and PI, Ultrafast Optics Group.

PI and Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics.

Teaching responsibilities in Masters-level photonic courses.

 

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Research Output

Dither-free stabilization of a femtosecond doubly-resonant OPO using parasitic sum-frequency mixing

Cheng, Y. S., McCracken, R. A. & Reid, D. T., 1 Feb 2020, In : Optics Letters. 45, 3, p. 768-771 4 p.

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    Supercontinuum generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide

    Rutkauskas, M., Srivastava, A. S. & Reid, D. T., 20 Feb 2020, In : Optica. 7, 2, p. 172-175 4 p.

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    Active Localization of Gas Leaks using Fluid Simulation

    Asenov, M., Rutkauskas, M., Reid, D., Subr, K. & Ramamoorthy, S., Apr 2019, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 4, 2, p. 1776-1783 8 p.

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    Autonomous multi-species environmental gas sensing using drone-based Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy

    Rutkauskas, M., Asenov, M., Ramamoorthy, S. & Reid, D. T., 1 Apr 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 7, p. 9578-9587 10 p.

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    Characterization of a carrier-envelope-offset-stabilized blue- And green-diode-pumped Ti:sapphire frequency comb

    Castro-Marín, P., Mitchell, T., Sun, J. & Reid, D. T., 1 Nov 2019, In : Optics Letters. 44, 21, p. 5270-5273 4 p.

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    Prizes

    Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET)

    Derryck Telford Reid (Recipient), 1 Jan 2014

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP)

    Derryck Telford Reid (Recipient), 31 Dec 2005

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fellow of the Optical Society (FOSA)

    Derryck Telford Reid (Recipient), 1 Oct 2017

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)

    Derryck Telford Reid (Recipient), 15 May 2017

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Activities

    Press / Media

    Laser technique can identify suspicious white powders

    Derryck Telford Reid

    8/10/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Laser beams light on chemical warfare

    Derryck Telford Reid

    3/07/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research