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Research interests

Duncan's research is focused on applications of high power lasers in manufacturing and in medicine. He is Director of the £5.6M 5-University Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes, and PI of an EPSRC grant (joint with the University of Bath) on novel fibre optics for delivery of high peak power laser light.  Furthermore, he is PI of the recently-awarded £1.3M EPSRC Platform Grant on Manufacturing of Medical Devices, and is the Heriot-Watt PI of a recently awarded EU grant on laser-based manufacturing of functional surfaces.  He is also involved in ERC-funded work on laser-based manufacture of micro-fluidic devices to simulate porous media for application in Carbon Capture and Storage; and is co-Investigator of an EPSRC grant to develop minimally-invasive laser-based surgery for treatment of early stage colon cancer.

Current industrial collaborators include Renishaw, Leonardo, Oxford Lasers, Coherent Scotland, SPI Lasers, Litron Lasers, AWE, Powerphotonic, and Edinburgh Molecular Imaging.

Biography

Duncan graduated from the University of St Andrews in 1986 with a BSc in Physics with Electronics, and from the University of Southampton (Optical Fibre Group) in 1991 with a PhD.  In 1991 he moved to Heriot-Watt University, initially employed as a Research Associate. In 1997 he was appointed Lecturer in Physics and subsequently promoted to Reader (2001) and Professor of Applied Photonics (2003).  He has held a rnage of additional appointments, as Director of the Photonics EngD Centre (2001 - 2007); Director of Postgraduate Research (2001 - 2007); Head of Physics (2007 - 2011); Acting Head of School (2011); Director of Research (2012 - 2015); Acting Deputy Principal (Pro-VC) Research (2015-2016); Deputy Head of School (2012 onwards).

Roles & Responsibilities

Duncan is currently Deouty Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes.

Keywords

  • QC Physics
  • laser
  • photonics
  • manufacturing
  • medical
  • optics

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Research Output 1988 2019

High yield direct fusion welding of glass and metal

Carter, R., Morawska, P., Hann, S., Esser, M. J. D. & Hand, D. P., 26 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

File
fusion welding
glass
ultrashort pulsed lasers
frit
optics

High yield ultrafast laser microwelding process for direct joining of metal-to-glass

Morawska, P., Hann, S., Esser, M. J. D., Carter, R. & Hand, D. P., 21 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

File
glass
metals
adhesive bonding
lasers
interlayers
Open Access
File
marking
craters
alphanumeric characters
products
metals
Open Access
File
laser machining
borosilicate glass
laser beams
scanning
surface roughness

Preclinical evaluation of porcine colon resection using hollow core negative curvature fibre delivered ultrafast laser pulses

Mohanan, S. M. P. C., Beck, R. J., West, N. P., Shires, M., Perry, S. L., Jayne, D. G., Hand, D. P. & Shephard, J. D., 26 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Biophotonics. e201900055.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultrafast lasers
Fiber lasers
Laser pulses
hollow
Colon

Datasets

Towards industrial ultrafast laser microwelding: SiO2 and BK7 to an Aluminium Alloy - Data

Carter, R. (Creator), Troughton, M. (Creator), Chen, J. (Creator), Elder, I. (Creator), Thomson, R. R. (Creator), Esser, M. J. D. (Creator), Lamb, R. A. (Creator), Hand, D. P. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 2017

Dataset

Activities 2012 2017

  • 11 Oral presentation
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of Advisory Panel
  • 1 Membership of peer review panel

Anti-Resonant Fibers for Flexible High Peak-Power Beam Delivery

Richard Carter (Invited speaker), Fei Yu (Contributor), William J Wadsworth (Contributor), Jonathan D. Shephard (Contributor), Jonathan C Knight (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Anti-counterfeiting security markings for metal goods

Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), Marcus Ardron (Contributor), Andrew John Waddie (Contributor), Mohammad Reza Taghizadeh (Contributor), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor)
23 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Fabrication of three-dimensional micro-structures in glass by picosecond laser micro-machining and welding

Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), Richard Carter (Contributor), Amir Jahanbakhsh (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor), Robert R J Maier (Contributor), M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer (Contributor)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Tamper-proof holographic markings for high-value goods

Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), Marcus Ardron (Contributor), Andrew John Waddie (Contributor), Mohammad Reza Taghizadeh (Contributor), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor)
29 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Flexible Fibre Optic Beam Delivery of Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Richard Carter (Speaker), Yu Fei (Speaker), William J Wadsworth (Speaker), Jonathan D. Shephard (Speaker), Jonathan C Knight (Speaker), Duncan Paul Hand (Speaker)
23 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation