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 Expert  728612

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

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North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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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.

Auger electron spectroscopy


electron spectroscopy


Monte Carlo method

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.

computer programming


computer software


imaging spectroscopy

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to




Research and Development


Research Engineer


He uses Matlab and C++ to develop algorithms for the processing of 3D data cubes from Seismic Surveys.

2004 to 2011


University of York


Department of Electronics


Research Assistant


Development of C++ code for the Monte Carlo simulation of electrons in solids. Also managed students for the development of patented electron energy analyser.

2002 to 2003


Omicron nanotechnology




Software Engineer


Development of GUI C++ software (using Qt) for the Scanning Tunneling Microscope

2000 to 2001




Research and Development


Research Engineer


Development of C++ software for the control of silicon wafer inspection equipment and conducted experiments using Ulraviolet lasers.

1998 to 2000


Shimadzu Research Laboratory


Research and Development


research Engineer


Development of electron energy analyser and C++ software.

1995 to 1998


University of Ulster


Department of Applied Biological and Chemical sciences.


Research Officer


Carried out experiments using synchrotron radiation on Titanium Nitride.

1990 to 1995


University of Leeds


Department of Physics


Research Fellow


Carried out studies using synchrotron radiation of Amorphous metals.

1989 to 1989


Link Analytical


Microanalysis Department


Software Engineer


Wrote software for X-ray Fluorescence equipment.

Career Accomplishments:

Institute of Physics

Professional Appointments

Treasurer of the Yorkshire Branch of the Institute of Physics


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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Scanning  
 - IEEE  
 - Journal of Physics  
 - SPIE  

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

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Wrote courses in Surface and Materials Science while at Universities of Leeds and Ulster.

Supplier and Vendor Location and 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 Skills and Services

I have originated a number of methods and algorithms (e.g. multispectral methods in Scanning Auger Microscopy or Fault enhancement in Seismic surveys)


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