N. A. Halliwell

Loughborough University, United Kingdom

N. A. Halliwell holds F.R.Eng. (Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering), Ph.D. (Liverpool), D.Sc. (Southampton) degrees. He is a Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University. Halliwell formerly held the positions of Head of Mechanical Engineering, Dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research). Halliwell was appointed to the Chair in Optical Engineering at Loughborough in 1990, becoming the UK's first Professor of Optical Engineering. In 1991, he was awarded a D.Sc. degree by Southampton University for published work in laser technology applications to engineering and won the National Physical Laboratory prize for metrology in 1992. He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Optical Engineering (FSPIE) (USA, 1997) for “distinguished contributions to optical engineering.” He is a pioneer of particle image velocimetry (PIV) and laser vibrometry and is the inventor of the Laser Rotational Vibrometer. In 2001, his research group at Loughborough received the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for research in applications of laser technology. He is a recognised expert in the field of optical diagnostics in fluid and solid mechanics and is the author of more than 200 publications in the scientific literature.

Biography Updated on 12 January 2011

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