K T V Grattan City University London
Professor K. T. V. Grattan, (UNITED KINGDOM)
Dean, School of Informatics and School of Engineering & Mathematical Science City University London
STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING – BETTER SOLUTIONS USING FIBRE OPTIC SENSORS
Professor Grattan graduated in Physics from the Queen’s University of Belfast with a BSc with First Class Honours in 1974, followed by a PhD in Laser Physics in the use of laser-probe techniques for measurements on potential new dye laser systems.
In 1978 he became a Research Fellow at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, (sponsored by the UK Rutherford Laboratory) to work on advanced photolytic drivers for novel laser systems. In 1983 he joined City University London as a “new blood” Lecturer in Physics, being appointed Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation and Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering in 1991, a post he held for 10 years. His research interests have expanded to include the use of fibre optic and optical systems in the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters and he has been active in many aspects of that field over the past 25 years. He obtained a DSc from City University in 1992 for his work in sensor systems and became Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Chairman of the Applied Optics Division of the Institute of Physics and he was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He was awarded the Callendar Medal and the Honeywell Prize of the Institute of Measurement and Control and appointed Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics at City University in 2008. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s national academy for engineering in 2008.