On Thursday 29 August 2019, the Applied Optics Group (AOG) welcomed the visit of Sir Roger Gale, member of Parliament for North Thanet. The visit stemmed from the AOG’s participation in this year’s STEM4Britain event, where PDRA Dr Manuel Marques showcased results from his research on an EPSRC supported project that combines optical coherence tomography with robotic manipulation.
The head of the AOG, Prof Adrian Podoleanu, presented an overview of the research topics and achievements of the group. He particularly highlighted the progress being made in optical modalities for medical imaging, and for non-destructive testing. This was followed by Sir Roger’s visit to Manuel’s lab and to several other AOG labs, where researchers had the opportunity to present their current activities and the stage of translating their research to clinics and industry.
We would like to heartily thank Sir Roger for his visit to the AOG and for his interest in the research being done in the local area. We look forward to inviting him to tour our labs again in the near future.
The Applied Optics Group (AOG) develops advanced optical systems for imaging and sensing, with applications in medicine, science and industry. Find out more on their research page.