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Prof. Andrew Moore

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Room: EMB G.15




Andrew Moore received his BSc in Engineering Science and PhD in Optical Metrology from Loughborough University in 1988 and 1992 respectively. From 1992 to 1997 he worked at the Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico. He joined Heriot-Watt University in 1997 and is currently a Professor in the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences. He was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (2000 to 2005) and an AWE William Penney Fellow (2006 to 2015). His research interests include full-field optical instrumentation and its application to the understanding and control of engineering processes, in particular the additive manufacture (3D printing) of metals and sub-surface stress measurements in ceramic components.


Selected Publications

  1. I. Bitharas, S.W. Campbell, A.M. Galloway, N.A. McPherson and A.J. Moore, “Visualisation of alternating shielding gas flow in GTAW”, Materials and Design 91 424–431 (2016)

  2. T.D. Nguyen, J.D. Valera and A.J. Moore, “Optical thickness measurement with multi-wavelength THz interferometry”, Optics and Lasers in Engineering 61 19–22 (2014)

  3. Y.R. Huddart, J.D.R. Valera, N.J. Weston and A.J. Moore, “Absolute phase measurement in fringe projection using multiple perspectives”, Optics Express 21(18) 21119 (2013)

  4. V. Beyer, S.W. Campbell, G.M. Ramsey, T.J. Scanlon, A.M. Galloway, A.J. Moore and N.A. McPherson, “Systematic study of the effect of cross-drafts and nozzle diameter on shield gas coverage in MIG welding”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining 18(8) 652-660 (2013)

  5. S.M. Knupfer, A.M. Paradowska, O. Kirstein and A.J. Moore, “Characterization of the residual strains in iterative laser forming”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 212 90-99 (2012)

  6. R. Kiss, H. Bock, S. Pells, E. Canetta, A.K. Adya, A.J. Moore, P. De Sousa and N.A. Willoughby, “Elasticity of human embryonic stem cells as determined by Atomic Force Microscopy”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering – Transactions of the ASME 133(10) Article: 101009 (2011)

  7. Y.R. Huddart, J.D.R. Valera, N.J. Weston, T.C. Featherstone and A.J. Moore, “Phase-stepped fringe projection by rotation about the camera’s perspective center”, Optics Express 19(19) 18458-18469 (2011)

  8. T. Wu, J.D. Valera and A.J. Moore, “High-speed, sub-Nyquist interferometry”, Optics Express 19(11) 10111-10123 (2011)

  9. S.M. Knupfer and A. J. Moore, “The effects of laser forming on the mechanical and metallurgical properties of low carbon steel and aluminium alloy samples”, Materials Science and Engineering A 527 4347-4359 (2010)


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