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Rong Su

Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Rong Su joined the University of Nottingham as a research fellow of the Manufacturing Metrology Team in 2015 following a short-term work at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). His research interests include characterization, calibration, correction and development of high accuracy and precision 3D optical measuring instruments for advanced manufacturing applications, including interference microscopy, focus variation microscopy, confocal microscopy, optical coherence tomography and X-ray computed tomography. He obtained his BSc in Optical Information Science and Technology from Sun Yat-sen University in 2007, MSc in Photonics from KTH in 2010, and PhD in Industrial Metrology and Optics from KTH in 2014. He has 9 years' experience of taking the lead roles in research and management in multiple EU and UK research projects, and has collaborated closely with top level academics and engineers from leading institutions such as Harvard University and ZYGO Corporation. His expertise includes both theoretical and experimental aspects of optics, photonics, surface metrology, dimensional metrology, interferometry, microscopy, tomography and image/data processing. He has authored 30+ original research articles in highly regarded journals (69% publications in top 10% journals by SNIP) and international conference proceedings, co-author of a book chapter, and a top 10 reviewer in the field of optical metrology (according to Publons). Rong is a member of the Institute of Physics, scientific committee of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, the American Society of Precision Engineering and the International Society for Optics and Photonics, and a Research Affiliate of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP).

Expertise Summary

Rong Su specialises in optical metrology, micro metrology, surface metrology, optical modelling, Monte Carlo methods, signal and image processing, interferometry, light scattering, optical and X-ray tomography, optical materials, instrument testing and calibration, international standards, GD&T, and measurement uncertainty analysis.

Teaching Summary

Advanced Metrology

Modern Industrial Metrology

Research Summary

Metrology for precision and additive manufacturing - EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship (2015-2020).

Metrology for highly-parallel manufacturing (MetHPM) - EMPIR (2015-2018)

Reference algorithms and metrology on aspherical and freeform optical leness (FreeFORM) - EMPIR (2016-2019)

Selected Publications

Past Research

MULTILAYER - ​Roll-to-roll multi material layered 3D shaping technology - FP7 European project

Towards traceability of X-ray computed tomography - NPL project

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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