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Petros Stavroulakis

Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering

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Petros received his BEng in Electronics, MSc in Nano-Electronics and his PhD on 'Low-glare biomimetic nanotextured antireflection layers for stealth and solar cell applications' from the Nano Research Centre of the University of Southampton.

Between 2011 and 2013 he successfully led and managed a knowledge transfer partnership between City University London and Sencon Ltd. Sencon Ltd is the largest supplier of bespoke sensors and quality assurance gauges for the beverage and food metal-packaging industry, based in Droitwich, UK. His role within the partnership was to spearhead the ab-initio development and delivery of the company's flagship thin-film thickness product range for the two-piece beverage industry, serving customers that produce cans for companies such as Coca-Cola and Red Bull among others. He was solely responsible for the design and optimization of the optical system and critical thickness measurement algorithm in the system as well as the technical management of a group of engineers from within Sencon's engineering team in order to successfully deliver the product to its customers.

In 2014 he was employed at NPL to contribute to the team developing an extremely accurate low frequency optical vibration isolation platform and an optical vibration measurement platform commissioned by the European Space Agency's (ESA) research and technology centre (ESTEC) by designing and developing most of the custom electronic systems used in the machine. This system is now used to accurately isolate external vibration and also measure satellite thruster operation within ESTEC's satellite test vacuum chambers.

Since March of 2015 he has been employed at the University of Nottingham as a research fellow in form metrology focused primarily on complex form measurement for Additive Manufacturing (AM) applications. His current research focus is on the use of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision to enable and develop the next generation of 3D form optical inspection equipment which will employ the concept of Information Rich Metrology (IRM). His research aims to break the physical performance barriers of traditional optical form measurement equipment and provide the AM industry with the tools necessary to accomplish tight quality control and completely automate the inspection of their manufacturing processes including that of 3D-printed parts.

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Athena Swan Silver Award