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Conference Chair & Speaker

Kenneth Grattan


Kenneth Grattan, PhD


City University of London, UK

Professor Kenneth T V Grattan graduated in Physics from Queens University Belfast with a BSc (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, to work on advanced photolytic drivers for novel laser systems. In 1983, he joined City University 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. 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 for industrial applications. He obtained a DSc from City University London in 1992 for his work in sensor systems was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He was awarded the Calendar Medal and the Honeywell Prize of the Institute of Measurement and Control and was Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics at City University from 2008-12. He was appointed Dean of the City Graduate School in 2012 and served until 2019 and in the same year was elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument makes of London. He is now Director of the Institute of Sensors & Instrumentation. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008 and holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Scientific Instrumentation.

He is the author of over seven hundred publications in major international Journals and a similar number at key Conferences worldwide and is the co-editor of a five-volume topical series on Optical Fibre Sensor Technology.