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Damian Carder

Damian Carder

Senior Scientist

Advanced Materials

Optical Materials and Devices

Areas of expertise

  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Fiber optic sensors
  • Lasers
  • Mobile optical devices
  • Materials identification using spectroscopic methods
  • Material characterisation
  • Material modification


  • PhD (Physics)

Professional activities

  • Associate Investigator: The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
  • SPIE Member (International Photonics Society)


Damian's specialist areas include fibre optic sensors for harsh environments, material identification/characterisation using optical spectroscopy, mobile optical devices and spectroscopy.

Damian is also experienced in the application and use of lasers for material characterisation and modification.