His current research is on realising low-cost miniature infrared spectrometers for reliable chemical identification. These combine metasurface filter arrays with engineered transmission spectra, a thermal camera and machine learning to distinguish different chemicals. Filters investigated include plasmonic aperture filters and dielectric nano-pillar metasurfaces.
He previously completed his Master of Science in Physics under the supervisor of Professor Ken Crozier in 2019. His master’s research was on developing a smartphone-based visible spectrometer utilizing speckle patterns emitted from an optical fibre. This work was presented at CLEO conference 2020.