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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    20042019
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    Personal profile

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Member of the Institute of Physics.

    Chartered Physicist

    Employment

    2014- Aston Institute for Photonic Technologies

    2010-2014  Chief Scientist L-3 TRL, Tewkesbury.

    2001-2009 Technical leader, QinetiQ, Malvern

    1998-2001 Senior Scientist, DERA, Portsmouth

    1994-1998 Post doctroal research fellow, Birmingham University 

    Research Interests

    Laser Detection

    Free space optical communications

    Optical spectroscopy

    Non-Mechanical beam steering

    Novel encoding schemes

    General

    I have spent meany years doing research in industry, looking across the gap at academics and now I have joined them. However bad you think things get in academia, at least the hierachies of the organisation understand that  research is the bedrock of what universities do. In industry research costs money and you always have to justify what you do to people who have no concept, why you spend money that someone else sees as their profit - even when someone else has funded it. There is a different mindset in industry. What appears to be a small amount of funding to a university, can be a major investment for a small company. The misalignment between academia and industry is something I hope I can start to influence as I think academia to industry relations will become more important (to academia) in the coming years.

    General

     Phone number:  0121 204 5311

     Email:  d.benton@aston.ac.uk

     Room : N613

     @DrDavidBenton  on Twitter

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    Lasers Engineering & Materials Science
    lasers Physics & Astronomy
    laser spectroscopy Physics & Astronomy
    beam steering Physics & Astronomy
    hyperfine structure Physics & Astronomy
    isotope effect Physics & Astronomy
    Positrons Engineering & Materials Science
    Mirrors Engineering & Materials Science

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    Research Output 2004 2019

    • 13 Article
    • 5 Conference contribution
    • 4 Conference article

    A Proposed Method for a Photon-counting Laser Coherence Detection System to Complement Optical SETI

    Benton, D., 22 May 2019, In : Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 131, 1001, 13 p., 074501.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Project SETI
    complement
    counting
    laser
    extraterrestrial intelligence

    Conformable Holographic Photonic Ink Sensors Based on Adhesive Tapes for Strain Measurements

    Alqattan, B., Benton, D., Yetisen, A. K. & Butt, H., 14 Aug 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11, 32, p. 29147-29157 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Strain measurement
    Ink
    Tapes
    Photonics
    Nanostructures

    Developments in low-cost laser detection: wide field of view implementation and direction determination

    Zandi, M., Benton, D. M., Sugden, K., Titterton, D. H., Grasso, R. J. & Richardson, M. A., 7 Oct 2019, In : Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 11161, 111610H.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Open Access
    File
    Wide-field
    Field of View
    field of view
    Cones
    aircraft safety

    Laser detection utilizing coherence

    Benton, D. M., Zandi, M., Sugden, K., Titterton, D. H. (ed.), Grasso, R. J. (ed.) & Richardson, M. A. (ed.), 7 Oct 2019, In : Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 11161, 111610G.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Open Access
    File
    Laser
    Lasers
    lasers
    Laser radiation
    Laser Radiation

    Multiple beam steering using dynamic zone plates on a micromirror array

    Benton, D., 27 Jul 2018, In : Optical Engineering. 57, 7, 073109.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    beam steering
    Laser beams
    Multiple zones
    Galvanometers
    Optical devices

    Activities 2011 2014

    • 2 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Examination

    Optics Express (Journal)

    David Benton (Peer reviewer)
    Oct 2014

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    External examiner.

    David Benton (Examiner)
    Oct 2012Oct 2014

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Optical Engineering (Journal)

    David Benton (Peer reviewer)
    2011 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review