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4th Meeting of the 200th Session (2020-2021)

Whisky Tasting using a Nanoscale Optical Tongue

Dr Alasdair William Clark

Dr Alasdair William Clark

Dr Alasdair William Clark
Senior Lecturer, James Watt School of Engineering
University of Glasgow

On Monday 25th January 2021, at 7pm

Dr. Clark's research concentrates on developing novel, nano-engineered devices based on the interaction of light with nanoscale metals, a field known as plasmonics. Dr. Clark will discuss recent developments in this technology that have enabled a new type of artificial tongue device for complex liquid mixture classification and sensitive molecular detection.

Dr. Clark is a Senior Lecturer working in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Applied Physics from the University of Strathclyde, Dr. Clark moved to the University of Glasgow to pursue a PhD in Nano-Plasmonics. On completion of his PhD studies he took a short appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, before returning to Glasgow to start the Nanophotonic Devices research group. Focused at the interface of nano-engineering, photonics, and DNA-nanotechnology, Dr. Clark's group hopes to provide new nano-scale tools, materials and technologies for applications in optics, sensing, electronics, imaging, healthcare and renewable energy.