Contact Dr Thomas Kissinger

Areas of expertise


Thomas is a trained physicist (Dipl.-Phys.) and electrical engineer (B.Sc) and has previously worked in the optical metrology industry. He is currently working as a Research Fellow at Engineering Photonics, Cranfield University, following on from his PhD there in the area of range-resolved interferometric signal processing for fibre sensing applications. His PhD thesis entiltled 'Range-resolved optical interferometric signal processing' won the 2016 Lord Kings Norton prize for the best overall PhD thesis across Cranfield University.

Current activities

Thomas's main research areas are the applications of interferometric and other signal processing techniques to engineering problems in ares such as:

  • Precision Interferometry and Vibrometry
  • Optical Fibre Sensing
  • Manufacturing Instrumentation
  • Optical Gas Sensing

He is a Researcher Co-Investigator on the three year Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC) grant 'Novel optical instrumentation for robotic manufacturing' and he is heavily involved with the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) funded project BladeSense. Both projects are partially based on applying the range-resolved interferometry technique developed developed during his PhD project to real-world problems.

In addition to this he works with Oxford Instruments Nanoscience on the application of displacement and vibration measurements to their products and is collaborates with Cranfield University's Welding Engineering Research Centre on the application of novel interferometric sensors to laser based welding and additive manufacturing.


  • Oxford Instruments Nanoscience
  • Airbus Helicopters UK


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