Areas of expertise


Tom graduated in 2002 from the University of Leicester, where he gained his MPhys Physics with Space Science and Technology.

He joined the Engineering Photonics Group at Cranfield University, in February 2003 as a PhD student studying in the field of flow measurement using the recently developed technique of Planar Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) and completed his thesis ' Development of two-frequency Planar Doppler Velocimetry instrumentation' in 2006.

Current activities

Dr Charrett's current research interests include the development and application of novel laser speckle and flow measurement instrumentation.
His current interests in laser speckle instrumentation include: 
  • Speckle velocimetry for autonomous vehicle navigation
  • Speckle correlation for manufacturing instrumentation
  • Speckle interferometry for object strain and shape measurements (Electronic speckle pattern interferometry, shearography). 
In the area of flow measurement instrumentation, Dr Charrett is involving in the development of image flow instruments for the measurement of velocity, temperature and pressure of fluid flows, utilising interferometric, molecular and atomic imaging filters. Techniques include: 
  • Planar Doppler velocimetry (PDV)
  • Interferometric Planar Doppler velocimetry (IPDV)
  • Particle imaging velocimetry (PIV)
  • Filtered Rayleigh scattering (FRS).
He is also engaged in investigating the applications of new imaging technologies to engineering applications such as advanced camera systems; 3D time-of-flight cameras, electron-multiplying CCDs and high frame rate CMOS sensors and imaging fibre bundles.


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