Contact Professor Mark Richardson

Areas of expertise

  • Communications Systems
  • Defence Sensors


Prior to joining Cranfield, Mark spent 5 years with GEC-Marconi as professional engineer, senior engineer and section leader.

Mark has a first class BSc, an MSc with distinction and PhD. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Science and has a Diploma of Imperial College.

Current activities

Mark has a number of senior roles at Cranfield University:

Professor of Electronic Warfare

Director of Defence and Security Technology

Director of Research for Cranfield Defence and Security

Head of the Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information & Cyber.

Mark's research interests lie in:

electro-optics and infrared (EOIR) for electronic warfare

countermeasures, seekers, surveillance and target acquisition

man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADs)

laser systems

digital image processing

electro-optical protective measures (EOPM)

electro-optical countermeasures (EOCM).


  • Ministry of Defence
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • QinetiQ Group PLC
  • Chemring Group PLC
  • Leonardo S.p.A


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