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Dr Howard Snelling

Lecturer in Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Programme director for BSc and MPhys Physics/ University Optical Safety Officer.

Howard came to study his BSc in the Department of Applied Physics at Hull to pursue his interest in lasers.

After gaining a BSc in Applied Physics with Laser Technology in 1989, he was awarded a PhD scholarship by Lumonics Ltd to develop photoswitched gas lasers under the supervision of Prof Peter Dyer.

Howard gained his PhD in 1993 and was then engaged in various postdoctoral positions involving applications of lasers, particularly micromachining.

In 2001, he was appointed as lecturer to develop a taught MSc programme, Laser Applications in Micromachining and Processing (LAMP), which he successfully ran for seven years.

Undergraduate

Lecture courses

- Lasers in science and materials processing

- Applied Physics techniques

Laboratory classes

- Experimental Techniques Laboratory (semester 1)

- Experimental Techniques Laboratory (semester 2)

Journal Article

Laser sintering of gravure printed indium tin oxide films on polyethylene terephthalate for flexible electronics

Serkov, A., Snelling, H., Heusing, S., & Martins-Amaral, T. (2019). Laser sintering of gravure printed indium tin oxide films on polyethylene terephthalate for flexible electronics. Scientific reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-38043-y

X-ray absorption study of platinum and palladium atoms in argon matrices: Evidence for platinum in a substitutional site and a short Pd–Ar interaction

Harris, N., Sakr, A. K., Snelling, H. V., & Young, N. A. (2018). X-ray absorption study of platinum and palladium atoms in argon matrices: Evidence for platinum in a substitutional site and a short Pd–Ar interaction. Journal of molecular structure, 1172, 80-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.06.024

Research interests

Optical Physics

Lasers

Light-matter interactions

Laser Applications

Applied Physics

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Prosperity Partnerships: EPSRC, Business and Universities

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£526,429.00

Started

1 November 2017

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Howard welcomes applications in the areas of laser-material interactions and optical physics.

Completed PhDs

- Dr Matthew Leach, Radio frequency excited carbon dioxide laser processing of carbon fibre reinforced composites : experimental and theoretical analyses of the fume content and expansion dynamics (2014)

- Dr Bibi Safia Haq, Laser structuring of materials for biomedical applications (2012)

- Dr Abigail Marchant, Experimental and theoretical studies of surface and volume changes in dielectrics induced by long-pulse RF CO2 laser irradiation (2012)

- Dr Robin Scott, Development of environmental water monitors based on hydrostatic and flourescence detection techniques (2009)

- Dr David Whitehead, Pulsed laser interactions with protective polymer coatings of optical fibres (2005)

Current PhD supervisions

- Jack Eden, Laser interactions with thin films for flexible electronics

- Alexandra Bridgwater, Analysis of fume from laser interactions with printed thin films