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Prof. Andy Augousti

School/Department: Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Position: Professor


Andy Augousti is Professor of Applied Physics and Instrumentation, and Director of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University London. He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference publications, 3 patents, 5 volumes of edited conference proceedings, and is a Series Editor for a book series on Sensors and Instrumentation published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

He has organised over 40 conferences and meetings, chaired three national conferences, and organised and delivered 15 short courses in the UK, France and China. He has international research links in China, Ireland, Poland and his work has been funded by the EPSRC, the former DTI, the EU, the British Council, the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

He is a Chartered Physicist and a Chartered Engineer, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. He is a recipient of the President's Award of Tianjin University, and the Honeywell International Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control. He has been a Director of four limited companies, and also holds an MBA.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2011 - present Honeywell International Medal, Institute of Measurement and Control
  • 2009 - present President's Award, Tianjin University China
  • 2004 - present Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • 2003 - 2005 MBA
  • 1999 - present Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control
  • 1999 - present Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • 1989 - present Chartered Engineer
  • 1985 - present Chartered Physicist
  • 1981 - 1984 PhD Theoretical and Computational Physics
  • 1978 - 1981 BSc Theoretical Physics

Research Interests

Optical instrumentation, fibre optic sensors for measurement of temperature, rotation and torque, and respiratory and cardiac monitoring
Analytical instrumentation: Liquid Drop Analysis
Drop Tower for microgravity environments

Teaching Area

Instrumentation and measurement, optics, general physics, astronomy

Other Professional Activity

Hon. Secretary (1989-92), Chairman (1992-6, 2007-2009), and Committee member (1996-2007, 2009-11) of the Instrument Science and Technology Group of the IoP
Committee member, Applied Optics Divisional Board, IoP (1993-8)
Committee member, Optical Group, IoP (1994-8, 2005-)
Committee member and Acting Industrial Representative, South Central Branch, IoP (1991-1992)
Founder member of the Quality Forum, IoP (1991-92)
Founding Hon. Secretary (1992-93) and founder member of the Total Quality Management Group, IoP
Committee member of Professional Group C11, Instrument systems and components, IEE (1991-96)
Founding Council Member, International Committee on Measurements and Instrumentation ICMI (1993-)
Member, SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering (1986-7, 93-4)
Member (1994-8), and Deputy Chairman (1998-2000) of the Advisory Committee of the Physics Centre, UK Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI)
Member of the Executive Committee, Optical Sensors Collaborative Association (OSCA), (1994-8) (DTI funded)
Member of the Electronics and Photonics Technology College, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (1994-6)
Chairman, Learned Society Instrumentation Co-ordination Group (1995-6)
Chairman, Professional Group J1, Instrumentation and Measurement Systems, IEE (1996-8)
Committee member, Computing and Control Divisional Board, IEE (1996-8)
Committee member, Electronics and Communications Divisional Board, IEE (1996-8)
Committee Member, Science and Technology Committee, Institute of Measurement and Control (1996-)
Committee Member, Science, Education and Technology Divisional Board, IEE (1996-2000)
Member of the Electronics and Photonics College, EPSRC (1995-1997)
Member of the Control and Instrumentation College, EPSRC (1997-1999)
Member of the Electoral Peer Review College, EPSRC (2000-02, 2003-05, 2006-09, 2010-)
Associate Member, Chartered Management Institute (2002-3)
Member, Optics and Photonics Divisional Board, Institute of Physics (2004-2008)
Member, Sensors and Instrumentation Knowledge Transfer Network Advisory Board (2009-) (TSB funded)
Member, Group Coordination Committee, Institute of Physics (2009-2012)
Member of Council, Institute of Measurement and Control (2011-)


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