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Prof. David Briers

School/Department: Science
Position: Emeritus Professor


Born in 1942 in Chorley, Lancashire, David Briers was educated at Balshaw's School, Leyland, and Imperial College, London. His specialty is optics, in which he holds an MSc and a PhD. His career of 35 years or so has been split evenly between UK industry, New Zealand Government research, and academic positions in Germany and at Kingston. Since leaving Kingston in 1999, he has carried out occasional work as a scientific consultant and is Emeritus Professor of Applied Optics at Kingston. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the European Optical Society and carries out voluntary work for both organizations. He now lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2007 - present Fellow of the European Optical Society
  • 1985 - present Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP)
  • 1973 - 1975 PhD in Optics, Imperial College
  • 1966 - 1967 MSc and DIC in Applied Optics, Imperial College
  • 1961 - 1964 BSc and ARCS in Physcis, Imperial College

Research Interests

Biomedical Optics and Optical Metrology

Other Professional Activity

Active in Institute of Physics (mainly Benevolent Fund and Outreach programmes) and European Optical Society (mainly electoral and constitutional matters).


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