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Dr Robert Hughes

Dr Robert Hughes

Dr Robert Hughes
EngD, MPhys

Lecturer in Non-Destructive Testing

Area of research

Electromagnetic Sensing and Manipulation

Office 1.57 Q.B.
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5738

Research summary

Dr Hughes’ research focuses on electromagnetic sensing & control, with specific interests in resonant inductive sensing, array technology, complex-data processing and inversion modelling, with applications in non-destructive testing & evaluation (NDT&E) of industrial components. He also has a growing interest in magnetic particle manipulation in microfluidic environments with applications in diagnostic healthcare technology.  A summary of Dr Hughes’ active research areas are given below.

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Inductive Sensing / Eddy-Current Testing

Inductive sensing, also known as eddy-current testing (ECT), is a highly-sensitive electromagnetic inspection technique used to ...

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Dr Hughes received his MPhys from the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick (UK) in 2011, followed by an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in 2016, carrying out research in the field of electromagnetic sensing for non-destructive evaluation (NDE), sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc (UK).  In 2015, he became a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, carring out research into electromagnetic sensing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as undertaking interdiciplinary research into on-chip magnetic particle manipulation through the Schools of Physics and ith collaborators in Biomedical Sciences. In 2019, Dr Hughes became a lecturer in NDE ...

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