Radhakrishna Prabhu
Title: Dr
First Name: Radhakrishna
Surname: Prabhu
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262252

Professional Body Membership

Member of:

  • The Institution of engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Energy Institute (EI)

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching
  • Research (IDEAS Research Institute member)

Teaching Interests

  • ASM012: Environmental analysis
  • EN4521: Optical & Radio Communications
  • EN4500: Engineering Analysis II
  • EN3590: Environmental Engineering
  • EN3570: Energy Conversion and Storage

Academic Background

  • B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering
  • M.Tech. in Optoelectronics & Laser Technology
  • PhD. in Instrumentation

Research Interests / Professional Background

I have more than 15 years of applied research experience and my current research areas are:

  • Biosensors and Instrumentation
  • Environmental sensing and monitoring
  • Clean Technology

Other research areas of interest include Renewable Energy Systems, Subsea sensing, Optoelectronics, Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Lasers, Fluorescence Instrumentation, Lab-0n-a-chip, Optical waveguides and Opticalsecurity.

Current/recent research projects are:

  • Genesparks – A nanotechnology based biosensing platform
  • Surface modification for biosensing applications
  • A novel hybrid sensor system for environmental monitoring applications
  • Wastewater Reactor development
  • Study of microparticle dynamics in watertreatment systems

Recent national or international conference presentations

  • SUBSEA 2012, AECC Aberdeen, 8-9 February 2012
  • The Ninth International Water Association Symposium on Off-Flavours in the Aquatic Environment: 14-18 August 2011

Main Funding Bodies / Key Partners 

  • Scottish funding council
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • NCR Financial Solutions Group Ltd.
  • NSA Ltd.

Key Publications

  1. 'Environmental forensic investigations: The potential use of novel heavy metal sensor and novel taggants.' Pollard, P., Adams, M., Robertson, P, Cristidis, K., Officer, S., Prabhu G R., Gow K. & Morrison, A. in Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics. Editors: Ritz, Dawson and Miller, 2008.
  2. 'Photobactericidal effects of TiO2 thin films at low temperatures - a preliminary study' T.P.Tim Cushnie, Peter K.J. Robertson, Simon Officer, Pat M. Pollard, Radhakrishna Prabhu, Cathy McCullagh, Jeanette M.C. Robertson, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 215 (2010), 290-294
  3. 'Novel online optical security system based on rare earth doped micro glass beads' by S. Officer, Radhakrishna Prabhu G, P. Pollard, C. Hunter and G. Ross, In SPIE-IS&T conference on Electronic Imaging 2004, January 18-23, San Jose, CA, USA.
  4. Pollard, P. M., Officer, S., Hunter, C., Prabhu G, R. Analytical Composition and Method, European patent, EP1831698, 2009
  5. Ross, G. A., Pollard, P., Hunter, C., Officer, S., Prabhu G. R 'Optically detectable security feature' US patent, 7129506, 2006
  6. P. Pollard, G. R. Prabhu, S. Officer, C. Hunter and G. Ross European patent no. GBA 0314883, 2004–' Security labelling'
  7. P. Pollard, S. Officer, C. Hunter, G. R. Prabhu and T. Wilson, US Patent application no:11/793848 'Analytical Compositions and Methods (lanthanide taggant)', 2008