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Overview

Dr David Hutson was born in Doncaster, England in 1960. He received a BSc in Applied Physics and a PhD in Physics and Applied Physics from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Over a period of twelve years he worked with leading manufacturers of data storage devices with responsibilities for R&D of recording head components utilising thin film technologies; first as a senior engineer with Rodime Europe Ltd and latterly as a senior manager of a high impact team with Seagate Technology Inc. Between industrial posts and over a four year period he returned to academia as a senior research fellow funded by the Wellcome Trust and was responsible for the successful development of a superconducting gradiometer for the detection of neurological activity in the brain and spinal cord. In 2000/3 he was MD of AMCET Ltd (a University of Dundee spin-out) specialising in the commercialisation of a number of novel thin film materials for sensors and semiconductor applications. Prior to taking up his current lectureship in 2008 at the University of the West of Scotland he was self-employed as a Technology and Commercialisation Advisor assisting universities and businesses with sensor design, process development, and technology transfer. During this time a successful SMART application was made for a university spin-out.  David has 33 publications in thin films and sensor technologies and holds two patents.

Current research activities

Currently engaged in the development of novel gas sensors.

Desired research direction

Development of useful technology and new product development for a university spin-out company.

Target collaborative companies

Semefab Ltd, Glenrothes, Scotland,

New Infrared Technologies, Madrid, Spain.

GMI Ltd, Inchinnan, Scotland.

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Research Output 1982 2018

2 Downloads (Pure)

Electrochromic bilayers of Prussian blue and its Cr analogue

Hedley, L., Porteous, L., Hutson, D., Robertson, N. & Johansson, J. O., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 6, 3, p. 512-517

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Thin films
Heterojunctions
Charge transfer
Metals
Density (optical)

Optimised performance of non-dispersive infrared gas sensors using multilayer thin film bandpass filters

Wang, P., Fu, X., Gibson, D., Fleming, L., Ahmadzadeh, S., Li, C., Muhiyudin, M., Song, S., Hutson, D., Moodie, D., Macgregor, C. & Steer, M., 19 Dec 2018, In : COATINGS. 8, 12, 16 p., 472.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
bandpass filters
sensors
thin films
gases
photodiodes

Temperature effects on photoacoustic carbon dioxide sensor developed using Mid-IR LED

Ishaku, L., Hutson, D. & Gibson, D., 15 May 2018. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Photoacoustic effect
Thermal effects
Light emitting diodes
Carbon dioxide
Sensors

One-dimensional photonic crystals for eliminating cross-talk in mid-IR photonics-based respiratory gas sensing

Fleming, L., Gibson, D., Song, S., Hutson, D., Reid, S., MacGregor, C. & Clark, C., 24 Feb 2017, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications X. Sadwick, L. P. & Yang, T. (eds.). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Vol. 10103. 1010318 . (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10103).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

22 Downloads (Pure)

Use of sputtered zinc oxide film on aluminium foil substrate to produce a flexible and low profile ultrasonic transducer

Hou, R., Fu, Y. Q., Hutson, D., Zhao, C., Gimenez, E. & Kirk, K. J., May 2016, In : Ultrasonics. 68, p. 54-60 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
zinc oxides
oxide films
foils
transducers
ultrasonics

Activities 2018 2018

CENSIS - Greengage Ltd

David Hutson (Participant)
8 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

CENSIS - Semefab Ltd

David Hutson (Chair)
16 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Camlin Ltd - Optical thin films

David Hutson (Participant)
18 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Gas Clip Inc

David Hutson (Participant)
25 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Spectrolytic GmbH - Commercialisation opportunity

David Hutson (Participant)
13 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Profiles

Photoacoustic effect
Thermal effects
Light emitting diodes
Carbon dioxide
Sensors
bandpass filters
sensors
thin films
gases
photodiodes