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Has significant experience in thin film physics/material physics and applications in optical coatings, sensors, life science and flexible electronics, including the aspects of material, process, characterization, modelling/simulation, application and device design, particularly in optical thin films. Also has additional skills in Mathcad, Matlab, C++, VB and Fortran programming, and programming for MCU (Micro Control Unit).

Current research activities

Mainly, researches in thin films for imaging and sesnors

• Feasibility of a Hyperspectral Crop Camera (HCC) for agriculture optimisation (PI, 2016, funder BBSRC)
• High Density Plasma Assisted Electron Beam Deposition of Precision Optical Coatings offering enhanced throughput and retrofitability to existing & new deposition systems (CoI, 2017, Royal Academy of Engineering UK-China Industry Academia Partnership Programme)
• A high growth spinout project for IR gas sensing (2016, CoI, Scottish Enterprise)
• Self-powering gas and environment wireless sensor platform in building applications, (CoI, 2015, Innovate UK)
• As DOS, currently supervising 2 PhD projects:
 “Large area, high quality optical filters produced using plasma enhanced process for laser application”; Mr Cheng Li
 “Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering for the applications in medical sensing and explosive sensing”; Mr Martin Hin On Chu
• Other PhD supervising


• Editorial Board Member of Journal: Frontiers in Materials; Paper Review for Journals: Sensors, Coatings, Optics Communications, Optical Materials Express, Applied Surface Science, Thin Solid Films, etc

Target collaborative companies

Wideblue, UK

Helia, Uk

Dushi Green, Shanghai China

Javac, Shanghai China

Target collaborative organisations

Strathclyde University

Glasgow University

Heriot-Watt University

Fudan University, Shanghai China

Tongji University, Shanghai China

CUST, Changchun China

Xian Technical University, Xian China

BIPT, Beijing China

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Good at maths and programming

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Research Output 2004 2018

  • 29 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
68 Downloads (Pure)

A numerical and experimental study of a new design of closed dynamic respiration chamber

Al Makky, A., Alaswad, A., Gibson, D., Song, S. & Olabi, A. G., 28 Feb 2018, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 145, p. 326-340 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Automated control of plasma ion-assisted electron beam-deposited TiO2 optical thin films

Hui, B., Xiuhua, F., Gibson, D., Child, D., Song, S., Fleming, L., Rutins, G., Chu, H. O., Clark, C. & Reid, S., 5 Aug 2018, In : Coatings. 2018, 8, 11 p., 272.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
electron beams
thin films
ion currents

Investigation of TiO2 thin film deposited by microwave plasma assisted sputtering and its application in 3D glasses

Hao, Q., Xiuhua, F., Song, S., Gibson, D., Li, C., Chu, H. O. & Shi, Y., 2 Aug 2018, In : Coatings. 8, 8, 14 p., 270.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Thin films
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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
thin films
70 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Light interference
Multilayer films
Chemical sensors
Light emitting diodes
Infrared radiation

Activities 2012 2018

  • 11 Publication peer-review
  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 1 Invited talk

COATINGS (Journal)

Shigeng Song (Editorial board member)
1 Sep 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (Journal)

Shigeng Song (Peer reviewer)
27 Apr 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

COATINGS (Journal)

Shigeng Song (Guest editor)
1 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


Shigeng Song (Peer reviewer)
3 Mar 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Theoretical and Applied Physics (Journal)

Shigeng Song (Peer reviewer)
7 Feb 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review


Hin On Chu

Person: Academic, Doctor of Philosophy

optical coatings
Copper oxides
gravitational waves
thermal noise
LIGO (observatory)
amorphous silicon