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Profiles

Dr Chris Lavers

Lecturer and SME in Radar & Telecomms

BRNC (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Research interests

Military 'swords into ploughshares' civilian technology applications: Integrated optical biosensors, civil applications of stealth technologies, thermal imaging of wildlife, high resolution satellite imagery for monitoring and prevention of man-made humanitarian disasters.

Publications-Exhibitions-Grants 2010
1)"An examination of the optical dielectric tensor of a liquid crystal waveguide", Ferroelectrics, Vol. 113, pp.339-351,1991.
2)"The use of Mode Mixing to determine the Optical Dielectric Tensor in an FLC cell", Liquid Crystals,Vol.8,No.4,pp.577-585,1990.
3)"Optical mode characterisation of the configuration of a thin ferroelectric liquid crystal cell under an applied electric field", J.Mod.Opt.,Vol.38,No.8,pp.1451-1461,1991.   
4)"Wavelength Characterisation of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cells", Jap.Journal.Appl.Phys,Vol.30,No.4,pp.729-734,1991.
http://jjap.ipap.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle?magazine=JJAP&volume=30&number=4R&page=729-734
5)"The next generation of liquid-crystal electro-optic devices- towards 2000", Phys.Ed.,Vol.26,No.4,pp.207-208,1991.
6)"Optical probing of thin liquid crystal layers using the prism-coupling technique", Liquid Crystals, Vol.11,No.6,pp.819-832,1992.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TW0-3VSH1FY-6S&_user=10&_coverDate=11%2F30%2F1996&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=f292aafc81a2e527959aa13e1c208539
7)PhD Thesis. "The optical dielectric tensor configuration in aligned Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cells." 1990, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
8)Sensors for Food Quality Control,No.5,"Planar Optical Waveguide Sensors for the Food Industry", August 1991.
9) "New advances in laser devices- towards 2000", Phys.Ed.,Vol.26,No.6,pp.335-336,1991.
10)"Langmuir-Blodgett film optical devices- towards 2000",Phys.Ed.,Vol.27,No.3,pp.123-124,1992.
11)"Optical sensors for environmental monitoring and pollution control -towards 2000", Phys.Ed,Vol.27,pp.244-45,1992.
12)"The theoretical design and fabrication of a prism-coupled polarisation conversion FLC light modulator", Journal of Thin Solid Films, Vol.230,pp.217-224,1993.
13)"A preliminary investigation of the anomalous out-of-plane tilt alignment in a half-twist ferroelectric liquid crystal cell using the prism-coupling technique", Liquid Crystals, Vol.15,No.5,pp.749-755,1993.
14)"Characterization of Secondary Silver Ion-Exchange into Potassium Ion-Exchanged Glass Waveguides", J.Physics D:Appl Phys,Vol. 27,pp.235-240,1994. http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/-search=35298032.2/0022-3727/27/2/009
15)"A waveguide-coupled surface plasmon resonance sensor for an aqueous environment," Sensors and Actuators B,Vol22.,pp.75-81,1994.
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=3345973
16)"Electrochemically controlled optical waveguide sensors’, Proceedings of Optical Fiber Sensors 9 in Florence, May 4th-May 6th 1993.
17)"Mode-Selective Fibre Coupling Using Long Range Surface-Plasmons", LEOS Annual Meeting, pp 177-178, Nov. 15th-19th 1993, San Jose, California, USA.
18)"Theoretical Modelling of Chemical and Biological Prism-Coupled Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors", pp 438-443, Proceedings of Sensors and Their Applications VII Dublin Sept. 10-13 1995 ISBN 0-7503-0331-X.
19)"Electrochemically-controlled waveguide-coupled surface plasmon sensing,", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,Vol.387,No.1,pp.2-11,1995. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/5510/
20) "A new sensor for medicine", Electronics and Wireless World, Vol 101,pp. 1021-1022, 1995.
21)"The fabrication of integrated optical glass waveguide sensors - towards 2000." Phys.Ed., Vol.31,pp.24-27,1996.http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/-search=35298032.1/0031-9120/31/1/018
22)"New laser therapy would fight tooth decay," May/June 1996, p60, Biophotonics International.
23)A short article entitled "New infra red camera," p533, July/August 1996 Electronics and Wireless World.
24)A book review of "Infrared detectors and systems", by EL Dereniak and GD Boreman, Publisher Wiley, ISBN 0-471-12209-2 for Electronics Weekly, October 2, 1996, p10.
25)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, (i) Cool Lasers & (ii) Future Antibiotic Free Laser Treatment of Dental Decay, p7, February 1997.
26)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, The Fabrication of Optoelectronics Integrated Planar Glass Waveguide Sensors, p55-57, March 1997.
27)"Determination of the optical dielectric constants, and deformational effects, after surface treatment, of a polyimide alignment layer used within a ferroelectric liquid crystal device system," Thin Solid Films, Vol.289,No1-2,pp.133-139,1996. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/els/00406090/1996/00000289/00000001/art08885
28)"European Space Agency Aims for High Tech Market in Space,"and “Red Planet Still Escapes Legacy of Red Empire”(Mars 96 probe failure),Elektor Electronics Magazine,May1997 p.11, p13.
29)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, (I) New Mid-IR Chalcogenide Lasers, (ii) IMDEX Asia ‘97, & (iii) New Long Wavelength Quantum Well Infra-red Camera, p32-33, May 1997.
30) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Environmental Monitoring using Infra-Red Sensing of Crabs, June 1997, No. 114, p 42.
31) Research News, Electronics and Beyond,  Mars- The Return and the Search for Life, Full Article, August 1997, No.116,  pp 28-33.
32) Research News, Electronics & Beyond, New Anti-Cancer Lamp, September ‘97,No. 117, p.75.
33) Recent Advances in Planar Optical Waveguide Sensors, by Dr CR Lavers BRNC, UK, and Dr K Itoh, University of Yokohama Japan, published in “Sensors and Their Applications 8”, ISBN 0 7503 0421 9 Edited by AT Augousti and NM White 1997.
34) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Mars Update 1, October 1997, No.118, p 57.
35) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Unpowered ‘Smart’ Electrochromic Windows, November 1997, No. 119, pp. 14-15.
36) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, New Photonic Crystal Waveguide, December 1997, No. 120, p.64.
37) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, LIDAR Optical Sensors in the Battle for Environmental Critical Monitoring, January 1998, No. 121, p54.
38) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Satellite Monitoring of the Catastrophic 1997-1998 El Nino Event, February 1998, No. 122, pp. 54-55.
39) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, A Radio Telescope Larger Than the Earth, March 1998, No. 123, p.53.
40) Research News, Electronics and Beyond,  Microminiature Sensors and Palm sized Silicon Microlaboratories, April 1998, No. 124, pp. 64-65.
41)  The Technology and Applications of Thermal Imaging, Full Article, Electronics and Beyond, No. 126, June 1998, pp.  30-35.
42) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Medical detector which can image breast cancer, No.126, June 1998, pp. 18-19.
43) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, 3-Dimensional Laser Sculpturing for Industrial Manufacturing, July 1998,  No. 127, pp. 52-53.
44) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Gardens of Eden, August 1998, No.128, pp. 52-55.
45) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, New Photonic Bandgap Structures For Optical Fibre Communications, October 1998, No.130, pp.32-33.
46) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Designing Digital Audio Broadcasting chips for the New Millennium, November 1998, No.131,p37.
47) Electronics and Beyond, Mars Update 2 A year on, what has been learned?, November 1998, No.131,pp. 52-56.
48) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Advances in Solar Energy Systems, January 1999, No.133, pp.58-60.
49) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, (i) Hubble Provides Clear Images of Aurora, (ii) Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifier Advances, February 1999, No.134, pp.50-51.
50)“A complementary theoretical analysis of both planar optical waveguides and prisms coated with thin Langmuir-Blodgett multilayer films for potential optoelectronics applications”, International Journal of Optoelectronics, 1998, Vol.12, No.1,pp. 9-18.
51)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Optical Radar for Early Cancer Diagnosis and a New UK Centre for Lung Cancer Research, March 1999, No.135, pp. 54-57.
52)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, The Welsh Centre for Alternative Technology, April 1999, No.136, pp. 36-37.
53)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future forms of rocketry for space applications, June 1999, No.138, pp. 54-56.
54)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Advanced Materials Aid De-Icing of Microwave Communications Antennas in Labrador, Canada & New Optical Ultra-Violet Radiation Sensor, July 1999, No.139, pp. 58-61.
55)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Reusable Space Vehicles and the International Space Station, Part 1, August 1999, No. 140, pp. 47-51.
56)“Non-destructive Examination of Planar Optical Waveguides for Sensing Applications”, Sensors and their Applications X Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Sensors and their Applications, held in Cardiff, Wales, 5-8 September 1999. Edited by NM White and AT Augousti published by the Institute of Physics. ISBN: 0 7503 0662 9.
57)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Reusable Space Vehicles and the International Space Station, Part 2, September 1999, No. 141, pp. 54-59.
58)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Reusable Space Vehicles and the International Space Station, Part 3, October 1999, No. 142, pp. 18-21.
59)Research News, Electronics &  Beyond, Liquid Crystal Displays, January 2000,No.145, p32.
60)Research News, Electronics &  Beyond, A new Laser at Rover for Improvements in Airbag Safety Deployment, January 2000,No.145, pp.70-71.
61)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, New battery technology and IRFPA Sensors, February 2000, No. 146, pp.48-50.
62)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Solar Storms and Communications Fade Out, March 2000, No. 147, pp.28-31.
63)Report entitled: ‘Optical Sensing in the UK’, completed February 2000.
64)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Microtechnology, Integrated Chips and Miniature Microsystems, May 2000, No. 149, pp.56-60.
65)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Light Illuminating Darkness in the 21st Century, & Breast Cancer Screening Aid Cleared for Diagnostic Use, June 2000, No. 150, pp.20-23.
66)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, 21st Century Liquid Crystal Displays Today and for the Needs of Tomorrow, July 2000, No. 151, pp.12-16. Part 1 of 2.
67)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, 21st Century Liquid Crystal Displays Today and for the Needs of Tomorrow, August 2000, No. 152, pp.14-17. Part 2 of 2.
68)‘Characterisation and Application of a Channel-Planar Composite Waveguide’, Optical Letters, pp. 1-3,Vol.25, No.19,2000. http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-19-1427
69)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Fractal Communications Antennas- Small Yet Elegant, October 2000, No. 154, pp. 20-23.
70)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Wearable electronics-the Indispensable fashion necessity of the future!, November 2000, No. 155, pp.20-23.
71)‘Planar Optical Waveguides for Sensing Applications’ Sensors and Actuators B 69 (2000) pp.85-95. http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/CHEMICAL/SA_69_1_2.htm
72)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Personal Communications Systems and Intra-home Networks pt1, January 2001, No. 157, pp.21-24.
73)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Intra-home communications Networks part 2, February 2001, No. 158, pp.20-25.
74)Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Nanocrystal Quantum Dot Lasers, March 2001, No. 159, pp.19-22.
75)Satellite technology, World Mission Magazine July/August 2001, p.9
76) A Composite Optical WaveGuide sensor utilising induced surface scattering and applications for liquid and vapour sensing', Sensors and their Applications XI, ISMCR 2001
77)'A design for improving the sensitivity of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to chemical and biological measurands.' Sensors and Actuators B 81 (2002) 254-258.
http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/CHEMICAL/SA_81_2-3.htm
78) Britannia Bugle, Summer 2002, No.2., p2 'Everything exposed by the light becomes visible.'
79)Britannia Bugle, Autumn 2002, No.3., p2. BRNC Remote Sensing Launch-Site!
80)'A Composite analysis between thermal images, visible and Near Infra Red photography of the archaeological site at Dartmouth Castle, Devon, England, Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society conference Nottingham University September 10-12 2003.
81)'A Comparative analysis between thermal, visible & Near Infra Red images of the archaeological site at Dartmouth Castle, Devon England'. Proceedings of the Coastal Management Conference,  Brighton, Hilton West Pier Hotel UK, 15-17 October 2003.
82)'Planar Optical Waveguides for potential Military and Clinical Sensing Applications,' Journal of Defence Science, Vol. 9, No. 2, May 2004, pp.69-81.
83) Britannia Bugle, Autumn 2003, No.6, p4. Kuwait Degree Student Honour (Foundation degree student helps achieve thermal imaging publication at International conference!)
84) The Britannia Magazine, 'Everything exposed by the light becomes visible', Autumn 2003, pp19-20. Navy-wide publication.
85) MultiSpectral environmental impact monitoring. Marine Scientist No.6,1Q, p.51, April 2004.
86) Tidelines Spring 2004, The newsletter of Dart Estuary Environmental Management, p3. April 2004. http://www.dartestuary.org/tidelines.html
87) 'Observer Based Comparative analysis between thermal, visible and Near Infra Red images recorded at Dartmouth Castle, England', Proceedings of RSPC04 Aberdeen, Scotland September 2004. http://static.rspsoc.org/events/calendar2004/RSPSoc2004/03_Sessions_details.pdf
88) 'Encapsulated Thin Film Thermotropic Liquid Crystal (TLC) coated Planar Waveguides for Aqueous Optical Temperature Sensing', Proceedings of RSPC04 Aberdeen, Scotland September 2004.
89) ‘Application of remote thermal imaging and night vision technology to improve endangered wildlife resource management with minimal animal distress and hazard to humans’, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 15 (2005) pp. 207-212 Sensors and their Applications XIII. http://www.iop.org/EJ/article/1742-6596/15/1/035/jpconf5_15_035.pdf?request-id=Jj2maIJ93BGmvjKx2wi7Kg
90) ‘Application of Remote Far Infra Red thermal imaging and Night Vision technology to improve endangered wildlife Resource Management with minimal animal distress and hazard to humans’, Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference with the NERC Earth Observation Conference Measuring, Mapping and Managing a Hazardous World 6-9 September, (2005) Portsmouth University, Portsmouth UK.
91) Digital Thermal Wildlife Art Exhibition, Peter Chalk Centre, Exeter University, May-July 2005.
92) PGCE (Learning Technologies in Higher Education), Plymouth University,  March 2007.
93) Successful bid made to obtained a FLIR thermal camera equipment, £23,000 (Feb. 2007).
94) National Learning Network, Internet based resource, A Case Study of Britannia Royal Naval College. The case reviews the use of two NLN units within a learning centre environment to provide an enriched classroom learning experience, consolidating local fieldwork sessions to overseas learners who have English as a second language, April 2007. http://www.nln.ac.uk/   http://www.nln.ac.uk/page.asp?p=Cases
95) ‘Predicting students with poor skills or learning difficulties in support of engineering science HE modules within a FE environment’ Case study for the Engineering Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy, August 2007. http://www.engsc.ac.uk/downloads/heinfe/lavers.pdf
96) Writing for Assignment (WrAsse) project with Plymouth University, to be published on-line on the University web-site Easter 2008, £500 CETL funded.
  http://www.learnhighercetl.plymouth.ac.uk/index.html
97) ‘Future Stealth Warship Design’, pp.14-18. Electronics World, December 2007.
98) ‘Thermal analysis of butterfly wings’, CR Lavers and S Shepard, ed. N Lamontagne, Biophotonics International,  pp.84-85 February 2008.
99) ‘Invisibility Rules the Waves’ pp.21-25. Physics World March 2008.
100) ‘
Stealth Warship Design’ pp.42-51 Military Technology Journal, Vol XXXII Issue 5 June 2008.
101) Radio 4 ‘appearance’ on Material World with Quentin Cooper 24 April 2008. Pod Cast Designer Soils and Stealth Warships available http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_20080424.shtml102 ) Institute of Physics Grant £1000 April 2008 for Public exhibition of Thermal Imaging of Wildlife imagery.
103) ‘The application and benefits of satellite imagery to monitor reported human rights abuse of vulnerable communities, with minimal risk to humanitarian relief staff’ Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Meeting Falmouth Sept 2008. CR Lavers and CG Bishop Britannia Royal Naval College, Baroness Cox and Rev D. Thomas RN  Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust UK, S Trimel Amnesty International USA, L Bromley American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Human Rights Program USA.
104) Personal Invitation to attend Foundation of Science and Technology meetings to inform the House of Lords at the Royal Society in Carlton Terrace, at the invite of The Earl of Selborne, several meetings now attended, initially representing the Royal Navy.
105) ‘Recent applications of passive thermal imaging to evaluate wildlife parameters remotely and a new active thermal technique for non destructive testing of delicate biological samples’ Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Meeting Falmouth Sept 2008. 
106) “Stealth Warships ‘appear’ on Radio 4.” in the Navy-wide Britannia Magazine 2008, September 2008, p. 33.
107) “Nature in a Different Light” Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, Paignton Zoo, Sept 15th- Oct 1st 2008.  
108) “Nature in a Different Light” Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Institute of Physics Living Coasts, Torquay Harbour, Torquay, Oct 1st-Oct 15th 2008.
109) “The DartView Project, Innovative Environmental Monitoring at Britannia Royal Naval College”, pp.88-90, ‘By The Dart’, August 2008.
110) Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition and talk ‘A talk on the Wild Side’, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, Dartmouth Baptist Church, Dartmouth, December 5th 2008.
111) Stealthy materials, Material World, December 2008, pp. 33-35.
112) Interactions, ‘Observations’ Column p.5, Institute of Physics Publication, February 2009.
113) Report for the Institute of Physics, London 16 January 2009 Project title Thermal Imaging of endangered and exotic wildlife ‘Stealthy by Nature, Stealthy by Design’
114) ‘Thermal Art Show Arriving At Paignton Zoo’ On line article at Zoo and Aquarium Visitor e-News letter October 1, 2008. http://www.zandavisitor.com/enewsedition-9
115)‘Thermal Imaging for Wildlife Evaluation’, Inframetrics e-Journal, January 2009, Volume 10, Issue 1, Page 2.
116) Stealth Warships, self-published book March 2009.
117) Poster comparative analysis of Thermal Images with visible and Near Infra Red photography of the Dartmouth Castle Archaeological Site.
  http://www.sociology.plym.ac.uk/geomatics/csms_ocolour/SMap03-abstracts.pdf
118) ‘Thermal imaging for wildlife evaluation’, published in ‘The Horn’ Magazine the Journal of the Save the Rhino campaign, p 20.
119) Media interview with Lindsey Sill of Devon Diaries in the Flavel Centre, Dartmouth, Spring 2009, with article ‘Hot Stuff Heat-seeking innovation to help wildlife’, article published in ‘Devon Diaries,’ Summer 2009.
120) ‘The Art of Thermal Imagery’, published in the magazine ’ByThe Dart’, April 2009, p58.
121) ‘The Art of Thermal Imagery Nature In A Different Light’, in ‘By the Estuary’, March 2009, pp. 50-51.
122) Thermal Art Exhibition Kingsbridge Community College March 10th-25th 2009.
123) ‘Warhol-like images reveal complexity of natural world’, centre-spread of the Western Morning News, Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. pp. 16-17.
124) ‘Thermal Imagery for Wildlife Management Applications’, British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums, BIAZA Zoo Research News, BIAZA Research Newsletter Vol.10 No.3 Apr. 2009, pp.5-6. 
125) Short article ‘Animal Hotspot’ p 46, in the ‘Advertiser’, Friday, March 13, 2009.
126) ‘Zoos warm to thermal art’ in the BIAZA Magazine LifeLines p4, No. 103, January 2009.
127) The Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition was the main backdrop for the 9th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Paignton, Devon, UK, 31 May 2009 to 5 Jun 2009.
128) 3 Talks mini-tour organised for my visiting research colleague, Baroness Cox, at Upton Vale Baptist Church 7.30pm Saturday 16th May, Sunday 17th May Brixham Community church, 10.30am, and Dartmouth Baptist Church 14.30pm Sunday 17th May.
Baroness Cox in Dartmouth
129) ‘Advances in remote non-destructive thermal imaging techniques to evaluate wildlife and delicate biological samples’,  Lavers, C., Plowman, A., Shepard, S., & Fields, .D, Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference Leicester September 2009.
130) ‘Further applications of satellite imagery to monitor the effects of mining on indigenous peoples, and Human Rights abuse on vulnerable people groups’ Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference Leicester September 2009.
131) ‘Planar Optical Waveguides for Civil and Military Applications’, Sensors and Their Applications XV, Edinburgh, Scotland October 2009 Journal of Physics: Conference Series 178 (2009) Proceedings doi: 1088/1742-6596/178/1/012010 ISSN: 1742-6588
132) ‘Non-destructive high-resolution thermal imaging techniques to evaluate wildlife and delicate biological samples’ Sensors and Their Applications XV, Edinburgh, Scotland October 2009 Journal of Physics: Conference Series 178 (2009) Proceedings doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/178/1/012040 ISSN: 1742-6588
133) ‘Application of satellite imagery to monitoring Human Rights abuse of vulnerable communities, with minimal risk to relief staff,’ paper Sensors and Their Applications XV, Edinburgh, Scotland October 2009 Journal of Physics: Conference Series 178 (2009) Proceedings doi: 1088/1742-6596/178/1/012039 ISSN: 1742-6588
134) ‘Thermal Imaging of natural wildlife materials, and applications to future thermal material design’ Materials World, Vol 17, No 7, July 2009, pp.44-46, the Institute of Materials Magazine.
135) ‘Thermal Imagery used in Wildlife Management’, Wildlife Professional Journal, December 2009.
136) ‘High Resolution Satellite Imagery Award with a Humanitarian HART’, Britannia Magazine 2009, pp. 66-67, Navy wide publication.
137) Thermal imagery work featured in the First Dartmouth Christian Arts Festival, July 25th 2009.
138) Thermal Imaging Wildlife Art exhibition at Britannia Royal Naval College April-May 25th  2009.
139) Small thermal wildlife exhibition presented at the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference Leicester September 2009.
140) ‘Porta Farm’ GeoEye Foundation Website Highlighted Case Study of Porta Farm Land Clearances in Zimbabwe http://geoeye.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=57&item=57 , August 2009.
141) Author of a new thermal wildlife web-site used by zoo and wildlife professionals, www.thermal-web1.yolasite.com
142) ‘High-Resolution Satellite Observation of Remote Mining Areas Addresses Human Rights and Environmental Protection Issues’ GeoEye Foundation Website Highlighted Case Study of Grasberg Mine, West Papua.
http://geoeye.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=57&item=60
143) ‘High resolution Satellite imagery in mining applications and human rights’, article submitted to be published in 2010 The Material World magazine.
144) Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition, Britannia Royal Naval College, Thursday 19th November-Friday 18th December.
145) ‘Thermal Imaging of Wildlife’, self-published book Autumn 2010.
146) £22,000 grant application submitted to the Royal Academy of Engineering for a research exchange visit  of Professor Zhi-mei Qi from Beijing University to research at Plymouth University using the Plymouth Spintronics fabrication facilities.

My PhD work featured in a general exposition of Exeter University's scientific development in the British Financial Times, p.18, May 15th,1989,

 

 

Links

Thermal wildlife pages for professionals at www.thermal-web1.yolasite.com

Links to blogs about our thermal imagery, satellite human rights imaging and stealth topics below:

1. BBC Radio 4 Science The Material World “Designer Soils and Stealth Warships”, 29/04/2008  Programme Thursday 24 April 2008 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_20080424.shtml

2. Next gen warships could be invisible Updated on Saturday, March 01, 2008, 00:00 IST   http://www.zeenews.com/news427607.html

3. Warships becoming invisible http://casualcausality.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/warships-becoming-invisible/

4. Steps towards warship invisibility http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/steps-towards-warship-invisibility-15589.html  Introduction http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/content/security-defense?page=5
5. http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1275753/technology_brings_warships_closer_to_invisibility/  Technology Brings Warships Closer to Invisibility Posted on: Friday, 29 February 2008, 12:05 CST

6. Free Republic Steps towards warship invisibility No longer available on line. Hardcopy introduction available.

7. http://www.signtific.org/en/node?page=29 Steps towards warship invisibility
8. The Philadelphia Experiment Meets Star Trek http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:J_u3NdYURD4J:naturalplane.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html+metamaterial+Lavers&cd=38&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

9. http://theesotericmacrocosm.blogspot.com/ Friday, February 29, 2008
         Steps towards warship invisibility

10. Steps towards warship invisibility ScienceDaily (Mar. 2, 2008) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080229103717.htm

11. Steps towards warship invisibility http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/steps-towards-warship-invisibility-15589.html

12. Public release date: 29-Feb-2008 Contact: Joe Winters Steps towards warship invisibility http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-02/iop-stw022908.php
13. Marina Británica trabaja en el desarrollo de buques “invisibles” http://www.minademas.com/2008/03/marina-britanica-trabaja-en-el-desarrollo-de-buques-invisibles/
14. Estado actual del desarrollo de escudos de invisibilidad óptica para buques http://www.solociencia.com/ingenieria/index-24.htm and http://www.solociencia.com/ingenieria/08042101.htm
15. Estado actual del desarrollo de escudos de invisibilidad óptica para buques http://www.electronicafacil.net/archivo-noticias/ciencia/Article13399.html
16. ESTADO ACTUAL DEL DESARROLLO DE ESCUDOS DE INVISIBILIDAD OPTICA PARA BUQUES: http://miquelangel.com/content/view/168/2/

17.  An Invisible Warship http://www.azooptics.com/details.asp?NewsID=1976

18. Steps towards warship invisibility IOP 29 February 2008 http://www.iop.org/News/Community_News_Archive/2008/news_28834.html
 
19. Steps towards warship invisibility March 03, 2008 http://www.brightsurf.com/news/headlines/36147/Steps_towards_warship_invisibility.html
20. Alliance Géostratégique: Du razzle-dazzle au navire invisible ... http://ceta.mit.edu/PIERm/pierm06/13.09021701.pdf

21. Steps towards warship invisibility www.physorg.com/pdf123504067.pdf

22. Royal Navy borrows Harry Potter's invisibility cloak http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1024350/royal-navy-borrows-harry-potter
23. Stealth Ships ???? ???? http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/8/3/11/n2040326.htm

24. Steps towards warship invisibility http://www.r8ny.com/blog/vj_machiavelli/ralph_its_mars_not_the_moon.html

25. Next generation warships could be virtually invisible http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET_Cetera/Virtually_invisible_next_gen_warships/articleshow/2828862.cms

26. Next gen warships could be virtually invisible http://www.b4uindia.com/Helath/next_gen_warships_could_be_virtually_invisible.html?... No longer on line Hard copy available.

27. british-navy-working-on-developing-invisible-ships-using-metamaterials http://gizmodo.com/363307/british-navy-working-on-developing-invisible-ships-using-metamaterials

28. Le navire invisible des marins britanniques http://www.gizmodo.fr/2008/03/09/le_navire_invisible_des_marins_britanniques.html

29. Research: Metamaterials And The Stealth Battleship http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/research_metamaterials_and_the_stealth_battleship

30. http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/33122 Article no longer available.

31. Future Warships May Be Invisible http://www.impactlab.com/2008/03/01/future-warships-may-be-invisible/

32. Next gen warships could be virtually invisible http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/next-gen-warships-could-be-virtually-invisible_10022793.html

33. Sight unseen: metamaterials could be used to create invisible ships By Kyle Sherer  http://www.gizmag.com/metamaterials-invisible-ships/8906/
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35. Steps towards warship invisibility
http://vsevcosmos.livejournal.com/2008/03/02/

36. Metamaterials could be used to create invisible ships p4.  TECHWATCH LANKA DECEMBER 2007. VOL. 7, NO. 2 POLYMER TECHNOLOGY Article no longer available on the web, Hardcopy available.

37. Institute of Physics News Release: Physics World Highlights Article no longer available on the web, Steps towards warship invisibility. I have a saved electronic copy.

38. Steps Towards Warship Invisibility  Surfwax Geography News Mar 3, 2008 Web article no longer available. Hardcopy available.

39. HMS Unseen: Brits Developing Invisible Ship gCaptain_com.htm

40. Steps towards warship invisibility Innovation Watch www.innovationwatch.com/trendwatch/2008/02/ No longer available. Hardcopy available.

41. British Navy working on Developing Invisible Ships Using metamaterials Monday March 3rd 2008 http://friendzmania.com/blogs/?cat=1851
42. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-176038075/steps-towards-warship-invisibility.html  Steps Towards Warship Invisibility. Space Daily

43. March 05, 2008  Steps Towards Warship Invisibility by Staff Writers London, UK (SPX) Mar 05, 2008 http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Steps_Towards_Warship_Invisibility_999.html
44. Navy battleship with a cloaking device http://io9.com/364483/navy-battleship-with-a-cloaking

45. VerticalNews Science Steps towards warship invisibility
March 10th, 2008 http://www.verticalnews.com/newsletters/NewsRx-Science/2008-03-10/1NRS.html

46.  Steps towards warship invisibility nächste Meldung  29.02.2008http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/physik_astronomie/bericht-104565.html

47. International Conference talk referencing my Physics World Paper http://www.lamsin.rnu.tn/conf-norris.htm

48. Futurist warships may be invisible http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2829274.cms

49. Futurist warships may be invisible http://o3.indiatimes.com/iq/archive/2008/03/02.aspx

50. Metamaterialer skal give usynlige krigsskibe http://newz.dk/metamaterialer-skal-give-usynlige-krigsskibe

51. Wordpress.com protected blogsite. Hardcopy available http://casualcausality.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/warships-becoming-invisible

52. Future Warships may be invisible March 1st 2008 www.impactlab.com/2008/03/01/future-warships-may-be-invisible

53. anche le navi saranno Stealth  Hardcopy available http://futuroprossimo.blogosfere.it/prototipi/20.html

54. Stealth? No, realmente invisibili di Dario D’Elia (12/03/08) http://www.nexusedizioni.it/apri/Argomenti/Scienza-del-futuro/Stealth-No-realmente-invisibili-di-Dario-D-Elia/

55. “Stealth? No, realmente invisibili” 17 Marzo 2008 No longer on-line. Hardcopy available. www.ufocoverup.blogspot.com/2008/03/stealth-no-realmente-invisibili.html

56.  Universidad Comoplutense Madrid Compludoc.Sumarios. www.ucms.es/BUCM/compludoc/W/10804/09538585_1.htm Page no longer available. Hardcopy page available.

57. Stealth? No, realmente invisibili Al Britannia Royal Navy College si sta lavorando ad un progetto che consentirà alle navi da guerra di essere quasi completamente invisibili all'occhio umano e ai radar....  http://punto-informatico.it/2217230/PI/News/stealth-no-realmente-invisibili.aspx

58. Steps towards warship invisibility Joe Winters Institute of Physics
2008-02-29 02:55:00 http://www.sott.net/signs/signs20080303.htm

59. Steps Towards Warship Invisibility Friday, February 29th, 2008 http://www.lockergnome.com/news/2008/02/29/steps-towards-warship-invisibility/

60. Steps Towards Warship Invisibility http://m.clipmarks.com/clipmark/705A3D55-89FE-430A-8F93-35DF8AEF96CB/ Introduction

61. Posted - 03/03/2008 : 15:49 Steps towards warship invisibility http://oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/forum_topic.asp?whichpage=2&TOPIC_ID=7640&FORUM_ID=1&CAT_ID=2&Forum_Title=General+Chat+%26+Fun+Area&Topic_Title=Tizer%26%2339%3Bs+Science+News

62. Steps towards warship invisibility. Published on 05/04/2008 by Jeremy Osborne, Editor http://www.defensefile.com/Customisation/Blog/Steps_towards_warship_invisibility.asp

63. Steps Towards Warship Invisibility Sat Mar 1, 2008 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UltimateWarships/message/2492

64. Metamaterials's Blog - Windows Live A frequency-agile metamaterial that for the first time can be tuned over a ... Chris Lavers, a senior lecturer in remote sensing and sensors technology at ...
metamaterials.spaces.live.com/?_c11...c...
 
65. Animals in a different light http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/community/Animals-different-light/article-296643-detail/article.html

66. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/uk/around-the-uk-929579.html
The Independent Newspaper

67. Warming to thermal art http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2008/08/29/paignton_zoo_thermal_art_feature.shtml

68. Event was featured at http://physicsworld.com/cws/events/current/2

69. Nature in a different light exhibition at Paignton Zoo (Preview) http://www.whatsonsouthwest.co.uk/article.php?id=13270

70. http://www.englishriviera.co.uk/site/events-and-entertainment/nature-inside-out-exhibition-p655223 Nature Inside Out Exhibition no longer available.

71. Dr Chris Lavers Britannia Royal Naval College Nature in a Different Light http://www.iop.org/activity/outreach/Resources/Putting_on_your_own_event/Funding/page_36509.html

72. Seeing animals in a new light http://optics.org/blog/2008/08/25/seeing_animals_in_a_new_light/

73. Seeing animals in a new light http://optics.org/blog/the_lighter_side_of_optics/

74. A Photo Duck Display Among Other Subjects At Living Coasts http://www.zandavisitor.com/newsarticle-460-A_Photo_Duck_Display_Among_Other_Subjects_At_Living_Coasts

75. http://www.southhamsradio.com/whatson.htm http://localplaces.com/Events/TQ/TQ4Events.htm Event no longer available.

76.  About this event When  12 Feb–8 Mar 2009  Where Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom  Organiser  Dr CR Lavers Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition February 12th- March 8th Britannia Royal Naval College, College Way, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 OHJ Tel: 01803 677221 http://physicsworld.com/cws/event/13951

77. http://devonstopattractions.co.uk/media-pressreleasedetailasp?data_pr_serial=324 Paignton Zoo warm to thermal art

78. On-line Article no longer available. Hardcopy available. http://devonstopattractions.co.uk/media-pressreleasedetailasp?data_pr_serial=324
SEEING ANIMALS IN A NEW LIGHT
79. Seeing Animals in a New Light by Jaqueline Hewett on August 25, 2008 8:26 AM http://optics.org/blog/the_lighter_side_of_optics/

80. 1 October to 15 October 2008 10am-5pm Nature in a Different Light – thermal Imaging Art exhibition  An amazing new exhibition - the first of its kind in the UK - where photographic art meets cutting-edge science. Conventional photographic portraits of animals from Paignton Zoo Environmental Park are paired up with striking thermal images of the same animals, giving a unique view of nature - quite literally in a different light. Supported by the Institute of Physics. Contact: Philip Knowling, Press Officer, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park & Living Coasts, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. Telephone: 01803 697568 Fax: 01803 523457, www.paigntonzoo.org.uk www.livingcoasts.org.uk
Free to view.http://physicsworld.com/cws/event/13422

81. Public Engagement Grant Scheme- Previously Funded Projects  2008 Dr Chris Lavers, Britannia Royal Naval College Nature in a Different Light http://www.iop.org/activity/outreach/Resources/Putting_on_your_own_event/Funding/page_36509.html

82. 19 September 2008 Nature in a Different Light (Art Exhibition) Location: Paignton Zoo and other locations throughout Devon September 2008-June 2009 Time:00:10:00 to 17:00:00 Monday Sept 15th- Wednesday October 1st http://www.heartexeter.co.uk/calendar/Default.asp?DATE=19/09/2008 Also mention of the event was made at
http://localplaces.com/Events/TQ/TQ4Events.htm, http://www.southhamsradio.com/whatson.htm, and http://www.geminiexeter.co.uk/calendar/ Events

83. http://optics.org/blog/2008/08/25/seeing_animals_in_a_new_light/ http://physicsworld.com/blog/2008/08/  Seeing animals in a new light

84. A Talk on the Wild side- Thermal Imaging of Wildlife at Paignton Zoo http://physicsworld.com/cws/event/13738

85. Animals in a different light The Herald  Saturday, August 30, 2008, 07:00 http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/Animals-different-light/article-296643-detail/article.html

86. Thermal Art Show Arriving At Paignton Zoo Wed, 9/17/2008 - 8:52 AM http://www.zandavisitor.com/newsarticle-397 Thermal_Art_Show_Arriving_At_Paignton_Zoo http://www.zandavisitor.com/enewsedition-9 eNews letter October 1, 2008

87. http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2008/08/29/paignton_zoo_thermal_art_feature.shtml Warming to thermal art BY Laura Joint A photographic exhibition at Paignton Zoo shows off its animals in a different light.

88. Zoos warm to thermal art http://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/news-events/news-detail.php?id=93

89. Zoo and Aquarium Visitor  A PhotoDuck Display Among Other Subjects at Living Coasts by Philip Knowling. Hardcopy available

90. If I Ran the Zoo… Lynn savage, Features editor http://www.photonics.com/Content/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=35340

91. New angles on wildlife at Living Coasts 7 October 2008
Two free exhibitions of photographs are intriguing visitors at Living Coasts. http://www.livingcoasts.org.uk/news/226

92. GeoEye Foundation Case Study on Satellite Human Rights Issues GIS in Education Posted Posted by GIS talk On Thursday, November 26, 2009

93. www.educationgis.com/2009/11/geoeye-foundation-case-study-on.html

94. geoeyeblog.blogspot.com

95. High-Resolution Satellite Observation of Remote Mining Areas Addresses Human Rights and Environmental Protection Issues http://geoeye.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=57&item=60

96. fPcN interCultural: friends of Peoples close to Nature
high-res satellite images of Freeport mine at Grasberg in West Papua
 http://www.fpcn-global.org/content/high-res-satellite-images-Freeport-mine-Grasberg-West-Papua

97.GeoEye Foundation Case Study on Satellite Human Rights Issues - GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Blog  http://geoeyeblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/geoeye-foundation-case-study-on.html

98. tribal-indonesia :  asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/tribal-indonesia/message/669