Dr Chris Lavers
Profiles

Dr Chris Lavers

Lecturer and SME in Radar & Telecomms (Education)

BRNC (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

 PRESENT APPOINTMENT

Present post & level:

Lecturer in Engineering

FTE:

1

Date appointed to present post:

January 2017

Academic Unit/School:

Plymouth University at Britannia Royal Naval College, School of Engineering

Faculty:

Faculty of Science and Engineering

TEACHING AND ACTIVITY

I teach and demonstrate physics courses to UK and overseas students at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK at Levels 4-5 including: sensors and communications, physics of earth observation, Stealth warship design and autonomous platforms, and un/classified sensing and imaging projects Level 6. 

I helped redesign our DipHE programme structure, specifications, and supporting documentation, delivering the DipHE programme needs (2017). This programme is running successfully, and well received by students, preparing them for main campus Level 6 courses.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & ENGAGEMENT

With 31 years successful experience in both university and military education sectors in UK with contacts in Industry I have taught, lectured and managed curriculum across a wide range of technical and scientific subject areas. 

 In 2012 I was TUPE transferred to Plymouth University at Britannia Royal Naval College as SME and Lecturer. In this time I have made a substantial, and sustained, contribution within both the Naval College and University.

2010 - Current

Subject lead for 3 teaching staff, responsible for: radar and optics laboratories equipment, liaison with 1 technician

July 2008 - Nov. 2009

Subject lead for 3 teaching staff, responsible for: radar and optics laboratories, 1 technician

2002 - 2008

Team leader of 3 teaching staff, covering: Performance Management, civil service administration & HR issues: appointment, development, teaching load, staff and student pastoral care etc. responsible for laboratory & lecture room resources with 2 technicians. Module Manager for 8 dept. courses & Leader of 4 Level 5 PU accredited degree modules which I designed, including web-based student-centred learning

1997 - 2002

Pastoral responsibility for RN Officers and Internationals on a 2.5 year accelerated degree programme. International Sub-Lieutenants' (ISLX) Course Quality Control Officer 1999 and appointed Dip HE Tutor (2001-2009). I was involved with Kuwait degree programme academic course design generating £450k income per class (2001)

1996 - 1999

BRNC Wardroom Mess Secretary: significant administrative & liaison duties

1993 – 1997

Academic ISLX Course Co-ordinator (Arab and Commonwealth)

 Interview and Appointment Panels

I was responsible for appointment of 2 BRNC teaching staff, and 2 teaching staff at Dartmouth County Primary, whilst School Parent governor (1996- 1998).

 Finances and Budgetary information

Bid Manager for Airbus-PU SERAPHIS project 2019. Project Manager for Airbus-PU project 2015-2017 income £30k. I was closely involved with Kuwait DipHE academic course design (1997 – 2002) which generates c. £450k income per class (started 2001). Chair of Personnel and Finance (1996-1997) whilst Dartmouth County Primary School Parent governor. I work within strict financial budgets to deadlines, winning competitive funding applications, and manage my own research SRA. I held joint financial responsibility for a £100k+ church building programme (2001 - 2003).

 

Qualifications

PREVIOUS SUBSTANTIVE APPOINTMENTS

2015

Deputy Overseas DipHE Programme Manager, BRNC

2009 - Current

Subject Matter Expert (SME) Radar & Telecommunications, PU

2008 - 2009

Senior Lecturer, SME PU

2002 - 2008

Team Leader Sensors & Telecommunications, SME, Staff College Senior Lecturer at Britannia Royal Naval College (Ministry of Defence)- Civil Service grade C1

1999 - 2002

Team Leader Sensors & Telecommunications, Senior Lecturer with Special Responsibilities, Staff College Senior Lecturer at Britannia Royal Naval College (Ministry of Defence)- Civil Service grade C1

1997 -1999

Staff College Senior Lecturer at Britannia Royal Naval College (Ministry of Defence)- Civil Service grade C1

1993 - 1997

Staff College Lecturer at Britannia Royal Naval College (Ministry of Defence)- Civil Service grade C2

1990 -

QUALIFICATIONS (Educational and Professional)

2020

TEFL (TESOL) Certificate Course -120 hours St Paul’s College, London 12-02-20

2005 – 2006

PG Cert (LTHE) First BRNC partner college staff course at Plymouth EDALT

1987 – 1990

Exeter University PhD: ‘The Optical Dielectric Tensor Configuration In Aligned Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cells’ Supervisor (Physics) Professor JR Sambles FRS, President IOP, external supervisor Professor EP Raynes (FRS) Emeritus Prof. Optoelectronics Engineering, Oxford University

1990

1993

1984 – 1987

University of Exeter BSc Honours Physics: Class 2.1

1982 - 1984

Knowles Hill Sixth Form, Newton Abbot, Devon. A Level Maths- Grade A Physics, Chemistry, Further Maths-Grade B            

1977 - 1982

Teign School, Kingsteignton, Devon GCE O Level 6 subjects - Grade A; 4 subjects - Grade B; CSE Exams 2 subjects - Grade 1

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biosensors & Environmental Sensors, Southampton University, Liverpool University & PHLS Porton Down collaboration investigating optical waveguides for biosensor applications

MAJOR HONOURS, DISTINCTIONS & IN POST APPOINTMENTS

2020

Visiting Fellowship Pembroke College, Oxford UAV System Design study, Competitive Application.

2019

Appointed Bid Manager for Plymouth University Airbus UK National Eyes Only and National Prospects SERAPIS L2 bid

2019

UK Bid Manager for Plymouth University Iraq Joint PhD programme

2016-2018

Plymouth University Airbus Project Manager, team of 7 space-based SAR project, Stevenage, Persistent Surveillance Market Consultancy (~ £30k University income)

2017

Microwave-based Refractive Index Detection, British Patent Application No.1612057.8 9 January 2016

2016

Appointed SHEF representative: Plymouth University Faculty of Engineering Committee and BRNC SHEF Committee

2016

SPR Sensor British Patent Application No. 1611929.9 17 November 2016

2016 - Current

1999-2003

BRNC College Radiation Safety Officer

2015+

South West Regional EPG IOP meeting organiser (multiple talks)

2015

Visiting Speaker Cornwall Colleges Newquay & Falmouth Campus (multiple talks)

2015

Managed post-doctoral microwave research fellow, new class of microwave sensors with lab-technology support, PU Research and Innovation team funding £10k

2015

PU Small Grants award: £1.3k West Papua Pleiades

Jan. 2016+

Principal Scientist, Satellite and Electro-Optical Maritime Sensing Applications, Sea Power Centre, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK

2014+

PU Marine School of Engineering Research Committee

2013

Competitively applied and selected for the 3rd ESA Advanced Training course on Ocean Remote Sensing

2013

GeoEye driven video case studies requests (West Papua, Zimbabwe YouTube)

2012+

UK RSPSOC Conservation and Indigenous Communities SIG group Convenor

2010 - 2018

UK IOP Environmental Physics Group (EPG) committee member organised EPG meetings including Oct. 2013 meeting at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, ICL incl. IOP exhibition funding £2k (2014)

2010

GeoEye Foundation satellite imagery data award worth $16k

2014+, (1997-1998)    

Visiting Researcher Exeter University Physics Department

2009+

BRNC Sensors Research Team leader

Feb. 2007

Competitive MOD funding application E320 FLIR thermal camera £23k

2007 - 2010

BRNC National Learning Network Co-ordinator

2006

Competitive MOD funding application Ocean Optics Spectrometer £4k

1999 - Current

BRNC Laser Safety Officer

1987 - 1990

CASE Engineering Award RSRE Malvern (£3k p.a.)


Professional membership

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL AND LEARNED SOCIETIES

2017+

Member of the International Association for Engineering and Technology (EMIAET)

2005 - 2010

Chartered Scientist (C.Sci.)

2004 – Current

Registered University Teacher (RUT) Plymouth University

2002 - Current

Member of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society

2001- Current 

Fellow of the HE Academy (FHEA)

1998 - 2001

Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 2001 incorporated into the HE Academy (M.ILT)

1995+

Chartered Physicist (C. Phys.)

1994+

M.Inst.P Member of the Institute of Physics

1988 - 2005

British Liquid Crystal Society


Teaching interests

1.  TEACHING AND ACTIVITY

I teach and demonstrate physics courses to UK and overseas students Levels 4-5 including: sensors and communications, physics of earth observation, Stealth warship design and autonomous platforms, and un/classified sensing and imaging projects Level 6. I helped redesign our DipHE programme structure, specifications, and supporting documentation, delivering the DipHE programme needs (2017). This programme is running successfully, and well received by students, preparing them for main campus Level 6 courses.

 

Postgraduate and graduate research project supervision

I have supervised various under graduate and postgraduate projects for University and Naval Students, in sensing and earth observation including PU prize winning Matthew Findlay’s final year project ‘An SPR Corrosion Sensor – A Study into the Effectiveness of Surface Plasmon Resonance as a Means of Corrosion Detection’ winning the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Prize 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching responsibilities in the last two academic years

 

Programme/Module

Undergraduate/ postgraduate and year

 

Leadership responsibilities

 

Number of students

 

Contact hours

 

MARITIME REMOTE SENSING METHODS 10 CREDITS Level 5 (BRMS 2004)

Undergraduate, overseas internationals

Module Leader

11 currently

4 hours per week

MARITIME SENSORS AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES (BRFD 1203) 10 CREDITS Level 4

Undergraduate, overseas internationals.

Module Leader

9 currently

4 hours per week

PRINCIPLES OF SENSORS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS RNFD1313 20 CREDITS Level 1

Undergraduate, and includes some technical physics and engineering graduates.

Module Leader

1 class starts each term, up to 16 students, 2 classes in one term of the year (two currently).

6 hours per week

ARK ROYAL FLIGHT SENSORS COURSE

Naval flight course to MSc and graduate engineers

Module Leader

1 class per term

4 hours per week

 

P2000 IFT SENSORS COURSE

Naval course to international engineers

Module Leader

1 class per term

6 hours per week

 

A full list of past taught modules is available


Staff serving as external examiners

Awarding Higher Degrees

Sept. 2013

R. Pitwon Expert Commentator for optical waveguide MSc to PhD transfer

Oct. 2015

N. Hma Salah Internal, PhD examiner in optical SPR sensing

Dec. 2016

V. Zamorovskii Internal, M Phil examiner in micro-wires composites

Jan. 2017

C. Bishop, Expert Commentator for space-based MSc to PhD transfer

2017

R. Pitwon optical PhD examination, Chair

2019

Mohammed Al-Bahrani – PhD Mechanical Engineering, Internal

 

Current PhD Research Supervision

 

Simon Weait Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Extreme Environments Using Ceramic coated Heat Resistant and Fused Deposition Modelled Materials (DOS J Graham-Jones, CRL added supervisor).

Paul Arnold Self-Sensing and Energy-Harvesting (SSEH) composite materials for coastal infrastructure commenced Oct.2018, one year suspended (DOS J Summerscales CRL to add).

Casper Kruger, support providing strain measurement expertise (2019), DOS J Graham-Jones.

 


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.

Summary of research activity

In Dartmouth I undertake experimental and theoretical modelling of optical SPR and microwave waveguide, and platform-imaging research. Collaborative waveguide and SPR work (with graphene) with Dr David Jenkins, microwave waveguide sensor design (QMUL, and Quasar). High resolution satellite earth observation imaging for spectral environmental physics analysis (with NOC, Southampton). In Southampton (1990-1993) I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Biosensors, our team worked with Liverpool University on planar optical waveguide electrochemical biosensors and SPR with PHLS Porton Down. My PhD investigated prism-coupled liquid crystal waveguide design and fabrication (1987-1990). I received a SERC grant and CASE Engineering Award with RSRE Malvern (£3k p.a.) to understand state-of-the-art LCD alignment. I have published 200 articles papers/books as well as web-articles (copies may be supplied). Currently establishing an Anglo-Chilean Indigenous Environmental land use Communities Group. I designed an optics lab built with equipment from RNEC Manadon (1998). Personally given £20k worth of old equipment (2015) to set-up SPR optical experimental rotation stage system, achieved March 2017.

Summary of significant personal achievements in educational research

I achieved a PGCE (LTHE) through Plymouth University, and Membership of the Institute for Learning and Teaching, by portfolio and writing several educational papers. I then became a member, and now Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I was a participant in PU’s Internet-based ‘Co-Co’ pilot educational project (2005) and Learning Development CETL ‘Writing for Assignment’ project (WrAssE) (2007), and the National Learning Network, an Internet-based resource, including ‘A Case Study of Britannia Royal Naval College’ (2007). I have been a SEG board examiner, and supervised and authorised VI form work placements, and college visits. Substantial, successful experience of teaching and learning in a range of technical and vocational subjects. Development of special experience teaching students whose 1st language is not English. Varied curriculum development and introduction of fresh programmes, with appropriate education quality control procedures. Provision of effective pastoral guidance, and academic and general student welfare at various levels, military & civilian. Effective whole institution development via my Subject Matter Expertise.


Other research

Consultancy and research grants

I have worked with Airbus previously and on the current Serapis bid. I produced consultancy research reports on optical and space-based systems for customers in Japan, Israel, US ONR, and Middle East Satellite Earth Observation reports: Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with government delivered output. I have conducted consultancy visits to companies including Artemis Optical Plympton (2012). Past-Invited participant Foundation for Science and Technology meetings at the Royal Society (2008), informing body for the House of Lords formulating Science Policy, and an invited participant EPSRC Teranet THz group meetings (2016-2017). I have successfully bid for grants totalling £76.3k. I was consulted on implementation concepts for a small-scale coastal Kuwait surveillance system, incl. radar and thermal, which cost c. 10£M to build.


Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Peer Reviewed Papers, and Invited Talks

189) LAVERS, C.R., Solar tsunami, pp. 24-25, January 2020, Seaways magazine, Nautical Institute.

188) LAVERS, C.R., Engineering waveguide sensors for marine pollution detection, pp. 15-16, November 2019, Seaways magazine, Nautical Institute.

187) LAVERS, C.R. Tactical Nano Satellites for critical maritime earth observation and terrestrial humanitarian applications- ‘Swords into Ploughshares’? Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society SENSED pp. 8-11, October 2019.

186) LAVERS, C.R. Maritime AIS Digital-Age Electronic Warfare, http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/dcss/2019/07/30/maritime-ais-digital-age-electronic-warfare/

185) LAVERS, C.R., Electronic Warfare in the digital age, pp. 2-3, May 2019. Seaways magazine, Nautical Institute.

184) LAVERS, C.R. Tactical Nanosatellites for critical earth observation and humanitarian applications, http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/dcss December 2018.

183) LAVERS, C.R., MOUSTAKIS, F., Assessing the user requirements for maritime surveillance from space, Proceedings of Reinventing Space Conference 2018, © British Interplanetary Society October 2018, held at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London.

182) LAVERS, C.R., FISK, J.D., LAVERS, B., An Innovative New Planar Evanescent Microwave Sensor for Refractive Index Measurement, International Journal of Recent Trends in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Aug. pp. 1-12, 2018.

181) LAVERS, C.R., CREE, A.M., JENKINS, D., SALAH, N., FINDLAY, M., HOOPER, I., Optical Surface Plasmon Resonance Monitoring in a High Salinity Environment for Long Duration Sensing Applications, SCIREA Journal of Metallurgical Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2018.

180) LAVERS, C.R., Space-based SAR for Remote Sensing, June 14 2018, http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/dcss/2018/06/14/space-based-sar-for-remote-sensing/

 

179) LAVERS, C.R., FISK, JD, An Evanescent Channel Microwave Waveguide Sensor for Metal Detection through Variable Sand Depth, International Journal of Recent Trends in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 08-16, December 2017.

 

178) LAVERS., C.R., Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar for SeaPower Maritime Applications (December 2017 DCSS News). http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/dcss

 

177) LAVERS, C.R., Space-Based SAR for Remote Sensing, Military Technology Journal, pp. 64-65, November 2017.

 

176) LAVERS., C.R., and T.R. MASON, High-resolution IKONOS satellite imagery for normalized difference vegetative index-related assessment applied to land clearance studies. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 11(3), 035008 (4 August 2017) doi:10.1117/1.JRS.11.035008.

175) LAVERS.C.R., Nanosatellites for Future Naval and Maritime Applications, http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/dcss/2017/07/13/nanosatellites-for-future-naval-and-maritime-applications/.

174) LAVERS., C.R., QUARANTA, P. Tomorrow’s Nanosatellites, Military Technology Journal on-line, (publication 21 April 2017). http://www.monch.com/mpg/news/17-space/1261-nano-sat.html

173) LAVERS., C.R., “Osprey- first of a new generation of lightweight persistent maritime surveillance SAR ARRAY RADAR”, DCSS News, http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/dcss/2016/12/23/osprey-first-of-a-new-generation-of-lightweight-persistent-maritime-surveillance-sar-array-radar/ (Accessed 03/02/2017).

172) LAVERS,C.R., JENKINS, D., CREE, A., SALAH, N., FINDLAY, M., Recent Advances in Optical SPR Sensors for Corrosion Applications,. Sensors and Their Applications Conference IOP Proceedings 2016, to be published 2017.

171) LAVERS,C.R., FISK, J. A new planar evanescent microwave sensor for refractive index measurements Sensors and Their Applications Conference IOP Proceedings 2016, to be published 2017.

170) PU Release: Satellite images reveal dramatic tropical glacier retreat. Decline of ice sheet in Papua New Guinea revealed. 14 April 2016. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/satellite-images-reveal-dramatic-tropical-glacier-retreat. Many other web-references and variations on this work published.

 

169) LAVERS., C.R., SENSED, Satellite images reveal dramatic tropical glacier retreat. Decline of ice sheet in Papua New Guinea revealed, RSPSOC Quarterly Journal, April 2016. April 2016, PAPUA, Dart Chronicle, Climate Change Warning issued by BRNC Scientist Dartmouth Chronicle, 12 February 26th 2016.

 

168) LAVERS, C.R., New class of microwave sensors, report for Plymouth University Research and Innovation team, submitted December 2015.

167) LAVERS. C.R., WRIGHT, D., "Use of timed-series remote web camera imagery to generate temporal NDVI for developing change detection methods with long term statistical analysis". Proceedings of RSPSOC 2013, Glasgow 4-6 Sept 2013. Earth Observation for Problem Solving ISBN 978-1-62993-347 Curran Associates, Inc. New York USA.

166) LAVERS, C.R., MAZOWER, J., "Use of high resolution NDVI and Temporal satellite Imagery in Change Detection for Assessment of Mining, Construction, Environmental and Ethnic Impact" Proceedings of RSPSOC 2013, Glasgow 4-6 Sept 2013. Earth Observation for Problem Solving ISBN 978-1-62993-347 Curran Associates, Inc. New York USA.

165) “34+ mile barefoot sponsored walk from BRNC to Exeter,” (Sept. 27-28th 2013) raising awareness for Syrian minority Christians, raising £463.84. Articles in: Dartmouth Chronicle, Herald Express, and Open Doors publicity.

164) "Barefoot trek raises awareness of human rights abuse in Sudan" Dartmouth Chronicle Friday May 11 2012 p17.

163) LAVERS, C.R., (March 2012) 2011 Public Engagement Grant Scheme REPORT for the Institute of Physics, London 23rd March 2012 Project title 'Swords into Ploughshares' 54 pp.

162) Invited Talk Exeter Café Scientific, Phoenix bar, off Gandy Street, Exeter, Global Imaging, Indigenous People, and Sustainability November 7th 2011.

161) LAVERS, C.R., MASON, T., "Rapid NDVI assessment in land clearance studies using high resolution satellite imagery" RSPSOC Annual Conference Proceedings 2011, Bournemouth UK.

160) LAVERS, C.R., MAZOWER, J., GRIG, S., "Change Detection Methods for Environmental Assessment of Mining Impact" RSPSOC Annual Conference Proceedings 2011, Bournemouth UK.

159) LAVERS, C.R., "Quantification of alpine ice and snow cover glacial changes using change detection methods in Matlab" RSPSOC Annual Conference Proceedings 2011, Bournemouth UK.

158) LAVERS, "High resolution studies using IKONOS 2 imagery over Porta Farm, Zimbabwe," specialist report for the GeoEye Foundation (March 2011) 55pp.

157) LAVERS., CR., BISHOP, CG., Application of high-resolution IKONOS satellite imaging to Zimbabwe land clearances and Internally Displaced People population evaluation studies, (Poster) The 13th Meeting on Optical Engineering and Science in Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel. March 2011.

156) LAVERS., CR., PLOWMAN, A., HEWITT, S., SAYERS, G. "Close range radiometrically calibrated thermal imagery analysis of wildlife" (Poster) The 13th Meeting on Optical Engineering and Science in Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel. March 2011.

155) LAVERS, C.R., (Invited Talk) "Application of high-resolution IKONOS satellite imagery to human rights monitoring of land clearances and Internally Displaced People population evaluation studies, and affects upon indigenous communities." Session #12 Remote Sensing, Imaging and Lidars OASIS 3, Tel Aviv, Israel. March 2011.

154) LAVERS, C.R., (Invited Talk) "Use of high resolution satellite imagery for observation of man-made humanitarian and environmental degradation." Third Interdisciplinary workshop on violent conflict: Using Satellite images and Geo-located Data in Conflict Research, 9 February 2011, CEDI at Brunel University West London, UK Workshop III on violent conflict.

153) Geographical Magazine, Jan. 2011 pp30-33, Eyes in the Sky Human Rights and High Resolution Satellite Imagery article, based around 2 hour interview and original article, Staff Writer Olivia Edward. www.geographical.co.uk Reprinted online listed in Appendix.

152) LAVERS, C.R., (2010) Wild Devon pp.4-5 Devon Wildlife Trust magazine Winter 2010. Heat and light, thermal imaging of wildlife article.

151) 'Exeter alumnus showcases research in thermal imaging wildlife art exhibition' http://www.exeter.ac.uk/alumnisupporters/news/alumni/title,91994,en.html referenced at INFRAMATION September 2010 Volume 11 Issue 09.

150) 'High resolution Satellite imagery in mining applications and human rights', article requested by Planet Earth magazine (India), submitted Oct. 2010, available on-line Dec. 2010.

149) LAVERS, C.R., (2010), PLYMOUTH'S PROGRESS, November 2010, Annual Plymouth University Alumni Magazine, 'Humanitarian disasters highlighted by new technology' (Contact: Ms Karen Teague K.A.Teague@plymouth.ac.uk)

148) LAVERS, C.R., (2010) "See nature in a new light" Page 1 Lead article Issue 15 October 2010 of the South West Branch of the Institute of Physics http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/south_west/sw/news/file_41073.pdf

147) LAVERS, C.R., 'Mining Imagery For All It's Worth' Sat Magazine- September 2010 pp.14-18, p.111.

146) LAVERS, C.R., (2010) "Fine spatial resolution satellite observations for monitoring human rights and environmental protection issues in Zimbabwe", pp.6-7 SENSED. RSPSoc Newsletter Number 37, July 2010. http://www.rspsoc.org/documents/uploads/66671_July_2010_draft_4_Proof.pdf (last accessed 10th Jan. 2011).

145) LAVERS, C.R. (2010) "Focus- Volcanic Thoughts..." Sat Magazine July/August 2010, pp.8-11.

144) LAVERS, C.R., PLOWMAN, A., HEWITT, S., SAYERS, G., (2010) RSPSOC ANNUAL CONFERENCE Proceedings 'Close range radiometrically calibrated thermal imagery analysis of wildlife."

143) LAVERS, C.R., MAZOWER, J., GRIG, S., (2010) RSPSOC ANNUAL CONFERENCE Proceedings "Application of high-resolution satellite imagery to environmental assessment of mining impact in West Papua".

142) LAVERS, C.R., BISHOP, C.G., (2010) RSPSOC ANNUAL CONFERENCE Proceedings 'Application of high-resolution IKONOS satellite imagery to Zimbabwe land clearances and Internally Displaced People population evaluation studies'.

141) LAVERS, C.R. (2010) "Nature in a Different Light", EVOLVE p2., University of Plymouth publication (Accessed 13/07/2010)

140) "High resolution human rights imagery applications", talk given in the Queens Building, Exeter University, June 2nd 2010, in the Exeter University Human Rights update. p15. Issue 4 Autumn 2010. www.amnesty.org.uk

http://www.geoeye.com/CorpSite/assets/docs/foundation/GeoEye_Foundation_Brochure.pdf

139) GEOEYE FOUNDATION BROCHURE UPDATE 2010.

138) LAVERS, C.R. (2010) Discovery Magazine, April 2010. 'High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Monitoring Environmental and Climate Induced Change in Isolated Rural Communities' http://www.locationintelligence.net/articles/3457.html

137) LAVERS, C.R., (2010) GEOCONNEXION Geo: International Magazine "Remote Sensing Monitors Displaced Persons" April 2010 Volume 9 Issue 4.

136) LAVERS, C.R., (2010) PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR MAGAZINE AERIAL MAPPING SUPPLEMENT March 2010 "Feature: Safer From Above". www.profsurv.com/magazine/article.aspx?i=70671

135) LAVERS, C.R., (2010) EVOLVE, "Humanitarian disasters highlighted by new technology. of High-Resolution Satellite Imagery", Plymouth University e-magazine, p.1 January 2010. http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=5385

134) LAVERS, C.R., (2010), DART CHRONICLE, 'Lecturer helps pinpoint site of mass graves', p.9., Friday, January 13 2010.

133) LAVERS, C.R., (2009), WESTERN MORNING NEWS, 'University helps bring the bad guys to account.' December 21st, 2009. http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/western-morning-news-the/mi_8027/is_20091221/uni-helps-bring-guys-account/ai_n45392771/

 http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=2824515 15th December 2009 Press Release.

132) Humanitarian disasters highlighted by new technology

//www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/establishments/training-establishments/brnc-dartmouth/news/physics-studies-development

131) LAVERS, C.R., (2009), ROYAL NAVY WEB-SITE 'Physics Studies Development'

http://etanaction.blogspot.com/2009/11/satellite-imaging-of-environmental.html accessed 25/11/2009

http://geoeye.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=57&item=60 (Web reprints listed in Appendix).

130) LAVERS, C.R., '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.

129) Authored a new thermal wildlife web-site for zoo and wildlife professionals, www.thermal-web1.yolasite.com

128) LAVERS, C.R., '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.

127) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) Thermal imagery work featured in the First Dartmouth Christian Arts Festival, July 25th 2009.

126) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) BRITANNIA MAGAZINE 'High Resolution Satellite Imagery Award with a Humanitarian HART', pp. 66-67, Navy wide publication.

125) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) THE WILDLIFE PROFESSIONAL, 'What Heat Can Reveal- using thermal imagery for wildlife research.' Winter 2009 pp. 66-68. http://www.wildlifeprofessional-digital.org/wildlifeprofessional/2009winter?pg=68#pg68 also referenced Wildlife Imaging, What Heat Can Reveal http://joomla.wildlife.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=564&date=2010-05-01

124) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) MATERIALS WORLD 'Thermal Imaging of natural wildlife materials, and applications to future thermal material design' Vol 17, No 7, July 2009, pp.44-46, the Institute of Materials Magazine.

123) LAVERS, C.R., BISHOP, C., HAWKINS, O., GREANEY, E., BARONESS COX, C., REV THOMAS, D., TRIMEL, S., (2009) SENSORS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS '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) doi: 1088/1742-6596/178/1/012039 ISSN: 1742-6588

122) LAVERS, C.R., FRANKLIN, PATRICK, FRANKLIN, PAULA, PLOWMAN, A., SAYERS, G., BOL, SHEPARD, S, FIELDS, D, (2009) '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. Winning Morpho wing butterfly thermal image chosen for the front cover of the Sensors & Their Applications XV Journal Proceedings 5-7 October 2009.

121) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) '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

120) LAVERS, C.R., BISHOP, C., HAWKINS, O., GREANEY, E., BARONESS COX, C., REV THOMAS, D., MAZOWER, J., TRIMEL, S., (2009) PROCEEDINGS OF RSPSOC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 'Further applications of satellite imagery to monitor the effects of mining on indigenous peoples, and Human Rights abuse on vulnerable people groups' Leicester September 2009.

119) LAVERS, C.R., PLOWMAN, A., SHEPARD, S, FIELDS, D (2009) PROCEEDINGS OF THE REMOTE SENSING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY SOCIETY (RSPSOC) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 'Advances in remote non-destructive thermal imaging techniques to evaluate wildlife and delicate biological samples', Leicester September 2009.

118) 'Physics students visit BRNC,' Friday 3rd July 2009, p15. Dartmouth Chronicle.

117) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) LIFELINES 'Zoos warm to thermal art' in the BIAZA Magazine LifeLines p4, No. 103, January 2009.

116) LAVERS, C.R. (2009) Short article 'Animal Hotspot' p 46, in the 'Advertiser', Friday, March 13, 2009.

115) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) BIAZA RESEARCH NEWSLETTER 'Thermal Imagery for Wildlife Management Applications', British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums, BIAZA Zoo Research News, Vol.10 No.3 Apr. 2009, pp.5-6.

114) WESTERN MORNING NEWS (2009) 'Warhol-like images reveal complexity of natural world', centre-spread, Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. pp. 16-17

http://content.yudu.com/Library/A15m09/ByTheEstuaryApril200/resources/50.htm

113) LAVERS, C.R., BY THE ESTUARY 'The Art of Thermal Imagery Nature In A Different Light', March 2009, pp. 50-51.

112) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) BY THE DART, 'The Art of Thermal Imagery', April 2009, p58. http://content.yudu.com/Library/A16fwt/ByTheDartApril2009/resources/58.htm

111) LAVERS, C.R. (2009), DEVON DIARIES, 'Hot Stuff Heat-seeking innovation to help wildlife', Summer 2009.

110) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) THE HORN, 'Thermal imaging for wildlife evaluation', the Journal of the Save the Rhino campaign, p 20.

http://www.savetherhino.org/eTargetSRINM/Portals/_target/Documents/TheHornSpring2009.pdf and also at http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/ref_files/1240129701.pdf

http://www.sociology.plym.ac.uk/geomatics/csms_ocolour/SMap03-abstracts.pdf

109) Al-QATTAN, M., FRANKS, K, LAVERS, C.R., GARCIA, M., FLOYD, M., MASON, T. (2003), OCEAN CHALLENGER MEETING, Royal Geographical Society, London, 'Comparative analysis of Thermal Images with visible and Near Infra Red photography of the Dartmouth Castle Archaeological Site'. Poster.

108) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) INFRAMETRICS e-JOURNAL 'Thermal Imaging for Wildlife Evaluation', January 2009, Volume 10, Issue 1, Page 2. http://itcnewsletter.com/2009/2009-01.htm http://itcnewsletter.com/2009/2009-01.htm#Feature0

 http://www.zandavisitor.com/enewsedition-9

107) LAVERS, C.R. (2009) 'Thermal Art Show Arriving At Paignton Zoo' On line article at Zoo and Aquarium Visitor e-Newsletter October 1, 2008.

106) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) 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'.

105) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) INTERACTIONS, 'Observations' Column p.5, Institute of Physics Publication, February 2009.

104) LAVERS, C.R., (2008) MATERIALS WORLD, "Stealthy materials", December 2008, pp. 33-35.

103) LAVERS, C.R. Thermal Imaging talk and image display 'A talk on the Wild Side', IOP sponsored, Dartmouth Baptist Church, Dartmouth, December 5th 2008.

102) LAVERS, CR., (2008), BY THE DART, "The DartView Project, Innovative Environmental Monitoring at Britannia Royal Naval College", pp.88-90, August 2008.

101) LAVERS, CR., (2008) BRITANNIA MAGAZINE "Stealth Warships 'appear' on Radio 4." in the Navy-wide Britannia Magazine 2008, September 2008, p. 33.

100) LAVERS, CR., FRANKLIN., PATRICK, FRANKLIN, PAULA, PLOWMAN, A., SAYERS, G., BOL, J., SHEPARD, S., FIELDS, D (2008) PROCEEDINGS OF THE REMOTE SENSING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 'Recent applications of passive thermal imaging to evaluate wildlife parameters remotely and a new active thermal technique for nondestructive testing of delicate biological samples' Falmouth Sept 2008.

99) LAVERS, C.R., BISHOP, C.G., Baroness Cox, C., Rev Thomas RN, D., Trimel, S., and Bromley, L. (2008) PROCEEDINGS OF THE REMOTE SENSING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 'The application and benefits of satellite imagery to monitor reported human rights abuse of vulnerable communities, with minimal risk to humanitarian relief staff' Sept 2008.

98) LAVERS, C.R., (2008) MILITARY TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL, 'Stealth Warship Design' pp.42-51, Vol XXXII Issue 5 June 2008.

97) LAVERS, C.R., (2007) PHYSICS WORLD 'Invisibility Rules the Waves' pp.21-25., March 2008.

96) LAVERS, C.R., SHEPARD.S ed. N Lamontagne (2008) BIOPHOTONICS INTERNATIONAL 'Thermal analysis of butterfly wings', pp.84-85 February 2008.

95) LAVERS, C.R., (2007) ELECTRONICS WORLD 'Future Stealth Warship Design', pp.14-18., December 2007.

 http://www.learnhighercetl.plymouth.ac.uk/index.html

94) Writing for Assignment (WrAsse) project with Plymouth University, Autumn 2009, £500 CETL funded.

93) LAVERS, C.R., (2007) '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

92) LAVERS, C.R., (2007) 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

91) LAVERS, C.R., (2007) PGCE (Learning Technologies in Higher Education), Plymouth University, March 2007.

90) LAVERS, C.R., FRANKS, K., FLOYD, M., and PLOWMAN, A. (2005), '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 RSPSOC Annual Conference with the NERC Earth Observation Conference Measuring, Mapping and Managing a Hazardous World 6-9 September, (2005) Portsmouth University, Portsmouth UK.

89) LAVERS, C.R., FRANKS, K., FLOYD, M., and PLOWMAN, A. (2005), 'Application of remote thermal imaging and night vision technology to improve endangered wildlife resource management with minimal animal distress and hazard to humans', (2005), 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

88) LAVERS., C.R., MOSEDALE, S., and MAUCHLINE, I., (2004) 'Encapsulated Thin Film Thermotropic Liquid Crystal (TLC) coated Planar Waveguides for Aqueous Optical Temperature Sensing', Proceedings of RSPC04 Aberdeen, Scotland September 2004.

http://static.rspsoc.org/events/calendar2004/RSPSoc2004/03_Sessions_details.pdf

87) LAVERS, C.R., FRANKS, K., GARCIA, M., FLOYD, M., MASON, T., and AL QATTAN, M., (2004) 'Observer Based Comparative analysis between thermal, visible and Near Infra Red images recorded at Dartmouth Castle, England', Proceedings of RSPC04 Aberdeen, Scotland September 2004.

86) LAVERS, C.R., (2004) Tidelines, Spring 2004, The newsletter of Dart Estuary Environmental Management, p3. April 2004. http://www.dartestuary.org/tidelines.html

85) LAVERS, C.R., (2004), MultiSpectral environmental impact monitoring. Marine Scientist No.6, 1Q, p.51, April 2004.

84) LAVERS, C.R., (2003) The Britannia Magazine, 'Everything exposed by the light becomes visible', Autumn 2003, pp19-20. Navy-wide publication.

83) LAVERS, C.R., (2003) Britannia Bugle, Autumn 2003, No.6, p4. Kuwait Degree Student Honour (Foundation degree student helps achieve thermal imaging publication at International conference!)

82) LAVERS, C.R., MOSEDALE, S., ITOH, K., WU, S.C., MURABAYASHI, M., MAUCHLINE, I., STEWART, G., ROSS, I., SHAFIR, E., and QI, Z., (2004), 'Planar Optical Waveguides for potential Military and Clinical Sensing Applications,' Journal of Defence Science, Vol. 9, No. 2, May 2004, pp.69-81.

81) LAVERS, C.R., AL QATTAN, M., MASON, T., FRANKS, K., GARCIA, M, and FLOYD, M., (2003), 'A Comparative analysis between thermal, visible & Near Infra Red images of the archaeological site at Dartmouth Castle, Devon England', Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Devon, UK. Proceedings of the Coastal Management Conference, Brighton, Hilton West Pier Hotel UK, 15-17 October 2003.

80) LAVERS, C.R., AL QATTAN, M., MASON, T., FRANKS, K., GARCIA, M, and FLOYD, M., (2003), '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.

79) LAVERS, C.R., (2003) Britannia Bugle, Autumn 2002, No.3, p2. BRNC Remote Sensing Launch-Site!

78) LAVERS, C.R., (2002) Britannia Bugle, Summer 2002, No.2, p2 'Everything exposed by the light becomes visible.'

77) QI, Z., MATSUDA, N., ITOH, K., MURABAYASHI, M., and LAVERS, C.R., (2002) 'A design for improving the sensitivity of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to chemical and biological measurands.', Sensors and Actuators B 81, pp. 254-258.

76) LAVERS, C.R., QI, Z., ITOH, K., and MURABAYASHI, M. (2001) 'A Composite Optical WaveGuide sensor utilising induced surface scattering and applications for liquid and vapour sensing', Sensors and their Applications XI, edited Grattan KTV and Khan SH, Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Sensors and Their Applications held at City University, London, UK. Sept 2001, published by Institute of Physics Publishing, pp. 281-287. ISBN 0-7503-0821-4.

75) LAVERS, C.R., (2001) Satellite technology, World Mission Magazine July/August 2001, p9.

74) LAVERS, C.R., (2001) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Nanocrystal Quantum Dot Lasers, March 2001, No. 159, pp.19-22.

73) LAVERS, C.R., (2001) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Intra-home communications Networks part 2, February 2001, No. 158, pp.20-25.

72) LAVERS, C.R., (2001) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Personal Communications Systems and Intra-home Networks pt1, January 2001, No. 157, pp.21-24.

71) LAVERS, C.R., ITOH, K., WU, S.C., MURABAYASHI, M., MAUCHLINE, I., STEWART, G., and STOUT, T., (2000) 'Planar Optical Waveguides for Sensing Applications' Sensors and Actuators B 69 pp.85-95. http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/CHEMICAL/SA_69_1_2.htm

70) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Wearable electronics-the Indispensable fashion necessity of the future!, November 2000, No. 155, pp.20-23.

69) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Fractal Communications Antennas- Small Yet Elegant, October 2000, No. 154, pp. 20-23.

68) QI, Z., ITOH, K., MURABAYASHI, M., and LAVERS, C.R., (2000), 'Characterisation and Application of a Channel-Planar Composite Waveguide', (2000) Optical Letters, pp. 1-3, Vol.25, No.19. http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-19-1427

67) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) 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.

66) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) 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.

65) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) 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.

64) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Microtechnology, Integrated Chips and Miniature Microsystems, May 2000, No. 149, pp.56-60.

63) LAVERS, C.R., (2000), Freelance Report: 'Optical Sensing in the UK', February 2000.

62) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Solar Storms and Communications Fade Out, March 2000, No. 147, pp.28-31.

61) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, New battery technology and IRFPA Sensors, February 2000, No. 146, pp.48-50.

60) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, A new Laser at Rover for Improvements in Airbag Safety Deployment, January 2000,No.145, pp.70-71.

59) LAVERS, C.R., (2000) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Liquid Crystal Displays, January 2000, No.145, p32.

58) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Reusable Space Vehicles and the International Space Station, Part 3, October 1999, No. 142, pp. 18-21.

57) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Reusable Space Vehicles and the International Space Station, Part 2, September 1999, No. 141, pp. 54-59.

56) LAVERS, C.R., ITOH, K., WU, S.C., MURABAYASHI, M., MAUCHLINE, I., STEWART, G., STOUT, T., and ZIMMERMAN, A. (1999), "Non-destructive Examination of Planar Optical Waveguides for Sensing Applications", published in 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.

55) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future Reusable Space Vehicles and the International Space Station, Part 1, August 1999, No. 140, pp. 47-51.

54) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Advanced Materials Aid De-Icing of Microwave Communications Antennas in Labrador, Canada and New Optical Ultra-Violet Radiation Sensor, July 1999, No.139, pp. 58-61.

53) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Future forms of rocketry for space applications, June 1999, No.138, pp. 54-56.

52) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, The Welsh Centre for Alternative Technology, April 1999, No.136, pp. 36-37.

51) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) 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.

50) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) "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, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 9-18.

49) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) 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.

48) LAVERS, C.R., (1999) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Advances in Solar Energy Systems, January 1999, No.133, pp.58-60.

47) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Mars Update 2 A year on, what has been learned? November 1998, No.131, pp.52-56.

46) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Designing Digital Audio Broadcasting chips for the New Millennium, November 1998, No.131, p37.

45) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, New Photonic Bandgap Structures For Optical Fibre Communications, October 1998, No.130, pp.32-33.

44) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Gardens of Eden, August 1998, No.128, pp. 52-55.

43) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, 3-Dimensional Laser Sculpturing for Industrial Manufacturing, July 1998, No. 127, pp. 52-53.

42) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Medical detector which can image breast cancer, No.126, June 1998, pp. 18-19.

41) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) The Technology and Applications of Thermal Imaging, Full Article, Electronics and Beyond, No. 126, June 1998, pp. 30-35.

40) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Microminiature Sensors and Palm sized Silicon Microlaboratories, April 1998, No. 124, pp. 64-65.

39) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, A Radio Telescope Larger Than the Earth, March 1998, No. 123, p.53.

38) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Satellite Monitoring of the Catastrophic 1997-1998 El Nino Event, February 1998, No. 122, pp. 54-55.

37) LAVERS, C.R., (1998) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, LIDAR Optical Sensors in the Battle for Environmental Critical Monitoring, January 1998, No. 121, p54.

36) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, New Photonic Crystal Waveguide, December 1997, No. 120, p.64.

35) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Unpowered 'Smart' Electrochromic Windows, November 1997, No. 119, pp. 14-15.

34) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Mars Update 1, October 1997, No.118, p 57.

33) LAVERS, C.R., and ITOH, K. (1997) 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.

32) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, New Anti-Cancer Lamp, September '97, No. 117, p.75.

31) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Mars- The Return and the Search for Life, Full Article, August 1997, No.116, pp. 28-33.

30) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, Environmental Monitoring using Infra-Red Sensing of Crabs, June 1997, No. 114, p 42.

29) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) 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.

28) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) ,"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.

27) LAVERS, C.R., (1996)"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.

26) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, The Fabrication of Optoelectronics Integrated Planar Glass Waveguide Sensors, p55-57, March 1997.

25) LAVERS, C.R., (1997) Research News, Electronics and Beyond, (i) Cool Lasers & (ii) Future Antibiotic Free Laser Treatment of Dental Decay, p7, February 1997.

24) LAVERS, C.R., (1996) 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.

23) LAVERS, C.R., (1996) A short article entitled "New infra red camera," p533, July/August 1996 Electronics and Wireless World.

22) LAVERS, C.R., (1996) "New laser therapy would fight tooth decay," May/June 1996, p60, Biophotonics International.

21) LAVERS, C.R., (1996)"The fabrication of integrated optical glass waveguide sensors - towards 2000." Phys. Ed., Vol.31, pp.24-27.http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/-search=35298032.1/0031-9120/31/1/018

20) LAVERS, C.R., (1995) "A new sensor for medicine", Electronics and Wireless World, Vol 101, pp. 1021-1022.

19) LAVERS, C.R., HARRIS, R.D., HAO, S., WILKINSON, JS, O DWYER, K., BRUST, M, and SCHIFFRIN, D.J., (1995), "Electrochemically-controlled waveguide-coupled surface plasmon sensing,", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Vol.387, No.1, pp.2-11. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/5510/

18) LAVERS, C.R., (1995), "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.

17) LAVERS, C.R., BARCELOS, S, and ZERVAS, M., (1993) "Mode-Selective Fibre Coupling Using Long Range Surface-Plasmons", LEOS Annual Meeting, pp. 177-178, Nov. 15th-19th 1993, San Jose, California, USA.

16) LAVERS, C.R., PIRAUD, C., WILKINSON, J.S., BRUST, M., O DWYER, K., and SCHIFFRIN, D.J. (1993) "Electrochemically controlled optical waveguide sensors', Proceedings of Optical Fiber Sensors 9 in Florence, May 4th-May 6th.

15) LAVERS, C.R., and WILKINSON, J.S., (1994) "A waveguide-coupled surface plasmon resonance sensor for an aqueous environment, Sensors and Actuators B, Vol 22., pp.75-81.

14) LAVERS, C.R., AULT, B.J., and WILKINSON, J.S., (1994), "Characterization of Secondary Silver Ion-Exchange into Potassium Ion-Exchanged Glass Waveguides", J.Physics D: Appl. Phys.,Vol. 27, pp.235-240.

13) LAVERS, C.R., CANN, P.S., SAMBLES, J.R., and RAYNES, E.P. (1993) "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.

12) LAVERS, C.R., (1993) "The theoretical design and fabrication of a prism-coupled polarisation conversion FLC light modulator", Journal of Thin Solid Films, Vol.230, pp.217-224.

11) LAVERS, C.R. (1992) "Optical sensors for environmental monitoring and pollution control -towards 2000", Phys. Ed, Vol.27, pp.244-45.

10) LAVERS, C.R. (1992) "Langmuir-Blodgett film optical devices- towards 2000", Phys. Ed.,Vol.27, No.3, pp.123-124.

9) LAVERS, C.R., (1991) "New advances in laser devices- towards 2000", Phys. Ed., Vol.26, No.6, pp.335-336.

8) LAVERS, C.R., (1991) Sensors for Food Quality Control, No.5, "Planar Optical Waveguide Sensors for the Food Industry", August 1991.

7) LAVERS, C.R., (1990) PhD Thesis. "The optical dielectric tensor configuration in aligned Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cells." 1990, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

6) LAVERS, C.R., (1992)"Optical probing of thin liquid crystal layers using the prism-coupling technique", Liquid Crystals, Vol.11, No.6, pp.819-832.

5) LAVERS, C.R., (1991) "The next generation of liquid-crystal electro-optic devices- towards 2000", Phys. Ed., Vol.26, No.4, pp.207-208.

4) LAVERS, C. R., and SAMBLES, J.R, (1991), "Wavelength Characterisation of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cells", Jap. Journal Appl. Phys., Vol.30, No.4, pp.729-734.

3) LAVERS, C.R., CANN, P.S., SAMBLES, J.R., and RAYNES, E.P. (1991) "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. 

2) LAVERS, C. R., and SAMBLES, J.R., (1990) "The use of Mode Mixing to determine the Optical Dielectric Tensor in a FLC cell", Liquid Crystals, Vol.8, No.4, pp.577-585.

1) LAVERS, C. R., and SAMBLES, J.R., (1991) "An examination of the optical dielectric tensor of a liquid crystal waveguide", Ferroelectrics, Vol.113, pp.339-351.


Articles
Lavers C 2017 'Space-Based SAR for Remote Sensing' Military Technology MT 11/2017, 62-63
Lavers CR & Mason T 2017 'High-resolution IKONOS satellite imagery for normalized difference vegetative index-related assessment applied to land clearance studies' Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 11, (3) 035008-035008 , DOI PEARL
Lavers C 2010 'Remote sensing monitors displaced persons' GEO: connexion 9, (4) 26-28
Lavers CR 2009 'Planar optical waveguides for civil and military applications' Journal of Physics: Conference Series 178, 012010-012010 , DOI
Lavers C 2009 'What's hot?' MATERIALS WORLD 17, (7) 44-46 Author Site
Lavers C 2008 'Stealthy materials' MATERIALS WORLD 16, (12) 33-35 Author Site
Lavers C 2008 'Invisibility rules the waves' PHYSICS WORLD 21, (3) 21-25 Author Site
Lavers C 2008 'Invisibility rules the waves' Physics World 21, (3) 21-25 , DOI
Lavers C 2007 'Future stealth warship design' Electronics World 113, (1860) 14-18
Lavers C 2007 'Warship design' ELECTRONICS WORLD 113, (1860) 14-18 Author Site
Qi Z-M, Matsuda N, Itoh K, Murabayashi M & Lavers CR 2002 'A design for improving the sensitivity of a Mach–Zehnder interferometer to chemical and biological measurands' Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 81, (2-3) 254-258 , DOI
Qi ZM, Itoh K, Murabayashi M & Lavers CR 2000 'Characterization and application of a channel- planar composite waveguide' Opt Lett 25, (19) 1427-1429 Author Site , DOI
Lavers CR, Itoh K, Wu SC, Murabayashi M, Mauchline I, Stewart G & Stout T 2000 'Planar optical waveguides for sensing applications' Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 69, (1-2) 85-95 , DOI
Lavers CR 1998 '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 12, (1) 9-18
Lavers CR 1996 '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 289, (1-2) 133-139 , DOI
Lavers CR 1996 'The fabrication of integrated optical glass waveguide sensors - towards 2000' Physics Education 31, (1) 24-27 , DOI
Lavers CR, Harris RD, Hao S, Wilkinson JS, O'Dwyer K, Brust M & Schiffrin DJ 1995 'Electrochemically-controlled waveguide-coupled surface plasmon sensing' Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 387, (1-2) 11-22 , DOI
Lavers CR & Wilkinson JS 1994 'A waveguide-coupled surface-plasmon sensor for an aqueous environment' Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 22, (1) 75-81 , DOI
Lavers CR, Ault BJ & Wilkinson JS 1994 'Characterization of secondary silver ion exchange in potassium-ion-exchanged glass waveguides' Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 27, (2) 235-240 , DOI
Lavers CR, Sambles JR, Raynes EP & Cann PS 1993 'A preliminary investigation of the anomalous out-of-plane tilt alignment in an orthogonal-twist ferroelectric liquid crystal cell using the prism-coupling technique' Liquid Crystals 15, (5) 749-755 , DOI
Lavers CR 1993 'The theoretical design and fabrication of a prism-coupled polarization conversion ferroelectric liquid crystal light modulator' Thin Solid Films 230, (2) 217-224 , DOI
Lavers CR 1992 'Optical probing of thin liquid crystal layers using the prism-coupling technique' Liquid Crystals 11, (6) 819-832 , DOI
Lavers CR, Cann PS, Sambles JR & Raynes EP 1991 'Optical Mode Characterization of the Configuration of a Thin Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cell Under an Applied Electric Field' Journal of Modern Optics 38, (8) 1451-1461 , DOI
Lavers CR & Sambles JR 1991 'Wavelength Characterisation of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Cells' Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 30, (Part 1, No. 4) 729-734 , DOI
Lavers CR & Sambles JR 1990 'Use of mode mixing to determine the optic tensor configuration of a thin ferroelectric liquid crystal layer' Liquid Crystals 8, (4) 577-585 , DOI
Books

1) LAVERS, C.R., S. Reed’s Marine Engineering Series Volume 6 Basic Electrotechnology for Engineers, Adlard Cole ISBN: 9781472963833, New Edition, Paperback – 9 Jan 2020.

2) LAVERS, C.R. Reeds Marine Engineering Introductions: Principles of Maritime and Terrestrial Earth Observation (September 2019). Published: 19-09-2019 Edition: 1st, ISBN: 9781472950000, Thomas Reed.

3) LAVERS, C.R., Reeds Marine Engineering Introductions: Essential Sensing and Telecommunications for Maritime Applications, Published: 03-09-2017 Edition: 1st, ISBN: 9781472922205, Thomas Reed.

4) LAVERS, C.R., and LAVERS, S., Reeds Marine Engineering Introductions: Physics Wave Concepts for Marine Engineering Applications Published: 05-09-2017, Paperback Edition: 1st, ISBN: 9781472922151 Thomas Reed.

5) LAVERS, C.R., and LAVERS, S., Physics Wave Questions for Marine Engineering Applications Paperback – 31 Dec 2016 Paperback: 102 pages Publisher: Lulu.com (31 Dec. 2016) ISBN-10: 1326905392 ISBN-13: 978-1326905392 (Available on Amazon).

6) LAVERS, C.R., Reed’s Marine Engineering Series Volume 7 Advanced Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers, Adlard Cole, Bloomsbury Group. December 2014 ISBN 9781408176030.

7) LAVERS, C.R., Basic Capacitor Questions for Marine Engineers ISBN 9781291475456 First Edition (Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, Inc., Rayleigh, North Carolina). July 2013. (Available on Amazon).

8) LAVERS, C.R., EXtreme Faith Walking the Talk ISBN 9781291351088 First Edition (Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, Inc., Rayleigh, North Carolina) March 2013 (Available on Amazon).

9) LAVERS, C.R., Recent Developments in Remote Sensing for Human Disaster Management and Mitigation Natural and Man-Made (2013) Ed. Christopher Lavers December 2012. ISBN 9781291224634. First Edition, (Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, Inc., Rayleigh, North Carolina). (Available on Amazon).

The introductory chapter of this book was serialised on-line in the Remote Sensing magazine for the wider earth observation physics community in Directions Magazine http://www.directionsmag.com/authors/dr-christopher-lavers/122296

1.        The Origins of High Resolution Civilian Satellite Imaging - Part 3: The End Users (February 21st, 2013)

2.        The Origins of High Resolution Civilian Satellite Imaging - Part 2: Civilian Imagery Programs and Providers (February 4th, 2013)

3.        The Origins of High Resolution Civilian Satellite Imaging - Part 1: An Overview (January 24th, 2013)

Recent Developments in Remote Sensing for Human Disaster Management and Mitigation - Spotlight on Africa: An Overview (January 13th, 2013) and at www.nubamountains.org/?p=792 Nuba mountains Monitor.

 

10a) LAVERS, C.R., Volume 14, Stealth Warship Technology (ISBN 9781408175255), in the Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology series, Adlard Cole, published September 2012.

10b) LAVERS, C.R., Volume 14, Stealth Warship Technology, (Chinese Edition) Paperback Pub Date: 2014-11-01 Pages: 228 Language: Chinese Publisher: Electronic Industry Press book ISBN-10: 7121243237 ISBN-13: 978-7121243233.

11) LAVERS, C.R., ‘On the Winds of the Desert Sands”, a children’s novel, First Edition, 84 pp., ISBN 9781291080124. (Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, Inc., Rayleigh, North Carolina, Sept 2012) (Available on Amazon).

12) LAVERS, C.R., KRALL, E., BUYERS, S. Reed’s Marine Engineering Series Volume 6 Basic Electrotechnology for Engineers, Adlard Cole ISBN: 9781408176061, February 14th 2013.

13) LAVERS, C.R., Basic Electromagnetic Wave Concepts For Engineers, First Edition. ISBN 978-1-4709-5404-8. (Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, Inc., Rayleigh, North Carolina) (Available on Amazon).

14) LAVERS, C.R., Crosstalk- A reflection in Faith, Christian poetry book, First Edition, Oct. 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4709-0122-6. (Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, Inc., Rayleigh, North Carolina) (Available on Amazon).

15) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) Stealth Warships, self-published book March 2009 Limited distribution.


Conference Papers
Lavers C & Moustakis F 2018 'Assessing the user requirements for maritime surveillance from space' Reinventing Space 2018 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 British Interplanetary Society PEARL
Lavers C, Bishop C, Hawkins O, Grealey E, Cox BC, Thomas RD & Trimel S 2009 'Application of satellite imagery to monitoring Human Rights abuse of vulnerable communities, with minimal risk to relief staff' 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 , DOI
Lavers C, Franklin P, Plowman A, Sayers G, Bol J, Shepard D & Fields D 2009 'Non-destructive high-resolution thermal imaging techniques to evaluate wildlife and delicate biological samples' 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 , DOI
Lavers C, Franks K, Floyd M & Plowman A 2005 'Application of remote thermal imaging and night vision technology to improve endangered wildlife resource management with minimal animal distress and hazard to humans' 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 207-212 , DOI
BARCELOS S, RUSSELL PS, ZERVAS MN, LAVERS C, IEEE, IEEE & IEEE 1993 'MODE-SELECTIVE FIBER COUPLING USING LONG-RANGE SURFACE-PLASMONS' 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 177-178
LAVERS C & SAMBLES R 1991 'AN EXAMINATION OF THE OPTICAL DIELECTRIC TENSOR OF A LIQUID-CRYSTAL WAVE-GUIDE' 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 339-351 , DOI
Reports

Recent Policy Reports and Visits

1. Satellite applications review document, to inform Saudi Arabian military response, supplied to Captain Banda Asiri, Saudi Arabian Navy June 2019.

2. Iraqi Embassy, London 26th March, visit with Professor Waleed Al Murrani and Professor R Mock, May 2019.

3. I helped formulate MOD policy, writing and checking the final MOD “Climate Impact Risk Assessment”, particularly Appendix 7A Estate and Climatic Information Report, DART Britannia Royal Naval College” May 20th 2019.  

Other Reports and Courses

1.   An Investigation of the Gamma-Rays Emitted from Neutron Activated Sources 2nd year Physics Degree Project, 1986 Exeter University.

2.   The General Properties and Main Magnetic Instabilities of Plasma Containment, 3rd year project.

3.   The Formation of a Pulsed (Transient Response) Signal in NMR Imaging, October 1986.

4.   The Design and Construction of a pair of Transmitter and Receiver Coils for NMR Imaging, by C.R. Lavers, March 1987, Final 3rd year physics engineering project.

5.   Course on optoelectronics and electronic warfare, RMCS Shrivenham, Oct. 1994.

6.   Digital Transmission systems, course held at Imperial College, London, as part of the George Washington University, Washington DC, April 3-7th 1995.

7.   Advanced Infra-Red Systems and Technology, course held in London, 17-19 February 1997.

8.   Electronic Warfare Course, Royal Lancaster Hotel, London 16-18 May 1999.

9.   Night Vision conference, London, 11-12 May, 2000.

10.  Radio Frequency Radiation Safety Course, October 8-10, 2000, at the Institute of Naval Medicine, Alverstoke, Hampshire. Examination passed.


Exhibitions

SCIENCE-ART EXHIBITIONS

31) SW IOP Festival of Physics November 2019, Swords into Ploughshares, Military to Civilian transfer technology,1-day exhibition, Forum, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. (IOP 29 Total Exhibition 31).

30) SW IOP Festival of Physics Saturday 18 November, Thermal Imaging of Wildlife 1-day exhibition, Forum, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. (IOP 28 Total Exhibition 30).

29) Thermal Imaging of Wildlife 1-day exhibition, Forum, Exeter University November 2016, IOP sponsored, Nov 2016 (IOP 27 Total Exhibition 29).

28) Swords into Ploughshares, and Thermal Imaging of Wildlife 1-day exhibition, Forum, Exeter University November 2015, IOP sponsored (IOP 26 Total Exhibition 28).

27) #2 Living With Environmental Change, satellite imagery exhibition looking at climate-change related issues Midlothian Science Festival, Penicuik, Scotland, October 2015. (IOP 25 Total Exhibition 27).

26) #1 Living With Environmental Change, satellite imagery exhibition looking at climate-change related issues Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth, January 2015-February 2015. (IOP 24 Total Exhibition 26).

25) Swords into Ploughshares, exhibition sponsored by the Institute of Physics looking at the transfer of military technology into the civilian domain, CTCRM Lympstone, Exmouth Friday 1st-Monday 18th November 2013. (IOP 23 Total Exhibition 25).

24) Swords into Ploughshares, exhibition sponsored by the Institute of Physics looking at the transfer of military technology into the civilian domain, Ariel Centre, Totnes, Dates February 2013. (IOP 22 Total Exhibition 24)

23) "Walking in Bible Lands" http://theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/Gallery?ArtsItem=5 (09/01/2012) An exhibition of complementary pictures and poems from my recent book: Crosstalk- A reflection in Faith, 7th - 28th January 2013. (IOP 21 Total Exhibition 23)

22) Thermal Imaging of Wildlife exhibition served as the backdrop for the "Festival of Physics with the Institute of Physics" (South West branch) held in the Roland Levinsky Building Plymouth University 16/17th November 2012. (IOP 21 Total Exhibition 22)

21) #7 'Swords into Ploughshares: Satellite Imagery for Christians Concerned with Social Justice' St Michael's Lectures 2012 Wednesday 9th May 2012 Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Mount Dinham Parish of St. David, Exeter, with Swords into Ploughshares exhibition. (IOP 20 Total Exhibition 21)

20) Thermal Imaging of Wildlife exhibition at Britannia Royal Naval College library, 1st April-31st May 2012. (IOP 19 Total Exhibition 20)

19) Invited talk 'Military to Civilian technology transfer' Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) at Kingswood School, Bath 18th April 2012, listed in Material World magazine 01 April 2012.Short 1-day Swords into Ploughshares exhibition. #6 (IOP 18 Total Exhibition 19)

18) #5 Swords into Ploughshares (Military to Civilian technology transfer) exhibition Britannia Royal Naval College library 6th February-30th March 2012, listed under Events in the March/April 2012 By the Dart. (IOP 17 Total Exhibition 18)

17) #4 Swords into Ploughshares, exhibition sponsored by the Institute of Physics looking at the transfer of military technology into the civilian domain, Naval College Library, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 OHJ Date February 2012-30th March 2012, short article in the Dartmouth Chronicle Friday 06-1-2012 (IOP 16 Total Exhibition 17)

16) #3 Swords into Ploughshares, art exhibition sponsored by the IOP looking at the transfer of military technology into the civilian domain, Flavel Centre, Library and Cinema Centre, January 16th - 30th 2012. (IOP 15 Total Exhibition 16)

15) Thermal imaging of wildlife Exhibition, Paignton Library and Information Centre (PLAIC), Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG Monday 14th -Wednesday 30th November 2011. (IOP 14 Total Exhibition 15)

14) #2 Swords into Ploughshares, science-art exhibition sponsored by the IOP looking at the transfer of military technology into the civilian domain, Topsham Library and Topsham, Tuesday Oct. 25th - Tuesday Nov. 8th 2011 (also in the Exeter Express and Echo 3rd Nov.) (IOP 13 Total Exhibition 14)

13) #1 Swords into Ploughshares, public exhibition sponsored by the Institute of Physics looking at the transfer of military technology into the civilian domain, Paignton Library and Information Centre (PLAIC), Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG Sept. 20th - Oct. 13th 2011. (IOP 12 Total Exhibition 13)

12) The Science and Art of Thermal Imagery, exhibition of the best in wildlife and environmental thermal photography, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, at Teignmouth Community College, Thursday 16th June - Tuesday12th July 2011. (IOP 11 Total Exhibition 12)

11) The Science and Art of Thermal Imagery, exhibition of the best in wildlife and environmental thermal photography, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, Torquay Girls Grammar School, Thursday 17th - Wednesday 30th March 2011. (IOP 10 Total Exhibition 11).

10) Nature in a Different Light, exhibition of the best in wildlife and environmental thermal photography, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, at the Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth, Devon Monday 3rd - Monday 17th January 2011. (IOP 9 Total Exhibition 10)

9) 9th Thermal imaging exhibition "Nature in a Different Light" sponsored (£450) by the IOP at the At-Bristol Science Site (Organiser: Mrs Alison Rivett IOP HQ London) www.at-bristol.org.uk/thermalexhibition.html (IOP 8 Total Exhibition 9)

8) LAVERS, C.R., (2010), Thermal Imaging Art exhibition at Britannia Royal Naval College Thursday 19th November-Friday 26th January 2010. Contact: Dr R Porter Curator of Fine Art. (IOP 7 Total Exhibition 9)

7) LAVERS, C.R., (2009) Small thermal wildlife imaging exhibition at the RSPSOC Annual Conference Leicester September 2009. (IOP 6 Total Exhibition 7)

6) LAVERS, C.R., (2009), Thermal Imaging Art exhibition, Britannia Royal Naval College April-May 25th 2009. Contact: Dr R Porter Curator of Fine Art. (IOP 5 Total 6)

5) LAVERS, CR., WILTSHIRE, R., WILTSHIRE, J. (2009) 5th Thermal Exhibition was the main backdrop for the 9th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, Riviera International Conference Centre, Paignton, Devon, UK, 31 May 2009 to 5 Jun 2009. (IOP 4 Total 5)

4) LAVERS, CR., WILTSHIRE, R., WILTSHIRE, J. (2009) 4th Thermal Art Exhibition Kingsbridge Community College March 10th-25th. (College Organiser: Mrs Maggie Bointon). (IOP 3).

3) LAVERS, CR., WILTSHIRE, R., WILTSHIRE, J. (2008) "Nature in a Different Light" #3 Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Institute of Physics Living Coasts, Torquay Harbour, Torquay, Oct 1st-Oct 15th 2008. Press Officer: Mr Phil Knowling, Paignton Zoo, (IOP 2)

2) LAVERS, CR., WILTSHIRE, R., WILTSHIRE, J. (2008) "Nature in a Different Light" #2 Thermal Imaging Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, Paignton Zoo, Sept 15th- Oct 1st 2008, Press Officer: Mr Phil Knowling, Paignton Zoo, (IOP 1).

1) Digital Thermal Wildlife #1 Art Exhibition, Peter Chalk Centre, Exeter University, 28th April -24th June 2005. (Contact: Mrs Gina Cox, Fine Art Curator Exeter University) 1st Science-Art Exhibition.

 


Posters

Past Oral and Poster Presentations

1.   A Study of Optical Waveguides in a Smectic Liquid Crystal Layer, poster, Dec. 1987, Institute of Physics Annual Solid State Physics Conference.

2.   A Study of Leaky Modes in a Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Layer, poster, Apr. 1988, Annual British Liquid Crystal Society Conference in Strathclyde, Scotland.

3.   FLC Device Configurations and Switching Mechanisms, talk at meeting at GEC (Wembley), Oct. 1988.

4.   Optical probing of the dielectric tensor in Sc*s, poster presentation. Dec. 1988, Institute of Physics Annual Solid State Physics Conference, University of Nottingham.

5.   Optical Probing of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, First Year Report, RSRE (Royal Signals Research Establishment) Malvern Report 1988.

6.   Optic probing of a Leaky Fabry-Perot Liquid Crystal Waveguide, Apr. 1989, poster, Annual British Liquid Crystal Society Conference, Sheffield.

7.   An examination of the optical dielectric tensor of a liquid crystal waveguide, June 1989 Goteborg, Sweden, Second International Symposium on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals.

8.   Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, An oral presentation given at the Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal one day meeting in Exeter, Aug. 1989.

9.   An Examination of the Optical Dielectric Tensor of a Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Layer, Second Year Report, RSRE (Royal Signals Research Establishment) Malvern Report 1988.

10.  Fibre Optic Laser Ring Gyros, a talk given to members of the Physics Department Exeter, June 1990.

11.  Fibre Optic Laser Ring Gyros, a talk given to BAE Plymouth, July 1990.

12.  Prism-coupling in FLC cells, a talk given to the SP3 Division at RSRE Malvern, Jan. 1991.

13.  Prism-Coupling in thin Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Layers, a poster presentation, Apr. 1992, given at the British Liquid Crystal society Conference, Oxford University.

14.  Electrochemically controlled optical waveguide sensors, talk given at OFS-9, Firenze, Italy, May 1993.

15.  An investigation of the dielectric constants, and deformational effects after surface treatment of a polyimide alignment layer used within a FLC system, March 29-31 1995, 10th Annual BLCS meeting, Exeter University.

16.  A Large Loss in Glass Optical Waveguides Induced by UV Irradiation, CR Lavers and K Itoh, presented by K Itoh, January 1996, Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics, 26A-ZM.

17.  Planar Optical Waveguide Devices, a talk given in the Physics Department, Bath University, August 1996.

18.  Optical Waveguide Sensors, presentation at the BRNC Research Forum October 1997.

19.  Non-destructive Examination of Planar Optical Waveguides for Sensing Applications, poster presentation at Sensors and Their Applications X, Cardiff, September 5-8, 1999.

20.  Encapsulated Thin film Planar Waveguides for Aqueous Optical Biosensor temperature applications, presented at The Biowise Meeting, ICC, Birmingham, Sept. 20th, 2000.

21.  Planar optical waveguides for potential harsh environment sensing applications, Fibre Optics in Harsh Environments Conference (FOHEC) Swindon, Tuesday 18-19th May 2010.

22.  Assessing the global market and requirements for persistent maritime surveillance from space- a Market Analysis for Maritime Surveillance 1st December 2016, Airbus, Stevenage.


Other Publications

Past Student Project Support Supervision

Royal Naval Level 5 final BRNC dissertations

Optical Modelling of Novel Stealth Materials for Maritime Ship Platform Applications, SLt Alexander Jack Crallan, RN. 2014.

The potential use of maritime environment satellite based remote sensing applications for Coastguard Disaster Prediction, Management and Mitigation. Terry Wickham and Shelly-Ann Marshall ATE2 X2 2008.

The use of maritime environment satellite based remote sensing applications for disaster management and mitigation. SLt Bridget MacDonald RN, SLt James Way RN 2008.

The Importance of Monitoring the Cryosphere in Civil and Military Applications: Abdulrahman AL SOULAH Kuwait Degree Course, 23 June 2008 DipHE

Land observation and achievement using passive and active systems Sub. Lt. AlHARBI, Kuwait Degree Course, 2008, DipHE.

Remote sensing in the Cryosphere Ahmad Mohammed, June 2008, Kuwait Coastguard.

Stage 3 project submitted in partial fulfilment for the degree of B.Sc.

Final B.Eng. Project: An SPR Corrosion Sensor- A Study into the Effectiveness of Surface Plasmon Resonance as a Means of Corrosion Detection, by Matthew Findlay, April 2015, Supervisors: Dr A Cree, CR Lavers, D Jenkins.

Comparative Analysis of Visible and Near Infrared Photography with Thermal Image of the River Dart and Littoral Feature, Mohammed Ebraheem, March 2006.

Comparative analysis of Thermal images with Visible and Near Infra Red photography of the Dartmouth Castle archaeological site, Mohammed Al Qattan, 2003.

Marine Corrosion Damage Assessment Using Infrared Thermography, SLt. Faisal SAA Taleb, Supervised by Dr AM Cree, and Dr CR Lavers. 2009.

Southampton University

A Study of Optical Guided Wave Modes in Thin Planar Waveguides, Serina G. Farwell, Dept. Physics, Southampton University, Final 3rd year degree project March 1993. Supervised by Dr CR Lavers.

Mode-selective fibre coupling using long range surface plasmons, PhD student support to Sergio Barcelos, Brasil 1990-1993.

 

RADIO

9) Christians in Science, New Wine Radio August 2014.

8) 28.5 mile BAREFOOT charity walk: Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth to CTCRM Lympstone, Lympstone for HART (Nuba Mountains) and Help for Heroes over 2 days 1st-2nd October 2012 raising £550. Radio appearance with John Govier talking about the Nuba mountains crisis www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00y5rf1Saturday 29th September 0900 show.

7) Radio Devon Nuba Crisis Saturday morning with Jon Govier at start of 9 mile barefoot walk Dittisham to Totnes Saturday April 28th 2012, raising £300 for the refugees living in caves in the Nuba mountains. Inspiration for a 750+ strong Nuba people barefoot walk across London with Baroness Cox walking to Downing Street to present petition June 30th 2012.

6) Radio Devon Nuba Crisis 'Interactive Lunch Time Special' with David Fitzgerald Thursday April 12th 2012 talking about satellite imagery and barefoot charity walk.

5) Live Radio appearance in the Plymouth studio of Radio Devon 06/09/2011 with David Fitzgerald 'Interactive Lunchtime Special' talking about the Swords into Ploughshares exhibition.

4) Live Radio appearance at New Wine Conference, Shepton Mallet, in support of Operation Rainbow, raising over £160,000 for those affected by the 2011 Pakistan floods! August 2011.

3) Radio Interview BBC Radio Devon 17th December, AM, Matt Woodley Show, 2009.

2) Radio Interview BBC Radio Plymouth 17th December, 2009, Radio Interview

Pod Cast Designer Soils and Stealth Warships available http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_20080424.shtml

1) BBC Radio 4 'appearance' on Material World with Quentin Cooper 24 April 2008.


Reports & invited lectures

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full name and title:

Dr Christopher Ralph Lavers

Plymouth University Employee number

19966

Date of Birth:   2nd August 1966

Place of Birth:  Bristol, Avon, UK

Nationality:    British     

Marital Status: Married with 5 children

Telephone:     (01803) 834338

E-mail: christopher.lavers@plymouth.ac.uk

Author: 15 books, 6 Adlard-Cole Nautical, Bloomsbury Group, Reeds, 2 In press

http://www.bloomsbury.com/author/christopher-lavers

 


Other academic activities

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

Media and Community Activities: I enjoy communicating science ideas to the public, and appeared on Radio 4Material World’ Apr. 2008, and 8 other radio broadcasts, The IOP first sponsored my thermal wildlife exhibition across Devon and in schools (2008), and since, 31 science-art exhibitions, mostly IOP sponsored, and 15 published books (Earth Observation Questions, Sensor & Telecommunications Questions, and revision of Volume 6 Basic Electrotechnology in progress). Until 2001 I wrote a column, 'Research News' in Electronics & Beyond magazine (1997 - 2001), and write regularly in the DCSS blog, and elsewhere. I was invited to be the 1st South Devon Co-Chair of the Open Doors Action Group- supporting persecuted Christians world-wide 2008-2010; which combined with a humanitarian science-art project led to 3-solo long distance bare-foot charity walks, incl. Dartmouth - Lympstone 2012 and Dartmouth - Exeter 2013 raising over £1300, and organising a 750-strong Nuba campaign walk to Downing Street, and completed 5 Dartmoor SAR/Brixham Fishermens’ Mission Midnight Walks (2015-2019). I undertook the ‘Everest’ charity abseil descent, one of 2 civilians with the Royal Marines in 1998. I enjoy hill walking, camping, and member of Dartmouth Yacht Club Canoe Section, with 2 RYA Level 2 Powerboats qualifications, and keen Grass Boarding inventor, designer, and enthusiast. I have worked with young people in and out of school e.g. Youth Genesis (CRB checked), and served as a steward at an annual 7500+ summer camp, self-funding a short research trip to Iceland Mar. 2016. I also organised and delegated responsibilities for visiting BRNC speakers and outside organisations: incl. a Space Shuttle astronaut, Baroness Cox, an international jazz musician etc.