About the project
The Mid-IR CERPAS project based at the University of Sheffield and under the supervision of Dr Michael Hippler began recently on the 1 October of this year.
The project aims to develop a new analytical technique of cavity-enhanced resonant photoacoustic spectroscopy (CERPAS) to detect explosives’ vapours released from landmines. If successful, this could complement and possibly replace landmine detection by sniffer dogs.
The project is off to a good start, having recruited an experienced research associate, Dr Mark Stringer, to work with Dr Hippler, as well as procuring optical and electronic components and a suitable mid-IR quantum cascade laser.