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Dr Rohan Kakade

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University Teacher (Electronics Technology for Design)

Rohan Kakade received his Master’s degree (with distinction) in Electronic Communication and Computer Engineering from the University of Nottingham following which he obtained his PhD in Electrical and Electronic engineering in the Advanced Optics group. His doctoral degree focussed on improving the imaging performance of an optical microscope by means of computer aided numerical optimisation and development of alternative detection schemes. He joined Loughborough University in the capacity of University teacher in Electronics. He assists students in understanding the methodology of incorporating electronics into design. Linkedin profile

Rohan has lead as well assisted in the delivery of various electrical, mechanical and electronic engineering modules from foundation year to postgraduate students during his PhD studies. He has also undertaken pastoral care for undergraduate students and regularly been involved in enhancing the student experience in halls of residence. He will be actively involved in the development, delivery and assessment of various electronics modules at the Loughborough Design School over the course of the upcoming academic year. 

Currently leading:

  • DSA007 Electronics for Design

Currently supporting:

  • DSB007 Further Electronics for Design
  • DSC006 Applications of Mechanics and Electronics for Design
  • DSP859 Industrial Design Major project (additional support tutor)

Previously supported:

  • DSA004 Foundation Technology (BA route)
  • DSC026 Final Year Design Practice (support tutor)

Rohan is a member of Royal Microscopical Society and an active reviewer for the Optical Society of America. His current research interests are in the field of image processing and optical communications. He has particular expertise in numerical modelling using MATLAB and would be happy to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects linking life sciences, physics and optics.

ORCID record: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0483-8308

  • R. Kakade, J. G. Walker and A. J. Phillips, “Resolution and signal to noise ratio improvement in a confocal fluorescence microscope using array detection”, IOP Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 27 no. 8, pp1-8, June 2016

  • R. Kakade, J. G. Walker and A. J. Phillips, “Optimising performance of a confocal fluorescence microscope using a differential pinhole”, IOP Measurement science and technology, vol. 27 no. 1, pp1-8, November 2015

  • R. Kakade, J. G. Walker and A. J. Phillips, “Enhanced performance of confocal fluorescence microscopy using a differential pinhole”, SPIE proceedings in physics, 164, pp153-159, May 2015