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Professor John Tyrer

Professor of Optical Instrumentation

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Optical Engineering, Optical non-destructive testing, Residue detection, Airport security, Counter-terrorism, Laser safety, Computer-generated holography Display holography, Optical strain analysis, Optical vibration analysis, Underwater laser applications, High power laser machining, Human body shape measurement and performance analysis, Human biomechanical analysis using optical methods, Optical forensic analysis, Non-contact laser based temperature measurement of high-speed components


John specialises in the development of innovative and bespoke laser based imaging products and services. He has developed a device that can identify tiny amounts of explosive particles

Interview booking

Please call the press office on 01509 223491 to arrange an interview with Professor John Tyrer. Bookings can also be made online at