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Dr Gao is a Reader at the School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield. He joined the University in February 2008 as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT), School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.

Between 1985 and 1988, he studied precision measurement and instrumentation as a B.Eng. and M.Eng. student at the Department of Precision Engineering, Tianjin University, China. After his M.Eng. studies, he worked from 1988 to 1997 as Assistant Engineer, Engineer, Assistant Director of Laboratory and Director of Laboratory at the Micro-Dimension Laboratory, National Institute of Metrology, Beijing, China. His responsibilities included mechanical and optical design, software programming and data analysis in seven research projects. The projects: “High precision determination of 633nm He-Ne Laser wavelength in air” and “High precision micro-displacement measuring system” were awarded National Invention Prizes of the State Science and Technology Commission of China in 1995.

From November 1995 to September 1997, he worked as a visiting scholar at Lab 5.12 (Micro-topography), Physikalisch-Techniche-Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany.  During this period, he was involved in research for the establishment of a calibration system for Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs).

During November 1997 to October 2001, he was a full time Ph.D. student at the School of Engineering, Coventry University and the School of Engineering, University of Warwick. His Ph.D. project: “Development of a novel multi-Function Tribological Nano-Probe Microscope” won a Commendation Award at the ‘Metrology for World Class Manufacturing Awards 2001’, held by NPL and DTI.

Following his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a Research Associate at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.

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  • Optics and Lasers
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Instrumentation
  • Measurement
  • Applied Optics
  • Sensor Technology
  • Data Acquisition
  • Calibration
  • Interferometry
  • Instrument Development
  • Measurement and Metrology
  • Metrology
  • Uncertainty Analysis
  • Optical Metrology
  • Precision Engineering
  • Instrumentation Design
  • Laser Interferometry
  • Nanometrology

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Projects 2013 2023

Implementation of WSI/WLSI into the R2R production line

Gao, F.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

On-line surface inspection of roll-to-roll film processing

Gao, F.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Future Advanced Metrology Hub

Jiang, X., Martin, H., Longstaff, A., Kadirkamanathan, V., Turner, M. S., Keogh, P., Scott, P., McLeay, T., Blunt, L., Zeng, W., Huntley, J. M., Bills, P., Fletcher, S., Gao, F., Coupland, J. M., Kinnell, P., Mahfouf, M. & Mullineux, G.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 1998 2018

  • 33 Article
  • 17 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference article

3D shape measurement of discontinuous specular objects based on advanced PMD with bi-telecentric lens

Niu, Z., Gao, N., Zhang, Z., Gao, F. & Jiang, X., 22 Jan 2018, In : Optics Express. 26, 2, p. 1615-1632 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
diffraction patterns
beam splitters
1 Citations
Open Access
Liquid crystal displays
3 Citations

A holistic calibration method with iterative distortion compensation for stereo deflectometry

Xu, Y., Gao, F., Zhang, Z. & Jiang, X., Jul 2018, In : Optics and Lasers in Engineering. 106, p. 111-118 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
mathematical models
Open Access

An investigation of a single shot dual wavelength polarised interferometer which uses Carre and Four Step Phase Shift Algorithms

Al-Bashir, S., Muhamedsalih, H., Gao, F. & Jiang, X., 5 Jun 2018, Proceedings of EUSPEN 18th International Conference & Exhibition, Venice, IT, June 2018. euspen, p. 113-114 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
phase shift

Activities 2014 2018

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Embedded Metrology for Surface Measurement and Inspection

Feng Gao (Speaker)
10 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Environmental Robust Interferometry for Online/In-Process Surface Inspection

Feng Gao (Speaker)
8 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

In-Situ Surface Inspection Using White Light Channelled Spectrum Interferometer

Dawei Tang (Speaker), Jane Jiang (Speaker), Feng Gao (Speaker)
2 Mar 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A Flexible PV Barrier Films Defects Detection System for In-Situ R2R Film Processing

Feng Gao (Speaker), Hussam Muhamedsalih (Speaker), Liam Blunt (Speaker), Jane Jiang (Speaker), Mohamed Elrawemi (Speaker), S. Edge (Speaker), P. Hollis (Speaker), David Bird (Speaker)
19 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation