The Laser Group at
- The History of the Laser Group at Liverpool
The Laser Group,
part of the School
of Engineering at the University of Liverpool, is the UK's largest
University based research group in laser materials processing. The facilities at Liverpool are a resource of international importance with
state of the art high power laser equipment for the research and industrial
development of welding, cutting, marking, surface treatments and novel
laser based processes.
The Group is led by Geoff Dearden who has over 25 years experience and over
175 publications in the laser engineering field. Dr Dearden is a Professor
the University of Liverpool, Head of the Laser Group. Currently the Group consists of over 15
scientists, technicians and support staff.
The origins of the laser activity at Liverpool lie with Professor Bill
Steen at Imperial College in the 1970's. In 1988, Professor Steen moved the
group to Liverpool to take up the James Bibby
Chair of Engineering Manufacture, established by Dr Mason Bibby in honour of his father.
- Staff and students
in the Laser Engineering Group and their email addresses