Dr Haydn Martin

Dr Haydn Martin is a Senior Research Fellow at the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology at the University of Huddersfield. He received a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds in 2002. In 2005, he was awarded an MSc in Embedded Systems Engineering with distinction from the University of Huddersfield. He completed his PhD, ‘Investigations into a multiplexed fibre interferometry for online, nanoscale, surface metrology’ at the University of Huddersfield in 2009.

Haydn’s field of research is in surface and precision metrology. His focus is on the development of novel sensing methods for producing high accuracy, stable and robust surface/dimensional metrology instrumentation targeted at embedded use within the field of high/ultra-precision and high-added value manufacture. The aim is to move metrology away from expensive, standalone, off-line instrumentation without sacrificing metrology performance.

Haydn’s research vision is for a tighter and more direct loop between metrology and manufacture to improve capability to: a) manufacture components to a higher level of complexity and precision; b) reduce the cost and improve efficiency of production. A tighter link between metrology and machining will not only enable the production of new technologies for high-end scientific applications, but also enable the commercialisation of novel technologies for the benefit of the public at large. Improved embedded metrology will have a direct benefit on the UK manufacturing base and will better position the UK to ensure competitiveness in next generation of high added value manufacture.

Haydn’s research combines such areas as interferometry, spectrometry, electro-optics, fibre optics, microscopy and state of the art integrated-optics.  The combination of these techniques can provide the necessary attributes for embedded metrology: environmental robustness, remote/miniature probing, high speed, high sensitivity and high dynamic range.

Haydn currently supervises 4 PhD students in optical instrumentation research for surface metrology and delivers the 2nd year undergraduate module ‘Embedded Systems Engineering’.

The Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology where Haydn is based houses state-of-the-art facilities comprising 2000 m2 floor space dedicated to precision manufacturing and metrology research. The key facilities for his research are:

Optical Laboratory – Purpose designed 83 m2 laboratory for optical instrumentation research for research in sensors for online surface metrology and position sensing applications. Houses 4 interferometry specification optical tables mounted on vibration isolating pneumatic mounts, totalling 10 m2 of development space. The lab features a full suite of test instrumentation: oscilloscopes, optical spectrum analyser, spectrometers, signal generators. It also features an electronics workshop and fibre optic splicing facilities.

Surface Nano-metrology Laboratory – High specification environmentally controlled clean room (Class 10,000) and temperature control (±0.50) with novel anti-vibration technology.  Commercial instrumentation includes: Taylor Hobson Form Talysurf PGI, CCI white light Interferometer, Talyrond 350 roundness machine; Bruker Icon AFM; FISBA Optik Phase interferometer; Alicona Infinite Focus Microscope; Nikon XTH 225 CT micro-CT; proprietary in-house surface analysis software (Surfstand) and access to scanning electron microscopes.

Dr Haydn Martin MIET
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Precision Technologies
Canalside East Building 3-14
University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD1 3DH
 
Tel: +44 (0)1484 47 2167
Fax: +44 (0)1484 47 2161
Email: h.p.martin@hud.ac.uk
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