Group member: Dr David Macfarlane

David Macfarlane obtained an MSci (Hons) in Theoretical Physics from the University of St Andrews in 1999. He then joined the group and developed a close-range rotary-scanned passive mm-wave imager at 94GHz for his PhD, completed in 2002.  Continuing as a PDRA with the group he has since been  involved in a variety of millimetre wave instrumentation builds, primarily developing the state-of-the-art AVTIS volcano mapping instruments, but has also included collaboration with industry under MoD funding on advanced concept radars for security applications, field trials of helicopter landing guidance radar with SELEX-Galileo and development of the SAFIRE real-time exhibition radar for public outreach. The last was built for a major EPSRC funded Partnership for Public Engagement (PPE) programme in 2008. He is currently managing an extension of this outreach programme to deliver a science exhibition that will tour the major Scottish science centres over the next few years.    

Tel: +44 (0) 1334 461608

Email: dgm5 at st-andrews . ac . uk