Pro-Lite’s Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy offering includes field-portable spectroradiometers from Spectral Evolution, miniature spectrometers from Ocean Optics and multi and hyper-spectral imagers from Cubert GmbH.
Nick has a PhD in biomedical optics and has worked for a range of companies developing optical-based technologies for medical applications. Nowadays his interests and expertise extend to a much broader range of technologies including UV/VIS, Raman and NIR spectroscopy, spectral imaging and an ever-growing range of applications.
Nick studied for his PhD in Oxford and was funded by AstraZeneca. The main focus of his work was the development of laser doppler microvascular blood flow and reflection pulse oximetry instrumentation. Following his studies he worked at Moor Instruments further developing and selling the blood flow technology for a range of medical applications. He was instrumental in Moor Instruments developing their blood flow imaging technology.
Nick then moved to Johnson & Johnson Medical where he worked on the development of a medical device using NIR spectroscopy to monitor brain oxygenation for patients in intensive care. He then joined some old PhD colleagues at Oxford Optronix to help in the sales and marketing of a newly-developed fibre optic sensor for monitoring tumour oxygenation. He also worked for several years at Diametrics Medical/Biomedical Sensors where he focused on the application of a novel intra-vascular fibre optic sensor for continuous blood gas (pO2, pCO2, pH) monitoring.
As UK Manager at Ocean Optics Nick gained a broad range of experience in spectroscopy and its wide number of applications. He has a passion for business development and exploring opportunities in emerging markets. He has built an expertise in Raman spectroscopy and has most recently been working on some big spectroscopy projects in explosives and drugs detection, agriculture, food integrity, forensics and remote sensing.