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Dr Simon Doyle

Dr Simon Doyle

Reader
Astronomy Instrumentation Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email
simon.doyle@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6170
Campuses
N/0.44, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

The focus of my work is to develop instrumentation for millimetre and sub-millimetre astronomy. Observing at these long wavelengths provides us with a unique view of our Universe but requires highly sensitive and specialised camera systems operated on telescopes located at high altitude (dry) sites or on balloon and satellite-based observatories.  Advancing technology in this field includes research and development in superconducting detector technology, superconducting filter-banks and RF signal manipulation, cryogenics, quasi-optical components and filters and end-to-end imaging systems.

My work in astronomy instrumentation has also led to commercial applications of my research resulting in the formation of a spin-out company - Sequestim Ltd. 

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2012

2011

2010

2008

2007

  • Doyle, S. M.et al. 2007. Lumped element kinetic inductance detectors. Presented at: 18th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2007 (ISSTT 2007), Pasadena, CA, USA, 21-23 March 2007 Presented at Karpov, A. ed.18th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2007 (ISSTT 2007). International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology ( ISSTT ) NY: International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology ( ISSTT ) pp. 170-177.

2006

  • Doyle, S. M.et al. 2006. Kinetic inductance detectors for 200μm astronomy. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, Orlando, FL, USA, 29-31 May 2006 Presented at Zmuidzinas, J. et al. eds.Proceedings. SPIE 6275, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Vol. 6275. Bellingham, WA: The International Society for Optical Engineering, (10.1117/12.670200)
  • Doyle, S. M.et al. 2006. Kinetic inductance detectors for 200 micron astronomy. Presented at: Proceedings of 2006 SPIE, mm and sub-mm detectors for astronomy, Orlando, Florida, Vol. 6275.

2005

2017 – Present: Deputy Module Organiser and primary assessor – PX4310 MPhys student project module

2013 – Present: Module Organiser – PX3144 Electromagnetic Radiation Detection

2012 – Present 1st and 2nd year undergraduate tutor 

2013 – Present: PX3315 BSc project supervisor 

2014 – Present: PX4310 MPhys project supervisor 

2015 – 2017: PX4125 Deputy Module Organiser – Astronomy Instrumentation

2013 – 2017: Placement student academic supervisor 

2012 – 2017: Deputy Module Organiser – PX2133  Practical Physics

2012 – 2013: Deputy Module Organiser – PX3144 Electromagnetic Radiation Detection