Dr David Smith

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Senior Lecturer / UG Admissions Tutor / MDP Project Coordinator

Room: TD310
Brunel University
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266593
Email: David.Smith@brunel.ac.uk

Summary

I initially came to Brunel in 2004 as a research associate responsible for developing and testing imaging and spectroscopy detectors for use in space before being appointed as a lecturer in 2006. I work in the Centre for Sensors and Instrumentation group where I apply my detector and instrumentation knowledge to a variety of fields, including space research, medical research, particle physics and radiation dosimetry. I am involved with the teaching of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the School of Engineering and Design and co-ordinate the Level 1 Multidisciplinary Project.

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • The use and development of charge-coupled devices (CCDs) for space based instruments
  • The development of photon detection systems for particle physics applications
  • The radiation and particulate components of space weather and its many effects on the operation of imaging systems
  • Radiation measurement techniques
  • The design and development of public understanding of science literature and materials

Teaching

  • EE1061 – Devices and Circuits
  • EE1070 – Introduction to Programming in Java
  • EE5567 – Applied Sensors, Instrumentation and Control
  • DM1313 – Creative Engineering Practice
  • ME0005 – Foundations of Physics
  • Level 1 EE workshops
  • Level 1 Multidisciplinary Project (MDP) co-ordinator
  • University of Glasgow invited lecturer on the international Space Mission Analysis and Design MSc programme
  • UG Admissions Tutor for Electronic and Computer Engineering

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

(Accepted) del Pozo, S., Ribton, CN. and Smith, DR., A Novel RF Excited Plasma Cathode Electron Beam Gun Design, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 61 (6) : 1890- 1894

(Accepted) Adey, D., Agarwalla, SK., Ankenbrandt, CM., Asfandiyarov, R., Back, JJ., Barker, G., Baussan, E., Bayes, R., Bhadra, S., Blackmore, V., Blondel, A., Bogacz, SA., Booth, C., Boyd, SB., Bramsiepe, SG., Bravar, A., Brice, SJ., Bross, AD., Cadoux, F., Cease, H., Cervera, A., Cobb, J., Colling, D., Coloma, P., Coney, L., Dobbs, A., Dobson, J., Donini, A., Dornan, P., Dracos, M., Dufour, F., Edgecock, R., Geelhoed, M., Uchida, MA., Ghosh, T., Gómez-Cadenas, JJ., de Gouvêa, A., Haesler, A., Hanson, G., Harrison, PF., Hartz, M., Hernández, P., Hernando Morata, JA., Hodgson, P., Huber, P., Izmaylov, A., Karadzhov, Y., Kobilarcik, T., Kopp, J., Kormos, L., Korzenev, A., Kuno, Y., Kurup, A., Kyberd, P., Lagrange, JB., Laing, A., Liu, A., Link, JM., Long, K., Mahn, K., Mariani, C., Martin, C., Martin, J., McCauley, N., McDonald, KT., Mena, O., Mishra, SR., Mokhov, N., Morfin, J., Mori, Y., Murray, W., Neuffer, D., Nichol, R., Noah, E., Palmer, MA., Parke, S., Pascoli, S., Pasternak, J., Plunkett, R., Popovic, M., Ratoff, P., Ravonel, M., Rayner, M., Ricciardi, S., Rogers, C., Rubinov, P., Santos, E., Sato, A., Sen, T., Scantamburlo, E., Sedgbeer, JK., Smith, DR., Smith, PJ., Sobczyk, JT., Søby, L., Soler, FJP., Sorel, M., Snopok, P., Stamoulis, P., Stanco, L., Striganov, S., Tanaka, HA., Taylor, IJ., Touramanis, C., Tunnell, CD., Uchida, Y., Vassilopoulos, N., Wascko, MO., Weber, A., Wilking, MJ., Wildner, E. and Winter, W., Light sterile neutrino sensitivity at the nuSTORM facility, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 89071301(R)

(2012) Smith, DR. and Cole, J., Development and evaluation of an undergraduate multidisciplinary project activity in engineering and design, American Journal of Engineering Education 3 (1) : 41- 52

(2012) Weider, SZ., Kellett, BJ., Swinyard, BM., Crawford, IA., Joy, KH., Grande, M., Howe, CJ., Huovelin, J., Narendranath, S., Alha, L., Anand, M., Athiray, PS., Bhandari, N., Carter, JA., Cook, AC., Duston, LC., Fernandes, VA., Gasnault, O., Goswami, JN., Gow, JPD., Holland, AD., Koschny, D., Lawrence, DJ., Maddison, BJ., Maurice, S., McKay, DJ., Okada, T., Pieters, C., Rothery, DA., Russell, SS., Shrivastava, A., Smith, DR. and Wieczorek, M., The Chandrayaan-1 X-ray spectrometer: First results, Planetary and Space Science 60 (1) : 217- 228 Download publication

(2012) Gow, JPD., Holland, AD., Pool, PJ. and Smith, DR., The effect of protons on the performance of second generation Swept Charge Devices, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 680 86- 89

(2012) Walker, TE. and Smith, DR., The use of swept-charge devices in planetary analogue X-ray fluorescence studies, Journal of Instrumentation 7 (7)

(2011) Weider, SZ., Swinyard, BM., Kellett, BJ., Howe, CJ., Joy, KH., Crawford, IA., Gow, J. and Smith, DR., Planetary X-ray fluorescence analogue laboratory experiments and an elemental abundance algorithm for C1XS, Planetary and Space Science 59 (13) : 1393- 1407

(2010) Hobson, PR., Baharin, R. and Smith, DR., Simulation of MeV electron energy deposition in CdS quantum dots absorbed in silicate glass for radiation dosimetry, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 245 (1) : - Download publication

(2009) Howe, CJ., Drummond, D., Edeson, R., Maddison, B., Parker, DJ., Parker, R., Shrivastava, A., Spencer, J., Kellett, BJ., Grande, M., Sreekumar, P., Huovelin, J., Smith, DR., Gow, J., Narendranath, KCS. and d'Uston, L., Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) - Instrument design and technical details, Planetary and Space Science 57 (7) : 735- 743 Download publication

(2009) Smith, DR. and Munro, E., Educational card games, Physics Education 44 (5) : 479

(2009) Edgecock, R., Matheson, J., Weber, M., Villani, EG., Bose, R., Khan, A., Smith, DR., Adil-Smith, I. and Gabrielli, A., Evaluation of commercial programmable floating gate devices as radiation dosimeters, Journal of Instrumentation 4 (February 2009) : P02002

(2009) Ingley, R., Smith, DR. and Holland, AD., Life testing of EMCCD gain characteristics, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 600 (2) : 460- 465

(2009) Grande, M., Maddison, BJ., Howe, CJ., Kellett, BJ., Sreekumar, P., Huovelin, J., Crawford, IA., Duston, CL., Smith, D., Anand, M., Bhandari, N., Cook, A., Fernandes, V., Foing, B., Gasnaut, O., Goswami, JN., Holland, A., Joy, KH., Kochney, D., Lawrence, D., Maurice, S., Okada, T., Narendranath, S., Pieters, C., Rothery, D., Russell, SS., Shrivastava, A., Swinyard, B., Wilding, M. and wIECZOREK, M., The C1XS X-ray spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1, Planetary and Space Science 57 (7) : 717- 724 Download publication

(2009) Grande, M., Maddison, BJ., Sreekumar, P., Huovelin, J., Kellett, BJ., Howe, CJ., Crawford, IA., Smith, DR. and C1XS Team., The Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer, Current Science 96 (4) : 517- 519

(2009) Smith, DR. and Gow, J., The effect of protons on the performance of swept-charge devices, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 604 (1-2) : 177- 179 Download publication

(2009) Hall, DJ., Holland, A. and Smith, DR., The use of automatic scale selection to improve the spatial and spectral resolution of a scintillator-coupled EMCCD, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 604 (1-2) : 207- 210

(2009) Murray, NJ., Holland, AD., Smith, DR., Gow, JP., Pool, PJ. and Burt, DJ., The X-ray quantum efficiency measurement of high resistivity CCDs, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 604 (1-2) : 180- 182

(2007) Smith, DR., Gow, J. and Holland, AD., Proton irradiation of swept-charge devices for the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (CIXS), Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 583 (2-3) : 270- 277 Download publication

(2006) Smith, DR., Holland, AD., Martin, A., Burt, D., Eaton, T. and Steward, R., Development and testing of a 2-D transfer CCD, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 53 (11) : 2748- 2754 Download publication

(2006) Smith, DR., Ingley, R. and Holland, AD., Proton irradiation of EMCCDs, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 53 (2) : 205- 210 Download publication

(2005) Smith, DR. and Holland, AD., Proton irradiation of e2v technologies L3Vision devices, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 546 (3) : 554- 552 Download publication

(2005) Ambrosi, RM., Holland, AD., Smith, DR., Hutchinson, IB. and Denby, M., The effect of the prompt particle environment at L2 on optical CCDs for astronomy and astrophysics, Planetary and Space Science 53 (14-15) : 1449- 1465

(2004) Holland, AD., Hutchinson IB., Smith, DR. and Pool, P., Proton damage in the E2V swept charge device, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment 521 393- 398

(2004) Smith, DR., Holland, AD. and Hutchinson, IB., Random telegraph signals in charge coupled devices, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 530 (3) : 521- 535 Download publication

(2003) Smith, DR., Holland, AD. and Robbins, MS., The effect of protons on E2V technologies L3Vision CCDs, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A513 (1-2) : 296- 299 Download publication

(2003) Ambrosi, RM., Smith, DR., Abbey, AF., Hutchinson, IB., Kendziorra, E., Short, A., Holland, A., Turner, MJL. and Wells, A., The impact of low energy proton damage on the operational characteristics of EPIC-MOS CCDs, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B207 (2) : 175- 185 Download publication

(2003) Smith, DR., ‘Voyager’: An educational card game, Physics Education 38 (1) : 47- 51 Download publication

(2002) Ambrosi, RM., Short, ADT., Abbey, AF., Wells, AA. and Smith, DR., The effect of proton damage on the X-ray spectral response of MOS CCDs for the Swift X-ray telescope, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 482 (3) : 644- 652 Download publication

Conference Papers

(2014) del Pozo, S., Ribton, C. and Smith, DR., An RF excited plasma cathode electron beam gun design, Electron Beam Technologies, Electrotechnica & Electronica (2014) : 249-

(2014) del Pozo, S., Ribton, C. and Smith, DR., Characterisation of an RF Excited Argon Plasma Cathode Electron Beam Gun, Tenth International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference

(2012) Baharin, R., Hobson, PR., Leslie, D. and Smith, DR., Development of an ionising radiation detector based on quantum dots absorbed in porous glass, IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology

(2012) Walker, T. and Smith, DR., Development of a laboratory based XRF facility for measuring elemental abundance ratios in planetary analogue powder samples, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation

(2012) Walker, T. and Smith, DR., The effects of radiation damage on the spectral resolution of the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer over the full mission duration, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation

(2011) Smith, DR. and Cole, J., Development and evaluation of an undergraduate multidisciplinary project activity in engineering and design, The Clute Institute International Academic Conference

(2011) Hobson, PR., Leslie, DE. and Smith, DR., Effect of gamma radiation on potential ionising radiation detectors and dosimeters based on quantum dots, 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record 3015- 3017

(2010) Smith, D. and Cole, J., Development of an undergraduate multidisciplinary engineering project, Constructionism 2010 Download publication

(2010) Walker, TE., Smith, DR., Howe, CJ., Kellett, BJ., Sreekumar, P. and Grande, M., The effects of radiation damage on the spectral resolution of the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer, Conference on High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, HIGH ENERGY, OPTICAL, AND INFRARED DETECTORS FOR ASTRONOMY IV (7742) : -

(2008) Hall, DJ., Holland, A. and Smith, DR., Imaging and spectroscopy using a scintillator-coupled EMCCD, Conference on High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, Proceedings of SPIE (7021) : Z211- Z211

(2008) Gow, J., Smith, DR., Holland, AD., Maddison, B., Howe, C., Grande, M., Sreekumar, P. and Huovelin, J., Radiation study of swept-charge devices for the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) instrument, Conference on High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, Proceedings of SPIE (7021) : A211- A211 Download publication

(2007) Gow, J., Smith, DR., Holland, AD., Maddison, B., Howe, C., Sreekumar, P., Huovelin, J. and Grande, M., Characterisation of swept-charge devices for the Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) instrument, Conference on UV, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV, Proceedings of SPIE (6686) : I6860- I6860

(2006) Smith, DR., Walton, DM., Ingley, R., Holland, AD., Cropper, M. and Pool, P., EMCCDs for space applications, Conference on High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, Proceedings of SPIE (6276) Download publication

(2005) Pool, PJ., Morris, DG., Burt, DJ., Bell, RT., Holland, AD. and Smith, DR., Application of electron multiplying CCD technology in space instrumentation, SPIE, Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes II Download publication

(2005) Holland, AD., Castelli, C., Hutchinson, I., Smith, DR., Calafell, J., Pool, P., Burt, D., Ambrosi, R. and French, M., MOS CCDs for the wide field imager on the XEUS spacecraft, SPIE, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV Download publication

(2004) Smith, DR., Holland, AD., Hutchinson, I., Abbey, AF., Pool, P., Burt, D. and Morris, D., Low noise charge injection in the CCD22, Conference on High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy, Proceedings of SPIE (5501) : 189- 196 Download publication

(2002) Smith, DR., Holland, AD., Robbins, MS., Ambrosi, RM. and Hutchinson, IB., Proton induced leakage current in CCDs, Proceedings of SPIE Download publication

(2005) Short, A., Hopkinson, G., Laborie, A., Pouny, P., Vetel, C., Eaton, T., Steward, R., Holland, A., Hutchinson, I., SMITH, D., de Bruijne, J., Gare, P., Perryman, M., Sarri, G. and Zayer, I., Gaia astrometric CCDs and focal plane, FPA Applications in Space Systems, Proceedings of SPIE (5902)

(2004) Holland, AD., Cropper M., Katz, D., Hutchinson, IB., Ambrosi, RM., Stevenson, T., Smith, DR., Walton, D., Burt, D., Pool, P., Morris, D. and Paulsen, T., CCDs for the Radial Velocity Spectrometer on GAIA, Detectors and Associated Signal Processing, Proceedings of SPIE (5251) : 253- 260

(2004) Holland, AD., Perryman, MA., Vetel, C., Steward, R., Hutchinson, IB., Ambrosi, RM., Smith, DR., Bowring, S., Burt, DJ., Eaton, T., Morris, DG., Pool, P., Davancens, R., Laborie, A., Pouny, P., Safa, F., Zayer, I. and Short, AD., Development of the CCDs for ESA’s GAIA cornerstone mission, Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes, Proceedings of SPIE (5167) : 38- 49

(2004) Smith, DR., Ambrosi, RM., Holland, AD., Hutchinson, IB. and Wells, A., The prompt particle background and micrometeoroid environment at L2 and its implications for Eddington, The 2nd Eddington Workshop, Proceedings of the 2nd Eddington Workshop (ESA SP-538) : 417- 420

(2001) Abbey, AF., Ambrosi, RM., Smith, DR., Kendziorra, E., Hutchinson, I., Short, A., Bennie, P., Holland, A., Clauss, T., Kuster, M., Rochow, W., Brandt, M., Turner, MJL. and Wells, A., The Effect of Low Energy Protons on the Operational Characteristics of EPIC-MOS CCDs, Radiation Effects on Components & Systems, Proceedings of RADECS

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