Frank Podd

Frank Podd


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Frank Podd studied at The University of Surrey in Guildford where he completed three degrees: a BSc in Theoretical Physics, an MSc in Signal Processing and Machine Intelligence, and a PhD titled Medical X-Ray Dose Reduction by Adaptive Image Processing. For the industrial year of his BSc, he worked in JET Nuclear Fusion Laboratory,

He has worked in SMEs as a software and electronics engineer (Rinicom, Industrial Tomography Systems, and Uniscan), as well as running his own research consultancy company (Tomography Limited).

He has held numerous post-doctoral positions at the Universities of Leeds and Manchester that covered most forms of tomographic imaging, from capacitance through to x-ray. He also created ultrasound devices for investigating sewers, obstetrics, and industrial processes. 

He currently works as a lecturer in Microcontroller Engineering 1, and the Embedded Systems Buggy Project. He is also working with companies including Lucid Innovations and Extronics.  His research areas include landmine detection using GPR, e-Agri using resistance tomography and GPR, and security screening using radar. He is also interested in creating autonomous robotic platforms to enhance these research areas.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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