Krikor Ozanyan

Krikor Ozanyan, FInstP FIET FHArp SMIEEE


Personal profile

Memberships of committees and professional bodies


MSc in Engineering Physics (1980)

PhD in Solid-State Physics  (1989)

Post-Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice (2004) 

Research interests


  • Wearable inertial sensor systems for gait recognition.
  • New modalities and portable instruments for fluorescence monitoring: crude oil and derivatives, organic species, etc.
  • Controlled receive aperture sensing with optical/gamma detectors.
  • Semiconductor devices and materials for optical sensing (UV-VIS-IR-THz).
  • Optical multichannel measurements in chemical reactors.



  • Guided-Path Tomography and “Magic Carpet” applications in healthcare, agriculture and biometrics.
  • Spectroscopic Optical Tomography with scanning sources.
  • Image reconstruction from a limited number of views.
  • Parallel computation centre-of-projection imaging of fast system dynamics.
  • Tomography of temperature, concentration and pressure of combustion products.
  • Optically Excited Fluorescence Auto-Projection Tomography (UV-VIS).
  • 2D and 3D mapping of Laser-Induced Incandescence form soot particles.
  • Multi-channel THz tomography.

Signal processing

  • Deep learning convolutional neural networks for spatio-temporal sensor fusion.
  • Internet-of-Sensors: embedded data to information transfer in machine2machine sensor networks.
  • Data analysis, incl. machine learning, of fluorescence spectra from complex systems for process monitoring
  • Spatial mapping with two in-plane opposite camera views of scanned light-sheets
  • Algorithms for extraction of system properties from temporal signals.
  • Multi-channel Digital Signal Processing (DSP) system architectures for hard-field tomography.
  • Reconfigurable multi-channel DSP measurement modalities (lock-in detection, balanced ratiometry, etc.) using programmable logic.
  • Tomography reconstruction embedded software for dedicated multichannel DSP systems.



My group

Division of Materials, Devices and Systems



In the last 5 years Krikor has been supervising 10 PhD students, 2 MPhil students and 28 MSc project students.  His recent and current PhD projects are:

  • Photonic Guided-Path Tomography (iMAGiMATTM)
  • Inobtrusive sensing of human gait by deformation tomography
  • Embedded Image Reconstruction in FPGAs.
  • THz spectroscopic tomogarphy
  • Tomography in turbine engines
  • Wavelet-based tomography by parallel computation in FPGAs
  • Portable sensors for UV for provenance and ageing of oil

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Award Date: 28 Oct 1988

Master of Physics

Award Date: 30 Jun 1980

External positions

Vice-President for Publications, IEEE Sensors Council

1 Jan 2019 → …

Executive Committee, IEEE Sensors Council

Jun 2012 → …

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Sensors Journal, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

1 Nov 201131 Dec 2018

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics
  • semiconductors
  • sensors
  • spectroscopy
  • solid-state
  • nano-structures
  • surfaces
  • optics
  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • photonics
  • imaging
  • tomography
  • electronics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Aerospace Research Institute
  • Energy
  • Global inequalities
  • Dementia@Manchester
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Dalton Nuclear Institute
  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing


  • attenuated total reflection
  • balanced detection
  • digital signal processing
  • fluorescence
  • guided-path tomography
  • hard-field tomography
  • image processing
  • imaging
  • imaging from limited views
  • indirect imaging
  • in-situ monitoring
  • nanostructures
  • neural networks
  • optical fibre probe
  • optical properties
  • optics
  • phase-sensitive detection
  • photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy
  • principal component analysis
  • pyroelectric detectors
  • quantum heterostructures
  • semiconductor surfaces
  • semiconductors
  • sensing
  • sensor
  • signal processing
  • solid state lasers
  • spectroscopic ellipsometry
  • spectroscopy
  • surface anisotropy
  • temperature tomography
  • terahertz sources and detectors
  • terahertz tomography
  • tomography
  • ultrashort pulses
  • UV solid-state laser
  • sensor fusion
  • deep learning ANNs


Dive into the research topics where Krikor Ozanyan is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or