Prof. (Emeritus) Peter Bryanston-Cross
Peter is an Applied Physicist specialising in Optical Systems and Digital Visualization.
His commercial research has been in automotive and aero engineering, concentrating on increasing combustion and aerodynamic efficiency and Co2 reduction. His biomedical research has been directed towards creating diagnostics in ophthalmology and physically modelling the effects of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). His recent research has been in the development of super-resolution microscopy to track and measure cancer cell growth.
Peter has current research interest in the use of Big Data for Remote Sensing and Data Extraction.
Peter is a Professor (Emeritus) of the School of Engineering, (1985-) The University of Warwick and the CEO of Optical Diagnostics. He completed both his first degree (Applied Physics) and his PhD at Aston University. He was a Senior Research Scientist at Rolls-Royce (1977-80) and a Senior Research fellow at Churchill College Cambridge (1980-85)
In Sept 1990-2017 he was a Full Visiting Professor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Astronautics and Aeronautics Departments. Research contracts were completed for NASA, Boeing & GE (General Electric) Investigating particulate motion in high-speed combustion flows. Most recently in the evaluation of the high speed and pressure sequestration of Co2. He is also a visiting Professor at Changchun University China (2015-2022) and has completed several projects: An optical polarisation diagnostic for macular degeneration. The use of super-resolution microscopy as part of an investigation into cell growth in cancer cells and the propagation of polarised light through sparse scattering materials.
Previously research projects were completed with Rolls-Royce Aero developing a holographic camera which visualised the flow structure within the first stage compressor of a gas turbine resulting in an overall 2% efficiency gain for the whole engine. At (EPFL) Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (1983-86), holographic measurements were made of steam turbines to improve their efficiency. ETH Zurich (1984-2011) visualising a novel highly efficient combustor. More recently measuring the efficiency of a model wind turbine (1986-2011) and Geneva University (2004-2008) creating a spectral diagnostic for combustion fuels.
In the medical field he has worked on the modelling and flow measurement of the human lung as part of a 10 year EU study of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.) (He has also invented a handheld patented Digital Ophthalmoscope for Keeler Optics and a patented device for the detection of macular degeneration.
Industrial research contracts were completed for: Engine efficiency measurements for Rover Cars, Jaguar & Fiat. Fuel injection efficiency for Cummins Engines (USA). Gas Turbine Combustion exhaust efficiency and noise measurements for Rolls-Royce, BAe & Airbus Industries. A nuclear fusion plasma temperature diagnostic was created for Culham Laboratory Oxford.in 1985 and is still in current daily use.
Professor Bryanston-Cross has written more than 200 scientific papers.
Examples of recent publications:
Characterization of Nonequilibrium Condensation of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide in a Laval Nozzle
Carbon capture and storage which could significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Claudio Lettieri, Derek Paxson, Zoltan Spakovszky & Peter Bryanston-Cross
Three-dimensional polarization algebra for all polarization sensitive optical systems
Yahong Li, Yuegang Fu, Zhiying Liu, Jianhong Zhou, P. J. Bryanston-Cross, Yan Li, and Wenjun He.
The portable hand-held digital ophthalmoscope: a new type of high-resolution handheld retinal imaging instrument