Advanced Infrared Technology for Industrial Applications

Date: 23 Apr 2004 - 23 Apr 2004

Venue: SIMTech, Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3


Computerised infrared (IR) thermography is now a refined and accurate process. Due to its cost effectiveness and well-proven technology, it has been extensively used over the last 15 years in areas such as testing of pipelines, chemical plants, water supply systems, sewer systems and checking of heat pipes and welding in the building construction. It is a non-contact and non-destructive inspection technology applicable for inspection of large areas underground.

In the electronics industry, infrared and optical techniques are used in semiconductor failure analysis for CMOS breakdown, low current saturation in transistor devices and circuit analysis. In the medical industry, IR thermography is being used in X-Ray mammography for early detection of breast cancer and in brain tumour studies.

In remote sensing space systems, infrared with optical, millimeter wave, ultraviolet and x-ray systems are used to study atmospheric conditions related to long term weather, environmental erosion and sea structure dynamics. Extensive infrared thermography is used in aerodynamic heating in space systems. Infrared photometry and spectroscopy are also extensively used with other multi wavelength astronomical observations. Infrared and as well as abroad wavelength are used in spectroscopic studies for elemental abundances and toxicity studies in chemical and biological systems.Combination of spectrophotometric systems is now available, which can produce analysis chemical and biological samples simultaneously.

In this seminar, basic physical concepts of infrared technology and semiconductor physics will be introduced. A brief summary of infrared imaging technology will be discussed using multi wavelength focal plane arrays with associated instrumentation. Broad applications of infrared systems for semiconductor, biomedicine and aerospace will also be illustrated.

About the Speaker

Prof Shivanandan is Malaysian. He did undergraduate studies in physics in Australia and Canada, PhD study in physics from MIT/CUA and obtained his MD from Harvard University in USA. Currently, Prof Shivanandan is a Visiting Professor with SIMTech.

Prof Shivanandan had worked on infrared science and technology with the Department of Defense, Washington USA for 38 years. His experience has mainly been focused on applications in astronomy and astrophysics, medicine, remote sensing and industry. He has been a member of a number of international and national scientific organisations and advisory committees with numerous technical and scientific publications. He also held membership with the U.S. National Academy of Science and Faculty Member of Cambridge University, England and Cal Tech and Harvard University, USA.

Admission is free.

Please register by 20 April, Tuesday with your name, designation, company name, contact no. & email address.