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Vincent Toal

Emeritus Professor
Centre for Industrial and Engineering Optics, Dublin Institute of Technology

I work on holography and its applications in imaging, sensing and device fabrication. Now I'm concerned with commercializing the work of our research centre. I taught Physics (mainly optics) for many years.


I worked in the   Advance Projects Group, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics   UK from 1969 to 1971 on  applications of infrared in imaging, sensing  and  earth resource  monitoring.    After that I did doctoral research at the University of Surrey  on  optical distortion due to Rayleigh  turbulence in cryogenic liquids and its implications for the design of particle bubble chambers and free space optical communications.  I was Lecturer in Physics at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) 1974-1995,  specializing in optics. Briefly Assistant Head of Physics in 1995 and  Head of Physics from 1995 to 2009. Research mainly in holography, holographic recording materials and  electronic speckle pattern interferometry.    Director, Centre for Industrial and Engineering Optics (IEO),1998-. Now mainly  concerned with commercialization of IEO's research.    


    PhD, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, 1976
    BSc, Physics and Mathematics, National University of Ireland, 1968
    MSc, Optoelectronics, Queen's University, Belfast, 1969

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Holography, holographic recording materials, electronic speckle pattern interferometry.

Personal Interests

    When not working, I play piano and read a lot. I enjoy good detective stories and thrillers but they  are increasingly hard to find.  I enjoy walking and birding as well.


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