Claire joined NPL in 2010, after completing a PhD in semiconductor physics, at the University of Sheffield. She gained Chartered Physicist status through the Institute of Physics (IOP) in 2015 and is an active member of both the IOP and the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC). She sits on the measurement special interest group (M-SIG) of the InstMC to work towards improved implementation and understanding of robust and reliable measurement, and associated best practice, across industry.
During her time at NPL, Claire has been involved with, in particular, the development, international inter-comparison, and industrial installation of temperature technology. Claire has published/co-authored over 35 papers, has experience in developing world-leading metrology techniques, industrial installation of both turn-key systems and bespoke consultancies, managing international projects and aspects of metrology training.
Areas of interest
Claire’s research interests lie in the development of contact temperature sensing techniques – in particular, for meeting industrial needs and practical improvements for attaining better measurement accuracy. Her recent work includes installation of high temperature fixed points and thermocouple calibration facilities at other national measurement institutes (NMIs) and in industrial environments, and development of integrated self-validating thermocouples for industrial use up to 1350 ºC in a pan-European project for improving manufacturing efficiency.
Furthermore, Claire is supporting the promotion and development of new state-of-the-art temperature and humidity measurement facilities e.g. humidity calibrations in non-air gases and at above ambient pressure, traceable moisture measurement facilities.
Claire is also actively supporting the promotion of good measurement practices through committee work; developing continual professional development opportunities (CPD) for those working with measurement, and supporting the Institute of Measurement and Control’s National Festival of Measurement (Sep 2018 – May 2019).
Read about Claire's main area of Temperature & Humidity research