Mark Hodnett was awarded a BSc degree in Physics with Acoustics from the University of Surrey in 1994, and started work at NPL in July of that year, commencing NPL's research into measurement techniques for acoustic cavitation. Since then, he has also developed expertise in medical device characterisation, and collaborated on projects as diverse as aerospace NDE to the processing of sewage sludge.
He is the lead or co-author of 24 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has written two book chapters, and currently has leadership responsibility for four staff.
Mark is the current President of the Ultrasonic Industry Association, and a visiting lecturer at Hammersmith Hospital.
Mark is leading NPL's work on the development and exploitation of measurement devices and standards in industrial ultrasonics, particularly in high power ultrasound applications such as advanced pharmaceutical and food manufacturing, cleaning, and environmental remediation.
He is also leading research into characterisation techniques for pump cavitation, and is responsible for NPL's Acoustic Output Measurement services, enabling medical device manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with FDA and IEC standards.