Elected: 2019
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Robert Hugh Hadfield FRSE

Professor of Photonics, University of Glasgow.

Professor Robert Hadfield is an expert and pioneer in detecting single quanta of light: photon counting. He has made significant contributions in developing new infrared photon counting technologies based on superconducting materials. He has engineered practical cryogenic systems enabling these novel detector technologies to be widely used. He has introduced these advanced detectors in a host of important applications, including quantum cryptography, single photon depth imaging and dosimetry for laser cancer treatment.