Herring, Rodney

Associate Professor


Phone number: (250) 721-8934
Email: rherring@uvic.ca
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research description:

Currently I have three research thrusts.
One involves developing a confocal holography microscope to non-intrusively measure three-dimensional temperatures and compositions in objects for mass and heat transfer studies.
Another research topic involves developing holography methods of electron microscopy, which is now being applied to the measurement of the properties of plasmons in advanced materials for nanotechology.
Another project involves measuring the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes for nanotechnology devices.
Crystal Growth, Electron Microscopy, Confocal Holography, Properties of materials.
BASc.; MASc. (Windsor); Ph.D. (Birmingham, UK); P.Eng.

Related Links
Dr. Herring's Faces of UVic Research video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7In9-pPO5kw

Health related research:

It is planned to apply the confocal holography microscope to the internal observation of the body including cancer. It should also be possible to non-intrusively perform operations using the confocal holography microscope.

International research:

I am involved in the research using and to be used on the international space station, and regularly have contact with Americans, Europeans, Japanese, Russians and Chinese.

International activities:

I hold workshops at UVic often involving international participants. Recently these workshops have included space research on the physical sciences and nanotechnology research.

Countries lived or worked in:

I have lived for extended periods of time in Europe, the U.S.A., and Japan.


Japanese and French

Software development

The confocal holography microscope is only possible today because of high-speed computers and software. My students are developing software as the need arises.

Community projects

A confocal holography microscope is being developed, which will eventually have local, industrial and medical applications.

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