Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Latest work at the Optical Sensors Conference in Monterey, California

Non-Destructive Evaluation of Aerospace Materials using Terahertz Time-Domain Imaging

Lindsay Owens, Douglas T. Petkie, and Jason A. Deibel


THz time-domain imaging was utilized in the non-destructive evaluation of various composite materials used in aerospace structures and components for the characterization of defects and changes in material properties due to mechanical and thermal strain.

For more information about this paper see 

This work was done with a gantry system supplied by TeraView, the world's leading supplier of terahertz equipment to the academic market. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

View Top Downloads from May 2012 -Applied Optics

Top Downloads in Applied Optics

Optical Constants of Water in the 200-nm to 200-µm Wavelength Region

Applied Optics, Vol. 12 Issue 3, pp.555-563 (1973)
Hale, George M; Querry, Marvin R


Extinction coefficients k(λ) for water at 25°C were determined through a broad spectral region by manually smoothing a point by point graph of k(λ) vs wavelength λ that was plotted for data obtained from a review of the scientific literature on the optical constants of water. Absorption bands representing k(λ) were postulated where data were not available in the vacuum uv and soft x-ray regions. A subtractive Kramers-Kronig analysis of the combined postulated and smoothed portions of the k(λ) spectrum provided the index of refraction n(λ) for the spectral region 200 nm ≤ λ ≤ 200 µm.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

IMS2012 International Microwave Symposium - Friday 22nd June

Friday 22nd June
Sponsors: MTT-4
Organizers: Magda El-Shenawee, University of Arkansas, and Aly Fathy, University of Tennessee
Abstract: The rising interest in the terahertz band of frequency and the recent research in this area have motivated the organizers to foster an IMS workshop to address the state-of-the-art of this new technology. The goal of the proposed workshop is to addresses the recent research progress in terahertz systems, passive and active devices, sources, and imaging algorithms.
The workshop is related to Terahertz Technology and Applications (MTT-6) and Biological Effects and Medical Applications (MTT-10). It is also relevant to RF Nanotechnology (MTT-25), Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits (MTT-6) and Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Solid State Devices (MTT-7).
The lack of inexpensive and efficient THz imaging systems is a main challenge that faces the advancement of THz research in potential applications from medical imaging to radar and communication systems. The workshop will discuss the state-of-the-art research in THz imaging radar systems, quantum cascade lasers, sources and detectors, surface plasmon based devices, low power sources, spectroscopy, biological sensing, chemical imaging, and pharmaceutical and medical applications. Recent applications of THz imaging include non-destructive evaluation, security screening, inspection of IC devices and packaging, detection of bio-threat, and cancer detection and assessment. THz tomography involves 3D reconstruction of unknown targets and their constitutive material properties. The workshop will discuss rigorous inverse scattering algorithms and the current challenges of available THz experimental data for the practical implementation.
  1. “Novel Man-Engineered Bio-Nano-Materials for THz/IR-Based Sensing & Medical Applications” Dwight Woolard and James Jensen, U.S. Army Research Office
  2. “Technology, Capabilities, and Performance of Low Power THz Sources” Goutam Chattopadhyay, NASA- Jet Propulsion Laboratbory
  3. “Terahertz Chemical Imaging of Crystal Polymorphism for Pharmaceutical Applications” Katsushiro Ajito, NTT Microsystem Integration Labs
  4. “High-performance THz Quantum Cascade Lasers and Applications” Qing Hu, MIT
  5. “Terahertz Detection by Nanometer Field Effect Transistors: Physics and First Imaging Applications” Wojciech Knap and Domonique Coquilat, Université Montpellier
  6. “Si-based Millimeter-Wave/THz Integrated Technologies” Safieddin Safavi, University of Waterloo
  7. “THz Imaging Radar: Technology Development for Multi-pixel Multi-color architectures” Imran Mehdi and Peter Siegle, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  8. “Plasmonics for Imaging and Spectroscopy Between Radio and Light” Andrew Gallant and Martyn Chamberlain, Durham University
  9. “Inverse Scattering Algorithms for Assessing Breast Tumor Margins using Terahertz Waves” Magda El-Shenawee and Ahmed Hassan, University of Arkansas

Monday, 18 June 2012

Service Engineer required at TeraView

Electro Optical Terahertz Pulse Reflectometry
Terahertz ATR

TeraView is developing ways to exploit terahertz (THz) radiation in many ground-breaking applications. We are currently developing a number of products that require highly-skilled, enthusiastic and energetic people to work in this evolving company.

An opportunity has arisen for a Service Engineer to join our team to service and support our scientific instruments, both in the field and in house. We require an individual who is able to meet the existing operational needs of the company but who is also looking to join a company with opportunities for career development as the company grows.

You will have 3 years experience of working in a field service or technical support role, gained within a scientific instrumentation/equipment environment, and be familiar with the set up and alignment of optical instrumentation. Qualified to a minimum of HNC level or above in electronics or other relevant technical discipline, you will be a self-starter with a positive attitude and a proven ability to work in small multi-disciplinary teams. The role entails a significant level of overseas travel, sometimes with little notice. Experience of working within a formal quality system, such as ISO9001 is important.

Role & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Service Manager, your responsibilities will include:

 Servicing and maintaining instruments both in the field and in-house.
 Alignment of newly built instruments.
 Factory Acceptance testing
 Assisting in the build of instruments
 Installation and Site acceptance testing

Key Skills: 

The successful applicant will have:-

Experience as a service engineer Flexibility to travel worldwide Knowledge of lasers and alignment Knowledge of electronics Knowledge of working within a formal quality system Good interpersonal skills Good attention to detail Ability to produce high quality documentation Own transport and a clean driving licence

Experience and Education:
 HNC or above in electronics or similar technical discipline
 Previous experience of working in service/support of scientific instrumentation
 Strong customer facing skills
 Good communication skills
 The ability to work alone and on own initiative
 Demonstration of strong fault-finding skills
 Ability to work in a team
 Flexible approach to work
 Ability to travel abroad and at short notice
Knowledge of terahertz systems or similar products

TeraView offers an excellent salary and benefits package, along with the opportunity for highly-motivated staff to work together and shape the development of products in one of the newest and most exciting areas of technology. We are an equal opportunities employer and pride ourselves on our diverse workforce. For further information and background on the company, please visit our website on: www.teraview.com

If you think you have the skills and qualities we need, please send your CV, with a covering letter, outlining your current role and remuneration to:
Padraig O’Kelly
TeraView Limited
Platinum Building
St John’s Innovation Park
Cambridge CB4 0WS
e-mail: recruitment@teraview.com

Friday, 15 June 2012

Post-doc positions at the University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position to join the laboratory of Dr Axel Zeitler. We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work on the development of a perforated pan coater coupled to an existing terahertz in-line measurement sensor to determine the coating thickness of pharmaceutical tablets during a coating process. The project is funded jointly by the EPSRC and Newton Trust. As part of a previous research project we have demonstrated the measurement concept of this technology in an industrial scale process coater. The aim of this project is to establish the measurement technology in our lab using a much smaller sized coating drum, which will allow us to systematically study the mixing behaviour and mass transfer within a coater during process conditions. The post is available from 1st July 2012.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in a relevant field and a strong track record in terahertz spectroscopy and/or imaging.
Essential skills:
- Experience in the field of sensor design or integration
- Signal processing and data analysis using Matlab
- It is highly desirable that the candidate has a proven track record in terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and imaging
- Hands on experience working with ultrafast lasers
- Good working knowledge of Python, LabView and Origin
- Design of new equipment using software such as AutoCAD and subsequent commissioning of such new equipment in collaboration with a mechanical workshop
- Excellent publication record demonstrating the ability to disseminate their research at both conferences and in peer-reviewed publications
To apply, please send the following to the Research Secretary, Mrs Amanda Taylor, atrecruitment@ceb.cam.ac.uk:
- A statement of the University’s reference number (NQ17072) in the subject line of your email
- A covering letter
- A detailed CV
- A list of publications
- A completed CHRIS/6 form (Parts 1 and 3 only; please do not complete Part 2), which can be downloaded, with the titles, names and email addresses of three referees.
Email is preferred; however, if you are unable to send your application via email, you may send it by post to The Research Secretary, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA.
Further information about the research group can be found at the group’s website (www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/thz.php). Informal enquires may be made to Dr Axel Zeitler (jaz22@cam.ac.uk). Please do not send applications to this address; all applications must go to the recruitment email address above.
* Limit of tenure: 1 Year.
Quote Reference: NP17072,Closing Date: 26 June 2012
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position to join the laboratory of Dr Axel Zeitler. We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work on the development of a technology demonstrator for monitoring paint coating thickness in real time on the production line in car manufacturing. Several car manufacturers have expressed interest in applying this technology to assist in monitoring and control of the painting process. By using terahertz imaging we aim to introduce a new sensor technology to the automotive industry. Technical innovations include real time signal processing, robot control of the terahertz sensor and creation of a ruggedised instrument suitable for industrial deployment. This project is funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and work will be carried out in close collaboration with TeraView Ltd. and a UK based automotive manufacturer.
Applicants are expected to have a PhD in a relevant field and a strong track record in terahertz spectroscopy and/or imaging.
Essential skills:
- Experience in the field of sensor design or integration
- Signal processing and data analysis using Matlab
- It is highly desirable that the candidate has a proven track record in terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and imaging
- Hands on experience working with ultrafast lasers
- Good working knowledge of Python, LabView and Origin
- Previous experience working with six-axis robotic arms
- Excellent publication record demonstrating the ability to disseminate their research at both conferences and in peer-reviewed publications
Further information about the research group can be found at the group’s website (www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/thz.php). Informal enquires may be made to Dr Axel Zeitler (jaz22@cam.ac.uk).
To apply, please send a completed CHRIS 6 form (Parts 1 and 3 only; please do not complete Part 2), which can be downloaded, a covering letter and CV, including contact details and email addresses of three referees to Ms Cara Bootman either by email (cb512@cam.ac.uk) or by post to Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QT, UK.
* Limit of tenure: The funds for this post are available for 24 Months.
Quote Reference: NP17421,Closing Date: 6 July 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Terahertz pulsed imaging in vivo: measurements and processing methods

Edward P. Parrott; Stanley M. Y. Sy; Thierry Blu; Vincent P. Wallace; Emma Pickwell-MacPherson

Journal of Biomedical Optics 16(10), 106010


This paper presents a number of data processing algorithms developed to improve the accuracy of results derived from datasets acquired by a recently designed terahertz handheld probe. These techniques include a baseline subtraction algorithm and a number of algorithms to extract the sample impulse response: double Gaussian inverse filtering, frequency-wavelet domain deconvolution, and sparse deconvolution. In vivo measurements of human skin are used as examples, and a comparison is made of the terahertz impulse response from a number of different skin positions. The algorithms presented enables both the spectroscopic and time domain properties of samples measured in reflection geometry to be better determined compared to previous calculation methods.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Terahertz session at Photonics West 2013

SPIE Photonics West

Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Sub-Millimeter-Wave Technology and Applications VI (OE106)

Conference Chairs: Laurence P. Sadwick, InnoSys, Inc. (USA); Créidhe M. O’Sullivan, National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth (Ireland)

Program Committee: Antao Chen, Univ. of Washington (USA); Robert H. Giles, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (USA); R. Jennifer Hwu, InnoSys, Inc. (USA); Anthony Murphy, National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth (Ireland); Michael C. Wanke, Sandia National Labs. (USA); Tianxin Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)

This conference brings together researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and government laboratories to explore and present work in the frequency range covering approximately 20 GHz (15 mm) to 3 THz (100 μm). Terahertz (THz) technology deals with the generation and utilization of electromagnetic energy covering what is also known as the sub-millimeter wave region of the spectrum. In this region, which lies between the millimeter wave and far infrared spectral regions, materials exhibit properties that can be exploited to advantage for use over a broad range of important technologies and applications.

This conference includes low to high power sources, detectors, systems, both photonic and electronic including both optical and electronic modulated sources, detectors and systems. At THz frequencies, the primary difficulty encountered by scientists and engineers working in this field is the lack of convenient and affordable sources and detectors of terahertz radiation, but this difficulty is gradually changing as new sources and improved detectors are being developed and as the technology continues to mature and broaden. The purpose of this conference is to gather scientists and engineers from a diverse set of disciplines, who are interested in either learning more about terahertz and submillimeter and millimeter wave and RF technology, or who are contributing to the field through their own research, development or manufacturing activities. Disciplines utilizing terahertz technology include physical chemistry (certain molecules or molecular segments exhibit strong resonances in the 10 cm -1 to 100 cm -1 spectral region), military and homeland security (terahertz radiation can penetrate clothing and packing materials but is refl ected by metals and other materials), biomedical technology (tissue exhibits reflection and absorption properties that change dramatically with tissue characteristics), medical and dental, secure short-distance wireless communications (atmospheric water content prevents terahertz radiation from traveling very far), astronomy (the cold background of the universe exhibits a peak in this spectral region), space communications (where the terahertz region is wide open for use) and other disciplines where new, yet-to-be-discovered applications will undoubtedly come forth. Since the low energy associated with terahertz radiation is expected to be no more harmful than infrared or microwave radiation, safety issues are not expected to limit the use of terahertz radiation at low power levels. Papers are solicited in the following and related areas:

Terahertz sources

• solid-state sources, electron beam sources, vacuum electronics sources, frequency mixers, frequency multipliers, parametric oscillators, hybrids, graphene, FET and HEMT sources, gas lasers, quantum cascade lasers and related sources, p-germanium sources, photoconductive switches, resonant tunnelling diodes, backward wave oscillators, new novel devices. RF, sub-millimeter-wave and millimeter-wavesources

• power sources of all types in the range of 20 GHz to 300 GHz and 300 GHz and higher (i.e., from K-band to the higher end of the millimetre wave frequencies and all of the sub-millimeter wave frequency region).


• bolometers and other thermal detectors, Schottky and other mixers, thermopiles, quantum devices, antenna integrated detectors, heterodyne detection techniques, hybrid detection, direct detection techniques.

Theoretical modelling

• modeling of optical components, optical systems, imaging systems, wave propagation, modes, Gaussian beam characteristics, couplers, antennas, performance limitations, software designs.

Terahertz, RF, millimeter-wave, and submillimeterwave passive components

• optics, lenses, gratings, waveguides, photonic crystal structures and metamaterials, couplers, wire guides, other components.


• terahertz and/or sub-millimeter spectroscopy, DNA segment identification, cell abnormalities,cancer identification and screening, imaging, medical and dental detection
• identification of biological and chemical detection and fi ngerprinting
• scalar and vector network analysis at submillimeter and terahertz frequencies
• measurement techniques at sub-millimeter, millimeter and terahertz frequencies
• identifi cation of organic and inorganic compounds using terahertz and/or submillimeter wave spectroscopy
• high speed and/or high resolution spectroscopic techniques, methods, approaches
• novel approaches, systems, designs, techniques, refl ection, sensitivity, applications.

Monday, 11 June 2012

A technique to measure optical properties of brownout clouds for modeling terahertz propagation

Steven T. FiorinoJason A. DeibelPhillip M. GriceMarkus H. NovakJulian Spinoza,Lindsay Owens, and Satya Ganti
Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 16, pp. 3605-3613 (2012)


Brownout, the loss of visibility caused by dust resultant of helicopter downwash, is a factor in the large majority of military helicopter accidents. As terahertz radiation readily propagates through the associated dust aerosols and is attenuated by atmospheric water vapor within short distances, it can provide low-profile imaging that improves effective pilot visibility. In order to model this application of terahertz imaging, it is necessary to determine the optical properties of obscurants at these frequencies. We present here a method of empirical calculation and experimental measurement of the complex refractive indexof the obscuring aerosols. Results derived from terahertz time-domain spectral measurements are incorporated into the AFIT CDE Laser Environmental Effects Definition and Reference (LEEDR) software.
.............These scattering measurements were performed with a more advanced terahertz system (TeraView) that provided in excess of 3 THz of bandwidth.  .........
To learn more about TeraView's instruments visit http://www.teraview.com/

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Scientific school "Nonlinear optics and terahertz radiation"

June 20-21, 2012

Student session organizers: Evgeniya Smetanina, President of SPIE Student Chapter, Fedor Potemkin, President of OSA, International Laser Center of Lomonosov MSU OSA Student chapter and Olga Kosareva, Faculty Advisor of Lomonosov MSU SPIE Student Chapter

Symposium and OSA/SPIE student session are organized by Physics Faculty, International Laser Center, Lomonosov MSU OSA and SPIE Student Chapters. The idea of the symposium is to cordially invite outstanding world-wide recognized lecturers and scientists from a well-known scientific school of super strong laser – matter interaction, ultrashort pulse propagation and THz generation to deliver lectures to more than 200 students from different countries and institutions, who are currently acquiring skills in optics, photonics and laser science. Such a set of lectures combined with student active participation in the form of the oral and poster presentations as well as multiple questions will be a good chance to greet one of the scientific school leaders, Professor See Leang Chin from Laval University, Quebec, Canada, with his 70th anniversary.

We invite young scientists to present their works,
the best of which will be selected and awarded


  • Interaction of superstrong laser field with atoms and molecules
  • Nonlinear optics of filamentation and THz generation
  • Remote generation of supercontinuum from UV to THz due to ultrashort laser – air interaction

Registration Fee for Students will be charged

The Registration Fee includes:
  • conference proceedings;
  • conference guide and registration material;
  • coffee breaks.

Economic accommodation for students is available at Moscow State University Dormitory. More information available here.

Abstract submission

A one-page abstract prepared according to the rules indicated in the template.
Please send your abstract to smetanina@physics.msu.ru

Deadline for the student abstract submission: May 20, 2012

Invited lecturers’ short biography and lectures’s summaries:

1. Invited lecture: "Filamentation science: from THz generation through molecular science to rain making in air"
by Professor See Leang Chin, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics, Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL), Université Laval, Quebec, G1K7P4, Canada, email: slchin@phy.ulaval.ca
Professor See Leang Chin
Professor See Leang Chin is the Head of the Laboratory of High-Intensity Ultrashort Lasers at the Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL) of Laval University, Professor Chin is Canada Research Chair (senior), Ultrafast Intense Laser Science. Professor Chin published 11 books and book chapters, authored or co-authored over 350 refereed scientific papers. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of. In 2011, he received the top award of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP), the 2011 CAP medal for lifetime achievement in physics.
Summary: Two-color long range generation of THz pulses through filamentation of femtosecond Ti-sapphire laser pulses in air will be presented. The THz pulses follow the state of alignment and revival of air molecules excited inside the filament core. The THz strength is proportional to the fluorescence of nitrogen. Population trapping in the Rydberg states of the ionic nitrogen molecules seems to be the reason. Air molecules and water vapor in the strong field of the filament core undergo also ionization and fragmentation. Collisional chemistry would result in the generation of HNO3 molecules. In an appropriate environment such as a cloud chamber, the hygroscopic HNO3 molecules would undergo binary collision with the water molecules resulting in condensation into water droplet and snow.
2. Invited lecture: "THz wave air photonics: bridging the “gap” and beyond"
by Professor X.-C. Zhang, the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 12627-0186 USA, email: zhangxc@rochester.edu
Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang
Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang –Parker Givens Chair Professor and Director of The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. Dr. Zhang has received 26 US patents, published 23 books and book chapters, and authored or co-authored over 300 refereed scientific papers. He is a Lifetime Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America, and the American Physics Society.
Summary: Historically, THz technologies were mainly used within the astronomy community for searching far-infrared radiation (cosmic background), and the laser fusion community for the diagnostics of plasmas. Since the first demonstration of THz wave time-domain spectroscopy in the late 80’s, there has been a series of significant advances (particularly in recent years) on the development of intense sources and sensitive detectors.
THz wave air photonics involves the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with air. The very air that we breathe is capable of generating and detecting THz field.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Photonics Asia Abstracts Due

Abstracts Due | SPIE Photonics Asia 2012

Submit your abstract to SPIE/COS Photonics Asia
Abstracts due 18 June
SPIE/COS Photonics Asia | Present your work at the premier multidisciplinary conference for optics and photonics. This conference showcases nanophotonics, biomedical, design, sensors, and imaging.

View Call for Papers |

View Call for Papers | PDF

Abstracts accepted in:
• Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics
• High-power Lasers and Applications
• Semiconductor Lasers and Applications
• Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics
• Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
• Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
• Holography, Diffractive Optics and Applications
• Optical Design and Testing
• Optoelectronic Imaging/Multimedia Technology
• Information Optics and Optical Data Storage
• LED and Display Technologies
• Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications
Infrared, Millimeter Wave and
  Terahertz Technologies

• Optical Metrology and Inspection
  for Industrial Applications

Submit your abstract today

Thursday, 7 June 2012

TeraView to present at TERA-2012 in Moscow

TERA-2012 logo

2nd International Conference "Terahertz and Microwave radiation: Generation, Detection and Applications"
June 20 - 22, 2012

TeraView Limited will present two papers at TERA 2012 in Moscow later this month.

Dr Phil Taday will first present a review of recent work undertaken by TeraView in the area of medical imaging and then later on 20th June he will also present on the progress towards industrial sensors.

If, you are attending the conference and would like to arrange a meeting with Dr Taday please click here to arrange a meeting.

The conference home page can be found here.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Coating and Density Distribution Analysis of Commercial Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Monohydrate Tablets by Terahertz Pulsed Spectroscopy and Imaging

Tomoaki Sakamoto, Alessia Portieri, 
Donald D. Arnone, Philip F. Taday, Toru Kawanishi & 

Yukio Hiyama

Division of Drugs, National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo
158-8501, Japan

TeraView Ltd., Cambridge CB4 0WS, UK

JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL INNOVATION 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s12247-012-9130-1


Terahertz pulsed spectroscopy was used to qualitatively detect ciprofloxacin hydrochloride monohydrate (CPFX·HCl·H2O) in tablets, and terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI) was used to scrutinize not only the coating state but also the density distribution of tablets produced by several manufacturers. TPI was also used to evaluate distinguishability among these tablets. The same waveform, which is a unique terahertz absorption spectrum derived from pure CPFX·HCl·H2O, was observed in all of the crushed tablets and in pure CPFX·HCl·H2O. TPI can provide information about the physical states of coated tablets. Information about the uniformity of parameters such as a coating thickness and density can be obtained. In this study, the authors investigated the coating thickness distributions of film-coated CPFX·HCl·H2O from four different manufacturers. Unique terahertz images of the density distributions in these commercial tablets were obtained. Moreover, B-scan (depth) images show the status of the coating layer in each tablet and the density map inside the tablets. These features would reflect differences resulting from different tablet-manufacturing processes.

Terahertz pulsed spectroscopy . Terahertz pulsed imaging . Coating . Density distribution . Tablet . Imaging methods . Ciprofloxacin

Monday, 4 June 2012

TeraView will be exhibiting at the 19th IEEE International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits - IPFA 2012.

Dates: 2nd - 6th July 2012

Location: Marina Bay Sands®, Singapore

For more information about the conference please click here  
(http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/10/ipfa/index.php/home )

For information about TeraView's products please visit

Come and visit us!

To organise a meeting please e-mail Martin Igarashi (martin.igarashi@teraview.com)

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Business Development Manager - University and Pharmaceuticals

About TeraView

TeraView is the world’s leading terahertz company. Established in 2001, as a spin out from the Toshiba laboratories in Cambridge the company is focused on the application of terahertz technology.

A small, but growing company, TeraView’s business is split into 3 main areas: Semiconductor Industrial University, Research institutions and Pharmaceuticals

Overview of the Role
The key function of the role is to generate enquiries and sales of TeraView’s products within the university and pharmaceutical sectors. This is either done directly or through the management of local agents. The job holder will have global business development responsibility.

The incumbent will be expected to develop and implement an appropriate marketing plan and to lead all aspects of the sales process Post sales, the person will liaise with the customers to ensure ongoing satisfaction and to sell additional services and upgrades.

As part of the role the person will also be expected to: 
o Present at suitable conferences 
o Manage and motivate local agents 
o Work closely with the team on new product or service offerings 
o Run system demonstrations

Specification Base: the job is based at the company’s office in Cambridge

Travel will be circa 25%

Qualifications: Good physical science degree. A business qualification would also be an advantage.

Ideal Experience:
o 5 years+ post graduate experience in a sales or applications role with an analytical/photonics equipment supplier. Ideally experienced in optical spectroscopic or imaging techniques including NIR, Raman, fluorescence etc. Experience of selling long lead time, high value, scientific equipment into the academic sector
c Experience of managing agents globally
c Track record of growing business’

Languages: Must have good written and spoken English. Additional language would be an advantage.

Happy to work in a small company environment Focused and self motivated Energetic Good influencing skills
Well organized Effective communicator Culturally aware

This job will initially report into the Global Head of Sales and Marketing.

For more details see http://www.teraview.com/about/careers-jobs.html

Friday, 1 June 2012

THz spectroscopy: An emerging technology for pharmaceutical development and pharmaceutical Process Analytical Technology (PAT) applications

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  • Huiquan Wu and
  • Mansoor Khan
  • Division of Product Quality Research (DPQR, HFD-940), Office of Testing and Research, Office of Pharmaceutical Science, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Life Science Building 64, White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA


As an emerging technology, THz spectroscopy has gained increasing attention in the pharmaceutical area during the last decade. This attention is due to the fact that (1) it provides a promising alternative approach for in-depth understanding of both intermolecular interaction among pharmaceutical molecules and pharmaceutical product quality attributes; (2) it provides a promising alternative approach for enhanced process understanding of certain pharmaceutical manufacturing processes; and (3) the FDA pharmaceutical quality initiatives, most noticeably, the Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative. In this work, the current status and progress made so far on using THz spectroscopy for pharmaceutical development and pharmaceutical PAT applications are reviewed. In the spirit of demonstrating the utility of first principles modeling approach for addressing model validation challenge and reducing unnecessary model validation “burden” for facilitating THz pharmaceutical PAT applications, two scientific case studies based on published THz spectroscopy measurement results are created and discussed. Furthermore, other technical challenges and opportunities associated with adapting THz spectroscopy as a pharmaceutical PAT tool are highlighted.