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Dr Howard Snelling


Howard Snelling

Senior Lecturer in Physics

Post Nominals MInstP SFHEA
Biography Programme director for BSc and MPhys Physics

Howard came to study his BSc in the Department of Applied Physics at Hull to pursue his interest in lasers.

After gaining a BSc in Applied Physics with Laser Technology in 1989, he was awarded a PhD scholarship by Lumonics Ltd to develop photoswitched gas lasers under the supervision of Prof Peter Dyer.

Howard gained his PhD in 1993 and was then engaged in various postdoctoral positions involving applications of lasers, particularly micromachining.

In 2001, he was appointed as lecturer to develop a taught MSc programme, Laser Applications in Micromachining and Processing (LAMP), which he successfully ran for a number of years. As of 2022 he is now a Senior Lecturer in Physics (30% FTE) and works as the Advanced Development Stream manager (70% FTE) for Luxinar Ltd.
Research Interests Optical Physics
Light-matter interactions
Laser Applications
Applied Physics
Teaching and Learning Lecture courses

- Lasers in science and materials processing

- Applied Physics techniques

Laboratory classes

- Experimental Techniques Laboratory (semester 1)

- Experimental Techniques Laboratory (semester 2)
Scopus Author ID 6603022276