Adam is a photonics and electronics engineer, working particularly in the field of fibre optics. His work at Norce encompasses fibre optic sensing for temperature, strain and structural health monitoring, along with novel techniques for mass and pressure measurement.
Adam joined Norce following a period as Senior University Teacher at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he led a 12-person teaching team across computing, control and electrical engineering and won substantial Innovate UK funding to revolutionise teaching delivery. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching for Learning in Higher Education (PGCertTLHE).
He studied for a PhD in the Optical Networks Group at University College London (UCL), where his research on of dynamic optical networks for data centres, particularly for media production, was performed during an Industrial Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. He has also previously studied at the University of Cambridge (MRes in Photonic Systems Development), and at Imperial College London (MSci in Physics).
During his career, he has also worked directly within both Microsoft Research and BBC Research and Development to build prototypes based on academic research ready for real world application.