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University of Cambridge
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    Dr Oliver Hadeler

    01223 762240
    Murray Edwards College
    University of Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Bye Fellow in Engineering; Director of Studies


    Bye fellow

    Degrees and honours

    • PhD in Optoelectronics from University of Southampton.
    • Diploma in Physics from University of Frankfurt.

    Research interests

    • sensors,
    • liquid crystals,
    • and optics.


    Dr Hadeler studied physics at the University of Frankfurt, specialising in particle physics and developing a laser calibration system for a particle detector at CERN. Continuing with his interest in lasers and optics, he pursued a PhD in fibre optic sensing for civil engineering structures at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, embedding fragile fibre optics into concrete and developing computer models for fibre lasers.

    He joined the Liquid Crystal Group in Southampton and then moved with the group to the Engineering Department in Cambridge where he worked on telecommunication and laser applications of liquid crystals. After some time working on superconductors, he joined CamBridgeSens as Programme Manager where he facilitates interdisciplinary sensor research across Cambridge University and industry. He was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications and organising its Master of Research course.

    In April 2019 he joined the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge, developing and delivering engineering and technology courses for adult learners.

    At Murray Edwards College he is Director of Studies in Engineering, supervising electrical engineering and mathematics.