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Terahertz Applications Group

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Associate

Department of Chemical Engineering
Magnetic Resonance Research Centre,
c/o Cavendish Stores,
JJ Thompson Avenue,

Tel.: +44 (0) 7761098343

Research Interests 

  • Terahertz for automotive paints analysis
  • Terahertz for pharmaceutical tablets coating analysis
  • X-ray Micro Computed Tomography Imaging
  • Terahertz Imaging 
  • Terahertz wireless communication 

Key Publications

1. R.K. May, K. Su, L. Han, S. Zhong, J.A. Elliott, L.F. Gladden, M. Evans, Y.C. Shen and J.A. Zeitler, Hardness and density distributions of pharmaceutical tablets measured by terahertz pulsed imaging, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 102, 2179-2186  (2013).

2. J. F. Federici, L. Moeller, and K. Su, "Terahertz communications," in Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging and Sensing (Woodhead Publishing Series, 2013).

3. K. Su, L. Moeller, R. B. Barat, and J. F. Federici, " Experimental comparison of terahertz and infrared data signal attenuation in dust clouds," JOSA A, 29, 2360-2366 (2012).

4. K. Su, L. Moeller, R. B. Barat, and J. F. Federici, " Experimental comparison of performance degradation from terahertz and infrared wireless link in fog," JOSA A, 29, 179-184 (2012).

5. L. Moeller, J. F. Federici, and K. Su, "2.5 Gbit/s duobinary signalling with narrow bandwidth 0.625 terahertz source," Electronics Letters 47, 856-858 (2011).

6. K. Su, Z. Liu, R. B. Barat, D. E. Gary, Z.-H. Michalopoulou, and J. F. Federici, "Two-dimensional interferometric and synthetic aperture imaging with a hybrid terahertz/ millimeter wave system," Appl. Opt. 49, E13-E19 (2010).

7. Z.-H. Michalopoulou, S. Mukherjee, Y. Hor, K. Su, Z. Liu, R. B. Barat, D. E. Gary, and J. F. Federici, "RDX detection with THz spectroscopy," Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 31, 1171-1181 (2010).

8. Z. Liu, K. Su, D. E. Gary, J. F. Federici, R. B. Barat, and Z.-H. Michalopoulou, "Video-rate terahertz interferometric and synthetic aperture imaging," Appl. Opt. 48, 3788-3795 (2009).

9. A. M. Sinyukov, Z. Liu, Y. L. Hor, K. Su, R. B. Barat, D. E. Gary, Z.-H. Michalopoulou, I. Zorych, J. F. Federici, and D. Zimdars, "Rapid-phase modulation of terahertz radiation for high-speed terahertz imaging and spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 33, 1593-1595 (2008).

10. K. Su, B. Jia, “A novel fiber audio transmission system for secure communication” Optoelectronics Letters 1, 188-190 (2005).

11. K. Su, B. Jia, Y. Sun, T. Zhang, H. Wu, “All-fiber Audio Transmission System and Secure Communication Study” Journal of Optoelectronics ·Laser 16 1463-1466 (2005)

Professional Activities:

  • Journal Reviewer: Optics Express, Optics and Laser Technology, Applied Optics, Optical Engineering, International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter waves.