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Name : Professor Ian Grant
Current Position : Consultant
Nationality : British
Key Data :    Professor Grant has been active in industrial fluid dynamics and laser anemometry research for more than twenty years.  He is Director of the Fluid Loading and Instrumentation Centre (FLIC).  His main area of research in recent years has been the development and application of optical and image processing techniques to various areas of engineering flow measurement.  He has more than one hundred and thirty publications in this area.

Professor Grant has been active in engineering measurement research for more than twenty years.  He has published more than one hundred papers on various experimental and numerical studies in engineering.  He has just completed work as guest editor of a SPIE milestone volume on particle image velocimetry.

Originally specialising in fluid mechanics, his work has centred on optical measuring techniques, machine vision and neural networks applied to pattern recognition.  He frequently acts as a consultant to commercial organisations and has managed a large number of industrially sponsored laboratory studies.  He has been responsible for attracting extensive research funding allowing him to establish the Fluid Loading and Instrumentation Centre of which he is Manager.

He is responsible for European and Chinese exchange programmes and is co-ordinator for a European network of Universities co-operating in laser measurement studies.