Academic Achievements

Rafi started his career as a civil servant within the Ministry of Defence, UK and after 17 years, joined the Cranfield University at Shrivenham. There he established the ‘Centre for Applied Laser Spectroscopy’ in 1988 and led it until retiring in 2013. He pioneered applied research in laser spectroscopy in a plethora of fields conducting R&D and supervised 12 PhD students and established international collaborations. He has published 61 peer reviewed papers in International journals and was a member of the editorial board and a guest editor of the journal Sensor Review (ISSN 0206-2288; 19, 41999).


Document links


Rafi’s Resumé > view

Supervision of PhD Students > view

Contribution to Dhaka University > view 

Recent publications


Spectroscopy – a technology looking for applications > view

A brief history of light > view

Tracer technology in plastic identification – Past, present and future > view

Medical applications of the laser – A review of the state of the art > view


Ballad of Sakhina > view

A Brief History of Light > view

Swareshati > view

God Particle > view

Science or Religion > view

2. Euthanasia > view

3. God Delusion > view

The Curzon Hall > view



Video showing plastic recycling.  

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