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Implement Optical Metrology (PDU)(SF Series) 


Measurement at the micro, meso and nano level is utmost importance to meet the challenging needs of today’s engineering needs. This course in this context focuses on giving conceptual and exercise oriented training of measurement methodologies employing optical concepts currently employed optical metrological methodologies and related equipments and its relevance to the industry. Current developments and importance of new optical metrological concepts and tools for measurement with the required accuracy will also be introduced to the students. The course will focus on reinforcing the measurement concepts practiced in optics industries through case studies. It will also cover latest developments and challenges ( both at industry and research and developmental stages) in optical measurements.

The “Optical metrology – Theory and Practice” course relates to all personnel needing to apply and learn measurement methods and measuring Instruments in engineering ranging from manufacturing, inspection, to procurement. Through the course it may assist them to better manage their project scope, correct choice of instruments, quality problem solving and cost. 


1. To learn the basic principles and methodologies of optical Metrology
2. To appreciate the merits of measurement methodologies and how they complements and improve conventional measurement methods
3. Understand the concepts of speckle metrology,
4. Understand the role of Fiber optics in metrology and Non-contact methodologies
5. Whole field measurement and NDT approaches
6. To apply the above mentioned technical concepts for problem solving in metrology industry

Underpinning Knowledge
1. Know the definitions, concepts and Instrumentation aspects of the optical metrology and their applications
2. How to read, interpret and configure measurement approaches using optical concepts drawings
3. Expose to the various optical measurement techniques with different accuracies


Day 1
Understand and Use of Basic Optical Metrology concepts
• Optical Metrology- Introduction
• Fundamentals of Optical Metrology – A theoretical Understanding -Part A
• Fundamentals of Optical Metrology – A theoretical Understanding -Part B

Day 2
Light Sources for metrology, Fiber Optics and speckle metrology
• Metrological Coherent and Incoherent Sources
• Fiber Optics- Understand, Specify, Interpret and Use of optical fibers and its principles in metrology
• Speckle and specular metrology

Day 3
Speckle metrology and NDT, Common Applications of Optical metrology- Conventional and Advanced systems
• Speckle metrology Applications
*Formative Assessment
• Applications of significance
(i)Focal length, curvature, and Angle measurement
(ii) Profilometry

Day 4
*Summative Assessment and revision



Associate Professor Vadakke Matham, Murukeshan

Dr. Murukeshan V Matham graduated from University of Calicut, India with Physics as his major. He obtained his MSc and MPhil degrees in Physics with specialization in Quantum Electronics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India. He pursued his doctoral degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and at the University of Oldenburg, Germany under the DAAD Fellowship award and was awarded Ph.D in 1997. Since 1997 he has been attached to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where he is currently working as an Associate Professor. He has published over 180 international journal and conference proceedings papers, 3 Book chapters (2 on Biomedical Optics and one on nanoscale fabrication). He also holds 3 patents in the areas of Applied Optics, Laser speckle and Bio-Optics for Medical and Forensic applications. He is the Associate Editor of International Journal of Optomechatronics, Member Editorial Board of Journal of Holography and Speckle, and has guest edited international optics journal issues apart from being regular reviewer for many leading optics journals such as Optics Express,Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optics Communications, Optics & Lasers in Engineering, Optical Engineering, to name a few. He leads a research group on Biomedical Optics, nanoscale optics, Laser based Micro and nanofabrication, and Applied Optics for metrology. He was successful in securing research funding with a total over S$3.58M at the capacity of PI/Co-PI/ Collaborator through various funding agencies.

Who Should Attend

Relevant occupations include:

• Product Designers, Engineers working in optics industries
• Engineers and Managers in mechanical and production area
• R&D Engineers and staff working in Industries or NDT
• Quality Control Engineers and Inspectors

Fee payable table under new SF Series funding
Sponsorship/Fees* (SG/SPR) ETSS MCES WTS
Company sponsored $487.60 $183.80 $183.80 $107.85
Self sponsored $487.60 NA $183.80 $107.85



28 February & 1 , 4 , 5 March 2019 


9:00am to 5:00pm 


NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre 

Closing Date:

14 February 2019 

Course Fee:

Standard: S$1625.33  

NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students: S$1300.26  

Group (3 & Above): S$1462.79

NTUC Member: S$1462.79


Registration fees inclusive of:

  • Course materials

  • Light refreshments

  • Complimentary Lunch - applicable at NTU@one-north campus only

  • Prevailing GST

Online Registration

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Methods of Payment

1. Credit Card (Visa, American Express and Mastercard only)

2. Cheque made payable to Nanyang Technological University

3. Invoice to Company (for Company Sponsored Participants)

4. E-invoice (for Government Organizations)

5. Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft (Note: All related charges are to be borne by participant)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A written notification to pace@ntu.edu.sg or fax to

6774 2911 before course closing date.

No cancellation charges (Full refund)



A written notification on or after course closing date.

No Refund

SkillsFuture Credit (if applicable):
- Participant to cancel their claim with WDA
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Given a 3 days notice before course commencement, companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course. Terms and conditions apply.


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