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Richard is a Professor of Metrology at the University of Nottingham and prior to this was at the National Physical Laboratory (1990 to 2014). 

In 2014 he secured an EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship to support his research. His research themes include the measurement of surface topography, development of methods for measuring 3D structures for precision and additive manufacturing, development of methods for controlling large surfaces to high resolution in industrial applications and x-ray computed tomography. He has particular interests in developing optical techniques.

Richard obtained a BSc in Applied Physics from Kinston University in 1989, an MSc in Industrial Measurement Systems from Brunel University in 1994, a PhD in Surface Metrology from University of Warwick in 2000 and a DSc from Warwick in 2014.

Richard is on the Council of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Precision Engineering, the EPSRC Peer Review College, the International Committee on Measurements and Instrumentation and several international standards committees. He is the European Editor-in-Chief for Precision Engineering and the founder of the new Institute of Physics journal: Surface Topography: Metrology & Properties. He has over 240 publications including three textbooks. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the International Society of Nanomanufacturing, a Sustained Member of the American Society of Precision Engineering, a Chartered Engineering and a Chartered Physicist. Richard is a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.

For more information, see Richard Leach's biography on the University of Nottingham website.

Professor of Metrology
The University of Nottingham
Professor Richard  Leach
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