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Thomas John Julien Meyer

Tilknyttet UiA

Assoc. prof. (Førsteaman. II, 20%)


Born in France in the 80s, my career started in the nuclear industry with an associated physico-chemistry education [1-2]. I then moved to England, in 2003, to pursue a BSc, a master and a PhD in the field of optoelectronics [3-4].

In 2010, I relocated to Norway, switch focus to predictive maintenance and worked as physicist then as a business development manager for youngest research institute in Norway, called Teknova.

Lately, in 2017, with the objective to capitalise further the R&D work performed at Teknova in the field of predictive maintenance I took the CEO position in the start-up entitled “Machine Prognostics”. As an aside to this position and in order to stay in touch with the research world, I also work part-time for the University of Agder as an associate professor in the department of Mechatronics.

[1] Technical university diploma (DUT) of physical and chemical measurement technologies from University of Bordeaux I, France.
[2] License of physical and chemical measurement technologies from University of Bordeaux I, France.
[3] BSc (Hons) instrumentation system from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
[4] PhD & Mphil, development of a new type of concentrating solar cells using fluorophores and light management to increases the efficiency of c-Si solar cells. Southampton University, UK.

Faglige interesser

  • Maintenance: maintenance strategies, condition based maintenance, sensors for monitoring (acoustics, vibreation, etc)
  • Photovoltaic: PV, optoelectronic, solar glass, fluorescence
  • Optics: UV/VIS/NIR spectrometry, ray tracing, optical design
  • Project managment: proposal writing, project leadership


SFI Mechatronics: Condition Based Maintenance for the O&G industry

Apr 2015 – Present

Project description The work performed within this project support the vision of autonomous offshore operation by:
• Developing continuous contact-free non-destructive measurement technologies, which will pave the way to online recertification of platforms instead of time stamped 5 years re-certification campaigns.
• Reducing the cost of ownership, more specifically reduce OPEX costs by means of a better control of maintenance logistics and opportunistic maintenance through remote knowledge of asset lifetime and remaining useful life.

Explosion proof optical lenses & windows (Teknova)

Start: 2014 - 2015

Explosion proof CCTV cameras require transparent windows or lenses that can resist to the tests described in the standard NEK EN 60079-0:2009, or in other word resist to: 46,5 bar pressure, temperature from +80 to -65° C and impact of 40 joules. Standard lenses can not endure such treatment, as a result the active optical lenses of the camera are placed behind a protective glass, 12 mm thick...more

LiceVision (Teknova)

Start: 2014 - 2015

As per today, salmon louse monitoring is done on a weekly basis by collecting a sample of at least ten fishes per cages, and count the louse on their skin. Such methodology is deemed, statistically ineffective as in average 100 000 entities live in a cage. Moreover, the food and safety authority has not been able to implement stricter regulation due to the high cost related to the manual counting...more

OASMM (Online Atomic Spectroscopy of Molten Metal) (TEKNOVA + UiA participation)

January 2012–December 2013

Design of an atomic absorption spectrometer for composition analysis of molten metal.
Unlike standard "laboratory" atomic absorption spectrometers the product designed is for online measurements. Therefore the design shall be resistant to harsh condition (1000 - 2000 degrees in the furnace) and be optically self aligned so that any operator can use it.

Optosteer (Optical steering of a laser beam) (TEKNOVA)

May 2012–December 2013

Creation of an optical design for the purposes of free space communication using a modulated laser beam and compensating optics. The end product, currently on the market, is used to replace traditional buried optical fibbers (www.polewall.no).

Solar glass for the photovoltaic industry(Teknova)

January 2011–July 2013

Participation in a series of publicly funded project aimed to optimize the solar glass cover for the photovoltaic industry by designing an optimal anti-reflective coating.
Appointed Vetro Solar research program manager during the project (www.vetrosolar.com).

Eurogia (Teknova)

January 2010–March 2011

Commissioned by the research council of Norway as a technical expert for the Eureka cluster Eurogia+. Evaluation and promotion of large energy projects (> 1 to 5 M Euros) dealing with low carbon technologies (www.eurogia.com).


Sist endret: 21.06.2018 14:06

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