Dr Alexander R. May
Dr Alexander R. May is a Research Engineer at the IT Innovation Centre, a part of the University of Southampton’s department of Electronics and Computer Science. Prior to joining the IT Innovation Centre he worked immediately post-PhD as a Development Engineer at the venture capital funded start-up company WaveOptics Ltd where he developed computational techniques for the design of diffractive optical elements (DOEs) for the Augmented Reality (AR) market e.g. Google Glasses. He has authored a selection of publications on the topics of optical waveguide and fibre design, as well as teaching methodology in information theory, all with a focus on computational science, which is his passion. Over the years he has also been involved in a broad variety of mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines as well as having had some experience in the merchant navy. Outside of work he is involved in his local community where he is the Chair of Trustees at his village nursery school.