• Name: Michael Tanner
  • Role: Associate Professor
  • Contact: m.tanner@hw.ac.uk

MMichael Tanner is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, having previously spent time at the Universities of Nottingham, Cambridge, and Glasgow. Coming from a background in single photon detection, he has a desire to apply advanced technologies to healthcare challenges. He has extensive experience in photonic technologies. He has an emerging interest in translating technology out of the lab. He is pursuing this with funding from EPSRC, MRC, and Scottish Enterprise in photon transit through tissue to track medical devices. Outside of work Michael cycles, fixes old motorbikes, rides them when they are working, and enjoys exploring the Scottish hills.