Dr Danae Prokopiou

About

I am a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Forensic Sciences at Kingston University. My research interests mainly focus on the development of novel X-ray diffraction and X-ray imaging techniques for forensic science (e.g. identification of unknown substances), aviation security (e.g. security screening of luggage and electronic devices) and diagnostic medicine (e.g. early detection of osteoporosis). I am also a certified expert witness by Bond Solon.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Forensic Science

Qualifications

  • Dual BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Medicinal Chemistry, Keele University
  • MSc Forensic Engineering and Science, Cranfield University
  • PhD X-ray diffraction and Materials Science, Cranfield University
  • Bond Solon Expert Witness
  • Fellow of Advance HE

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Publications

  • Prokopiou D., McGovern J., Davies G., Godber S., Evans P., Dicken A. & Rogers K. 2020 A new parafocusing paradigm for X-ray diffraction. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 53 (4), 1073-1079.
  • Dicken A.J., Evans J.P., Rogers K.D., Prokopiou D., Godber S.X., Elarnaut F., Shevchuk A., Downes D. & Wilson M. 2019Confocal energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction tomography employing a conical shell beam.Optics Express, 27 (14), 19834-19841.
  • Greenwood C., Rogers K., Wilson M., Lyburn I., Evans P., Prokopiou D. 2019Developing focal construct technology for in vivo diagnosis of osteoporosis.Journal of Physics: Conference Series,1151, 012020.
  • Dicken A., Spence D., Rogers K., Prokopiou D. & Evans P. 2018Dual conical shell illumination for volumetric high-energy X-ray diffraction imaging.Analyst,143 (20), 4849-4853.
  • Dicken A., Evans J. P. O., Rogers K. D., Prokopiou D., Godber S. X. & Wilson M. 2017Depth resolved snapshot energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction using a conical shell beam.Optics Express, 25 (18), 21321-21328.
  • Prokopiou D., Smith K. L., Rogers K. D., Paula P., Evans P., Dicken A. & Godber S. 2017Simulations and experimental demonstrations of encoding for X-ray coherent scattering.Journal of Applied Crystallography, 50, 411-418.
  • Dicken A., Evans J., Rogers K., Stone N., Greenwood C., Godber S. X., Prokopiou D., Clement J., Lyburn I., Martin R. M., Zioupos P., 2015.X-ray diffraction from bone employing annular and semi-annular beams.Physics in Medicine and Biology,60, 5803-5812.
  • Dicken A. J., Evans J. P. O., Rogers K. D., Greenwood C., Godber S. X., Prokopiou D., Stone N., Clement J. G., Lyburn I., Martin R. M., Zioupos P. 2015.Energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction using an annular beam.Optics Express,23, 13443-13454.
  • Dicken A., Rogers K., Godber S., Prokopiou D., Shevchuk A., Tranfield G. & Evans P. 2014.Validation study of a ray-tracing simulator for focal construct geometry.Applied Radiation and Isotopes,94, 235-240.
  • Evans P., Rogers K., Dicken A., Godber S. & Prokopiou D. 2014.X-ray diffraction tomography employing an annular beam.Optics Express,22, 11930-11944.
  • Prokopiou D., Rogers K., Evans P., Godber S., Shackel J. & Dicken A. 2014.X-ray diffraction with novel geometry.Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment,735, 341-348.
  • Prokopiou D., Rogers K., Evans P., Godber S. & Dicken A. 2013.Discrimination of liquids by a focal construct X-ray diffraction geometry.Applied Radiation and Isotopes,77, 160-165.
  • Rogers K., Evans P., Prokopiou D., Dicken A., Godber S. & Rogers J. 2012a.Fundamental parameters approach applied to focal construct geometry for X-ray diffraction.Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment,690, 1-6.

Areas of specialism

  • X-ray diffraction & imaging
  • Security screening systems for aviation security
  • Diagnostic medicine (osteoporosis)

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science
  • Member of the Women's Engineering Society