September is usually the month students finish their placement and last Friday we sadly had to say goodbye to Heather, Elise and Kornelia (short description of their projects below). Before them, we already had to say good bye to Alisdair Gordon and Pavan Kashyap. Thank you so much for your hard work, it was a pleasure working with you all and I am sure we will be in touch soon :-)
Although this looks like a personal website - nothing would be possible without them. Research is all about team work, from people just spending few weeks for a summer internship to PhD students spending several years on the project. I am very grateful to work with such great and talented people - THANK YOU !
Absolutely honoured to be one of the nine engineers who received a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship for 2018-2023. Exciting time ahead!
Ewa presented her work using Real-Time Deformability Cytometry to characterise manufactured red blood cells from stem cells at the Flowcytometry conference 2018. You can learn more about this work here. Fantastic line of speakers during the conference - including Garry Nolan presenting his work on next generation single cell "mass cytometry".
After a first lab in Edinburgh - it was great to see again the Cruciblists first in Glasgow (8 June) and then in Dundee (28 June). The Scottish Crucible was a fantastic opportunity to meet talented researchers from vary different backgrounds - would definitely recommend it to Early Career Researchers. If you want to know more about the Scottish Crucible, check here.
Are you interested in a summer project, PhD or post-doc on medical diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance, please get in touch! More information about my research available in the video below...
We are delighted to announce that we received a prestigious Ingenious Public Engagement Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering to promote biomedical engineering in schools. The project - Circuits! - will allow engineers and teachers to co produce a new teaching tool focusing on circuits used for biomedical applications. Circuits! is led by Proteus’ Dr Helen Szoor-McElhinney and myself and aims to inspire the next generation of biomedical engineers.
The project started in May 2017 and we plan to have the new teaching tool in schools by June 2018. Follow the latest exciting news about this project here.
I was invited by Prof. Lucy Robertson from the veterinary faculty of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo to evaluate the PhD thesis of her student, Birgitte Honsvall.
The work of Birgitte was dedicated to on-site analysis of microorganisms; using microfluidics and total analysis systems to separate and detect pathogens/algae. More about her work in the following publications:
Our work on gas/liquid mas transfer has been accepted for the 13th International Conference on Gas–Liquid and Gas–Liquid–Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-13) and led to a publication in Chemical Engineering Science available here.
Below a picture from the paper. The diffusion coefficient of oxygen in water is determined using a new mathematical approach based on colorimetric measurements (transfer of oxygen visible in pink).