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).
Room packed with students during the first outreach event at the world-leading conference microTAS in Dublin. I presented to delegates our work on blood clotting using surface acoustic waves and to students how sound can be used to detect malaria. Our Lego DLD for particle separation was also here presented by Timm Krueger and Ewa Guzniczak (cf. outreach for further details).
Great day at the interface of optics and microfluidics @UofGlasgow. Thanks CDT ISM for inviting us!
I am more than happy to present my work in Parliament for SET for BRITAIN 2016-Engineering! Best of luck to Isabel Schlangen, also from IB3 HW, shortlisted in the biology area.