College of Engineering
Tel: +44 (1792) 295676
Professor, College of Engineering
Specialist Subjects: Graphene, Biosensors, silicon nanowires, microneedles and microfluidics, MEMS & BioMEMS, Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors (Silicon Carbide), Device Processing
Working in the field of advanced materials for microelectronics and nanotechnology at College of Engineering, Swansea University
Multidisciplinary background: OJG specialises in the fabrication Graphene and silicon nanowire biosensors using semiconductor processing techniques and the integration of sensors with icrofluidics and device packaging technology. Other research areas include semiconductor materials – particularly silicon carbide and diamond and silicon photovoltaics.
Research interests include:
Dr. Owen J Guy (OJG) is Associate Professor in nanotechnology at the College of Engineering in Swansea University, working in nanotechnology and advanced materials for healthcare applications.
Dr. Owen Guy’s group is developing POC sensor technology based on graphene and silicon nanowire biosensors - for application in ultra-sensitive, non-invasive and early stage diagnostics. Such sensitivity enables biomarker detection in real clinical applications much more quickly and for a greater variety of diagnostic applications than is currently possible using conventional ELISA or lateral flow tests.
Micro-system technologies: Our technology development programme seeks to utilise semiconductor processing technology and nano-fabrication techniques to manufacture miniaturised point of care (POC) sensor and microfluidic devices. This has included epitaxial graphene sensors for detection of a cancer risk marker, through a EPSRC project (EP/I00193X/1); development of microneedle technology through EPSRC (EP/G061882/1 & EP/L020734/1), KTP (KTP007901), & TSB (101498) projects.
We are also pioneering the integration of active biosensor chips with microfluidics and device packaging technology.
Other multi-disciplinary research includes nanotechnology, nano and microfabrication, electronic materials, devices & processing technology, surface science, photovoltaics and sensors, funded by EPSRC, TSB, (Technology Strategy Board), EU and the Welsh Government.
The group is based at Swansea’s new £21m Centre for Nanohealth (CNH); a new nano-device fabrication facility dedicated to providing nanotechnology solutions for healthcare.