Dr Rob Daniels
Senior Lecturer
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 602137
Room: Academic Office - A_015
Ground Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Research interests:

Self-assembly and self-organisation in biological matter (`patchy particles’)
Kinetics of bio-fiber polymerization (actin, microtubules, hemoglobin)
Semiflexible bio-polymer networks and their structural, elastic and rheological properties (actin cytoskeletons, fibrin blood clots)
Bio-adhesion, ligands and receptors (cancer)
Cell motility

Publications

  1. & Linear rheology as a potential monitoring tool for sputum in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Biorheology, 1-14.
  2. Curvature correction to the mobility of fluid membrane inclusions. The European Physical Journal E 39(10)
  3. & Islands of Conformational Stability for Filopodia. PLoS ONE 8(3), e59010
  4. & Diffusion on Membrane Tubes - A Highly Discriminatory Test of the Saffman-Delbruck Theory. , 6667-6670.
  5. & Stall, Spiculate, or Run Away: The Fate of Fibers Growing towards Fluctuating Membranes. Physical Review Letters 97(9)

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Teaching

  • EG-114 Engineering Analysis 1B (Mech & EEE)

    This module (in combination with engineering analysis 2) provides the essential grounding in mathematical analysis techniques for engineering students. This module ensures that all students have a suitable level of analytical skills for subsequent engineering modules.

  • EG-231 Heat Transfer

    The module is designed to provide a basic understanding of heat transfer. Subjects will include: conduction, forced and natural convection and an introduction to radiation.

Supervision

  • Development of process technology for Graphene biosensor devices. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Thierry Maffeis
  • Biosensors for detection of Hepatitis markers (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • The Development of Graphene Biosensors to Detect Cancer Biomarkers (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Anitha Devadoss
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • ''''Rheology of sputum'''' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams