Professor Huw Summers
Chair in Nanotechnology to Health
Telephone: (01792) 602915
Room: Academic Office - A_022
Ground Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus


Systems Cytometry
Nanoparticle metrology and toxicology
Nanoparticle fluorophores


  1. & Objective profiling of varied human motion based on normative assessment of magnetometer time series data. Physiological Measurement 39(4), 045007
  2. & Profiling Movement Quality Characteristics of Children (9-11y) During Recess. European Journal of Human Movement 39, 143-160.
  3. & Characterizing Nanoparticles in Biological Matrices: Tipping Points in Agglomeration State and Cellular Delivery In Vitro. ACS Nano 11(12), 11986-12000.
  4. & Profiling Movement and Gait Quality Characteristics in Pre-School Children. Journal of Motor Behavior, 1-9.
  5. & Spatially-resolved profiling of carbon nanotube uptake across cell lines. Nanoscale 9(20), 6800-6807.

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  • EGA219 Cell Biology and cell mechanics for engineers

    This course provides an introduction to the biology and mechanical properties of cells from an engineering prospective. The basic processes of cell function - energy production, growth, division, genetic duplication will be covered and related to the interaction of cells within large populations and the growth of tissue. The fundamental principles will be related to specific areas of interest to medical engineers - technology developments, the risk of infection from medical implants and the use of stem cells for tissue engineering.

  • EGA226 Physiological systems

    This course will consider human physiology from an Engineering standpoint, concentrating on the system architecture of major physiological components within the body, e.g. cardiovascular, nervous, muscular and respiratory systems. Emphasis will be place on the system level output and the control mechanisms required to maintain body homeostasis. A major practical element will run alongside the presentation of taught material. The Simulink programming environment will be used to: i. Model the behaviour and control of generalised systems and; ii. Simulate the function of specific biological systems relating to human physiology. Course elements: ¿ Introduction to basic systems - definition, components and architecture, emergent phenomenon ¿ Introduction to control theory - feedback, error monitoring, proportional control, dynamic systems ¿ Translation of systems control theory and models to human physiology ¿ Detailed modelling and simulation of specific physiological systems


  • in vivo and in vitro sensing for disease diagnostics (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Efficacy of initial measurement units for the analysis of gross movement patterns and bilateral asymmetry (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Neil Bezodis
  • Lab on chip system for blood clotting analyses«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Development of POC diagnostic sensors and integrated microfluidics (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • 'Group-based analysis of human exercise, performance and health' (awarded 2018)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Stratton