Research:

Calculation of optical and electronic properties of semiconductors
Semiconductor device modelling
Simulation of blood clotting
Colloidal quantum dots
Flow Cytometry

Academic awards:

ESPRC’s (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) International Collaboration Sabbatical award
Collaboration opportunity with Professor Anne Carpenter of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Amnis Corporation, Cancer Research UK and the Centre for Nanohealth in Swansea.

This new initiative aims to foster long-term international collaboration between leading UK researchers and their international peers and break down some of the barriers to extended international collaboration. The programme allows UK-based researchers to undertake visits to overseas centres of excellence for between 6-12 months, built around a high quality research agenda. Current international collaboration has revolved around short-term projects, conferences etc and it was felt that longer-term higher-profile collaboration would be more beneficial.

Publications

  1. et. al. Data-analysis strategies for image-based cell profiling. Nature Methods 14(9), 849-863.
  2. & Reconstructing cell cycle and disease progression using deep learning. Nature Communications 8(1)
  3. & Spatially-resolved profiling of carbon nanotube uptake across cell lines. Nanoscale 9(20), 6800-6807.
  4. & Quantifying the cellular uptake of semiconductor quantum dot nanoparticles by analytical electron microscopy. Journal of Microscopy 261(2), 167-176.
  5. & An Analysis of the Practicalities of Multi-Color Nanoparticle Cellular Bar-Coding. Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening 19(5), 362-369.

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Teaching

  • EG-190 Engineering Analysis 2

    Module Aims: this module (in combination with Engineering Analysis 1) provides further grounding in mathematical analysis techniques for Engineering students. The module extends the understanding into more complex analytical methods, focusing on complex numbers, multi-variable functions, series and sequences and differential equations.

  • EGA325 Medical Engineering Group Design Project

    Students will carry out a medical engineering design project in groups of up to 6 people

  • EGNM03 Nanoscale Simulation

    ¿ Quantum mechanics ¿ Bohr model of the atom, Schrodinger equation, energy eigenvalues and wavefunctions of the hydrogen atom. ¿ Application of quantum mechanics to nano-scale semiconductor structures ¿ Semiconductor band structure, effective mass approximation, quantum wells, wires and dots, density of states for electrons, quantum devices. ¿ Molecular modelling ¿ Basic atomic forces and bonding, small molecule models, proteins, molecular modelling packages. ¿ Transport of particles ¿ Electron transport; diffusion and conduction, nano-fluidics, rate equations and Monte Carlo simulations.

  • EGW190 Engineering Analysis 2 (Welsh)

    Mae'r modiwl hwn (mewn cysylltiad â engineering analysis 1) yn darparu sgiliau ychwanegol mathemategol i fyfyrwyr peirianneg. Mae'r modiwl yn sicrhau fod gan yr unigolyn y sgiliau i ddadansoddi problemau mwy cymhleth peiriannol sy¿n defnyddio rhifau cymhlyg, ffwythiannau aml newidiol, cyfresu a hafaliadau differol Mae¿r modiwl yn rhedeg law yn law gyda EG190. Wrth astudio disgwylir i¿r myfyriwr mynychu'r darlithoedd ffurfiol trwy gyfrwng y Saesneg gyda gweddill y flwyddyn ac yna mynychu dosbarthiadau esiampl trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Cynhelir y dosbarthiadau esiampl mewn grwpiau bach hyblyg i hwyluso¿r broses o ddysgu sut i ddefnyddio sgiliau mathemateg a rhoddwyd yn y darlithoedd ffurfiol. Module Aims: this module (in combination with Engineering Analysis 1) provides further grounding in mathematical analysis techniques for Engineering students. The module extends the understanding into more complex analytical methods, focusing on complex numbers, multi-variable functions, series and sequences and differential equations.

Supervision

  • Polymer-fullerene nanocomposites for solar cell applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Anthony Higgins
  • Sensitivity analysis of models of biochemical systems (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Pavel Loskot
  • Multiplexed in vitro assay for genetic toxicology screening (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr George Johnson
    Other supervisor: Dr James Cronin