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. Piasecka, J., Thornton, C., Rees, P., Summers, H. Diffusion Mapping of Eosinophil‐Activation State Cytometry Part A
  2. Verma, J., Harte, D., Shah, U., Summers, H., Thornton, C., Doak, S., Jenkins, G., Rees, P., Wills, J., Johnson, G. Investigating FlowSight® imaging flow cytometry as a platform to assess chemically induced micronuclei using human lymphoblastoid cells in vitro Mutagenesis 33 4 283 289
  3. Mei, K., Ghazaryan, A., Teoh, E., Summers, H., Li, Y., Ballesteros, B., Piasecka, J., Walters, A., Hider, R., Mailänder, V., Al-Jamal, K. Protein-Corona-by-Design in 2D: A Reliable Platform to Decode Bio-Nano Interactions for the Next-Generation Quality-by-Design Nanomedicines Advanced Materials 1802732
  4. Clark, C., Barnes, C., Summers, H., Mackintosh, K., Stratton, G. Profiling Movement Quality Characteristics of Children (9-11y) During Recess European Journal of Human Movement 39 143 160
  5. Clark, C., Barnes, C., Swindell, N., Holton, M., Bingham, D., Collings, P., Barber, S., Summers, H., Mackintosh, K., Stratton, G. Profiling Movement and Gait Quality Characteristics in Pre-School Children Journal of Motor Behavior 1 9

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  • 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


  • The Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Ultrabithorax Materials (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Application of Optical Analyses to Cancer Therapeutics and Diagnostics (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Towards a graphene chip system for blood clotting disease diagnostics (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Design of a Combined Energy Storage and Photovoltaic Energy System to Enhance Voltage Profile in Weak Power Grids (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Grazia Todeschini
  • tbc - see project summary below for topic. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Neil Bezodis
  • 'Group-based analysis of human exercise, performance and health' (awarded 2018)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Stratton