Wednesday 20 June 2018, 1.30PM to 3pm
Speaker(s): Dr Stewart Smith, University of Edinburgh
In this seminar I will describe research at the University of Edinburgh into the development of microfabricated sensors and systems at the interface between biology and electronics. Much of this comes from the IMPACT project (Implanted Microsystems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy) which is developing silicon based sensors to measure the microenvironment within a tumour. In addition I will talk about my other work on biomedical applications of microelectronics and microfluidics, including a drug delivery system, impedance based cellular assays and 3D Lab on a Chip systems.
Stewart Smith received the B.Eng. degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in 2003 from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is currently a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the Research Institute for Bioengineering. Stewart is a member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland and an officer of the Scottish Chapter of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. His current research focus includes the design and fabrication of bioelectronic and biomedical microsystems, microfluidics and biosensors, and development of test structures for MEMS and microsystems processes.
Please contact Helen Smith, Admissions and Research Student Office, for more information.
The Department also runs a programme of Research Student Seminars given by PhD students in their 3rd year of study.