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Biosensor Network researchers come from a diverse background and bring together a broad range of research expertise.

To make it easier for you to search our many researchers to find those with expertise of interest to you, we have arranged them by their research applications:

Academic staff currently carrying out research with healthcare applications.

Name Department Research areas
Dr Duncan Allsopp Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Photonics for biosensing
  • Nanostructures for biosensing
  • Materials and devices
Dr Stefan Bagby Department of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Graphene-biomolecule interfacing
  • Nanobiosensors
Prof Simon Bending Department of Physics
  • Magnetic sensors, magnetic imaging and magnetic labelling
  • Graphene (and other 2D crystal) devices including biosensors
  • Nanoscale magnetism and superconductivity
Dr Nikolay Bogatyrev Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) - methodology for systematic inventions/innovations
  • Biomimetics: theoretical and practical sides
  • Amalgamating and mutual enriching of biology and technology at various levels
Prof Chris Bowen Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sensor Materials
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Ferroelectrics
Dr John Campbell Department for Health
  • Biomarkers for diagnosing and monitoring haematological cancers
  • Saliva and blood biomarkers of immune competence, inflammation and infection risk
  • Conversion of assays to low-cost lateral flow technology
Dr Begona Delgado-Charro Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Non-invasive sampling across the skin
  • Transdermal and topical drug transport
  • Drug delivery to the nail
Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Micro and nanostructured enzyme electrodes
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Biological fuel cells sensors for water quality monitoring and healthcare
Prof Karen Edler Department of Chemistry
  • Ordered nanoporous oxides, polymers, polyelectrolytes as powders and thin films
  • Micelle, polymer, lipid & protein self-assembly in solution and on surfaces
  • X-ray and neutron small angle scattering for nanostructure characterisation
Dr Marianne Ellis Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Upstream bioprocessing for tissue engineering
  • Design and fabrication of bioreactors for large-scale cell culture
  • Scaffold design for pseudovascularisation
Dr Pedro Estrela Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Label-free molecular biosensors
  • Electrical and electrochemical biosensor arrays
  • Nanobiosensors
Prof Christopher Frost Department of Chemistry
  • Electronic labels for DNA and Proteins
  • Electrochemical biosensor arrays
  • Aptamers for molecular sensing
Prof Richie Gill Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of joints
  • Initiation of disease
  • Optimisation of treatment
Dr Sergey Gordeev Department of Physics
  • Fabrication of specialized AFM probes for manipulation of biological structures
  • Nanosurgery of biological cells
  • Nanoscale mechanics of skin cells
Prof Richard Guy Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Graphene-based biosensor for noninvasive, transdermal glucose monitoring
  • Sensing skin "health" using iontophoresis
  • Coherent Raman spectroscopy to 'sense' changes in skin formulations
Prof Tony James Department of Chemistry
  • Molecular recognition of saccharides (carbohydrates), cations and anions
  • Sensor design and construction (including fluorescent, colorimetric and electrochemical)
  • Organic synthesis (including the synthesis of novel fluorophores and chromophores)
Prof Frank Marken Department of Chemistry
  • Nanoparticle & Nanocarbon Assemblies at Electrode/Sensor Surfaces
  • Liquid - Liquid Ion Insertion and Expulsion Processes
  • Reaction Mechanisms, Electrosynthesis, and Electrocatalysis
Prof Davide Mattia Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Design of micro- and nanofluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip type application
  • Integration of nanostructured materials in microchannels and lab-on-a-chip
  • Development of nanostructured supports for sensing applications
Dr Benjamin Metcalfe Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • In-Vivo and Ex-Vivo Neural Interfaces
  • Modelling and simulation of neural dynamics
  • Multimodal sensor integration platforms
Dr Despina Moschou Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Lab-on-chip/microfluidic microsystems for point-of-care diagnosis
  • Electrochemical biosensors
  • Printable point-of-care diagnostic devices
Prof Eamonn O'Neill Department of Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
Dr Julian Padget Department of Computer Science
  • Formal organizational modelling for sensor networks design and management
  • High-level analysis, distribution and visualization of sensor data
  • Optimization of sensor networks using design optimization and machine learning
Prof Sofia Pascu Department of Chemistry
  • Designing new functional hybrid materials for sensing and imaging applications
  • Fluorescence Imaging of redox active metal complexes, radioactive species and nanomedicines in living systems
  • Self-assembly of molecules and biopolymers onto graphene and carbon nanotubes for sensing applications
Dr Giordano Pula Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular cell biology, physiopathology, and pharmacology
  • Blood and vascular cell signal transduction
  • Cell motility, angiogenesis, and tissue repair
Dr Paulo Rocha Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Electrophysiology of large cell populations
  • Electrochemical noise and impedance of electrode/electrolyte interfaces
  • Electrical characterization of bio-interfaces
Dr Stephen Roser Department of Chemistry
  • Neutron and X-ray scattering from thin films
  • Biomembrane mimics
  • Nanoparticle and small molecule interaction with surfaces
Prof Manuchehr Soleimani Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Tomographic imaging for biomedical, industrial processes and material science applications
  • Magnetic induction, electrical resistance/capacitance tomography
  • Volumetric X-ray computed tomography, micro-CT
Dr Daniel Wolverson Department of Physics
  • Triplet oxygen generation by nanosilicon for photodynamic cancer therapy
  • Optical spectroscopy of semiconductor heterostructures
  • Raman microscopy and resonance Raman

Academic staff currently carrying out research with environmental applications.

Name Department Research areas
Dr Stefan Bagby Department of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Graphene-biomolecule interfacing
  • Nanobiosensors
Dr Philippe Blondel Department of Physics
  • Acoustic sensors for the marine environment
  • Mapping marine habitats (water column, seabed, sub-seabed)
  • Human impacts on underwater environments
Dr Nikolay Bogatyrev Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) - methodology for systematic inventions/innovations
  • Biomimetics: theoretical and practical sides
  • Amalgamating and mutual enriching of biology and technology at various levels
Dr Richard Bowman Department of Physics
  • Microscopy, particularly low cost, portable or integrated microscopy
  • Detection of bacteria in drinking water
  • Automated optical diagnostics e.g. for parasite detection

Prof Michael J. Danson

Department of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular enzymology of extremophiles
  • Microbial second-generation biofuel production from waste biomass
  • Enzyme structure, function and stability
Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Micro and nanostructured enzyme electrodes
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Biological fuel cells sensors for water quality monitoring and healthcare
Prof Karen Edler Department of Chemistry
  • Ordered nanoporous oxides, polymers, polyelectrolytes as powders and thin films
  • Micelle, polymer, lipid & protein self-assembly in solution and on surfaces
  • X-ray and neutron small angle scattering for nanostructure characterisation
Dr Pedro Estrela Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Label-free molecular biosensors
  • Electrical and electrochemical biosensor arrays
  • Nanobiosensors
Prof Christopher Frost Department of Chemistry
  • Electronic labels for DNA and proteins
  • Electrochemical biosensor arrays
  • Aptamers for molecular sensing
Prof Tony James Department of Chemistry
  • Molecular recognition of saccharides (carbohydrates), cations and anions
  • Sensor design and construction (including fluorescent, colorimetric and electrochemical)
  • Organic synthesis (including the synthesis of novel fluorophores and chromophores)
Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern Department of Chemistry
  • Water quality/water treatment
  • Environmental pollution
  • Environmental forensics/environmental epidemiology
Prof Frank Marken Department of Chemistry
  • Nanoparticle and Nanocarbon assemblies at electrode/sensor surfaces
  • Liquid - liquid ion insertion ad expulsion processes
  • Reaction mechanisms, electrosynthesis and electrocatalysis
Prof Davide Mattia Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Design of micro and nanofluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip type applications
  • Integration of nanostructured materials in microchannels and lab-on-a-chip
  • Development of nanostructured supports for sensing applications

Academic staff currently carrying out research with security applications.

Name Department Research areas
Dr Nikolay Bogatyrev Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) - methodology for systematic inventions/innovations
  • Biomimetics: theoretical and practical sides
  • Amalgamating and mutual enriching of biology and technology at various levels
Prof Chris Bowen Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sensor Materials
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Ferroelectrics
Dr Pedro Estrela Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Label-free molecular biosensors
  • Electrical and electrochemical biosensor arrays
  • Nanobiosensors
Prof Christopher Frost Department of Chemistry
  • Electronic labels for DNA and proteins
  • Electrochemical biosensor arrays
  • Aptamers for molecular sensing
Prof Tony James Department of Chemistry
  • Molecular recognition of saccharides (carbohydrates), cations and anions
  • Sensor design and construction (including fluorescent, colorimetric and electrochemical)
  • Organic synthesis (including the synthesis of novel fluorophores and chromophores)
Prof Eamonn O'Neill Department of Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
Dr Julian Padget Department of Computer Science
  • Formal organizational modelling for sensor networks design and management
  • High-level analysis, distribution and visualization of sensor data
  • Optimization of sensor networks using design optimization and machine learning
Prof John Taylor Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering