Professor Tianhong Cui is a leading expert on MEMS/NEMS and advanced manufacturing, investigating micro and nano devices using nanomaterials and polymers for new sensors and actuators for medical and environmental applications.
He is currently a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, where he holds various positions as Director of the Technology Integration and Advanced Nano/microsystems Laboratory, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and Affiliate Senior Member of the graduate faculty in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering. Throughout his career Professor Cui has founded several scientific journals, has published over 360 papers, and held many prestigious Fellowships worldwide.
Professor Cui will be collaborating with the Department for Health and the Faculty of Engineering, specifically Chemical Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Engineering. MEMS devices enable the miniaturisation of biological parameter acquisition with a data-driven, digital approach: a technology that can not only radically change the way healthcare is delivered, but also has many applications in the field of sustainability. With both healthcare technologies and sustainability being two strategic research priorities of the University of Bath, Professor Cui’s contribution will be of great value and continue to build on Bath’s leading international research outputs.