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Mr Oliver  Pattinson MEng

PhD Student

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Oliver completed his degree here at the University of Southampton leaving with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. In both his third-year research project and fourth-year masters design project he was introduced to the bioengineering field. Studying mechanical responses of biological materials in his research project and designing an artificial model of a urinary system for his master’s project led to work with the MiNaTher team as well as Dr Dario Carugo, with who he then pursued his PhD.

Oliver’s PhD project is supervised by Dr Dario Carugo as well as Dr Nick Evan and Dr Fabrice Pierron, working between medicine and the bioengineering group to study the response of nano and microbubbles to ultrasound stimulation. The goal is to be able to capture the motion and effects on both the bubbles and surrounding cells using ultrafast cameras and microscopy techniques. Being able to understand the effect of phenomena like bubble oscillations, streaming and cavitation on cells, in particular looking for changes that may affect drug uptake or ease of drug delivery, can aid in a number of research areas. A particular interest is bone repair where localised drug delivery is thought to increase the formation of new bone but hopefully the imaging methods developed could be applied to a range of nano and microbubble uses.

Research interests

  • Ultrafast Imaging
  • Nano and Microbubble Treatments
  • Study of Bone Repair

Research group

Bioengineering Science

Affiliate research group

Micro and Nano Therapies (MiNaTher)

Mr Oliver Pattinson
Micro and Nano Therapies (MiNaTher),
Bioengineering Science Research Group,
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences,
University of Southampton Highfield Campus,
Southampton, SO171BJ, UK
Room Number 25/2019
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