My main research interests are nano/microtechnology aspects of bioengineering, including semiconductor biosensors and ion channel nanopores. I deliver taught modules on micro/nanofabrication and on biosensing and supervise bioengineering projects for undergraduate and MSc students. I am Deputy Head of School (Education), programme leader for our MSc Electronic Engineering and MSc Micro and Nanotechnology, and represent the Faculty at the University's Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC).
I work at the interface between the material sciences and the life sciences, a research area that includes bioengineering. My main interest is the interaction between nano/microfabricated materials and biomolecules, specifically in the context of cell membranes and their molecular components.
Past projects include microfabrication approaches for single-molecule and single-cell biomedical studies such as ion channel drug screening and nanoparticle drug delivery, nanopore resistive pulse sensors and nanoscale field effector transistors for biomarker detection, as well as self-assembled biochemical networks.