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Mini Research Project

The Sensor CDT students carry out their mini research projects from January to March 2016. Inline with the spirit of the Sensor CDT project supervisors are from University departments across a wide range of sciences, technology and medicine. Some projects also receive support from industrial partners.

The range of topics is equally varied and challenges the students in new areas of sensor technologies and applications with which they are not intimately familiar.

At the end of the project the students present research talks and papers, some of which are published in scientific journals.

Topics in 2016

  • gas sensor technologies (employing carbon nanotubes, organic TFTs and absorption spectroscopy) and applications (breath analysis and detection of volatile organic compounds inside buildings)
  • tumor cell recognition by detecting chemical markers
  • surface acoustic wave sensors
  • decoding of semantic word categories from electro-/magnetoencephalography data
  • synthesis of nanostructures in nanowires
  • development of a low cost, open source fluorescence
    microscope capable of continuous live cell imaging
  • wireless sensor networks for bridge monitoring
  • disposable DNA/protein sensors using microfluidics
  • 2-photon microlithography for microscopic lab on chip devices
  • measuring protein binding affinities with AFM
  • rapid optical screening technique that measures the shape of virus particles

Departments and industry involved in 2016 mini projects

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology
  • Materials Science
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Computer Lab
  • Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
  • Alphasense
  • MedImmune

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Sensor CDT Student first publication with her new team

May 22, 2018

Congratulation to Johanna Kölbel, Sensor CDT MRes student, on the publication of her first paper with the Terahertz Applications Group.

Sensor CDT students at Creativity Sandpit with Imperial and Warwick CDTs

May 22, 2018

A Creativity Sandpit took place on 15-17 May 2018 at Easthamstead Park near Bracknell in a big old mansion and about 30 brilliant minds working together. It was organised by the High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems (HiPEDS) CDT at Imperial College. In addition to HiPEDS and Sensor CDT, the Warwick Urban Science CDT joined in as well.

Sensor CDT Student awarded a £15,000 ChAMP and WAFT Collaboration Fund

May 22, 2018

Farah Alimagham, a Sensor CDT talented student, has been awarded a collaborative grant to work with the CDT in Metamaterials (Engineering at the University of Exeter).

Best poster prize for Sensor CDT Student at the Graduate Conference 2018

May 21, 2018

Sensor CDT student Oliver Vanderpoorten has accomplished yet another milestone in his excellent work. He received the second year poster prize for his research on "Two-photon lithography for nanofluidic device fabrication".

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