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Student Publications

A list of selected publications from Sensor CDT students can be found below. These articles are research outcomes from the Sensor Team Challenges and Mini-Research Projects during the MRes year, as well as from PhD projects.  For information regarding patents achieved by the Sensor CDT students, please see the Student Patents, Prizes, Awards and Scholarships page.


Gilday K, Hughes J, Iida F "Gel-based soft interfaces for fastener manipulation in robotic agile assembly"IROS (2019) Submitted, under review.

Hughes J, Maiolino P, Iida F "An anthropomorphic soft skeleton hand exploiting conditional model for piano playing"Science Robotics (2019) Under revision.

Hughes J, Maiolino P, Iida F "Compliance-driven exploration for the detection of hard inclusions in soft bodies"Robotics and Automation Letters (2019) Under revision.

Hughes J, Maiolino P, Iida F "Sensorized phantom for characterising large area deformation of soft bodies"Robotics and Automation Letters (2019) Under revision.

Maj C, Azevedo T, Giansanti V, Borisov O, Dimitri GM, Spasov S, Lio P, Merelli I "Integration of machine learning methods to dissect genetically imputed transcriptomic profiles in Alzheimer's Disease"Front Genet (2019) DOI

Marschner DE, Franck CO, Abt D, Mutlu H, Barner-Kowollik C "Fully independent photochemical reactivity in one molecule"Chem Commun (2019) DOI

Spasov S, Lio P"Dynamic neural network channel execution for efficient training"Proc BMVC Conf (2019) arXiv

Spasov S, Passamonti L, Duggento A, Liò P, Toschi N "A parameter-efficient deep learning approach to predict conversion from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease"NeuroImage (2019) DOI

Vanderpoorten O, Peter Q, Challa PK, Keyser UF, Baumberg J, Kaminski CF, Knowles TPJK "Scalable integration of nano-, and microfluidics with hybrid two-photon lithography"Microsystems & Nanoengineering (2019) 5: 40 DOI


Birrel S, Hughes J, Iida F "A data-driven approach to selective robotic harvesting of iceberg lettuce"Journal of Field Robotics (2018) Submitted, under review.

Chen H-Y, Schweicher G, Planells M, Ryno SM, Broch K, White AJP, Simatos D, Little M, Jellett C, Cryer SJ, Marks A, Hurhangee M, Brédas J-L, Sirringhaus H, McCulloch I "Crystal engineering of dibenzothiophenothieno [3,2-b]thiophene (DBTTT) isomers for organic field-effect transistors"Chem. Mater. (2018) 30: 21, 7587-7592.

Christensen CN, Iles-Smith J, Petersen TS, Mork J, McCutcheon DPS "Driving-induced population trapping and linewidth narrowing via the quantum Zeno effect", Phys. Rev. A (2018) 97: 6, 063807. pdf

Frechter S, Bates AS, Tootoonian S, Dolan M-J, Manton JD, Jamasb A, Kohl J, Bock D, Jefferis GSXE "Functional and anatomical specificity in a higher olfactory centre", bioRxiv (2018). DOI

Ghosh A, Manton JD, Mustafa AR, Gupta M, Garcia A, Rees EJ, Christie G "Proteins encoded by the gerP operon are localised to the inner coat in Bacillus cereus spores and are dependent on GerPA and SafA for assembly"Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2018). DOI

Gielen F, Colin P-Y, Mair P, Hollfelder F "Ultrahigh-throughput screening of single-cell lysates for directed evolution and functional metagenomics"Protein Engineering: Methods and Protocols (eds Bornscheuer UT, Hohne M) (2018), 297-309 (Springer New York, 2018).

Gilday K, Hughes J, Iida F "Achieving flexible assembly using autonomous robotic systems" IROS Conference (2018) Accepted.

He C, Ji H, Huang Z, Wang T, Zhang X, Liu Y, Fang M, Wu X, Zhang J, Min X "Red-shifted emission in Y3MgSiAl3012: Ce3+ Garnet Phosphor for blue light pumped white light emitting diodes"J. Phys. Chem. C (2018), 122: 27, 15659-15665. DOI | pdf

Huang J, de Nijs B, Cormier S, Sokolowski K, Grys D-B, Readman CA, Barrow SJ, Scherman OA, Baumberg J "Plasmon-Induced Optical Control over Dithionite-Mediated Chemical Redox Reactions", Faraday Discuss. (2018). DOI

Hughes J, et al "Achieving robotically peeled lettuce"IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (2018) 2377-3766. DOI | pdf

Hughes J, Iida F "Localised differential sensing of soft deformable surfaces"Soft Robotics (2018).

Hughes J, Iida F "Multi-functional soft strain sensors for wearable physiological monitoring"Sensors (2018) Accepted.

Hughes J, Iida F "Tack and deformation based sensorised gripping using conducive hot melt adhesive"RoboSoft Conference (2018).

van Loo B, Heberlein M, Mair P, Zinchenko A, Schuurmann J, Eenink BDG, Dilkaute C, Jose J, Hollfelder F, Bornberg-Bauer E "High-Throughput, Lysis-free screening for sulfatase activity using Escherichia coli autodisplay in microdroplets", bioRxiv (2018). DOI

Manton JD, Xiao Y, Turner RD, Christie G, Rees EJ "ELM: Super-resolution analysis of wide-field images of fluorescent shell structures"Methods and Applications in Fluorescence (2018), 6: 037001. DOI

Ruggiero MT, Kölbel J, Li Q, Zeitler JA "Predicting the structures and associated phase transitions mechanisms in disordered crystals via a combination of experimental and theoretical methods"Faraday Discuss. (2018). DOI

Ruggiero MT, Kölbel J, Zhang W, Mittleman DM, Zeitler JA "The atomic dynamics of disordered crystals elucidated with terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and ab initio simulations", In Proc. of 43rd Int. Conf. on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz) (2018) DOI.

Spasov SE, Hauk O, Farahibozorg S-R "Decoding semantic word categories from electro- and magnetoencephalography data"Proc. 15th Int. Conf. on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Springer (2018).

Spasov SE, Passamonti L, Duggento A, Lio P, Toschi N "A multi-model convolutional neural network framework for the prediction of Alzheimers Disease"Proc. 40th Annual Int. Conf. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (2018).

Spiridon BF, Griffin PH, Jarman JC, Liu Y, Zhu T, Luca AD, Oliver RA, Udrea F "On-Chip Thermal Insulation Using Porous GaN"Eurosensors Proceedings (2018), 2, 776.

Wang T, Centeno A, Darvill D, Pang JS, Ryan MP, Xie F "Tuneable fluorescence enhancement over nanostructure ZnO arrays with controlled morphology"Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2018), 20(21): 14828-14834.  DOI

Wang T, Kim H-K, Liu Y, Li W, Griffiths JT, Wu Y, Laha S, Fong KD, Padjaski F, Yun C, Vasant Kumar R, Lotsch BV, Cheetham AK, Smoukov SK "Bottom-up formation of carbon-based structures with multilevel hierarchy from MOF-guest polyhedra"J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2018), 140(19): 6130-6136.  DOI 


Bonner O, Beardsall K, Crilly N, et al "There were more wires than him: the potential for wireless patient monitoring in neonatal intensive care"BMJ Innovations (2017), 3: 12-18.

Cheah M, Hughes JIida F "Data synthesization for classification in autonomous robotic grasping system using 'catalogue-style' images"TAROS (2017) Springer, Cham.

Culha U, Hughes J, et al "Design principles for soft-rigid hybrid manipulators", Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges (2017) Springer, Cham, 87-94.

Fong KD, Wang T, Smoukov SK "Multidimensional performance optimisation of conducting polymer-based supercapacitor electrodes"Sustainable Energy & Fuels (2017), 1(9): 1857-1874. DOI

Fong KD, Wang T, Kim H-K, Vasant Kumar R, Smoukov SK "Semi-Interpenetrating polymer networks for enhanced supercapacitor electrodes"ACS Energy Letters (2017) 2(9): 2014-2020.  DOI

Gordillo-Dagallier L, Olivares J, Marco-Dufort B, Olivera J, Escolano J, Mirea T, Clement M, Iborra E "Integration of multilayered graphene on AIN based resonators as a functionalisation platform for biosensors", Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symp (2017).

Hughes J, Iida F"Localised differential sensing of soft deformable surfaces"Robotics and Automation (2017), IEEE International Conf.

Hughes J, Iida F"3D printed sensorised soft robotic manipulator design"Conference towards autonomous robotic systems (2017), Springer, Cham.

Lin I-T, Wang T, Zhang F, Smoukov SK "Fault-tolerant electro-responsive surfaces for dynamic micropattern molds and tunable optics"Scientific Report (2017), 7:12481. DOI

Mair P, Gielen F, Hollfelder F "Exploring sequence space in search of functional enzymes using microfluidic droplets"Current Opinion Chemical Biology (2017), 37: 137-144.

Marco B, Gordillo-Dagallier L, Escolano J, Olivares J, Clement M, Mejias D, Iborra E "Integration of graphene on AIN based high frequency resonators and their functionalisation for biosensing"Proceedings (2017) 4: 539.

Occhipinti LG, Oluwasanya PW "Particulate matter monitoring: Past, present and future, a review"Int J Earth Environ Sci (2017), 2: IJEES-144. 

Wang T, Farajollahi M, Henke S, Zhu T, Bajpe SR, Sun S, Barnard JS, Lee JS, Madden JDW, Cheetham AK, Smoukov SK "Functional conductive nanomaterials via polymerisation in nano-channels: PEDOT in a MOF"Materials Horizons (2017), 4(1): 64-71.  DOI

Watson J, Hughes J, Iida F "Real-world, real-time robotic grasping with convolutional neural networks"Conference towards autonomous robotic systems, (2017) Springer, Cham.


Cai W, Vanderpoorten O, Kaminski CF "Tomographic absorption spectroscopy based on wavelength modulcation and multi-harmonic detections"Imaging and Applied Optics (2016) OSA Technical Digest (online), JT3A.19. DOI

Costa M, Manton JD, Ostrovsky AD, Prohaska S, Jefferis G "NBLAST: Rapid, sensitive comparison of neuronal structure and construction of neuron family databases", Neuron (2016), 91, 293-311. DOI pdf

Hemmig EA, Creatore C, Wunsch B, Hecker LMair P, Parker MA, Emmott S, Tinnefeld P, Keyser UF, Chin AW "Programming Light-Harvesting Efficiency Using DNA Origami", Nano Lett (2016), 16:2369-2374.

Hughes J, et al "Soft manipulators and grippers: A review"Frontiers in Robotics and AI (2016), 69.

Hughes J "Robotic rescue simulation for computing teaching in the UK: A case study"Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) (2016), IEEE.

Manton JD, Rees EJ "triSPIM: light sheet microscopy with isotropic super-resolution", Optics Letters (2016), 41: 4170-4173. DOI pdf

Manton JDHughes JBonner OAmjad OAMair PMiele IWang TLevdik VHall RDBaekelandt G, da Cruz Vasconcellos F, Hadeler H, Hutter T, Kaminski CF "Development of an open technology sensor suite for assisted living: a student-led research project", Interface Focus (2016), 6: 20160018. DOI pdf

Rughoobur G, DeMiguel-Ramos T, Mirea M, Clement J, Olivares B, Díaz-Durán B, Sangrador J, Miele I, Milne WI, Iborra E, Flewitt AJ "Room temperature sputtering of inclined c-axis ZnO for shear mode solidly mounted resonators", App. Phys. Lett. (2016), 108, 034103. DOI pdf

Wang T, Farajollahi M, Choi YS, Lin I-T, Marshall JE, Thompson NM, Kar-Narayan S, Madden JDW, Smoukov SK "Electroactive polymers for sensing", Interface Focus (2016), 6: 20160026. DOI pdf

Wang T, Farajollahi M, Henke S, Zhu T, Bajpe SR, Sun S, Barnard JS, Sang Lee J, Madden JDW, Cheetham AK, Smoukov SK. "Functional Conductive Nanomaterials via Polymerisation in Nano-channels: PEDOT in a MOF", Mater. Horiz., Communication (2016). DOI


Hughes J, Yan J, Soga K "Development of wireless sensor network using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) for construction noise monitoring", International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems (2015), 8(2), 1379-1405. pdf 

Manetsberger J, Manton JD, Erdelyi MJ, Lin H, Rees D, Christie G, Rees EJ "Ellipsoid localization microscopy infers the size and order of protein layers in bacillus spore coats", Biophys. J. (2015), 109(10), 2058-2066. DOI pdf

Wang T, Costan J, Centeno A, Pang JS, Darvill D, Ryan MP, Xie F "Broadband Enhanced Fluorescence Using Zinc-oxide Nanoflower Arrays", J. Mater. Chem. C. (2015) 3: 2656-2663. DOI


Manton JD, Ostrovsky AD, Goetz L, Costa M, Rohlfing T, Jefferis GSXE "Combining genome-scale Drosophila 3D neuroanatomical data by bridging template brains"bioRxiv (2014). DOI