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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future

 

Prof Clemens Kaminski was elected as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) in recognition of "pioneering work in the development of optical methods for quantifying the kinetics of reactions in chemical and biological systems".

 

Over his career Prof. Kaminski developed wide range of time resolved optical imaging techniques to monitor chemical reactions in environments as different as combustion chambers of engines and biological cells.

His methods are now widely used by researchers to study flow turbulence of fast chemical reactions in combustion engines and help to make engines cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Time resolved fluoroescent microscopy used to study protein misfolding and aggregation. Both processes lie at the root of neurodegenerative diseases.

Prof Kaminski and his research group have adapted these techniques so they can be used to monitor chemical reactions at the molecular level in biological cells. This research helps to understand the causes of protein misfolds and aggregation which leads to diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

More information on Prof Kaminski's research can be found on the Laser Analytics Group website.