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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future


Tanya Hutter and Fernando da Cruz Vasconcellos are starting as the new CDT Senior Teaching Fellows

Tanya Hutter and Fernando da Cruz Vasconcellos have been appointed as Senior Teaching Fellows of the Sensor CDT.

Both are chemical engineers by training.

Tanya holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. in Materials Science and a PhD in Physical Chemistry. She is interested in point-of-care optical diagnostics and has been involved with CamBridgeSens since 2009. She has won a Sensor competiotion.

Fernando is also a current researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, working on sensors for healthcare applications. He has extensive academic and industrial experience in chemical engineering, biotechnology and healthcare in Brazil and the US.

They will be responsible for the development and delivery of the MRes component of the CDT. This involves organising the CDT's specific lecture course "Principles of Sensing" and the practicals which run alongside. They will deliver the "Guided Sensor Project" at the end of the first term, where the students will design and build a working sensor system from concept to application, and the "Sensor Team Challenge" during the final term, where the students will work as a team on an industry relevant sensor project.