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Biomedical Microengineering Group

Applying micro and nanoengineering principles to understand and manipulate biology, creating new technologies for biomedical applications.


2014-2019: PhD in Bioengineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
2010-2015: MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Ian is a PhD student in Dr. Will Shu's Biomedical Microengineering Group. Ian began his mechanical engineering studies in 2010 at Heriot-Watt University, and attained his Masters degree in 2015. Ian's first experience working with 3D printing technologies was during his 4th year dissertation project: The Design and Development of a Play-Doh 3D Printer. Through this he gained the knowledge required to construct a functioning 3D printer from scratch with component modularity as a critical design element. Success of this dissertation project lead on to a summer research internship at the University, whereby the developed modular 3D printer was further optimised. Following his dissertation and summer internship projects, Ian continued to maintain an enthusiasm for 3D printing technologies which then became the basis of his PhD research: Novel 3D Bioprinting Technology of Human Tissue on Demand. In his own time Ian enjoys playing the guitar, music, gaming and going out.

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Co-supervisors: Dr. Xianwen Kong