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Biomedical Microengineering Group

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


2012-Current: PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical probing of human tissue), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
2011-2012: Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
2007-2011: BEng Robotics and Cybertronics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Paul is a PhD student currently part of Dr Shu's research group. Paul completed his undergraduate honours degree in Robotics and Cybertronics at Heriot Watt University before being offered a summer placement at Institut Mihajlo Pupin in Belgrade, Serbia, working on a government funded robotics project. Upon completion of his placement, Paul returned to a 9 month term Research Associate post at Heriot-Watt, working under Dr. Shu on a microfluidic 'smart' label. Paul began his PhD project on March 2012 and is currently developing a dynamic sensor capable of probing human tissue in vivo to help detect the presence of cancer.

2011 - 4th Year (Undergraduate) Best Presentation Prize, HWU
2011 - 4th Year (Undergraduate) Poster Prize (Third Place)

Affiliations: Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Co-supervisor: Prof. Bob Reuben

Selected Publications

Alogla A, Scanlan P, Shu W and Reuben RL. (2013). A scalable syringe-actuated microgripper for biological manipulation. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. Available at: Link .