EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Glasgow,
01/08/2007 to 31/07/2010:
Awarded an Overseas Life Science Interface Research Fellowship, my research has involved working at the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility, successfully developing a high density array of micro-needles for studying 3-dimensional neural networks, such as the brain, in unprecedented detail. I collaborate with researchers at UC Santa Cruz, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego and the Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University.
University of California Santa Cruz
01/11/06 to 01/05/07:
I worked at the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility where I optimized the fabrication process of a 512-channel microelectrode array technology. These devices are used routinely in experiments classifying, by functionality, mammalian retinal neurons as well as in experiments with cultured cortical neurons.
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
01/10/03 to 10/07/07 (viva)
Title: Ultra-high density microelectrode arrays for in vitro retinal studies
Supervisor: Dr. Keith Mathieson 2nd Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Long
My PhD research focused on developing a process for the nanofabrication of state-of-the-art microelectrode arrays for neural recording and stimulation. This technology was designed to improve spatial resolution and sensitivity to smaller retinal cell types (midget ganglion cells) and has resulted in cutting edge research of the functional properties and classification of these cells.
Undergraduate Degree: BSc. Hons., Physics and Pure Mathematics
University of Glasgow
01/10/99 to 30/06/03
7th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Microelectrode Arrays, Reutlingen, Germany, 2010.
8th International Position Sensitive Detectors Conference, University of Glasgow, UK, 2008.
EPSRC Fellow’s Seminar, University of Bath, UK, 2008.
8th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors, University of Pisa, Italy, 2006.
Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Telluride, Colorado, 2005.
UK GRAD School, Windermere, UK, 2005.
6th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors, University of Glasgow, UK, 2004.
University of Toronto Mississauga
Chemical and Physical Sciences Colloquium Series, February 2010.
Queen's University Belfast
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, May 2010.