Prof Owen Guy, Head of Systems Process and Engineerig Centre
Graphene sensors promise to be a disruptive technology in next generation electronics and healthcare diagnostics - due to graphene's exceptional electronic properties. We outline the development of novel graphene sensor technology for healthcare diagnostics based on a chemically functionalised graphene microchannels, integrated with microfluidic technology for lab on chip devices
Speaker Biography (Owen Guy)
Prof. Owen J Guy is Professor at the College of Engineering and Driector of the Centre for Nanohealth, Swansea University, working in nano/micro fabrication, MNs, microfluidics, devices and silicon nanowire and graphene sensors for healthcare applications. His research is funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and Innovate UK. His primary current research areas are graphene biosensors and integration with Point of Care microfluidics and electronics technology.
OJG gained a 1st class BSc in Chemistry and the Ayling prize for highest degree in Chemistry at Swansea University in 1997. He was awarded the Leonard Hinkel prize for his PhD (Chemistry) in 2001 for work on the photodegradation of ink-jet dyes in collaboration with Zeneca. His research background also includes materials science and electronics. In 2007 he became an RCUK fellow in nanomedicine and lecturer at Swansea.
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Centre for NanoHealth, Swansea University - The College of Engineering at Swansea University is ranked 10th in the UK in Engineering. With our world-class research, links with industry and outstanding facilities. The £22m Centre for NanoHealth (CNH) at Swansea University is a joint venture between Engineering, Medicine and Science - integrating nanotechnology into medical science applications to provide healthcare solutions to healthcare providers and the healthcare industry.
The centre houses fully integrated nanotechnology clean rooms and biomedical R&D laboratories in a unique facility. The nano-fabrication and characterisation class 1000/100 cleanroom are fully equipped for graphene, silicon and non-silicon, microfluidics (lab on chip) and MEMS processing, whilst the class 1000 bioclean room is used for device functionalisation, and 3D printing. The sensor houses a £1.3m NanoProbe - one of only 5 in the world, as well as new AFM, SEM, XPS, Raman, fluorescence microscopy and other characterisation facilities.