Zoomposium 11: 10 November 2020

Published: 10 November 2020

Dr ERIFYLI TSAGKARI: 'The interaction between biofilms and flow conditions in water systems' Dr ENRIC GRUSTAN GUTIERREZ: 'Electrospray Atomisation for Space and Beyond' Dr HUBIN ZHAO: 'Wearable Intelligent Neuroimaging for Health'

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Dr Erifyli Tsagkari, James Watt School of Engineering

'The interaction between biofilms and flow conditions in water systems'

I am a PDRA in the Water and Environment research group in the School of Engineering at Glasgow University. I mainly investigate how flow conditions affect biofilms in water systems by using computer modelling, 3-D printing, and microscopy. This is important because biofilms play a key role in water quality, and the biofilms are inextricably linked to the hydrodynamics. Through my research, I anticipate that I will keep gaining experience that will help me become an academic with my own research portfolio. My vision is that the outcomes of my research will help support effective strategies to improve water quality. My plan is to build strong collaborations with experts in microbiology and in mathematical modelling.


Dr Enric Grustan Gutierrez, James Watt School of Engineering

'Electrospray Atomisation for Space and beyond'

Electrospray is an excellent method to atomise dielectric liquids into a beam of charged particles that can be accelerated up to tens of Km/s. These beams of particles (ions or droplets) have a wide range of applications, one of them is Space Propulsion. However, the output of a single electrospray source is insufficient for the current needs of the satellite industry.

At the Grustan group, we work on increasing the overall thrust by packing hundreds of sources operating using microfabrication techniques. This research has additional applications in surface engineering and microfabrication.


Dr Hubin Zhao, James Watt School of Engineering

'Wearable Intelligent Neuroimaging for Health'

My research vision is develop new-generation wearable medical imaging & health monitoring technologies with a miniaturized profile, a lightweight form factor, multi-modal functionality, and high imaging resolution. I will exploit advanced engineering approaches including optoelectronics, microchip design, signal/imaging processing (AI enabled), and wearable materials to realise a sophisticated platform that will enable the creation of a range of wearable imaging and sensing devices that will offer unprecedented spatial-temporal resolution and patient comfort.

My primary research interests including: 1) Optical Imaging & Health Monitoring, 2) Advanced Medical Electronics & Optoelectronics for Health, 3) Wearable & Non-Contact Imaging & Sensing Technologies, 4) AI Hardware for Medical Imaging & Healthcare, 5) Hardware Development for Brain-Computer Interface, Human-Robot Interaction. I am very keen to build collaborations with colleagues who have possible overlaps with my research interests.



First published: 10 November 2020