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Dr Martin McDonnell – Dstl
Dr Martin McDonnell is a Principal Scientist in the Detection Department of the Defence Science Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom. He received a first class honours degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1984. Following postdoctoral research positions at the Australian National University, Southampton University and University College London, he joined what was then the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment in 1992. Since that time he has worked on the rapid detection and identification of pathogenic micro-organisms.

Dr Martyn Hill – Southampton University
Dr Martyn Hill is Reader in Electromechanical Systems and Deputy Head of the School of Engineering Sciences at Southampton University. He graduated in 1985 from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research with a first class honours degree and subsequently worked on a variety of parameter estimation and measurement problems. Appointed lecturer in 1990, he has research interests in acoustics (particularly ultrasonics), signal processing and transducers. Martyn has been an investigator on projects worth over 4M since 1991, funded by EPSRC, NERC, DTI, DERA/Dstl and companies from the Automotive, Aerospace, manufacturing, and utilities sectors.

Martyn’s work has led to well over 100 technical publications including a co-authored book on instrumentation and he has supervised 14 PhDs to completion. Since 1996 much of his work has focussed on the use and modelling of ultrasonic radiation forces, particularly their application in microfluidic systems, and in the manipulation and filtration of micron scale particles and cells. Martyn has provided consultancy advice for about 20 companies, including acting as an expert witness in the Royal Courts of Justice. He is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Institute of Acoustics.

Dr Jeremy J Hawkes – Manchester University
Jeremy is a PDRA in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at Manchester University; he has over 20 years experience of cell manipulation using both electrical and acoustic fields including 8 years developing rapid detection methods for Dstl. He developed the first sub-millimetre channels for cell manipulation by dielectrophoresis and also acoustic standing waves. Many of the approaches originally developed for use in liquids are now being redeveloped for use in air-microsystems. He has an active laboratory with extensive facilities for experimental and modelling work. Author of 23 primary journal publications, 7 patents and organiser for three international conference sessions.

For more information visit Dr Jeremy Hawkes CEAS profile



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