Lecture Theatre 1, Sanderson Building
“A Pathway from Research to Manufacturing”
Scientific funding bodies emphasise more than ever that engineers and scientists are required to focus their work to positively drive economic growth by facing the challenges of scaling emerging technologies and bridging the "valley of death". This presentation firstly introduces the Institute for Manufacturing, an environment that can help lab-based researchers to consider downstream manufacturing challenges. Recent fundamental research is then presented in polymeric microstructure control, self-assembled gel formation and inkjet printing of biosensors. An approach is discussed to combine rigorous scientific output with a broader view of environment-relevant supply chain and policy drivers as a route to real understanding of scale-up challenges.
Ronan Daly started as University Lecturer in the Science and Technology of Manufacturing in September 2013. He is based in the Institute for Manufacturing in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He completed his MEng (Chemical Engineering with European Studies) at the University of Edinburgh in 2003. He then worked at Unilever R&D leading scale-up projects in their deodorants category prior to completing a PhD at The School of Chemistry and the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) in Trinity College Dublin. His research area is Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing, combining his interests in liquid/liquid interfaces, novel uses for inkjet printing, microfluidics and integrating nanomaterials and supramolecular gels into devices by scalable manufacturing techniques.
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