Dr Matthew Davies
Post doctoral Research Associate
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PhD (Microfluidics) University of Hertfordshire
BSc Hons (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics) Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
Professional Appointments, Honours and Awards
Matthew’s primary research area is in the field of microfluidics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microfluidics). Previous research has included the development of components, including a micropump and several antibody patterning devices, and their supporting fluid systems for both academic and commercial projects. In parallel with component fabrication a method for bonding silicones to numerous thermoplastics was developed along with multiple analytical methodologies for a variety of in-house developed and manufactured instruments.
He has experience in the design and fabrication of microfluidic devices using a variety of CAD packages and materials. Both photolithography and micromilling have been used extensively for the manufacture of devices in both polymers and glass.
Matthew’s current research interests lie in the application of microfluidics to biological systems. He is currently employed in developing a chemostat microbioreactor for the characterisation of the optimum growth conditions for bacteria engineered to produce novel antibiotics.
Teaching and Training Activities
Davies, M.J., Johnston, I.D., Tan, C.K.L., Tracey, M.C.; Whole Blood Pumping with a Microthrottle Pump. Biomicrofluidics (2010), 4, 044112.
Davies, M.J.; McDonnell, M.B.; Johnston, I.D.; Perkins, E.A.; Tracey, M.C.; “Multi-Channel Patterning of Antibodies on a Sensor Surface for Simultaneous Detection of Pathogens and Toxins”. Biosensors 2010, Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 26-28, 2010 (2010),
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