The Extracellular Matrix
This project was funded by Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy and Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience and supervised by Dr. Nicola Green at The University of Sheffield. This project resulted in the production of an unpublished scientific article exploring the extracellular matrix.
This project was a mandatory requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering program at The University of Sheffield. This dissertation was supervised by Dr. Nicola Green. Additionally, the project had weekly check in’s and progressed over the entirety of my final year of study. Due to the impact of COVID-19, this project was an intensive meta-analysis instead of a wet laboratory based project.
This project was an element to a module titled “Scientific Writing” at The University of Sheffield. Throughout this project I was paired with Dr. Fred Claeyssens to conceptualize and write an article on an experiment using a UV inhibitor within a biocompatible polyHIPE in a stereolithography setup.
This project was an element to a module titled “Materials for Biological Applications” at The University of Sheffield. This project first looked at stents currently being used for coronary artery disease, the challenges these devices have and leads up to designing a novel stent.
Bone Fixation Plate
This project was an element to a module titled “Clinical Engineering and Computational Mechanics” at The University of Sheffield. This project was for the design of a metal plate that an orthopedic surgeon would use to repair a fractured bone. The project required the use of ANSYS to use finite element techniques to simulate varying plate thicknesses and different surgical screw placements to ultimately recommend the best plate to use from comparing stress/strains of each plate option.
Oxygen Therapy Delivery
This project was an element to a module titled “Design of Medical Devices and Implants” at The University of Sheffield. This project walked through the biodesign principles starting with observing the topic in which you wish to improve and how to spot problems and developing need statements. This shifted our focus from bias solutions to true problems. This project also included a review of bioethics and classification of devices.
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
This project was sponsored by Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA) and was facilitated through the partnerships and industry leaders within SELA’s network. This project worked with doctors and NHSx leaders to understand the barriers to adopting Artificial Intelligence within the National Health Service in The United Kingdom.
This project was funded by Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA) and was one component to a larger project titled “Project 2050”. Project 2050 was a break-out room style game that showcased the world in 2050 and some of the major concerns facing modern day society if no solutions were found and in comparison to the world in 2050 if engineers used innovative techniques to manage such issues. The theme’s that were included in Project 2050 were: natural disasters, food scarcity, antibiotic resistance, water shortage and renewable energy.