engineering

LIVE Q&A | Infected Before Birth: Cytomegalovirus, An Uncommon Problem? | 18:30 (UK time), 8 March 2021.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 8 March 2021. Summary: My main research interest is around viral infections that occur during pregnancy and get passed on to the unborn baby sometimes causing serious disease. These are known as “congenital infections”. Before we developed the MMR vaccine the most serious congenital infection was caused by rubella virus which is sometimes known as the German Measles virus. If a pregnant woman caught rubella during the first 3 months of her pregnancy her baby had a very high chance of being stillborn, or if it survived having permanent problems affecting their heart, their… Read More »LIVE Q&A | Infected Before Birth: Cytomegalovirus, An Uncommon Problem? | 18:30 (UK time), 8 March 2021.

LIVE Q&A | Where Next With Wearables | 18:30 (UK time), 8 February 2021.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 8 February 2021. Summary: ‘My research investigates all aspects of how electronics interface with biology, particularly for wearable devices and personal health monitoring. This involves hardware – making electronics which can flex and stretch so that they better connect to the body. It also involves software – making artificial intelligence which can make sense of body signals, even in the presence of lots of interference (from devices which don’t connect very well to the body). In the Q&A session, I would like to talk about future directions in wearable technology, from the engineering… Read More »LIVE Q&A | Where Next With Wearables | 18:30 (UK time), 8 February 2021.

Sensing the Unknown: Using Electromagnetism to Find Hidden Objects – Dr Liam Marsh

When I decided to study Electrical Engineering at university, I hadn’t thought much about what would come next. Spending my days as a first year undergraduate hearing about abstract electromagnetic theory seemed about as dull a subject as I could possibly imagine. Given the choice I would always have picked a soldering iron and a few hours in the lab over learning Biot-Savart Law or Gauss’ law. How on earth could Maxwell’s Equations, published circa 1861, possibly be of any use to me (or anyone?!) in the future? Somehow, a few years later, I found myself once again caught up… Read More »Sensing the Unknown: Using Electromagnetism to Find Hidden Objects – Dr Liam Marsh