• United Kingdom

20132020

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Personal Statement

My research is interested in the development of diagnostic tests for a range of important conditions such as antimicrobial resistance, cancerous biomarkers, infectious diseases within livestock farming, and detection of clinically important molecules including dopamine and ascorbic acid. I develop novel, low-cost electrode systems, suitable for use at the point of care. These systems typically exploit electrochemical techniques for the rapid detection of either biomarkers, specific molecules or bacterial growth.

Current projects I am involved with include development of a rapid, antibiotic susceptibility test, a low-cost sensor for the detection of clinically important neurotransmitter dopamine, optimisation of a process for detection of infectious diseases within the agricultural sector.

I have experience in the supervision of final year undergraduate students and postgraduate level students.

I joined the department of Biomedical Engineering at Strathclyde in 2018 having previously studied for both my undergraduate degree and PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Strathclyde. My PhD involved the development of force and temperature sensors based on organic field-effect transistors and ferroelectric materials. During my PhD, I optimised the transistor dielectric layer to provide transistors with low-voltage operation, and transferred a fully vacuum evaporated transistor fabrication process onto flexible plastic foils. I also developed force/temperature sensors using ferroelectric material P(VDF-TrFE), and incorporated these sensors with organic transistors to provide signal amplification and a useful readout signal for applications ranging from touch screen interfaces to electronic skin. Following my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, Gardanne, France for 14 months working on stretchable electronics for biosensing applications. During this time, I developed a conformable, stretchable sensor to record bladder wall stretch to aid treatment of conditions such as urinary urge incontinence and overactive bladder syndrome.

My work is highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners, clinicians, and working alongside other academics such as microbiologists, chemists and electronics engineers.  

Teaching Interests

In terms of teaching, I contribute to the following undergraduate and masters courses in the department of Biomedical Engineering –

BE428 – Professional Studies and Research Methods in Biomedical Engineering

BE207 – Human Cell Biology 2

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Projects

Research Output

Biologically modified microelectrode sensors provide enhanced sensitivity for detection of nucleic acid sequences from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Blair, E. O., Hannah, S., Vezza, V., Avci, H., Kocagoz, T., Hoskisson, P. A., Güzel, F. D. & Corrigan, D. K., 25 Apr 2020, In : Sensors and Actuators Reports. 2, 1, 9 p., 100008.

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    Developments in microscale and nanoscale sensors for biomedical sensing

    Hannah, S., Blair, E. & Corrigan, D. K., 26 Feb 2020, In : Current Opinion in Electrochemistry. 23, p. 7-15 9 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Thesis

    Force and temperature sensors based on organic thin-film transistor and ferroelectric co-polymer

    Author: Hannah, S., 9 Jul 2017

    Supervisor: Gleskova, H. (Supervisor) & Uttamchandani, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Activities

    • 3 Oral presentation
    • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation
    • 1 Participation in conference

    Oral Presentation at RSC ABG ECRM 2020 in Glasgow

    Stuart Hannah (Speaker)

    5 Mar 20206 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    STV News Interview on Microplate Project

    Stuart Hannah (Recipient)

    24 Oct 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation