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VIRTUAL MEETING – 30th November 2021

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The APS Emerging Technologies Focus Group, is pleased to announce their webinar which will offer plenty of opportunities for discussions. This meeting will bring together expert speakers from academia and industry and will include a talk from a junior researcher and a talk from a senior researcher from industry or academia.

Who should attend

This meeting is ideally suited for PhD Candidates, Academics, Industrialists, Specialist Technology Providers, and Regulatory Personnel. Overall, the content of this special series has been carefully crafted to complement the existing APS portfolio and the Emerging Technologies Focus Group hot topics.

Speakers and Chairs

Prof Richard Fu, Professor at University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Ms Eve McGlynn, Ph.D. Student at University of Glasgow


30th November 2021 – 13.00-14.00 UK Time/14.00-15.00 CET

BioMEMS devices as biosensors, drug delivery systems and injectable devices

We will be running further webinars which will include the following:

. 3D Bioprinting applications in drug discovery & development.

. Microfluidics for drug discovery and development.

. BioMEMS devices as biosensors, drug delivery systems and injectable devices.

. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

. In silico modelling.

. Environmental, social, economic, and legal concerns on the use of Emerging Technologies.

Richard (YongQing) Fu is a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK. He obtained his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and then worked as a Research Fellow in Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance, and a Research Associate in University of Cambridge. He was a lecturer in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, and then a Reader in Thin Film Centre in University of West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK, before moving to Newcastle, UK in 2015.

He has extensive experience in smart thin films/materials, biomedical microdevices, energy materials, lab-on-chip, micromechanics, MEMS, nanotechnology, sensors and microfluidics. He has established a worldwide reputation from his pioneer research work on shape memory films, piezoelectric thin films, nanostructured composite/films for MEMS, sensors/ actuators, and renewable energy applications.

He published over 400 science citation index (SCI) journal papers (including Nat. Comm., Prog. Mater Sci, Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Nano Energy, Nano Lett., Mater Horizons, Chem. Mater., J Mater Chem A, Advanced Drug Delivery Review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews), two books, 20 book chapters, and over 120 conference papers. His current SCI H-index is 56 with over 13 K citations, and his Google scholar H-index is 64 with over 17K citations (up to June 2021).

He is associate editors/editorial board members for seven international journals including Scientific Report. He is regular journal paper reviewers for more than 40 journals, has co-organized 12 international conferences worldwide, and co-edited six special issues for different journals.


Eve McGlynnMs Eve McGlynn  graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2019 with an MEng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. As part of the Microelectronics Lab in the James Watt School of Engineering, she is primarily involved in nanofabrication of flexible polymer probes for recording and brain stimulation. Her work in the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre is supplemented by a research interest in magnetoelectric power transfer for biomedical applications.