Postgraduates of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering Society

Postgraduates of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and BioengineeringSociety

2018-Current: PhD in Bio-Engineering and Bio-Science, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
2013-2018: MEng in Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
2017 (6 month internship): Researcher in the Biomaterials Science and Technology (BST) Group at The University of Twente, NL
2014 (5 month internship): Laboratory Assistant, Veterinary Diagnostics Services, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK

Andrew is a PhD student in Ferry Melchels research group. The research in this group concentrates on the development of biomaterials and their application in bio-fabrication technologies. Before commencing his PhD at Heriot-Watt, Andrew gained a Masters degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Glasgow. During this time he spent 6 months in the Netherlands in the BST group at the University of Twente, where he studied the 3D printability of novel thermoplastic polyurethanes for Fused Filament Fabrication. From his time in the Netherlands, Andrew developed an interest in additive manufacturing technologies (3D-printing) and the potential for 3D cell culture to act a precursor for organ printing. Outside of university, Andrew likes long-distance running and socialising with friends and family.

Primary supervisor: Dr. Ferry Melchels

Reseach Project:

Designer matrices for bioprinting 3D tumour models for drug testing