Professor Geoffrey Mitchell, Vice-director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRsp) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, was elected as a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) in the UK. IPEM is the professional organisation for physicists, clinical and biomedical engineers and technologists working in medicine and biology .
In the context of 11th edition “PRÉMIO FUNDAÇÃO ILÍDIO PINHO 2013/2014 – Science at School”, the school Rainha Santa Isabel Carreira in collaboration with CDRSP promoted a partnership to realize different activities in order to disseminate scientific and technological innovation among young people. For that, it was developed a prototype of a micro wind generator with reusable components and obsolete electronic equipment exist in schools. After several trials prepared by [+]
Professor Geoffrey Mitchell gave an invited lecture titled “The Future: Biomanufacturing, additive manufacturing and regenerative medicine” at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest general hospital foundation trusts in the UK. They provide acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population across Berkshire and its borders. Professor [+]
Tissue engineering is aiming at generating biological substitutes that are capable of restoring diverse tissue functions and this specific field is becoming of great importance in today’s society. The growing elderly population and the search for less invasive treatments make tissue engineering one of the most promising techniques that aim to improve human wellbeing. However, biomaterials are still very complex to obtain and further research needs to be done [+]
This week CDRSP welcomed Aigul Iskakova from the Institute of Combustion Problems of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. She will spend two weeks on an internship working with Professor Geoffrey Mitchell gaining experience in producing nanoscale fibres using electrospinning techniques. Her Institute led by Director Zulkhair Mansurov has a collaborative programme with CDRSP. They are interested in preparing high performance carbon fibres from electrospun nanoscale polymer fibres. Aigul said “I [+]