Colin Dalton, PhD

PhD in Electronic Engineering University of Wales, UK

Colin Dalton

Areas of Research

Electrokinetic Microsystems
Utilizing electrokietic techniques, such as dielectrophoresis and the AC electorthermal effect to move fluids or particles in microfluidic devices. Electrokinetic micropumping methods include no moving parts, pulseless flow, and ease of integration and fabrication.
Hollow microneedles can be used for potentially painless blood extraction and infusion, with an array allowing for meaningful amounts of fluid to be obtained or drug delivered. To reduce skin trauma and maximize fluid delivery, a new hollow microneedle array featuring a sharp, nano-knife-edge point and three large side ports was conceived and fabricated.
Brain-machine interfaces
Creating custom biomedical engineering micro-devices to aid the investigation and treatment of neurological disorders. Examples include: an electrode cuff for the electrical stimulation of injured nerves in vivo and in vitro that aids their repair and recovery. Microelectrode arrays for sensing action potentials of individual and groups of neurons in vitro, and 3D microelectrodes that analyze and track electrical activity across mouse brain slices.

Supervising degrees

Biomedical Engineering - Masters: Unavailable
Biomedical Engineering - Doctoral: Unavailable
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Doctoral: Unavailable
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Masters: Unavailable

Working with this supervisor

Multidisciplinary student with background in electric field theory, microfluidics, microfabrication and a strong interest in applied biomedical engineering research.