Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Lewis Mackenzie

Ph.D. (Biomedical optics); M.Sc. Astrophysics; B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics and Astronomy.
Research Fellow
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: Lewis MacKenzie is a biomedical physicist and multi-award winning science communicator. His current research focuses on developing optical nano-sensor techniques for rapid measurement of biomarkers in biological fluids such as blood and urine. Lewis originally studied Physics and Astronomy before undertaking his PhD research in optical biomedical imaging and sensing of blood oxygen in the Imaging Concepts Group at the University of Glasgow (UK). He has been a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (UK) since 2016, where he works as part of a inter-disciplinary team developing fast optical blood tests for stroke and heart disease. This work focuses on the development of nano-sensors based on luminescent upconversion nanoparticles.

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Research Interests

Biomedical optics, nano-sensor development, blood diagnostics, in vivo oximetry

Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • RESS1. Research Evaluation and Special Studies 1. (School of Medicine)

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