David Alexander Gregory

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Dr David Alexander Gregory is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to Dr Zhao at the University of Sheffield in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Research

My research is concerned with applied inkjet printing, which contributes to areas as diverse as tissue engineering, printed electronic devices and 3D scaffold printing of e.g. swimming devices for biomedical applications. Inkjet printing is an additive manufacturing technique. I am an enthusiastic researcher, who enjoys research and supervising / mentoring. I particularly aspire to create new projects that combine several different discipline areas.

It is my future vision to develop new versatile biomaterials and the technologies needed to produce these in order to develop better 3D scaffold systems for use in biomedical applications e.g. regenerative tissue engineering as well as biosensing for disease and toxin monitoring. These address key healthcare challenges as well as environmental monitoring, challenges our society urgently needs to address. Another aspect in line with this is that I am very interested to investigate effects of electronic signals and stimulations of cells.

Summer Project Research Group

Within the Zhao lab I am currently running a small summer project research group with three dedicated undergraduate students that are currently working on three projects for me.

Summer Project Students

  • Ajay Chandel [SURE project]
  • Ella Cliff [SURF project]
  • Mobarakshah Assadi [SURF project]

Qualifications

Professional and External Standing

Grant awards

DateSponsorProjectFunding
April 2019SUREInvestigating the collective motion of catalytically active micromotors in 3D printed flow cell designs. £2750
May 2019SURFSilk/PEG biogels for reactive inkjet printing and 3D tissue enigneering – for the production of rockets£1850
May 2019SURFSilk/PEG biogels for reactive inkjet printing and 3D tissue enigneering – for the production of cell culture scaffolds£1850

Awards

  • 2016    Best poster E-MRS (Symposium: Adv. Materials for Printing) May 2016, Lille (France)
  • 2014     PixeLink SDK camera software sponsored by PixeLink®
  • 2013     PGR conference Sheffield University First Prize for best Poster
  • 2012    Three year PhD EPSRC Stipend at Sheffield University (2012-2015)
  • 2011     One year MSc Studentship at Sheffield University (2010-2011)

Teaching Certificates and Experience

Certificates

  • Associate SuperVisionaries: successful completion of a formally assessed doctoral supervisor development framework (24h total) combining experiential practice, peer-observation, classroom learning, and self-directed reflective study (2019).
  • Currently in Process – Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Experiance and Expertise

  • PhD Student Mentoring Program
  • Teaching first year undergraduate Students in practical labs.
  • Supervision and teaching of several master and undergraduate project students
  • Supervision of 8 PhD students in the Lab as well as support with writing and project planning / experimental design and troubleshooting

Work Experience

  • 01.12.11 – 31.03.2012 – Abbott Products GmbH, Hans Böckler Allee 20, Hanover, D-30173, Germany: 4 months working in the Department of Enzyme Research: Development of an amylase assay for enzyme determination in various matrices.
  • 20.07.10 – 17.09.2010 – Abbott Products GmbH, Hans Böckler Allee 20, Hanover, D-30173, Germany: 2 months working in the Department of Enzyme Research.
  • 22.06.09 – 21.08.2009 – Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Hans Böckler Allee 20, Hanover, D-30173, Germany: 2 months working in the Department of Enzyme Research.
  • 16.06.08 – 15.08.2008 – Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Hans Böckler Allee 20, Hanover, D-30173, Germany: 2 months in Dept. Med. Chem., synthesis and purification of various compounds.
  • 15.07.06 – 29.09.2006 – Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Hans Böckler Allee 20, Hanover, D-30173, Germany: 2 months in Dept. Drug Formulation Development: A Project to Investigate the water content and sorption properties of Pancreatin.

Hobbies

Piano/organ, composition, photography, astronomy, electronics, breeding and cultivating orchids, passionflowers and water lilies, mineralogy, Chinese and Japanese languages.