• Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Samuel Mabbott

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology – 2012

Research Interests

  • Areas of interest: Nanotechnology, optical biosensing, health care diagnostics, biomolecular targeting

    Dr. Samuel Mabbott’s research focuses on developing metallic nanoparticles for use in biomedical devices and healthcare settings. Applications include integration into point-of-care devices for sensitive detection of disease-relevant biomolecules such as circulating miRNA; controlling the nanoparticles light-to-heat conversion (photothermal) efficiency for the destruction of diseased tissues (eg. tumors); localized delivery of miRNA for gene therapy; increasing the therapeutic effect of drugs; biological and chemical signal amplification.

    Fundamentally, the research aims to answer two questions:

    • How can we better understand nanoparticle synthesis to promote beneficial properties?
    • How can these properties be utilized in healthcare?

Certifications & Memberships

  • MRSC Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of American Chemical Society
  • Member of Society for Applied Spectroscopy
  • Member of CLIRSPEC
  • Member of Biomedical Engineering Society

Awards & Honors

  • CLIRSPEC younger members travel award to attend and present at SCIX 2016, Minneapolis
  • Nufeld gold award for the best high school student project, 2016
  • Images of research 1st prize, Manchester University, 2012