Dr. Richard O'Rorke
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
Dr Richard O'Rorke received his BSc in Physics with Medical Physics from the University of Sheffield in 2006. He then investigated the use of surface acoustic waves to controllably trap and transport micron-sized particles and therapeutic microbubbles in microfluidic channels for his PhD at the University of Leeds. He was awarded his PhD in 2010 and received one of three F. W. Carter prizes for best PhD thesis in 2011. Between 2010 and 2013 he held a post-doctoral position at the University of Leeds where he investigated electrochemical biosensors, focusing on device fabrication, microfluidics and computational models. In late 2103 Richard joined Assistant Professor Terry Steele's laboratory where he is investigating surface patterning for enhanced bioadhesion.
Dr O'Rorke's research interests are applied physics and biomedical engineering. His focus is finite element modelling and microfabrication for the development of bioadhesives. Richard is also interested in the application of surface acoustic wave technologies to lab-on-chip systems for biomedical applications such as cell sorting and biosensing.