School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Carl Dale

Research Associate



Research interests

Carl has a large breadth of training and experience which overlaps many research disciplines including; biochemistry, nanotechnology, molecular biology, microfabrication and material science. This experience enables him to work alongside engineers and clinicians to develop technology in the field of biosensors. His research interests are focused on the utilization of graphene, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors, degenerate-mode sensors and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology for the quantification of biochemical disease markers in a rapid point-of-need test which can be used at the site of a patient. He has firm experience in fabricating and characterizing silicon based sensors, and of performing surface immobilization protocols alongside immunoassay optimization procedures on sensor interfaces to construct quantitative biosensors. Current work involves the development of a CMOS point-of-need biosensor for the quantification of lipoprotein (a) in human plasma to determine the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.