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Research Students (19-20 starts)

Ryan McGovern

Location: 08.005 Ashby Tower

Project Title: Safe Human - Robot Collaboration for Industry 4.0

Supervisors: Dr Nikolaos Athanasopoulos & Professor Sean McLoone


David Foster

Location: Powerlab Ashby Building

Project Title:

Supervisors: Dr Amy Liu & Dr David Laverty


Sabitha Ann Jose

Location: Ashby Tower Block

Project Title:

Supervisors: Dr Hamza Shakeel & Dr Neil Mitchell


Bio: Design and Fabrication of Highly Sensitive Graphene-Based Sensors

After completing my master's degree in Physics, I worked at an R&D laboratory specializing in electronic materials. Subsequently, I enrolled at Queen's university to pursue my PhD in the field of device fabrication and characterization.

Abhiram Bhanuprakash

Location: Ashby Tower Block

Project Title: A virtual-acoustic slide-string instrument: a holistic design approach combining physical modelling and sensor interfacing

Supervisors: Dr Maarten Van Walstijin & Professor Paul Stapleton



I am from Mysore, India. I hold a B.E. degree (2011) from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) Mysore in the subject electronics and communication, and a M.Sc (Engg.) degree (2014) in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science. I have worked at MathWorks as a Quality Engineer during 2014-2018. Currently I am pursuing a PhD in the school of EEECS, QUB, working on music technology, specifically on making virtual-acoustic instruments. Reading fiction, watching football and singing Carnatic classical music are my hobbies.