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Dr Tomas Ysehak Abay awarded Gold Medal in STEM for Britain exhibition at House of Commons

The Post-Doctoral Assistant in the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering is working on an NIHR-funded project for the development of a non-invasive intracranial pressure monitor.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Dr Tomas Ysehak Abay, a Post-Doctoral Assistant in the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, emerged the Gold Medal winner in the STEM for Britain exhibition staged at the House of Commons in March 9th 2020.

Dr Abay displayed a poster outlining his research into a Non-invasive Intracranial Pressure (nCIP) Monitor for Neurocritical Care Patients.

He is delighted with his win at such an important venue.

Tomas obtained his BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2010. 

After his undergraduate studies, he worked for one year as a Medical Engineer for Tecnologie Sanitarie Spa. He received his MSc from City in 2012.

He obtained his PhD from City in 2016. During his doctoral studies, Dr Abay created methods to monitor blood perfusion and oxygenation using photoplethysmography and evaluating these in a series of in vivo studies on volunteers.

The technologies and methods that Tomas developed in his research may find many clinical applications such as the monitoring of flaps perfusion in plastic surgery.

The STEM for Britain exhibition is sponsored by Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chair of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee. It is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) of the University of Warwick.

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