Dr Jennifer Gaughran

School of Physical Sciences


Dr. Jennifer Gaughran graduated from the School of Physical Sciences in Dublin City University in 2011 and continued to complete her PhD in the area of flow control systems on centrifugal microfluidic platforms for nucleic acid testing in 2016. She has worked as a Research Assistant in the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, a secondary school science teacher and as the APT Centre Manager. In 2017, she join the School of Physical Sciences in DCU as an Assistant Professor in Bio-/Biomedical Physics. In 2018, she was appointed as the Chair of the Physics with Biomedical Science degree programme.

Jennifer’s research has focused on the design and testing of microfluidic devices for rapid DNA and RNA detection. She is interested in microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies, micro/nano fabrication, advanced flow control within microsystems and novel materials characterisation. She also works in sensor development for point-of-use technologies. She is the winner of the IOPI Rosse Medal, National Thesis in 3 and Tell-It-Straight competitions in 2014 and was shortlisted for the IOP Bell- Burnell Award in 2016.

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