Dr David Steele CHIC Research Associate Microfluidic Engineer
- School of Engineering
- Research Institute
- +44 (0)28 903 68433
David Steele joined the Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre (NI-CHIC) as a Research Associate in 2015. David studied Biochemistry at Queen's University Belfast, receiving his B.Sc. in 2001 before going on to complete his PhD in 2005. During this time, he began to specialise in cell migration and its measurement.
Following his PhD David spent ten years working in industry as a product developer – with a focus on cell-based assays. During this time he led the successful development of a microfluidic cell migration assay, designed to allow even inexperienced researchers to perform the challenging task of quantifying tumour cell migration. This included design, prototyping, testing and preparation for market.
David has experience in microfluidics, lateral flow based assays, cell-based assay development, surface patterning and cell biology techniques. More recently his focus has moved to improving the interface between biochemical sensors and analysis systems to enable the development of user-friendly diagnostic platforms.