Dr Michael Crichton
Dr Michael Crichton
Heriot-Watt University

Michael completed an undergraduate master’s at the University of Glasgow in Aeronautical Engineering and then spent some time in the aerospace industry before moving to Brisbane, Australia to undertake a PhD. He completed this at the University of Queensland in Biomedical Engineering, working on a microneedle vaccine technology. This work led to a number of publications, conference presentations and patents which were licenced to Vaxxas Pty Ltd, a start-up company established with $15m funding to commercialise this technology.

In 2011 Michael joined Vaxxas as a foundational team member working on a variety of projects and leading aspects of the device development engineering. Although he enjoyed this role, he chose to return to academic research in 2014 where he has been establishing new lines of research in the area of microdevices for health.

In late 2017 Michael returned to Scotland where he joined Heriot-Watt University’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering. In this position, he leads a research program focussed on simple microtechnologies for health, via tissue-based measurement and sensing. He is also involved in teaching on the undergraduate mechanical engineering programmes within the school.

My Sessions
Bringing to Market: Wound-Healing Sensors
Presentation HealthTech Stage D80



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