BSc MEng PhD
Senior Research Scientist
My research focuses predominantly on the fibre optic sensors and their applications in biomedical and clinical areas. Specific interests currently include that using fibre optic oxygen sensor to monitor the dynamic pO2 change in arterial blood flow and this information can be used for optimal ventilator setting in ICU; to monitor and control the pO2 level in cell culture media, and the pO2 level play an important role in cell regeneration process.
I am also interested in other fibre optic technologies, components and their applications, such as fibre optic components in large capacity telecommunication system and fibre optic sensors in health monitoring of smart materials and structures.
Experimental investigation of the effect of polymer matrices on polymer fibre optic oxygen sensors and their time response characteristics using a vacuum testing chamber and a liquid flow apparatus.
Chen R. et al, (2016), Sens Actuators B Chem, 222, 531 - 535
Intra-breath arterial oxygen oscillations detected by a fast oxygen sensor in an animal model of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Formenti F. et al, (2015), Br J Anaesth, 114, 683 - 688
A fibre optic oxygen sensor that detects rapid PO2 changes under simulated conditions of cyclical atelectasis in vitro.
Formenti F. et al, (2014), Respir Physiol Neurobiol, 191, 1 - 8
Optimizing design for polymer fiber optic oxygen sensors
Chen R. et al, (2014), IEEE Sensors Journal, 14, 3358 - 3364
A fibre-optic oxygen sensor for monitoring human breathing.
Chen R. et al, (2013), Physiol Meas, 34, N71 - N81