Lukas Markwalder is a Swiss mechanical engineer. He obtained his Master’s degree from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. Subsequent to his studies, Lukas joined for the Liver4Life project, a collaboration of ETH and the University Hospital of Zurich. As a project engineer, he worked on the development of an ex-vivo liver perfusion machine for long-term use. This project increased his passion and expertise in contributing to bio-medical research.
Lukas is part of the iPLACENTA team at the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. His project covers the development of a laser speckle contrast imaging probe for endoscopic application. Additionally, his work includes the adaptation of iontophoresis for small animal studies. Both techniques are developed in close collaboration with Moor Industries and are validated on murine pregnancy models.
Institution: University of Dundee, UK
Supervisor: Dr Colin Murdoch, Unversity of Dundee