Bangor’s IEEE student branch holds its second guest lecture
The second Bangor University IEEE student branch guest lecture took place online on the 24th February 2021. Over thirty students participated in the event and listened to two talks. Shaun Preston (Creo medical) and Pete Doggart (B-Secur and ACE45) talked about their experiences moving from academia to industry.
Shaun Preston graduated with a PhD after researching a novel coaxial structure and its use in haemostatic instruments. He is now a Head of Instrument Development at Creo Medical after being project lead working on bringing their 'Microblate Fine' product to market. Shaun talked about moving his expertise developed during the research of his PhD into a commercial and well-regulated environment. Shaun said “My PhD gave me the opportunity to learn how to perform research and approach problems in a different way, in fact the software that I learned whilst at University is something I use every day. We have developed an endoscopic device which is used with endoscopic ultrasound technology. It enables surgeons to apply energy to effect a multitude of clinical outcomes”.
Publication date: 9 March 2021