Dr Gerard Cummins PhD, MInstPhys, SMIEEE, FHEA

Dr Gerard Cummins

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Gerard Cummins is a lecturer in the School of Engineering with over 20 research papers in scientific journals. He has a strong research interest in the design, manufacturing and testing of miniaturised, smart medical devices. 

Qualifications

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2018
  • Member of the Institute of Physics, 2016
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2013
  • PhD in Microengineering, University of Edinburgh, 2011
  • BEng in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, University College Cork, 2003

Biography

Gerard Cummins graduated with a doctorate in microengineering in 2011 from the University of Edinburgh and a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering from University College Cork in 2003. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal papers in the areas of biomedical devices and microengineering.

Gerard was the recipient of the Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship from the University of Edinburgh during his doctoral studies and two National Instruments Engineering Impact Awards for his work on capsule endoscopy in 2018 and 2019. He has been invited to give talks on his research throughout the UK and Europe.

Gerard was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2019.

Gerard’s research interests are in the creation of smart implantable and ingestible medical devices using conventional and novel microfabrication techniques. 

Postgraduate supervision

Gerard Cummins is open to supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Biomedical microsystems
  • Ingestible diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices
  • Biomedical sensing
  • Frugal biomedical devices
  • Conventional microfabrication and other novel methods of manufacturing miniaturised devices

Research

  • Ingestible diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical microsystems
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Biomedical sensing
  • Conventional microfabrication and other novel methods of manufacturing miniaturised devices

Publications

Further details on Gerard Cummins complete publication list can be found on ORCID.

Cummins, G., Cox, B. F., Ciuti, G., et. al. (2019). Gastrointestinal diagnosis using non-white light imaging capsule endoscopy. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 16(7), 429–447.

 Lay, H., Cummins, G., Cox, B. F.,et. al. (2018). In-Vivo Evaluation of Microultrasound and Thermometric Capsule Endoscopes. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 66(3), 632–639.

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