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.