Group Members

Research Staff

Group Members

                    Dr. Estefanía Núñez Bajo
Estefanía received the Chemistry BSc and the Master in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Oviedo (Spain). Her Master Thesis dealt with the synthesis of organometallic electroactive compounds for the electrochemical detection of biomolecules. During the PhD Thesis, she performed two short-stays in the Whitesides’ group at Harvard University. She finished the PhD in Analytical Chemistry this June, at the University of Oviedo. She published two patents and four papers related to her PhD Thesis about the fabrication, nano-structuration and application of electrochemical and electrochemiluminescent paper-based (bio)sensors. Currently, she is a Post-Doc in the Guder Research Group, developing devices for DNA and hormones biosensing.

                     Dr. Can Dincer
Having completed his studies in microsystems engineering, Can graduated from the Technical Faculty of the University of Freiburg. He received his PhD degree with summa cum laude in 2016 through his work on the topic “Electrochemical microfluidic multiplexed biosensor platform for point-of-care testing”. In early 2017, he has been awarded by the second place in Gips-Schüle Young Scientist Award for his dissertation. Can is currently a junior group leader at the Laboratory for Sensors at the Department of Microsystems Engineering of the University of Freiburg. The main research interest of his working group is the development of bioanalytical microsystems for various applications including diagnostics, food and environmental monitoring. In June 2017, he joined in the Güder Research Group as visiting researcher for one year (extended for another year until 31 May 2019). During this time, his focus will be on the paper-based analytical devices and their different applications.

PhD Candidates

                    Fahad Al Shabouna

Fahad studied BSc in Chemical Engineering at King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After his graduation, he joined King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) as a researcher and worked on membrane technology and additive manufacturing projects for nine years. While working, he rejoined KSU and received his master’s degree in Polymer Engineering. Fahad’s thesis was focusing on the fabrication and characterize of membranes to be applied in water treatment and desalination using organic nanomaterial (conductive polymer). His current work with Dr.Guder’s group is to fabricate a gases fabric sensor.

Group Members

                    Giandrin Barandun
Giandrin received his Master’s degree from ETH Zürich in Interdisciplinary Science with a focus on physics and physical chemistry. Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of his studies he was able to look into various scientific areas. During his work at AXSEM, Giandrin helped optimize the power consumption of on-chip devices and together with the Positron Lab, he worked on the control and deceleration of positronium atoms. His PhD in the Güder Research Group is focused on paper-based devices, especially gas sensors, and their application.

Group Members

                    Philip Coatsworth

Phil studied MSci Chemistry with Industrial Experience at the University of Bristol, where he carried out his Masters project in the Bedford Group researching the borylation of arenes and heterocycles by iron and cobalt catalysis. He also worked at Syngenta in Jealott’s Hill, Bracknell as part of the Formulation Technology Group for his industrial placement, where his work focused on the characterisation of a new class of non-ionic surfactants. He is currently part of the Plastic Electronics CDT and working in the Guder Research Group on the Plant-On-A-Chip project, researching printable and disposable paper-based sensors for the measurement of a plant’s immune response to disease.

                    Alex Collins

Group Members

                    Yasin Çotur
After graduating with a BSc degree from the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Boğaziçi University in Turkey, Yasin did his Master’s degree at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in the same college. He has a wide range of experience in robotics, prosthetics, electronics, signal and systems, MRI image processing, iOS programming, machine learning and data science. As a team member of the Guder Research Group, his role is to design hardware and software modules of wearable systems for animals

Group Members

                    Max Grell
Max received a 1st class Physics BSc & MPhys from the University of Warwick, specialising in experimental solid state physics. His masters research involved a novel technique for material characterisation using backscattered electrons in a SEM. Max also received an undergraduate research scholarship looking at electromagnetic acoustic transducers for ultrasonic tomography. Since joining the Plastic Electronics CDT at Imperial College he received a MRes with distinction, looking at metal oxide thin-film transistors. For his PhD with the Güder Research Group, Max is researching wirelessly enabled sensors. This involves novel printing techniques, chemical deposition, wireless electronics, energy harvesting and chemical sensing. Max has also founded a number of tech start-ups.

Group Members

                    Jack Herrington
Jack graduated with a 1st Class MSci degree in Chemistry at Imperial College London, where his Master’s project saw him develop a robotic system for the automated fabrication of organic photovoltaic devices. Upon graduation, he continued his interest in automated chemistry at Imperial College by joining the Centre for Plastic Electronics, undertaking a MRes on the highly-controlled synthesis of semiconducting polymers using a self-optimising flow reactor. During this time, he also provided assistance in the 4th year chemistry undergraduate “Robot Chemistry” course. For his PhD in the Güder Research Group, he is working on the integration of paper-based gas sensors into immunoassay technology.

Group Members

                    Michael Kasimatis
Michael studied Chemistry at Durham University where he received his formal training and developed his interest in functional molecules and materials. He received his second degree in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine from University College London where he focused on materials research and the functionalisation of artificial implantable organ scaffolds. Michael has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, textiles, and informatics in industrial and startup settings, and taught and performed research in Nanotechnology. He is currently doing his PhD in the Guder Research Group investigating wearable sensors, physiological monitoring, and flexible electronic materials.

Group Members

                    Ugur Tanriverdi
Ugur studied his first degree in BSc Biomedical Engineering at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. After graduation, he moved to London where he received a Distinction Award in MSc Advanced Engineering Design and worked on various engineering projects including a robotic hand. He completed his second master’s degree MRes Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship with Distinction Award, and he is currently doing his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Imperial College London. In the Güder Research Group, his project is focused on developing a robotic leg socket to offer enhanced fitting and comfort for amputees. Ugur’s interests include medical devices, robotics, and interdisciplinary engineering applications. Besides his academic career, Ugur is also running his engineering design and consultancy company in London. 

Research Associates

Group Members

                    Guglielmo Senesi

                    George Winfield


                    Dr Matti Kaisti

                    Dr Sina Naficy

                    Alexander Camuto

                    Anna Mitzakoff

                    Davide Villa

                    Florence Lansdown

                    Georgios Nicolaou

                    Hong Seok Lee

                    Jaime Aguilera-Garcia

                    Jiongye Chen

                    Kate Hobbs

                    Matteo Soprani

                    Patricia Jankkila

                    Raphael De Saint-Exupery

                    Rebecca Leghziel

                    Saeedeh Bagherbaigi

                    Sophie Webster

                    Olivier Ranunkel

                    Yu-Hsien Hung