Dr Conor O’Mahony was appointed Adjunct Professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China. The appointment was made by university President, Prof. Fangcheng Sun, at a ceremony attended by university management and local politicians. Founded in 1952, CTBU hosts over 30,000 students and 2,500 staff in one of the world’s fastest-growing cities.
Conor is a Senior Research Scientist at Tyndall and his team is focussed on the development of Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) – high-value, wearable systems that combine transdermal delivery, diagnostics, self-awareness and communications capabilities. These ‘smart patches’ interact with the outermost skin layers in a minimally invasive manner, and blur the lines between implantable medical devices and the current generation of wearable electronics.
During his visit to China, Conor gave an invited talk at the 2017 International Academic Forum on Advanced Biomedical Micro-Nano Systems and was invited to the official opening of the Chongqing Key Laboratory in Micro-Nano Systems Technology and Smart Transducing.
The visit was arranged by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (an administrative agency of the State Council of the People's Republic of China responsible for certifying foreign experts to provide expertise in mainland China) and the International Office of CTBU. Prof. Tao Dong acted as the Executive Chair of the event.