April 2017 TRANSLATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE LAB RESEARCHER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD
Dr. Emily Porter, researcher at the Translational Medical Device Lab (TMD-Lab) under the supervision of CÚRAM PI Dr. Martin O’Halloran, has recently been awarded a prestigious URSI (International Union of Radio Science) ‘Young Scientist’ Award for her work exploring the electrical properties of tissues.
Each year, the URSI identifies key international scientists working on electromagnetic research, who have a track record in research excellence and high-quality technical outputs.
This is the third time that the TMD-lab has received this award, with Dr. O’Halloran receiving the same award in 2011 and 2013.
Dr. Porter works alongside a European Research Council funded team and her research investigates the development of novel medical technologies based on knowledge of the dielectric properties of healthy and diseased tissues.
The Young Scientist Award will support dissemination of work on the effect of tissue composition on measured properties and will enable collaborative meetings with global leaders in this growing field of study.
Dr. Porter will attend the 32nd International Union of Radio Science Assembly & Scientific Symposium in August to present her research and receive the award.