Engineering Research Institute
LecturerRoom number: 25B14
Telephone: +44 28 90368814
School of Engineering
University of Ulster
Alan Brown is a Chartered Engineer and comes from a background of both industrial and academic research. His current research interests include the development of bioreactors for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering applications, including the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in their design and characterisation. His MEMS expertise is now directed at both the integration of sensor systems into bioreactors and the microstructuring of biomaterials for enhancing cell responses as well as the development of microfluidic systems.
Prior to working at the University of Ulster, he spent 9 years in the semiconductor and MEMS industries in both process engineering and R&D, including the development of the worlds first MEMS micromirror chip with integrated position sensing. His industrial experience includes three patents and a number of peer reviewed publications. This industrial experience has also led to publications in the field of new product development and engineering management.
Alan Brown obtained an MEng (hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1993 and a PG Diploma in Manufacturing: Management and Technology from the Open University in 2001. He is a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an Associate Member of the City and Guilds of London Institute.
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
- Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
- Statics and Strength of Materials
Member of the organising committees for:
- UK Society for Biomaterials annual conference in 2009
- Microscopical Society of Ireland annual conference in 2010
- Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials, 2011
- Reviewer for Biotechnology and Bioengineering and IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management
Brown, A, Burke, GA and Meenan, BJ (2011) "Modelling of shear stress experienced by endothelial cells cultured on microstructured polymer substrates in a parallel plate flow chamber." Biotechnology and Bioengineering, . ISSN 1097-0290.
Brown, A, Eatock, J, Dixon, D, Meenan, BJ and Anderson, J (2008) Quality and continuous improvement in medical device manufacturing. TQM Journal, 20 (6). pp. 541-555. ISSN 17542731
Brown, A, Meenan, BJ, Dixon, D, Young, T and Brennan, M (2008) Application of the Experience Curve to price trends in medical devices: Implications for product development and marketing strategies. Journal of Medical Marketing, 8 (3). p. 241. ISSN 1745-7904
FitzGibbon, F, Meenan, BJ, Brown, A and Dixon, D (2008) User Perspectives of Cardiac Marker Point-of-Care Testing for Hospital-Based Chest Pain Diagnosis. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology, 7 (2). p. 47. ISSN 1533-029X
Brown, A, Meenan, BJ and Young, T (2007) Marketing innovation medical device prices follow the experience curve. Journal of Medical Marketing, 7 (3). pp. 203-212. ISSN 1745-7904
Brosnihan, TJ, Brown, A, Brogan, A, Gormley, CS, Collins, DJ, Sherman, SJ, Lemkin, M, Polce, NA and Davis, MS (2003) Optical IMEMS (R) - A fabrication process for mems optical switches with integrated on-chip electronics. In: BOSTON TRANSDUCERS'03: DIGEST OF TECHNICAL PAPERS, VOLS 1 AND 2.
Ulster Business Festival: Connected Health 8th of May 2013
Dr Pilar Fernandez Guest Lecture
Dr Pilar Fernandez Guest Lecture: Solar Water Treatment Technologies At NIBEC, University of Ulster 4 pm on Wednesday 20 February 2013