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Sanjiv Sharma PhD MSc BSc FHEA CSci CChem MRSC

Dr Sanjiv Sharma received his PhD on the development of analytical methods for determination of certain pharmaceuticals and their metabolites using miniaturised separation system in 2001. His PhD was a part of an Indo- European Community joint research project on miniaturised separation system in collaboration with University of Amsterdam. He then performed postdoctoral research in the areas of high throughput sequencing, clinical proteomics and miniaturised analytical systems in France and Germany. He was awarded a Chevening Technology Fellowship to work on microfluidic microreaction systems in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. On completion of his fellowship he joined the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London to work in the area of Bionanotechnology and Biosensors. Here he developed minimally invasive microneedles, from photolithographic fabrication to high throughput fabrication, taking these microneedles from the lab to the clinic. Sanjiv was involved in a NIHR (i4i) funded research project involving clinical studies in healthy volunteers and participants with T1D. He has published over 40 research articles. Sanjiv is currently a Senior Lecturer in Medical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. He is working on therapeutic drug delivery and diagnostic (theranostic) applications of microneedles.