Dr Ben de Lacy Costello

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  • Qualifications:BSc PhD
  • Position:Associate Professor Biosensing and Diagnostics
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) HAS - Applied Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 82461
  • Email:Ben.DeLacyCostello@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I completed a PhD in the fabrication of gas sensors targetted to detect microbial spoilage of stored foodstuffs. I have almost 20 years experience of volatile analysis particulalrly the linking of volatiles to disease states. I also have extensive experience in the production of gas sensors and sensor array systems for the detection of volatiles associated with disease states.

I work with Professor Norman Ratcliffe and Dr Rick Ewen at UWE. We have strong collaborative links with Professor Chris Probert (http://www.liv.ac.uk/translational-medicine/staff/chris-probert/), University of Liverpool (previously University of Bristol)

I also have over 10 years experience in the area of chemical computing and unconventional/non-classical computing. I collaborate with Professor Andrew Adamatzky and Professor Larry Bull at UWE. We have an Unconventional computing Group (http://uncomp.uwe.ac.uk/)

This is a link to my Google Scolar page with a full list of publications (http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=smHsy0sAAAAJ&hl=en)



Area of expertise

The fabrication and testing of gas sensors

Detecting volatiles linked to disease in humans or microbial spoilage of foodstuffs

The fabrication of sensor systems for the detection of volatiles emanating from disease

Computing with excitable chemical systems

Computing with slime moulds

Pattern formation in simple chemical reactions


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