Dr Kanika Dheman
BRCCH PEP fellow
Dr Kanika Dheman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Essex, UK in 2011. During her bachelor studies, she was awarded the KF Bowden Memorial Prize in 2010 for academic excellence and the Institute of Engineering Technology Prize for the highest BEng degree mark in the region of South East England. Additionally, she was felicitated by the Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering for outstanding performance and initiative for her bachelor thesis on dispersion in long haul optical fibres for telecommunication. In 2014 she earned a Master degree in Micro and Nano systems at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where her master thesis focused on the design and fabrication of a magnetically actuated compliant milli gripper for minimally invasive surgery. She was an Engineers for development (ETH4D) scholar during her PhD and her research focused on developing non-invasive wearable sensing for bladder volume monitoring. At present, her research is focused on the design and development of next-generation wearable systems for reliable physiological signal monitoring for early detection of the onset of sepsis in the neonatal population.