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 studies, she was awarded the 2010 KF Bowden Memorial Prize for academic excellence and the Institute of Engineering Technology Prize for the highest BEng degree mark in the South East England region. Additionally, she was congratulated by the Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering for outstanding performance and initiative in her bachelor’s thesis on dispersion in long-haul optical fibres for telecommunication. In 2014, she earned a master’s degree in micro and nano systems from ETH Zurich, where her thesis focused on the design and fabrication of a magnetically actuated compliant milli-gripper for minimally invasive surgery. During her PhD, she was an Engineers for Development (E4D) scholar, and her research focused on developing non-invasive wearable sensing for bladder volume monitoring. At present, she is working on the design and development of next-generation wearable systems for reliable physiological signal monitoring for the early detection of the onset of sepsis in the neonatal population.