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Research interests

My research group at Heriot-Watt is currently focused on scalable purification and separation of stem cell-based cellular therapies. Under the BBSRC BRIC initiative we are investigating scalable separation of human adult and embryonic stem cells and have we have just started a major SFC-funded project looking at developing a manufactured hESC-derived replacement for donated blood. In addition I am heavily involved in sustainability strategies to reduce CO2 emissions from chemical and biological plant using novel techniques based around cyanobacterial photosynthetic fixation. In connection with this we are about to commence a Horizon-funded project developing techniques to produce added-value protein and bioenergy products within the brewing and distilling industry.

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Peptide Nucleic Acids Chemical Compounds
Thymine Chemical Compounds
Cycloaddition Chemical Compounds
Monomers Chemical Compounds
Steryl-Sulfatase Chemical Compounds
Ionic Liquids Chemical Compounds
Liposomes Chemical Compounds
Carboxylic Acids Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1993 2018

Laser Ablation of Poly(lactic acid) Sheets for the Rapid Prototyping of Sustainable, Single-Use, Disposable Medical Microcomponents

Ongaro, A. E., Keraite, I., Liga, A., Conoscenti, G., Coles, S., Schulze, H., Bachmann, T. T., Parvez, K., Casiraghi, C., Howarth, N., La Carubba, V. & Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M., 2 Apr 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 6, 4, p. 4899–4908 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Rapid prototyping
Laser ablation
Biomedical equipment

Rapid prototyping for micro-engineering and microfluidic applications: Recycled pmma, a sustainable substrate material

Ongaro, A. E., Howarth, N., La Carrubba, V. & Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M., 2018, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII. Thorvald, P. & Case, K. (eds.). IOS Press, p. 107-112 6 p. (Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Rapid Prototyping
Rapid prototyping

Tryptophan and Non-Tryptophan Fluorescence of the Eye Lens Proteins Provides Diagnostics of Cataract at the Molecular Level

Gakamsky, A., Duncan, R. R., Howarth, N. M., Dhillon, B., Buttenschön, K. K., Daly, D. J. & Gakamsky, D., 10 Jan 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 40375.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material

Ongaro, A. E., Conoscenti, G., Liga, A., Brucato, V., Desmulliez, M. P. Y., Howarth, N., La Carrubba, V. & Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M., 2017, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR 2017: Incorporating the 32nd National Conference on Manufacturing Research. Gao, J., El Souri, M. & Keates, S. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 6. p. 181-186 6 p. (Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Engineering Application
Polymethyl methacrylates
CO2 Laser
Rapid Prototyping

A Low-Cost Method for Measuring the Permeability of a Pharmaceutical Drug in a Diffusion Cell

Kitson, M., Sheppard, H. N., Morris, J. C., Howarth, N. M. & Kraft, A. M., 2014, In : Chemical Educator. 19, p. 310-313 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pharmaceutical Preparations
Hydraulic conductivity
Ultraviolet spectrophotometers

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Participation in Festival or Exhibition

Queen's Baton Relay Event

Nicola Marie Howarth (Participant)
14 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition