Dr Zhugen Yang
Cranfield University, UK
Paper-based device enabling rapid diagnosis for wastewater-based epidemiology
Dr Zhugen Yang is heading up Cranfield Sensors Laboratory. He received a prestigious NERC Fellowship to start his independent academic career at the University of Glasgow and was a Lecturer before relocating to Cranfield University in 2019. He held a postdoc at the University of Cambridge and EU Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Bath. His group is currently developing rapid and low-cost sensors for environmental science (e.g. microbial source tracking, AMR), biomedical diagnostics and public health (e.g. wastewater-based epidemiology for COVID-19). His research has been sponsored by a variety of sources (~£2.5m), leading to over 60 referred articles.