Special Session Announcement:

Special Session on Bio-Impedance Spectroscopy

Bio-Impedance spectroscopy (BIS) covers various applications in Medical, Biology and Environmental Engineering. It holds great promise for the advancement of research and development as a measurement principle of complex biomedical systems. BIS technique is very promising for helping to understand electromagnetic interactions with living matter at cell or sub-cell levels. For twenty years now, many microsensors or lab on a chip devices based on BIS were designed by improving models, structures, and microelectrodes for the detection, prevention, and treatment of disease. Electromagnetic characterization of living matter is also an important application at a macro as well as micro scales. 

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ICST 2018 Banquet - Venue Update

Strand Hotel Limerick to host the Banquet for ICST 2018.

The Banquet venue for ICST 2018 will be the Strand Hotel Limerick on the evening of the 5th December 2018. 

The Cityview Suite will cater for ICST 2018 on the 6th floor with panoramic views of Limerick City

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ICST 2018 Keynote Speakers Announcement

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sinead O'Keeffe of the University of Limerick and Professor Izzet Kale of The University of Westminister will be delivering keynote addresses at ICST 2018. 


 Dr Sinead O'Keeffe

 Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland

 University Research Fellow,

 University of Limerick, Ireland. 

Dr Sinéad O’Keeffe is a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She is leading a team that focuses on the development of optical fibre based sensor systems for biomedical applications. Her current research primarily focuses on radiotherapy for prostate cancer treatment. Sensors are being developed to measure the real-time radiation dose to a tumour and nearby critical structures and to measure the oxygen concentration of a tumour, which determines how resilient the tumour is to the radiation.

She was Chair of the highly successful and recently completed COST Action TD1001 aimed at developing fibre optic sensor systems for reliable use in safety and security relevant applications in society. She is Member-at-Large of the IEEE Sensors Council for 2017-2020 and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Sensors Council UKRI Chapter (2016-2018).



Professor Kenneth Grattan FREng

Royal Academy of Engineering - George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation

City University London, London, UK. (Link)

Professor Grattan graduated in Physics from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc (First Class Honours) in 1974, followed by a PhD in Laser Physics. His doctoral research involved the use of laser-probe techniques for measurements on potential new laser systems.

Following Queen's, in 1978 he became a Research Fellow at Imperial College of Science and Technology, sponsored by the Rutherford Laboratory to work on advanced photolytic drivers for novel laser systems. This involved detailed measurements of the characteristics and properties of novel laser species and a range of materials involved in systems calibration.

In 1983 he joined City University London as a "new blood" Lecturer in Physics, being appointed Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation in 1991 and Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering. From 2001 to 2008 he was the Associate and then Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and from 2008 to 2012 the first Conjoint Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics. In 2013 he was appointed the Inaugural Dean of the City Graduate School. He was appointed George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation in 2013 and to a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in 2014.

His research interests have expanded to include the development and use of fibre optic and optical systems in the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters. The work has been sponsored by a number of organizations including EPSRC, the EU, private industry and charitable sources, and he holds several patents for instrumentation systems for monitoring in industry using optical techniques. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from City University in 1992 for his sensor work. Professor Grattan is extensively involved with the work of the professional bodies having been Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET), the Applied Optics Division of the Institute of Physics and he was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He has served on the Councils of all three of these Professional Bodies. He was awarded the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control in 1992, and twice the Honeywell Prize for work published in the Institute's journal as well as the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 2012 for distinction in the field of instrumentation and control. He was awarded the Applied Optics Divisional Prize in 2010 for his work on optical sensing and the honorary degree of Doctor of the University of the University of Oradea in 2014. With colleagues from his Research Centre, he was the recipient of the runner-up Royal Society Athena Award for diversity in 2016. He was awarded the UK National honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire by HM the Queen in 2018.

He was elected President of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in 2014, serving from 2015 to 2018. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK National Academy of Engineering, in 2008.

Professor Grattan has been Deputy Editor of the Journal Measurement Science and Technology for several years and currently serves on the Editorial Board of several major journals in his field in the USA and Europe. In January 2001 he was appointed Editor of the IMEKO Journal "Measurement" and also serves on their General Council. He is the author and co-author of over seven hundred refereed publications in major international journals and at conferences and is the co-editor (with Professor B T Meggitt) of a five volumn topical series on Optical Fiber Sensor Technology. His work is highly cited by his peers nationally and internationally. He is a Visiting Professor at several major Universities in China, with strong links working closely with the Shandong Academy of Sciences in Jinan.