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Panagiotis Blanos BEng, MSc (Hons)

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Panos is a PhD Research Student in the Photonics Engineering and Health Technology Group working under the supervision of Dr Sijung Hu, Professor Upul Wijayantha (Chemistry), Dr Emma O'Donnell (School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences) and Dr Darren Southee (Design School).

His research focuses on wearable opto-electronic sensors for real time, continuous monitoring of vital signs during physical activity.

Education

• MSc in Biomedical Engineering (2013) - University of Patras and National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
• MSc in Digital Communication Systems (2008) - Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
• BEng in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering (2007) - Loughborough University (United Kingdom)

Work Experience

Apr ’15 - Dec ’15 Biomedical Technology Unit & University of Patras, Dept. of Medicine - Patra, Greece

Project Research Associate/Biomedical Electronic Engineer (EU funded project)
Integrated Information Infrastructures and Services for Health Technology Assessment and Management:

• Developed and maintained a detailed knowledge of medical instrumentation
• Scheduled and conducted visits to hospitals for Biomedical Equipment Inventory Management (laboratory, clinical, surgical equipment)
• Contributed to development of a Biomedical Technology management subsystem in National Health System of Greece (E.S.Y.) and a medical equipment database (DB Design-SQL)
• Analysed system specifications (services and GUI architecture) and deliver technical reports for the management of the Hospitals' Biomedical Equipment Inventory (MIS/HIS Development in National Health System of Greece)

Nov ’13 - Apr ’14 MediWiSe (Medical Wireless Sensing) - London, UK

Biomedical Electronic Engineer (EU sponsored internship program - Leonardo Da Vinci)
• Designed antennas and performed antenna simulations to achieve pain free, safe and accurate alternative technology for a novel medical microwave imaging device, developed by MediWiSe, for early screening of breast cancer. (led to patent)
• Product design and development for a non-invasive, wearable, metamaterials based, wireless glucose sensor (GlucoWise). (led to patent and won the first prize in the international competition “Building Global Innovators” co-organized by MIT, Portugal)

Oct ’11 - Jun ’13 Part-Time Biomedical Electronic Engineer
• Developed designs and studied design methodology for miniaturization of implantable antennas embedded on a real time implantable dosimeter device for radiotherapy treatment applications. (led to patent)

May ’09 - Oct ’09 INTRACOM DEFENSE ELECTRONICS S.A. - Athens, Greece
Products Development Department/Hardware Design Section/Radio Frequency Wireless Team

Electronic Engineer
• Research of Software Driver for the WiFi RF module in Linux, WiFi 802.11b/g protocol
• Product support and development (WiSPR - Wideband Intercom & Secure Packet Radio), Test and Measurement of WiFi modules, automatic control of transmitted power, channel bandwidth, throughput, data rate, and sensitivity. WiSPR has been selected for different national military platforms across the world and is currently operational in several countries.
• Editor of an analytical test procedure document for the WiFi RF module production

Oct ’08 - Mar ’09 MILTECH HELLAS S.A. - Athens, Greece

Junior Electronic Engineer
• Product Development and Quality Control of Power Multi Charger/Discharger Station for military applications
• Work shadowing position in PCB Design for subsystems electronics board, Quality Control/PCB Testing