Toby Williams MEng (Hons) DIS, AMIMechE
PhD Research Student
I obtained a 1st in a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University in 2017. During which I conducted research into: Designing a Hardware in the Loop (HIL) simulation to test Engine Control Modules (ECM's), Sensorless orientation and single filing of small, lightweight, complex components, Machine vision for a robotic interface to distinguish between components' orientations for components with minimal features, Particulate bounce theory simulation for air flows within medical inhaler validation equipment and Three stage agricultural hitch design for hitch stowage of pivot steer loaders.
Development of a Portable Multi-Frequency Electrical Impedance Tomography (MFEIT) Device for the Detection and Continual Monitoring of Haematomas in the Human Brain
My current PhD research is into the detection and location of haematomas in the human brain. A haematoma is an internal bleed that can happen spontaneously or due to an experienced trauma. An intracranial haematoma can cause pressure to build in the cranial vault that, if not relieved by the drilling of a hole into the skull, can damage the brain irreparably, causing severe permanent damage or even death.
My research aims to develop a method using Mult-Frequency Electrical Impedance Tomography (MFEIT) to detect haematomas. EIT imaging uses electrodes to inject AC current and record voltage differences on the surface of an object in order to create an image matrix of the internal impedance of the object