He is responsible for the femtosecond laser that is currently housed in QMRI but which will ultimately be part of the IRR CCBN facility. http://www.crm.ed.ac.uk/equipment/femtosecond-laser. Laser inscription techniques will be used in a number of ways, such as in situ polymerisation (mediated by light) or the “removal” of material in a 3D sense to give structures that can be used for cellular control and manipulation.
Robert currently collaborates with Kev Dhaliwal and Mark Bradley; it would be great for him to come to CRM to present. He believes that the laser has multiple functions and capabilities within the regen med field and is looking for PIs who would be interested in collaborating further.