Jennifer Gaughran


Dr. Jennifer Gaughran graduated from the School of Physical sciences in Dublin City University in 2011 and continued to complete her PhD entitled “Development of Novel Advanced Flow Control Systems on Centrifugal Microfluidic Platforms for Nucleic Acid Testing” in 2016. She has worked as a Research Assistant in the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, a secondary school science teacher and as the APT Centre Manager. Since 2017 she is a lecturer in the School of Physical Sciences in DCU.

Research Expertise

Jennifer’s research has focused on the design and testing of microfluidic devices for rapid DNA and RNA detection. She is interested in microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies, micro/nano fabrication, advanced flow control within microsystems and novel materials characterisation of use in microsystems. She is the winner of the IOPI Rosse Medal, National Thesis in 3 and Tell-It-Straight competitions and was shortlisted for the IOP Bell-Burnell Award in 2016.