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Dr Cristina Tuinea-Bobe

Dr Cristina Tuinea-Bobe


Cristina has a multi-disciplinary PhD with a focus on the development of a micro-scale medical sensor for pressure ulcer detection using a novel stretchable conductor. She is now based at the University of Bradford in The Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology working as Research & Knowledge Transfer Development Officer at the Centre. Her role is to engage and deliver commercial projects to support SMEs and to undertake research.

Research and Areas of Expertise:
- Development of bio-medical devices via injection moulding
- Surface characterisation of different materials and components using: SEM, AFM, White Light Interferometry, Confocal Microscopy
- Surface chemistry modification via plasma treatment or casting on different surfaces
- Surface structuring of polymers via injection moulding or photolithographic methods
- Material properties modification which are affected by different process parameters
- Stretchable conductors
- Thin film deposition onto polymers and elastomers
- Ultrasound monitoring of injection process


Associate of the higher education academy
Certificate Associate in Project Management


- Science Bridges China
- WARTHE Marie Curie Project


1. Nair K., Whiteside B.R., Grant C., Patel R. and Tuinea-Bobe C. (2015): "Investigation of Plasma Treatment on Micro-Injection Moulded Microneedle for Drug Delivery" Pharmaceutics, MDPI, Basel, 7 471-485.
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2. Y. Gao, X. Dong, L. Wang, G. Liu, X. Liu, C. Tuinea-Bobe, B. Whiteside, P. Coates, D. Wang, C. Han,(2015): "Flow-induced crystallization of long chain aliphatic polyamides under a complex flow field: Inverted anisotropic structure and formation mechanism" Polymer, 73 91-101.
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3. Vella P.C., Dimov S.S., Brousseau E,Tuinea-Bobe C., Grant C. and Whiteside B.R. (2014): "A new process chain for producing bulk metallic glass replication masters with micro- and nano-scale features" The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology .
4. Tuinea-Bobe, C.L., Lemoine, P., Manzoor, M.U., Tweedie, M., D'Sa, R.A., Gehin, C., Wallace, E., Photolithographic structuring of
stretchable conductors and sub-kPa pressure sensors, IOP publishing, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21 (2011)
5. Manzoor, M.U., Tuinea-Bobe, C.L., McKavanagh, F., Byrne, C.P., Dixon, D., Maguire, P.D., Lemoine, P., Amorphous carbon interlayers
for gold on elastomer stretchable conductors, IOP publishing, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 44 (2011) 245301 (9pp)
6. Whiteside, B.R., Tuinea-Bobe, C.L., Coates, P.D., Characterising the Injection Kinetics of a Microinjection Moulding Machine,
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multi-Material Mico Manufacture (4M), October 2012, Austria
7. Honza, E., Klein, A., Plewa, K., Piotter, V., Tuinea-Bobe, C.L., Whiteside, B.R., Micro 2C-Injection Moulding - Investigations on
Interface Performance, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multi-Material Mico Manufacture (4M), October 2012,
8.Guoxia Fei, Cristina Tuinea-Bobe, Dongxu Li, Guo Li, Ben Whiteside, Phil Coates and Hesheng Xia, Electro-activated surface micropattern tuning for microinjection moulded electrically conductive shape memory polyurethane composites, The Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c3ra43640c, RSC Adv., 3, 24132, 2013

Profile last updated on: 14-12-2016