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From PhD to award-winning business - event at University of Aberdeen


A not-for-profit organisation that encourages engineering as a career choice for under-represented groups is holding an event to showcase entrepreneurship and innovation. Dr Rotimi Alabi, founder and managing director of RAB-Microfluidics, will be the guest speaker at the Real Projects event organised by Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland. The talk – entitled Lab on a Chip – will take place at New Kings Building (NK14) at the University of Aberdeen, on Thursday May 31. The event, from 6.30pm to 8pm, is free to attend but registration is required. Dr Alabi is pioneering the automation of wet chemistry protocols for engineering applications using a microfluidic platform. He will outline how his ‘lab on a chip' technology delivers analysis that is 1000 times faster and 10 times cheaper than the conventional ‘send the sample to the lab' approach. Dr Alabi obtained a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology at Igbinedion University Okada in Nigeria, a Master's degree in Environmental Management at Coventry University and a PhD in Geology at the University of Aberdeen, where he researched microfluidic technology. RAB-Microfluidics has won several awards and is paving the way for the development of smarter sensor technologies to enable the early detection of rotating machinery failure by analysing lubricating oil. Dr Ollie Folayan, chairman of AFBE-UK Scotland, said: “We're delighted Rotimi, who we first met as a student, has agreed to speak at our latest Real Projects event about how he was able to turn his PhD into an award-winning business. He will offer an insight into how to develop new technology and the support required to take it to market. Rotimi is a dynamic business leader and the talk is one not be missed.” AFBE-UK Scotland is the Scottish division of AFBE-UK, which encourages all young people, particularly those of black and minority ethnic (BME) origin, to pursue a career in engineering. The group runs around 20 events annually and has helped more than 900 pupils and students across its three main programmes – NextGen, Transition and Real Projects. Real Projects event – Thursday, May 31 (2018): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/real-projects-lab-on-a-chip-tickets-46034481373?aff=eac2



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