Dr David Cheneler MEng (hons), PhD, CEng, MIMechE, PgCAP, FIMMM, SFHEA

Lecturer

Research Overview

David is a chartered mechanical engineer with a research specialism in advanced manufacturing, biomedical technologies and material science. He obtained his PhD and MEng in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham. After his PhD he was employed as a research fellow conducting several multidisciplinary research projects in close collaboration with industry. His research interests include, but are not limited to, biomedical technologies, modelling and characterisation of biological and other soft materials and the development of sensing technologies including for nuclear detection. Current research is focussed on the detection of low energy beta particles, in particular tritium, hyperspectral imaging of gamma and neutrons, photo-electronic detection of water pollutants, characterisation of biological tissues such as bone and tendons, and advanced manufacturing, including laser processing and additive manufacturing, for material science and medical technologies development.

He is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the IoM3 or the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Sensior Fellow of the Higher Education Agency.

Selected Publications Show all 72 publications

Beta particle energy spectra shift due to self-attenuation effects in environmental sources
Alton, T.T., David Monk, S., Cheneler, D. 10/2017 In: Nuclear Engineering and Technology. 49, 7, p. 1483-1488. 6 p.
Journal article

Power output and efficiency of beta-emitting microspheres
Cheneler, D., Ward, M.C.L. 01/2015 In: Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 106, p. 204-212. 9 p.
Journal article

Transient bioimpedance monitoring of mechanotransduction in artificial tissue during indentation
Cheneler, D., Bowen, J., Kaklamani, G. 9/09/2014 In: Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance. 5, p. 55-74. 20 p.
Journal article

Spherical indentation analysis of stress relaxation for thin film viscoelastic materials
Cheneler, D., Mehrban, N., Bowen, J. 07/2013 In: Rheologica Acta. 52, 7, p. 695-706. 12 p.
Journal article

Optimised determination of viscoelastic properties using compliant measurement systems
Andrews, J., Bowen, J., Cheneler, D. 2013 In: Soft Matter. 9, p. 5581-5593. 13 p.
Journal article

Thin neutron detector on a chip utilising silicon carbide
01/10/2018 → 31/03/2021
Research

Biomorphic Sensors for Condition Monitoring & Inspection in Critical Environments
01/09/2018 → 30/06/2019
Research

Feasibility study project for sensor technology in innovative fitness training device
11/06/2018 → 11/12/2019
Research

Bird strike prevention using video analytics.
01/05/2018 → 01/05/2019
Research

Self Expanding Foam-Based Medical Devices
02/04/2018 → 02/07/2018
Research

Proximity to Discover: Industry Engagement for Impact
31/03/2018 → 30/09/2019
Research

Automation of a post-production treatment to produce large surface area uniform heating
08/01/2018 → 28/12/2018
Research

Potable Water for Rural Africa Project Development
01/03/2017 → 31/07/2017
Research

Optimised self-calibrating Microfluidic Systems for In-Situ Enviromental Monitoring
05/12/2016 → 31/05/2020
Research

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Electrodes for Fundamental Neuroscience
03/10/2016 → 30/06/2017
Research

Development of a hybrid coded aperture Compton Camera
01/08/2016 → 01/08/2017
Other

In situ measurement and analysis of sludge using robotic platform
01/08/2016 → 31/08/2021
Research

In-situ real-time monitoring of water borne low energy betas
01/06/2016 → 31/01/2020
Research

Hyperspectral imaging of neutrons with a Compton Camera and Coded aperture
02/11/2015 → 02/05/2019
Research

Detection of Waterborne Tritium
06/10/2014 → 06/10/2017
Other

The Development of a Semiconductor based Hybrid Pixelated Multi-modal Spectroscopic Gamma and Neutron Radiation Detector
06/10/2014 → 06/10/2020
Other

EUMINAfab
01/02/2011 → 01/02/2012
Other

Self-Monitoring, Self-Healing Biomorphic Sensor Technology
Oral presentation

16th Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference
Participation in conference

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

Prevention of microbial contamination of biomaterials for tissue regeneration and wound healing
Participation in conference

Physical Degradation of PECVD Deposited CFxOy Films
Invited talk

Materials Research Exchange 2018
Participation in conference

Open University Validation Partnerships (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

Rapid Prototyping Journal (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Applied Physics Letters (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Nuclear Science (Journal)
Editorial activity

24th International Symposium on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma-ray Detectors (RTSD)
Participation in conference

UK Nuclear Academics Meeting
Participation in conference

27th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and Their Applications
Participation in conference

27th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and Their Applications
Participation in conference

Journal of Materials Chemistry B (Journal)
Publication peer-review

23rd International Symposium on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma-ray Detectors (RTSD)
Participation in conference

Materials Science Institute Conference
Participation in conference

Intelligent Robotic and Autonomous Systems Conference
Participation in conference

Integrative Biology (Journal)
Publication peer-review

UK Materials Characterisation Seminar 2015
Participation in conference

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part N: Journal of Nanomaterials, Nanoengineering and Nanosystems (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Cell Adhesion Century: Culture Breakthrough,
Participation in conference

SPIE Photonics Europe 2014
Participation in conference

RSC Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology
Participation in conference

Euro Nano Forum 2013
Participation in conference

4th International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (IC4N)
Participation in conference

International Symposium on Discrete Element Modelling of Particulate Media
Participation in conference

Modern Applied Science (Journal)
Publication peer-review

HRI 2012
Participation in conference

ORS2012
Participation in conference

Micro and Nano Letters (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Review of Scientific Instruments (Journal)
Publication peer-review

MNE 2011, 37th International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering
Participation in conference

UK-China Particle Technology Forum III
Participation in conference

Proceedings of 5th International Granulation Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Sensors (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Applied Rheology (Journal)
Editorial activity

MNE 2010, 36th International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering
Participation in conference

128th American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition
Participation in conference

9th International Symposium on Agglomeration and 4th International Granulation Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Fellow of Birmingham Science City Research Alliance
Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Fellowship awarded competitively

Member of the Engineering Council
Election to learned society

Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Election to learned society

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Election to learned society

Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)
Election to learned society

  • Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
  • Nuclear