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Dr. Ian Lipscomb

Head of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Ian Lipscombe

About

BEng (Hons), PhD, DTLLS, QTLS, FIMA, FHEA, FRSS

Experience

Over the past 10 years Ian has held mathematics, Physics and Engineering teaching posts in Higher, Further and Private educational institutions, and has worked as a Head of Department in 2 Colleges. He has been an external mathematics examiner A level for Edexcel the last 5 years.

Previously Ian had nearly 15 years of university research experience starting with his PhD at the University of Cardiff into the mathematical modelling of knee joint post-acute ligamentous injury and continuing as a post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Southampton on range of topics from the spread of the human form of mad cow disease to the electrical breakdown of piezoelectric ceramics.

Interests

Apart from his PhD Ian holds a First class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Cardiff University. Is a qualified teacher (DTLLS) with QTLS status and is a full member of the institute of mathematics and its applications.

Ian’s research interests include the effective use of flip learning methodologies within the classroom. He has published a number of papers and a book on the use of shape memory metals in medicine.

Research Output

Articles

Lipscomb, I. P., Weaver, P. M., Swingler, J. and McBride, J. W. (2009) Micro-computer tomography—An aid in the investigation of structural changes in lead zirconate titanate ceramics after temperature-humidity bias testing. Journal of Electroceramics, 23 (1). pp. 72-75. ISSN 1385-3449 10.1007/s10832-008-9537-8

Lipscomb, I. P., Weaver, P.M., Swingler, J. and McBride, J.W. (2009) The effect of relative humidity, temperature and electrical field on leakage currents in piezo-ceramic actuators under dc bias. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 151 (2). pp. 179-186. ISSN 09244247 10.1016/j.sna.2009.01.017

Lipscomb, I. P., Sihota, A. K. and Keevil, C. W. (2008) Comparison between visual analysis and microscope assessment of surgical instrument cleanliness from sterile service departments. The Journal of hospital infection, 68 (1). pp. 52-8. ISSN 0195-6701

Lipscomb, I. P., Hervé, R., Harris, K., Pinchin, H., Collin, R. and Keevil, C. W. (2007) Amyloid-specific fluorophores for the rapid, sensitive in situ detection of prion contamination on surgical instruments. The Journal of general virology, 88 (Pt 9). pp. 2619-26. ISSN 0022-1317

Lipscomb, I. P., Pinchin, H., Collin, R. and Keevil, C. W. (2007) Effect of drying time, ambient temperature and pre-soaks on prion-infected tissue contamination levels on surgical stainless steel: concerns over prolonged transportation of instruments from theatre to central sterile service departments. The Journal of hospital infection, 65 (1). pp. 72-7. ISSN 0195-6701

Lipscomb, I. P., Pinchin, H. E., Collin, R., Harris, K. and Keevil, C. W. (2006) Are surgical stainless steel wires used for intracranial implantation of PrPsc a good model of iatrogenic transmission from contaminated surgical stainless steel instruments after cleaning? The Journal of hospital infection, 64 (4). pp. 339-43. ISSN 0195-6701

Lipscomb, I. P., Pinchin, H. E., Collin, R., Harris, K. and Keevil, C. W. (2006) The sensitivity of approved Ninhydrin and Biuret tests in the assessment of protein contamination on surgical steel as an aid to prevent iatrogenic prion transmission. The Journal of hospital infection, 64 (3). pp. 288-92. ISSN 0195-6701

Lipscomb, I. P., Sihota, A. K. and Keevil, C. W. (2006) Comparative study of surgical instruments from sterile-service departments for presence of residual gram-negative endotoxin and proteinaceous deposits. Journal of clinical microbiology, 44 (10). pp. 3728-33. ISSN 0095-1137

Lipscomb, I. P., Sihota, A. K. and Keevil, C. W. (2006) Diathermy forceps and pencils: reservoirs for protein and prion contamination? The Journal of hospital infection, 64 (2). pp. 193-4. ISSN 0195-6701

Lipscomb, I. P., Sihota, A. K., Botham, M., Harris, K. L. and Keevil, C. W. (2006) Rapid method for the sensitive detection of protein contamination on surgical instruments. The Journal of hospital infection, 62 (2). pp. 141-8. ISSN 0195-6701

Books

Lipscomb, I. P. and Nokes, L. D. M. (1996) The Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN ISBN 10: 0852989563 / ISBN 13: 9780852989562

Other department members

Adrian Oldknow
Emeritus Professor
Charlie Morris
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
Dr Robert Evans
Lecturer in Mathematics

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