December 23, 2015

2016 BT Young Scientist Profile: Conor Kennedy, Jack O'Connor and Killian McMahon

Project Title:

An investigation using bull sperm into the biophysical factors that lead to conception in mammals.


Senior Technology Group

Students involved:

Conor Kennedy, Jack O Connor and Killian McMahon

Project Details:

The boys have designed a fertilisation device that aims to treat infertility in bovines.

The microfluidic device recreates the biophysical factors which have been researched thoroughly by the boys.

The device can be fabricated using the standard soft lithography technique. This technique is used for fabricating or replicating structures using elastomeric stamps, molds and conformable photomasks.