My name is Amin Kassab-Bachi. I have a BEng in Medical Engineering from Al-Ahliyya Amman University in Amman, Jordan, and an MSc in Medical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK.
I have about two years of industrial experience in the maintenance and management of medical devices, during which I worked in many clinical areas and was exposed to a wide range of medical devices.
My background is highly multidisciplinary and I’m interested in everything engineering!
What previous lab experience do you have?
I have been through many labs during my academic life, encompassing areas in basic science, electronics, medical instrumentation and biomechanics. But the most recent would be the metrology lab experience gained during my MSc project. Specifically, using the coordinate measuring machine.
What attracted you to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering
Its multidisciplinary nature, the emphasis on innovation, and the support that is provided throughout the program to help students develop a range of transferrable skills.
Briefly explain what your research is about and what you hope to find?
My research is about developing a computational model for the prediction of spinal treatments’ outcomes. I’m hoping this could also be extended to other areas in orthopedics. And I would like to see this through until it’s clinically implemented for the benefit of patients.
How did you hope the CDT integrated PhD would give you an advantage over a conventional PhD?
I hope that the professional development and the innovation management aspects incorporated in the program would help differentiate me from other PhD level professionals, whether I decide to stay in academia or move to the industry in the future.
Furthermore, I believe that Working and networking in a multidisciplinary atmosphere will be very beneficial for my career and will create many future opportunities for me.
What have you most enjoyed during your time on the CDT Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering programme?
I’ve quite enjoyed attending events and training courses, during which I’ve had the chance to network with academics and professionals from many backgrounds
What benefits do you feel you get from the interdisciplinary nature of the course?
Well, it’s always good to know about what’s going on in the field from different points of view. For me, it’s an important “idea generator”. It also builds confidence and enhances productive communications when working in a multidisciplinary research team if you have some understanding of what other team members are actually talking about.
How do you hope to extend the experience gained from the course in your future career?
I’m hoping to use this experience in driving and managing new innovations in the field of medical engineering. I also hope to inspire young people around the world to join STEM programs and become the innovators of the future, especially in the countries where research is not a strategic priority and not enough official support is provided.
What have you found most challenging about the CDT course?
Simply put, time management. In other words, not to forget about stuff I have in my calendar!
Could you give one phrase that would persuade others to join the CDT?
I feel much smarter already
What other activities do you participate in? – if you have a blog and/or participate in other professional networks (i.e. linked in), please give details, i.e. links if appropriate
I try to participate in outreach events as much as possible. I’m also on linkedIn and you’re welcome to add me to your professional network ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/amin-kassab-bachi-05b27a8 )