Sebastian Horstmann

Doctoral Student


Sebastian Horstmann received his BSc and MSc degree in Medical Physics from the Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf. He started his research on colloidal particles in laser potential fields in Prof Stefan Egelhaaf’s Experimental Soft Matter Physics Group in Duesseldorf and focused on droplet microfluidics as a visiting graduate student in Prof David Weitz’ Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Laboratory at Harvard University. He holds an MRes degree in Sensor Technologies and Applications and is currently pursuing an EPSRC funded PhD on capacitive touch sensing of electrolytes and biomaterials for healthcare applications in Dr Ronan Daly’s Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing Group at the Institute for Manufacturing and in Prof Lisa Hall’s Analytical Biotechnology Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

Sebastian co-founded the Open-Seneca project that engages on air quality sensing powered by citizen science and won two grants and the Cambridge University Vice-Chancellor's Research Impact and Engagement Award with the initiative.


Research interest

  • Bio- and electrolyte sensors
  • Capacitive touchscreen sensing
  • Electrical impedance spectroscopy
  • Point-of-care technologies
  • Soft matter physics and microfluidics
  • Open source embedded systems


Contact Details

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