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June 2023

Carlos after passing his PhD viva with supervisor Ana Jorge Sobrido and examiners Guanjie He and Oliver Fenwick

Carlos Mingoes passes his PhD Viva

1 June 2023

Carlos defended his PhD project on the 1st June 2023 and passed with very minor corrections - well done Carlos, many congratulations! His PhD studied the electron spin selectivity through chirality and probed the effect of electrons spin selectivity on oxygen evolution reaction. Carlos was supervised by Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido. [more]

May 2023

2023 Intercalated Biomedical Engineering Graduates

Intercalated Symposium - Celebrating 8 Years

30 May 2023

Opportunities in STEMM Medical students presented research alongside leading scientists and engineers from the Centre of Bioengineering. Presentations covered multiple disciplines in machine learning, cardiovascular disease, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, cancer, medical robotics, fetal medicine and environmental health. In particular, understanding how exposure to harmful pollutants in air, water or soil affects … [more]

Dr Karin Hing being congratulated by Prof Colin Bailey at the awards ceremony

Karin Hing and Jonathon Hills are Both Recognised at the Inaugural Queen Mary Research and Innovation Awards

25 May 2023

Congratulations to Dr Karin Hing who has been awarded the Research Impact (enterprise and commercial innovation) Prize at the Inaugural Queen Mary Research and Innovation Award Ceremony held on the 25th May at the Law Society. Her award was in recognition for her pioneering work on synthetic bone graft substitutes. … [more]

IFM cells

New research identifies which cells in horses' tendons are affected by ageing, leading to injury

23 May 2023

A group of researchers including Queen Mary Professor Hazel Screen have been exploring what causes tendon damage in horses and have discovered that a particular region of the tendon called the interfascicular matrix (IFM) seems to be the source of ageing changes. As horse and human tendons are similar, these … [more]

Celebrating a twelve year journey

Bioengineering - a secret success story

22 May 2023

Bioengineers save babies' lives When soft tissues like fetal membranes weaken too early, the waters break and the baby is born prematurely. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University College London are investigating the causes of preterm premature rupture of the fetal membranes. A twelve-year journey in multi-disciplinary … [more]

From left to right: Dr Wei Tan (staff), Dr Yinping Tao (alumni), Afni Restasari (PhD), Rattapong Numard (PhD), Dr Menglong Huang (alumni), Dr Khai Nguyen (alumni), Dr Hediyeh Zahabi (alumni), Eathan Plaschka (PhD), Dr Lewis Tunnicliffe (alumni), Dr Sara Naderizadeh (PDRA), Dr Anureet Kaur (alumni and PDRA), Prof James Busfield (alumni and staff), William Amoako Kyei-Manu (PhD), Dr Ben Alcock (alumni), Kirsty Rutherford (PhD), Prof Keizo Akutagawa (alumni and staff), Evangelos Koliolios (PhD), Aaron Duncan (PhD). Missing from the photo was Dr Katz Tsunoda (alumni).

Soft Matter Group at RubberCon 2023 in Edinburgh

11 May 2023

The largest ever group of Soft Matter Group members and former members joined together to participate in RubberCon 2023. This global conference on Elastomer Materials was held in Edinburgh from the 9-11th May. With more than 300 international delegates the event was the largest rubber conference in the UK since the … [more]

Dr Ravinash Krishna Kumar

Dr Ravinash Krishna Kumar Awarded £1.8m ESPRC Fellowship

10 May 2023

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce that Dr Ravinash Krishna Kumar, a Lecturer in Medical Technology from the School of Engineering and Materials Science, has been awarded a prestigious £1.8 million, 5-year EPSRC Open Plus Fellowship. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) fellowships support … [more]

Energy efficient out-of-oven manufacturing of natural fibre composites, with integrated multifunctionalities

No ovens? No problems! - Scientists develop extremely energy efficient manufacturing method for natural fibre composites

4 May 2023

No more worries about high energy bills for composites manufacturing! Materials scientists at Queen Mary University of London have developed an innovative and energy-efficient method to manufacture natural fibre composites without the need for conventional ovens. This out-of-oven method is based on a smart nanocomposite film that heats and cures … [more]

April 2023

Moisture-induced degradation of composite materials

Queen Mary Researchers develop a new model to understand the moisture-induced degradation of composite materials, impacting the offshore energy community.

25 April 2023

Exciting news! Our latest research on environmental-assisted modelling of composite materials has just been published in a top-tier journal: Engineering with Computers (Q1, IF=8.083). Due to their high strength-to-weight ratios and corrosion resistance, lightweight composite materials have found widespread use in aerospace, wind, and marine structural applications. However, these materials … [more]

Ana giving a talk at CIC energiGUNE

Ana Sobrido presents research on electrospun carbon electrodes for redox flow batteries at CIC energiGUNE

19 April 2023

Ana Sobrido presented her work on electrospun carbon electrodes for redox flow batteries as part of her UKRI FLF at CIC energiGUNE, in Vitoria, Basque Country, Spain. In her talk, Ana shared her research group's latest findings on how to optimise the microstructure of self-supporting electrospun carbon fibre electrodes … [more]

The full-scale James Webb Space Telescope model at South by Southwest in Austin

Engineering the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) - the largest optical telescope in space

17 April 2023

In a seminar at Queen Mary, NASA’s Dr Raymond Ohl explained what makes the JWST’s architecture so unique. Dr Ohl has worked on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project at the Goddard Space Flight Center in various roles for about 20 years. He was invited by … [more]

March 2023

Illustration of the design, derived by masters' students

Engineering solutions to mitigate airborne disease transmission in mid and low income countries

31 March 2023

In international collaboration, a group of master and PhD students, and academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK, IIT Madras and VIT Chennai in India has published an innovative concept of air purifier design in the journal Fluids The Covid pandemic … [more]

Business aircraft design, master's project

Full programme accreditation received from the Royal Aeronautical Society

31 March 2023

The School is delighted to have received full accreditation for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering programmes from the Royal Aeronautical Society until 2027 The School was particularly noted for its good practice in adapting to the impact of Covid-19, its strong drive to prepare its students for … [more]

Optical waveguide bending sensor: (left) Three optical waveguides embedded in soft silicone substrate forming bending sensor; (middle) Soft robot finger with integrated waveguide sensor in straight position; (right) Soft robot finger in bent position - shape estimated using the bending sensor with its three embedded waveguides.

Congratulations to Faisal Al-Jaber on successfully defending his PhD

27 March 2023

Faisal Al-Jaber has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "Soft Optical-Based Sensors Fabrication and Evaluation for Curvature and Pose Estimation of Soft Actuators" Faisal was supervised by Prof Kaspar Althoefer and Dr Lei Su. In his PhD, Faisal has researched and developed several novel soft sensor systems especially … [more]

Marta celebrating her successful PhD viva

Congratulations to Marta Beja Ferreira who passed her PhD viva on using artificial intelligence to provide diagnostic markers for breast cancer

20 March 2023

Breast cancer is the most common cancer type that affects women and although several therapy improvements have been made in the last decades, it is still estimated that nearly 11,400 women die each year of this type of cancer in the United Kingdom alone. At early stages of the disease the … [more]

Huan Meng with PhD supervisor Prof Martin Knight at a research conference in Switzerland.

Congratulations to Huan Meng who passed his PhD on mechanical regulation of cartilage inflammation

13 March 2023

Huan's thesis examined the effect of the mechanical environment on inflammation that occurs in articular cartilage associated with joint disease such as osteoarthritis. In particular, the research examined the role of a complex signalling mechanism (termed YAP-signalling) that occurs within the cartilage cells and the involvement of specialised … [more]

The heart’s twin – how pioneering digital twin research is personalising the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Queen Mary Featured Research covers Dr Caroline Roney’s research in Cardiac Digital Twins

12 March 2023

Queen Mary Featured Research has covered Dr Caroline Roney's research in Cardiac Digital Twins, a pioneering approach to the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is the most common form of heart arrhythmia, affecting around 1.4 million people in the UK, and if not successfully treated, can lead to stroke … [more]

The team representatives wining the award

Hyperlink team wins Bright Network award

9 March 2023

The Hyperlink student team wins the Innovation Award by Bright Network for their innovative solutions of developing a hyperloop transport technology. The student team is based at the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London and has student members from other schools as the School … [more]

Harry Bhadeshia

Watch Harry Bhadeshia's inaugural lecture from QM's Night of Science and Engineering

9 March 2023

On 8 February 2023 Harry Bhadeshia gave his inaugural lecture at Queen Mary University of London Harry discussed the often haphazard yet remarkably graceful motion of atoms within solid iron, and how his work seeks to exploit these properties to build inspiring new physical forms, such as the world’s first … [more]

Global MPS Day

QM Bioengineers present at the Global MicroPhysiological Systems Day

8 March 2023

To celebrate all the amazing work being done with Organ-Chips and other microphysiological systems (MPS) in drug discovery and development, the Global MPS Day virtual symposium on March 9th 2023 is packed with presentations from the industry’s top experts and thought leaders. These internationally leading experts including Profs Robert … [more]

Dr Lei Su, Abu Bakar Dawood, Prof Adam Stokes and Prof Kaspar Althoefer - 3 March 2023.

Congratulations to Abu Bakar Dawood on successfully defending his PhD thesis

3 March 2023

Abu Bakar Dawood has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "Soft Capacitive and Optical Tomography-based Sensor Skins" Dawood was supported by a studentship from the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. He was supervised by Prof Kaspar Althoefer and Dr Ketao Zhang. Throughout his PhD, Dawood has demonstrated several innovative … [more]

February 2023

Dr Han Zhang with Dr Nattakan Soykeabkaew (right) and her group members (Phattharasaya Rattanawongkun, Supattra Klayya) at Mae Fah Luang University

Queen Mary University of London and Mae Fah Luang University join forces to tackle waste reduction and promote sustainable development in Thailand

27 February 2023

Queen Mary University of London and Mae Fah Luang University in Thailand have announced the success of their collaboration to address waste reduction and promote sustainable development, which was initially funded by Queen Mary Global Challenge Research Fund and British Council Newton Institutional Link programme. In February 2023, Dr. Han Zhang … [more]

Biomass particles (in grey) and network of pores contained within (in light blue). Credit: Diamond Light Source.

Burnt nut shells in water filters shown to cut E. coli by 96%: Dr Roberto Volpe's research features in Daily Telegraph

20 February 2023

Ground-breaking work lights a path for environmental applications as charcoal made from burnt nut shells could help eradicate superbugs from hospital wastewater, experts believe Dr Roberto Volpe and his team at Queen Mary University of London and University College London in collaboration with the UK’s national synchrotron, Diamond … [more]

A Night of Science and Engineering in the Octagon

Celebrating Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London

14 February 2023

On 8 February, Queen Mary’s Faculty of Science and Engineering was joined by a host of distinguished guests to celebrate A Night of Science and Engineering. Professor Wen Wang, Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering welcomed all with a speech about the Faculty’s ambitions, and … [more]

Schematic illustrations of easy-repairing composites with enhanced mechanical performance.

The latest research on multifunctional composites at Queen Mary featured by Materials Today

9 February 2023

"Old approach promises new self-healing composites" The latest research on multifunctional composites at Queen Mary is featured by Materials Today, explaining how one can revamp an "old" approach in composite manufacturing into a "new" smart composite with integrated easy-repairing capability. By simply applying heat … [more]

January 2023

Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia

A Q&A with Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia: "I discovered that steel is complicated."

30 January 2023

Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia will deliver his inaugural lecture at Queen Mary Presents on 8 February 2023. Queen Mary Presents is a new programme which ensures that everyone, everywhere, can be part of Queen Mary’s discussions. From question and answer sessions, to panel discussions and podcasts, we aim to provide … [more]


Congratulations to Nabila, Ruixin and Luoguang on passing their PhD vivas

24 January 2023

Congratulations to Nabila Naz, Ruixin Lu and Luoguang Zhao who passed their PhD vivas on the 9th, 23rd and 24th January 2023, respectively, with minor corrections. All three students are from the Biofluid Mechanics Lab led by Professors Yi Sui and Wen Wang. They have been working on topics including mechanical … [more]

Proposed mechanism and optimised structures of reaction intermediates for the oxygen evolution reaction of sIr/hematite photoelectrocatalyst system.

Single Atom Iridium on Hematite for Solar Water Splitting: Catalyst or Spectator? SEMS Leads an Innovative Study that Brings New Understanding on the Processes Controlling Solar Water Oxidation

12 January 2023

Single-atom catalysts (SACs) on hematite photoanodes are efficient co-catalysts to boost photoelectrochemical performance. However, the specific role of SACs on hematite photoanodes is not fully understood yet: Do SACs behave as a catalytic site or a spectator? By combining spectroscopic experiments and computer simulations, a research led by Ana Sobrido … [more]

A group of PhD student and staff celebrating in the Octagon after the graduation ceremony

SEMS' Winter Graduation

6 January 2023

The winter graduation ceremony returned to the Great Hall on the Mile End campus once again 2023. The venue was filled with a cast of hundreds of SEMS graduates and their families and friends. The largest cohort was made up our MSc students from last year, but there was a good … [more]

Philip Hurrell receiving the award at the IOM3 (Image credit from the IOM3)

Philip Hurrell awarded the James S Walker Award by IOM3

5 January 2023

Philip Hurrell, a MSc graduate Materials Research in SEMS from 2021, has been presented with the 2022 James S Walker Award from IOM3 for his MSc project on "Wear of carbon black reinforced natural rubber compounds" at an Awards Ceremony on the 8th December 2022. This national award and £450 prize, … [more]

Salvatore at the 2022 Special & Publication Awards Lunch Reception

Salvatore Grasso and co-authors presented with the Pfeil award by the IOM3

4 January 2023

Salvatore Grasso and co-authors including Theo Saunders were presented with the Pfeil award by the IOM3. The Pfeil Award is presented annually for published work of particular merit in the field of ceramics. Eligible papers must be published 2 years before the award is presented in a relevant IOM3 Journal, … [more]

Andy Lewis being Presented with the Gold Medal

Andy Lewis presented the Gold Medal by the IOM3

3 January 2023

Prof Andy Lewis was presented with the Gold Medal at an Awards Ceremony at the IOM3 on the 8th December 2022. The Gold Medal is awarded for significant contribution to the industrial application of materials. The award was given in recognition of Andy’s work developing novel drug-device combination products … [more]

Han Zhang being Presented the Silver Medal and Prize of the IOM3

Han Zhang is presented the Silver Medal and Prize by the IOM3

2 January 2023

Han was presented with the Silver Medal and Prize at an Awards Ceremony at the IOM3 on the 8th December 2022. The Silver Medal is a Premier award for an early career researcher making an outstanding contribution within the materials field. The award was given in recognition of Han’s … [more]

Dimitrios Papageorgiou being Presented the Rosenhain Medal

Dimitrios Papageorgiou is presented the Rosenhain Medal and Prize by the IOM3

1 January 2023

Dimitrios was presented with the Rosenhain Medal at an Awards Ceremony at the IOM3 on the 8th December 2022. The Rosenhain Medal and Prize is a highly competitive award that recognises distinguished achievement in any branch of materials science. The award was given in recognition of Dimitrios’ research which has … [more]