Congratulations to Shahrzad Nayebossadri, who submitted her thesis within four years and successfully defended her PhD thesis titled 'Computational and Experimental Study of Nasal Cavity Airflow Dynamics'. Shahrzad was supervised by Eldad Avital and Fariborz Motallebi. [more]
Congratulations to Yankai Liu who submitted his PhD thesis within 4 years and successfully defended himself in PhD examination on 16 December 2011. Yankai worked on 'Modelling studies on biological tissue property and mechanical responses under external stress'. He was supervised by Professor Wen Wang and Dr Yiling Lu. Yankai will carry on ... [more]
A recent PhD student, Dr Joe Briscoe, of Dr Steve Dunn (now working in SEMS as a PDRA) has just had his contribution to the 2010 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining literature review competition commended . ‘Extremely thin absorber solar cells based on nanostructured semi-conductors’ has just been published in Materials ... [more]
Dr Stephanie Bryant will be visiting SEMS from January to April next year, working with Hazel Screen on a novel tendon tissue engineering project. This visit, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship, will focus on optimising the mechanical load environment for tendon cells, to help promote tissue healing. Whilst ... [more]
Congratulations to Maria del Pilar Garcia Souto who successfully defended her PhD thesis. Pilar's thesis titled 'Thermal models of humans for smart climatic control' was supervised by Peter Dabnichki.
The biannual Industrial Liaison Forum was held on Wednesday October 19th in the Octagon. The event was a great success with over fifty industrialists from over forty organisations attending. The event was broken up into three parts, starting with the PhD research poster exhibition, followed by the annual SEMS Prize ... [more]
Congratulations to Zaheer Ikram who successfully defended his PhD thesis. Zaheer's thesis titled 'Numerical Investigation of the effects of free-surface flow past submerged streamlined and bluff bodies' was supervised by John Williams and Eldad Avital. [more]
Congratulations to Sandra Ciampone who successfully defended her PhD thesis. Sandra's thesis titled 'Methods for Seated Posture Recognition' was supervised by Peter Dabnichki.
A 3 year study that will focus on developing ferroelectric materials for use a photocatalysts to convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into useful fuels has started today. The grant expands on Dr Dunn’s work that has shown the band positions and spatial photochemistry of ferroelectrics make them an interesting alternative to ... [more]
Congratulations to Iffat Patel who won the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) prize for her poster presentation titled 'Nanocomposite Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Synthesis through Layer-by Layer Assembly'. Iffat is currently researching her PhD in SEMS under the supervision of Gleb Sukhorukov. [more]
Congratulations to Zhipeng Gao who won the Artis prize for his poster presentation titled 'Pr2Ti2O7-A new super-high temperature piezoelectric material'. Zhipeng is currently researching his PhD in SEMS under the supervision of Mike Reece and Haixue Yan. [more]
Congratulations to Hussein Ershadi Oskoi who won the Beckers prize for his poster presentation titled 'Resistive Humidity Sensor and Test & Humidity Measuring Systems'. Hussein is currently researching his PhD in SEMS under the supervision of Pankaj Vadgama. [more]
Congratulations to Chi Chi Zhang who successfully defended his PhD thesis. Chi's thesis titled 'Geometric and scale effects on energy absorption of structural composites' was supervised by Paul Hogg and Ton Peijs.
Congratulations to Chi Chi Zhang who successfully defended his PhD thesis. Chi's thesis titled 'Geometric and Scale Effects on Energy Absorption of Structural Composites' was supervised by Paul Hogg.
Congratulations to Fei Hang who successfully defended his PhD thesis.Fei's thesis titled 'In-situ nanomechanical investigations of bone' was supervised by Asa Barber.
BBSRC grant awarded 'Targeted drug delivery to neurons and glia using light-and field-sensitive microcapsules'26 September 2011
Prof. Gleb Sukhorukov (SEMS) was awarded a BBSRC grant together with UCL (Prof.Rusakov and Dr.Volynski) and School of Physics and Astronomy, QMUL (A. Sapelkin and M.Baxendale). The project is entitled "Targeted drug delivery to neurons and glia using light-and field-sensitive microcapsules". The research will be devoted to ... [more]
Congratulations to Zhenling Luo who successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'The role of microRNAs in human embryonic stem cell differentiation into endothelial cells'. Zhenling's research was supervised by Prof Wen Wang and Prof QB Xu (co-supervisor) at King's College London. [more]
Congratulations to Hafiz Muhammad Ali who successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'Free-Convection Condensation on Single Horizontal Pin-Fin Tubes'. Hafiz's research was supervised by Dr Adrian Briggs. His work involved the experimental and theoretical investigation on the performance and optimization of three-dimensionally enhanced pin-fin tubes. During his PhD studies, Hafiz ... [more]
Student satisfaction in SEMS is now at 93 – 96% according to a nationwide survey of final year students. The 2011 National Student Survey questioned UK undergraduates on various aspects of their student experience and measured overall student satisfaction. Materials at Queen Mary, University of London is number 1 in the UK in the NSS ... [more]
Congratulations to Henry Clarke who successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'A Novel Cryogenic Energy System for Zero Emission Vehicles'. Henry's research was supervised by Dr Dongsheng Wen.
Congratulations to husband and wife Wei Tu and Jia Ma who both this week successfully defended their PhD theses. Jia successfully defended on Monday her thesis 'Processing of Polymer-based Systems for Improved Performance and Controlled Release’, supervised by Profs Gleb Sukhorukov and Ton Peijs, while Wei defended this Friday his ... [more]
Congratulations to Claire Fitzgerald who successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'Forced-convection condensation heat-transfer on horizontal integral-fin tubes including effects of liquid retention'. Claire plans to spend the next year working in China. Claire's research was supervised by Dr Adrian Briggs and Dr Hua Sheng Wang. [more]
SEMS is to host the annual meeting of the Bioengineering Society which will share and explore the latest research and issues in the field of bioengineering. The Dean for Research in Science and Engineering, Professor Wen Wang, will chair the meeting being held between 12 and 13 September. further details can be ... [more]
Congratulations to Arsalan Ahmad, who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Experimental Aeroacoustics Study on Jet Noise Reduction Using Tangential Air Injection'. Ahmad was supervised by Dr Eldad Avital, Professor Chris Lawn and Dr John Cater from the University of Auckland. [more]
Congratulations to Angelo Karunaratne who won best poster prize at the Bone Research Society Meeting in Cambridge, in addition to this Angelo's high ranking abstract won the 2011 ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant for the abstract presentation “In-situ synchrotron SAXS Combined with Micromechanical Testing to Serve as an In-Vitro Nanomechanical Functional ... [more]
A method to reveal the 3 dimensional micro-architecture of complex biological tissues has been perfected at Queen Mary’s NanoVision Centre for advanced microscopy. The method uses the Centre’s focused ion beam – scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) to cut away a thin slice of material from a resin embedded block of ... [more]
Congratulations to Ahmed Al-Musleh, who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Development of Frameworks for implementation TQM principles in construing industry'. Ahmed was supervised by Ihtesham Rehman.
Congratulations to Tanya Ekers who successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'Nanoindentation as a Method to Interrogate the Mechanical Properties of Polymer Coatings'. Polymer coatings are becoming increasingly important in technologies such as car body finishes, domestic appliances and natural wood flooring. Nanoindentation is widely used to measure the mechanical ... [more]
Dr. Fariborz Motallebi appears on BBC's The One Show talking about the effect of the latest volcanic ash cloud on plane engines.26 May 2011
As the ash cloud threatened to cause disruption to European flights again, Fariborz Motallebi explained the effect of the ash on the aircraft engines when in flight on The One Show.
Please join us in congratulating Karin Hing on being awarded one of 4 prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medals for 2011. This is for her longstanding work with ApaTech developing bone graft substitute materials including ApaPore™ and Actifuse™. You can read more about the award by following the link. http://www.... [more]
Dr Chowdhury has been awarded a project grant from Arthritis Research UK. The project entitled "influence of mechanical conditioning and the C-type natriuretic peptide in the modulation of osteoarthritis" involves collaboration with Prof Donald Salter at Osteoarticular Pathology, Edinburgh University and Mr Manoj Ramachandran at the Department of Orthopaedics and ... [more]
After much deliberation, it has been decided that the best group MEng project prize for the best group presentation at the ILF at the end of last term be split between the ClearPath and the BirdStrike teams. There were several excellent projects this year but these two teams were the ... [more]
Congratulations to Dun Lu who successfully defended his PhD thesis on \'Nanomechanical properties of limpet teeth\' against some probing questions. Dun has been with us for just over three and a half years, developing a range of different mechanical testing techniques used to evaluate the unique mechanical properties of ... [more]
Tina Chowdhury has been awarded a grant from the Student Experience Investment Fund (SEIF) for a project called “web-based interactive 3D technology for improved learning in tissue engineering”. The project extends previous work which developed a virtual, interactive teaching aid, http://www.virtualmechanobiology.com that won a Drapers Prize in 2009 ... [more]
Congratulations to Phil Ward who passed his PhD examination on 6 April 2011. Phil worked with Professor Julia Shelton on hip bearings, with an interest on the influence of surface coatings and modifications on their wear properties. Phil was in the first group of students to undertake the Medical Engineering MEng degree ... [more]
The school is delighted to announce that Lewis Tunnicliffe has won the James S Walker Award of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining. The award is presented annually to the best student project on the subject of polymers. Lewis has received the award for his MRes thesis entitled, “Investigations ... [more]
Congratulations to Choothum Jeenjitkaew, who passed his PhD viva on 31st March 2011. Choothum thesis titled 'Kissing Bonds in Adhesive Joints: A Holistic Approach for Surface Chemistry and Joint Mechanics' was supervised by Professor Felicity Guild and Dr Zofia Luklinska. [more]
Congratulations to Miss Chanyuan Chai who passed her PhD examination on 30 March 2011. Yuan worked with Professors Wen Wang and Dan Bader on Pressure Ulcers and was a MEng graduate in Medical Engineering at Queen Mary. Her work furthers our understanding on the etiology of pressure ulcers and assesses novel strategies ... [more]
Cummins Turbo Technologies, a world leader in turbocharger technology, is sponsoring a 3 year research programme on the development of a novel engine derived from turbocharger components. Cummins Turbo Technologies is a division of Cummins Inc. the world's largest independent diesel engine manufacturer. The work is broadly based on gas-turbine performance ... [more]
Congratulations to Neveen Hosny, who successfully defended her PhD thesis titled ‘Development of a non-invasive method to detect pericellular spatial oxygen gradients using FLIM’ supervised by Dr Martin Knight. Following her PhD, Neveen has continued working with Dr Knight, developing a super-resolution microscopy system (PALM) funded by the Discipline Bridging ... [more]
Congratulations to Farah Ahmed, who successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Multiscale Quantitative Imaging of Human Femoral Heads Using X-ray Microtomography". During her PhD studies Farah has successfully been awarded the Roberts Award for two consecutive years and has also been awarded the International Rank Prize Fund Symposium. She was ... [more]
This is the chance for all final year students to have their say. Please make sure you ALL complete the survey by going to: http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/ and clicking on “Enter Survey”. Please take 5 minutes to take part. [more]
Hazel Screen and Hasan Shaheed have been awarded Drapers' Prize for Development in Learning and Teaching27 January 2011
They were awarded the prize for Promoting Student Engagement and Deep Learning through PBL and Pictorial Presentation of Subject Matter. Electrical Technology is taught to all engineering students (more than 200 students) during the second year of their studies. It is compulsory and the only one of the core modules specifically ... [more]
Angus Wann and Clare Davis won prizes for the best oral and best poster presentation at the recent Physiological Society conference. Both are working with Martin Knight on the role of ‘primary cilia’ in cartilage mechanobiology. [more]
Congratulations to Ashand Namasivayam, who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Combustion, Performance and Emissions Characteristics of Compression-Ignition Engines Fuelled by Sustainable Fuels". His work involved investigation of engine performance and emissions of compression-ignition engines fuelled by various combinations of sustainable and renewable fuels, fuel emulsions, and hydrogen, in single ... [more]