Division of Bioengineering

  • Biomedical Engineering graduate working for arthroscopy company
  • Cells adhering to a novel biofabricated tissue engineering scaffold
  • Human induced pluripotent stem cells on a biomaterial surface
  • Finite Element Model of principal strains in femoral head

The Division of  Bioengineering and Biomaterials covers multidisciplinary research and teaching in bioengineering, bringing together a critical mass of researchers within the School of Engineering and Materials Science.

The specific strategy of the group is to produce solutions to clinically relevant problems. These clinical solutions may be in the form of novel biomaterials, medical devices, implants or diagnostic systems. They may also encompass regenerative medicine or tissue engineering strategies for future pharmaceuticals. Fundamental under pinning research involves the study of normal and disordered cell and tissue structure and function, biomechanics and mechanobiology and biomaterials and how all of this platform technology may be incorporated into the latest in vitro and organ-on-a-chip models. There is also a focus on strategies to support lifelong health and healthy ageing in cells and tissues. An integrated multiscale approach is taken from the nano- to the macro-scale with researchers investigating a range of disease conditions including arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

Research within the division is supported by pioneering, nano-, micro- and macro-scale techniques to visualise, quantify and manipulate biological processes, as well as computation biophysical modelling through collaboration with our other research divisions. All staff are also part of Queen Mary's Bioengineering Research Network.

Prof Rob Krams
Division Chair
Prof Rob Krams
Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Deputy for Research
and Industrial Engagement

Dr Thomas Iskratsch