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Prof Alonso-Rasgado

Prof Teresa Alonso-Rasgado
PhD

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3028     Email t.alonso@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Althoefer

Prof Kaspar Althoefer
PhD

Professor of Robotics Engineering
Professor Althoefer's research focuses on robot autonomy, soft robotics, systems engineering, modelling of tool-environment interaction dynamics, tactile sensing and haptic perception with applications in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, rehabilitation, assistive technologies and human-robot interactions in the manufacturing environment.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3419     Email k.althoefer@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Busfield

Prof James Busfield
FREng, MA, PhD, CEng, FIMMM, FHEA

Professor of Materials
Examining the physical behaviour by experiment and modelling techniques of soft matter such as elastomers and rubber materials. Properties of interest include abrasion, friction, fracture, creep, fatigue, viscoelastic behaviour, modulus enhancement, self healing, recycling, ageing and composite filler reinforcement. Developing smart soft materials that can sense their environment and soft actuating materials that can change shape in response to a physical stimulus.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8866     Email j.busfield@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Chowdhury

Dr Tina Chowdhury
BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCAP, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
Inflammation, mechanobiology, regenerative medicine, ageing.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7560     Email t.t.chowdhury@qmul.ac.uk

Prof de Bruijn

Prof Joost de Bruijn
BSc, PhD, FBSE

Visiting Professor of Biomaterials
Hard tissue replacement, bone tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, synthetic osteoinductive materials, bioreactor systems for adult stem cell expansion
Email j.d.debruijn@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Fenwick

Dr Oliver Fenwick
MA MSci PhD FHEA MIMMM MIOP

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Developing materials for electronic devices such as LEDs, transistors and thermoelectric generators. The materials include organic semiconductors, carbon materials and halide perovskites, as well as self-assembled monolayers for the control of interfaces in devices. I have a particular interest in controlling nanoscale morphology and self-assembly to tune functional properties.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3150     Email o.fenwick@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Gautrot

Prof Julien Gautrot
PhD

Professor in Biomaterials and Biointerfaces
Synthesis and characterisation of biomaterials. Micro- and nano-patterning. Bio-interfaces. Stem cell biology.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5263     Email j.gautrot@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Gupta

Dr Himadri Gupta
PhD, MSc, FHEA

Professor of Bioengineering and Biophysics
Multiscale imaging of hierarchical materials; Synchrotron X-ray biophysics; In situ and scanning X-ray scattering techniques; Nano- and microscale tissue mechanics; Ageing and degeneration of musculoskeletal tissues; Mechanobiology
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8867     Email h.gupta@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Hassannezhad

Dr Mohammad  Hassannezhad
PhD, MINCOSE

Lecturer in Systems Engineering
Socio-technical systems design, Data-driven design, System of systems engineering, Resilience engineering, Policy design and and analysis, Engineering change management, Visual analytics
Email m.hassannezhad@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Heidari

Dr Hossein Heidari
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
Designing light-based additive biofabrication processes Discovering advanced photo-active biomaterials and inks Developing functional human tissue and organ models
Email h.heidari@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Hing

Dr Karin Hing
CEng, PhD, BSc, MIMMM, FRMS, FWES, FHEA

Reader in Biomedical Materials
My research is focused around the development of pioneering biomaterials and healthcare therapies through development of novel materials and processing technologies and investigation of the phenomena behind biocompatibility, and the stimulation of tissue regeneration. I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms behind enhanced bone healing or regeneration in the presence of porous synthetic scaffolds, known as synthetic bone graft substitutes, via manipulation of both synthetic graft chemistry and hierarchical pore structure. This has resulted in the development of 3D mechanosensitive in vitro models for investigation of these phenomena in the laboratory. I also have extensive experience in translating research from the bench to the bed side through my involvement in the successful development and commercialisation of a progressive series of synthetic bone graft substitute materials with tuneable hierarchical structures to support rapid, reliable bone regeneration, which are now in global clinical use in a range of applications including trauma, maxillofacial reconstruction, joint revision and spine surgery.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7804     Email k.a.hing@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Iskratsch

Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Dipl.-Ing. (Equiv. to MSc/MEng), PhD

Co-director of Division of Bioengineering /
Reader in Cardiovascular Mechanobiology and Bioengineering
Cardiomyocyte and Vacular Smooth Muscle Cell Mechanobiology, Rigidity Sensing, Micro and Nanopatterning, Cellular Force Measurement
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3674     Email t.iskratsch@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Knight

Prof Martin Knight
BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Professor of Mechanobiology
My research is focussed on 'mechanobiology' or how living cells and tissues respond to physical forces. I am interested in the role of the cellular structures known as primary cilia. My group are investigating whether manipulation of cilia can be used as a therapeutic strategy. My work also explores the development of organ-on-a-chip models incorporating biomechanical stimulation for understanding human biology in health and disease and predicting the response to therapeutics. I work on a variety of different tissues such as cartilage, synovium, bone, kidney and artery, as well as diseases including osteoarthritis, cancer, atherosclerosis and inflammation.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8868     Email m.m.knight@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Krams

Prof Rob Krams
MD, PhD

Director of Division of Bioengineering /
Professor of Molecular Bioengineering
mechanotransduction, flow studies, molecular biology, CRISPR, knock out, knock in, finite element modelling, fluid structure modelling, imaging, animal studies
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7940     Email r.krams@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Krause

Prof Steffi Krause
Dr. rer. nat., MRSC, FHEA

Professor of Electroanalytical Systems
My research focuses on the development of electrochemical imaging and chemical and biological sensor technologies, and my group has recently developed photoelectrochemical imaging with high spatiotemporal resolution. This measurement technology has shown great potential in the functional imaging of living cells and is expected to aid the understanding of disease mechanisms and biological processes.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3747     Email s.krause@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Krishna Kumar

Dr Ravinash Krishna Kumar
MSci, PhD

Lecturer in Medical Technology
Email r.krishnakumar@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Lee

Prof David Lee
BSc (Hons), MA, PhD

Deputy Vice Principal - Impact (Enterprise & Commercial Innovation)
Tissue engineering and mechanobiology, Mesenchymal stem cell biology
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8874     Email d.a.lee@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Lewis

Prof Andrew Lewis
BSc, PhD, CChem, CSi, FRSC, FAPS, FIMMM, FREng

Visiting Professor
Biomedical Polymers, Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, Combination Products
Email andrew.lewis@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Mueller

Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Dipl-Ing, MSc, PhD

Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Optimisation
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Biofluids, Shape Optimisation, Adjoint methods, Mesh adaptation, Sensitivity Analysis, Systems Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5421     Email j.mueller@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Romero-Gonzalez

Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez
MSc, PhD

Reader in Science & Engineering Education
Biomineralization, surface chemistry, biomaterials, environmental chemistry, engineering and sustainability. Flipped learning, student centred learning, curriculum design.
Email m.romero-gonzalez@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Roney

Dr Caroline Roney
MMath, MRes, PhD

Lecturer in Computational Medicine
My research interests are in developing engineering methodologies to personalise treatment approaches for cardiac arrhythmias. We use a combination of signal processing, image processing, machine learning and computational modelling techniques to develop novel techniques for investigating cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms from clinical imaging data and electrical recordings. The ultimate aim of our research is to translate these tools to predict optimal patient-specific treatment strategies in the clinic. We work closely with clinical, basic science and industrial collaborators.
Email c.roney@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Screen

Prof Hazel Screen
BEng MRes PhD(Lond) CEng

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
My research aims to understand how our tissues are built to be able to withstand the loads they experience in the body. I am particularly interested in understanding tendon and heart valve; how and why they get injured, and ways to prevent this happening. By looking at the ways a tissue is supposed to work when it is healthy, we can identify how small changes in the structure, such as those which occur with age, can make injury more likely and look to prevent or treat these specifically.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8875     Email h.r.c.screen@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Shaheed

Dr Hasan Shaheed
PhD (Sheffield), PGCAP (London), SFHEA, MIEEE, CEng, MIET, NTF

Reader in Robotics & Renewable Energy
(a) Systems/Applications: Aerial Robotics, Solar Aerial Robotics (Solarcopter), Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Osmotic Power, Blue Energy, Medical Robotics including Miniature Robots for Extreme Environment, Endoscopic Capsule Robots, Leader-follower Robots, Medical / Surgical devices, Prosthetics, Water Desalination and Cancer. (b) Approaches: System Design, Modelling, Identification, Control, Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic), Machine Learning (Whale Optimisation, Grey Wolf Optimisation, Ant Colony etc.) Biomedical Signal Processing, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with application to Cancer Prognosis and Classification.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3319     Email m.h.shaheed@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Shelton

Prof Julia Shelton
BA(Cantab) PhD(Lond)

Professor of Biomechanical Engineering
Wear of total hip replacements, surface coatings, particle analysis, orthopaedic systems, tissue engineering, tendon mechanics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8877     Email j.shelton@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Smoukov

Prof Stoyan Smoukov

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5305     Email s.smoukov@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Su

Dr Lei Su
BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA

Reader in Photonics
My research is centred on sensors and instrumentation, optical devices and optoelectronic materials for imaging, detection, monitoring and communication, interfacing with Artificial Intelligence, Materials, Chemistry and Nanotechnology, in applications such as healthcare, energy and security.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5184     Email l.su@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Sui

Prof Yi Sui
PhD, MInstP, Fellow HEA

Professor of Fluid Mechanics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7763     Email y.sui@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Sukhorukov

Prof Gleb Sukhorukov

Professor of Biomedical Materials
Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Materials Science. Area of research: Multifunctional Nanoengineered Delivery Systems
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5508     Email g.sukhorukov@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Tanner

Prof Elizabeth Tanner
OBE, FREng, FRSE, PhD (Hon Caus), FIMMM, FIMechE, FIPEM, CEng, CSci, MA DPhil

Bonfield Professor of Biomedical Materials
My research interests are in the development, testing and use of biomaterials for bone and joint replacement. In particular composites of bioactive ceramics and polymers which can encourage bone ongrowth yet have sufficient mechanical properties to be used for load bearing applications. These are based on either non-degradable or degradable artificial or natural polymers depending on application. In parallel I have interests in the mechanical properties of bone and the effects of pathology on these properties.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6785     Email k.e.tanner@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Tse

Prof Zion Tse
PhD, CEng, FIET, FIMechE, SMIEEE

Professor of Digital Health & Robotics
Digital Health, Smart Wearables, Mobile Health, Human-Computer Interaction, AI Medical Imaging, Computer-aided Diagnosis, Digital Mental Health & Medical Robotics
Email z.tse@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Vadgama

Prof Pankaj Vadgama
MB, BS, BSc, PhD, FRCPath, CChem, FRSC, CPhys, FInstP, FIMMM, FRSB, CSci, EuSpLM

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Biochemistry
Development of enzyme and antibody based biosensors for Point of Care Testing. Electrochemical sensors for in vivo monitoring of oxygen and metabolites for application to critical care and diabetes. Polymeric membranes and laminates designed for enzyme based biosensors for optimised sensitivity, selectivity and bio-stability. Laminates and composites developed for biodegradable sensors for chronic wound monitoring, on body electrolyte tracking in exercise and increase of bone adhesive strength.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5151     Email p.vadgama@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Wang

Prof Wen Wang
PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FHEA, FAIMBE, FREng

Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering
Vascular endothelial mechanics, cell mechanobiology, flow and solute transport in extracellular matrices, microcirculation, arterial haemodynamics, cell & tissue mechanics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3031     Email wen.wang@qmul.ac.uk

Postdoc Research Associates

Dr Boras

Dr Georgios Boras

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My PhD research involved the epitaxial growth of III-V semiconductor nanostructures such as nanowires and quantum dots along with their morphological, structural and optical characterization. It also included the study of the aforementioned structures for implementation in optoelectronic devices. My current research focuses on the synthesis of perovskite thin films with a high potential to be employed for device applications such as solar cells.
Email g.boras@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Lei Su

Dr Bosch Fortea

Dr Minerva Bosch Fortea

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email m.bosch@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Brookes

Dr Oliver Brookes

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email oliver.brookes@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: David Lee

Dr Burrows

Dr Stephen Burrows
MEng, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone 07999088315     Email s.burrows@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Gonzalez Molina

Dr Jordi Gonzalez Molina
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email j.gonzalez-molina@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Gorecki

Dr Jon Gorecki
PhD, MPhys

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Optical Physics and Light-Matter Interactions
Email j.gorecki@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Steffi Krause

Dr Grossemy

Dr Simon Grossemy

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email s.grossemy@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Hazel Screen

Dr Heywood

Dr Hannah Heywood
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Circadian biology in mechanosensitive cells: My current research investigates the interaction between physiological and pathological mechanical stimuli and the circadian clock in mechanosensitive cells, such as the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system. Bioenergetics and metabolism: I discovered the Crabtree metabolic phenotype in chondrocytes and studied the contribution of energy metabolism to chondrocyte phenotype. I devised my own techniques for characterizing the bioenergetic phenotype in living cells, which have been used to understand the metabolism of stem cells during differentiation, cartilage cells, cancer stem cells. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Focusing on tissue engineering and cell therapies for cartilage repair.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5368     Email h.k.heywood@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Martin Knight

Dr Hopkins

Dr Timothy Hopkins
PhD

Versus Arthritis Research Fellow
I am currently working on a Versus Arthritis funded Foundation Fellowship within SEMS. The aim of the fellowship is to develop an organ-on-a-chip model of human cartilage and synovium (â??joint-on-a-chipâ??) to understand how these tissues interact in the human knee in health and disease. We believe that this interaction plays a key role in the pathobiology of osteoarthritis and influences how individual patients respond to treatment. We are seeking to improve our understanding in these key areas and ultimately to use the joint-on-a-chip to stratify and personalise therapies for osteoarthritis.
Email tim.hopkins@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Martin Knight

Dr Inamdar

Dr Sheetal Inamdar
MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My work is focused on understanding how the collagen network in cartilage contributes to the tissues mechanical properties both in health and disease. More specifically, I utilise small angle X-ray scattering techniques combined with in-situ mechanics to probe the complex nanoscale mechanisms within the tissue. This combined methodology provides real time information into how the collagen fibrils behave under tissue level loading.
Email s.r.inamdar@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Himadri Gupta

Dr Li

Dr Weiqi Li
BMed, MMed, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My research focuses on the vascular biology and vascular engineering. Particular interest goes to the endothelial glycocalyx, a protective layer along the luminal surface of the blood vessel. I aim to elucidate how the glycocalyx develops and sheds under healthy and diseased vascular conditions. I also work on endothelial mechanics and directional cell migration on different types of substrate, with the ultimate gold of understanding the process of vascular stiffening and aging.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7821     Email wei-qi.li@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Wen Wang

Dr Marhuenda

Dr Emilie Marhuenda
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email e.marhuenda@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Thomas Iskratsch

Dr Megone

Dr William Megone

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email w.v.megone@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Mondal

Dr Subrata Mondal

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Protein Aggregation, Spectroscopy & Microscopy, Biophysics of Proteins & Peptides
Email s.mondal@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Naderizadeh

Dr Sara Naderizadeh
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I am currently working on BFTT, or Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology project, funded by AHRC-UKRI. This project is a five-year industry-led project, which focusses on delivering sustainable innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain. There are several academic and industrial partners around UK in this project. The main project that I involved is in collaboration with Nurvv company, to develop a wearable sensing technology that enables monitoring physical gait and body health with sports, ageing, and healthcare applications.
Email s.naderizadeh@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: James Busfield

Dr Newham

Dr Elis Newham

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email e.newham@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Himadri Gupta

Dr Nolan

Dr Joanne Nolan
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I am currently working on an interdisciplinary CRUK-EPSRC funded project across both SEMS and Barts Cancer Institute. This work, in partnership with Emulate, aims to develop a new organ-on-a-chip model of breast cancer bone metastasis which we will use to study the interactions which occur between breast cancer and bone cells. We believe the interactions occurring between these two cell populations influences the metastatic nice and secondary tumour development with the hypothesis that osteocyte ciliogenesis is crucial during these stages.
Email joanne.nolan@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Martin Knight

Dr Robins

Dr Thomas Robins

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email t.robins@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Lei Su

Dr Sarkar

Dr Sanjukta Sarkar

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Optical Instrument,Interferometry,Microscopy,Holography,Polarization
Email sanjukta.sarkar@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Lei Su

Dr Shepherd

Dr David Shepherd
MPhys, PhD

KTP Research Associate
Production and characterisation of hydroxyapatites. Cell Culture. Production of collagen scaffolds through Freeze Drying.
Email d.shepherd@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Karin Hing

Ms Skach

Ms Sophie Skach

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email s.skach@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Kaspar Althoefer

  Suulker

 Cem Suulker

Research Assistant
Email c.suulker@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Kaspar Althoefer

Dr Swiatlowska

Dr Pamela Swiatlowska

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Current research project is focused on studying regulation of mechanosensing in healthy and atherosclerotic vascular smooth muscle cells. This work involves number of techniques, such as mechanical stimulation (pressure, stiffness, stretch), biomechanical characterization (AFM, Nanoindentation), cellular force measurements (nanopillars, FRET tension sensors) as well as (live) super-resolution microscopy. Further expertise: fibroblast and cardiomyocyte mechanobiology from animal and human models.
Email p.swiatlowska@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Thomas Iskratsch

Dr Thompson

Dr Clare Thompson
MBiochem, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Mammalian cell culture, cell biology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, confocal and super resolution microscopy, image analyses, PCR, molecular cloning, cell transfection, immunoprecipitation, , western blotting, ELISA, biochemical assays (various) and advanced data analyses.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3603     Email clare.l.thompson@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Martin Knight

Dr Zamboulis

Dr Danae Zamboulis
DVM, PhD

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I am a postdoctoral research associate with an interest in musculoskeletal biology and in particular the development of structure function in tendons. I completed a degree in Veterinary Medicine and an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and subsequently undertook a PhD at the University of Liverpool. I have expertise in tendon biology, molecular biology techniques, proteomics and a good understanding of biomechanics.
Email d.zamboulis@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Hazel Screen

Dr Zhang

Dr Hangfeng Zhang
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email hangfeng.zhang@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Lei Su

Dr Zhou

Dr Bo Zhou

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Light-addressable potentiometric sensors (LAPS), photoelectrochemical imaging of dynamic cellular activities with high spatiotemporal resolution, synthesising nanomaterials as sensor substrates for photoelectrochemical imaging.
Email bo.zhou@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Steffi Krause

Professional Services

Dr Gridley

Dr Benjamin Gridley
MChem, PhD

Technical Facilities Manager
Technical operations lead with overall responsibility for SEMS laboratory and workshop resources. Strategic resource planning for space, technical infrastructure and staffing; capital projects lead; SEMS Technical Team line manager. Chemist with interests in organometallic synthesis, highly reactive transition metal complexes, metal-metal bonding modes, small molecule activation, anaerobic/anhydrous techniques, materials and polymer chemistry, single crystal XRD, computational chemistry.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8740     Email b.m.gridley@qmul.ac.uk

Current PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisor
Optimization and control of renewable energy systems for stand-alone applications such as water desalinationHasan Shaheed
Eversion and Growing Robots: Pipe Navigation, Inspection andKaspar Althoefer
Study of Liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
Modelling pregnancy outcomes to prevent preterm birthTina Chowdhury
Halide perovskite thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
A miniature low-cost assistive robotic system for disabledHasan Shaheed
Nanoscale damage markers for early osteoarthritis detection in the bone-cartilage unitHimadri Gupta
Collagen Based Bioactive Electrospun Scaffolds for Bone Tissue EngineeringElizabeth Tanner
Biophysical biomarkers to characterize cancer-associated fibroblasts in breast cancerMartin Knight
Physical, mechanical and structural properties of organogels for oral care applicationJulien Gautrot
OOAC models - integrating 3D mechano-predictive environmentsHazel Screen
Identifying the causes of age-related tendon dysfunctionHazel Screen
Design of polymer brush vectors for RNA deliveryJulien Gautrot
Study of the mechanical properties of liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
Healing and repair mechanisms in fetal membrane defects after trauma, strain and fetoscopic surgeryTina Chowdhury
2022 EPSRC DTP TCTina Chowdhury
Development of a Polycystic Kidney Disease organ-chip model to study therapeutic regulation of primary cilia mechanobiologyMartin Knight
Design of an organ-on-a-chip model of soft-hard tissue interfacesJulien Gautrot
Soft sensor skins for soft robotsKaspar Althoefer
High throughput analysis of mechanosensitive microRNARob Krams
Taper Junctions in modular total hip arthroplastyJulia Shelton
Novel Silicone Elastomers for extrusion based 3D printing for organ-on-a-chip applicationsJulien Gautrot
Lifetime predictions of ElastomersJames Busfield
Robotic Active Capsule Endoscope (RACE): advanced design, fabrication and controlHasan Shaheed
Development of an Organ-chip Model to examine Muscle DegenerationHazel Screen
Uncovering The Nanoscale Biophysics of Cutaneous FibrosisHimadri Gupta
Long-term Tracking and Targeted Therapy of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Labeled NanoparticlesMartin Knight
Novel Models of Tendinopathy on a ChipHazel Screen
Modelling and characterisation of cells in flowsYi Sui
Ion channel blockers effect on viability, cell migration andLei Su
Fabric-based eversion type soft actuators for robotic grasping applicationsKaspar Althoefer
Microdroplet-based microfluidics for direct reprogramming of human pluripotent stem cellsJulien Gautrot
Optical sensing for in-vivo imagingLei Su
Modeling and control of a robotic retractor for minimally invasive colorectal surgeryHasan Shaheed
Prediction of Leakage in Elastomeric Seals for High Pressure ApplicationsJames Busfield
Development of an arterial organ-chip to study the role of primary cilia in atherosclerosisMartin Knight
CSC/Visiting studentJulien Gautrot
Development of Prosthetic HandHasan Shaheed
In-situ optical and electrochemical imaging system for 3D in vitro models and in-vivo applicationsSteffi Krause
Organ-on-a-chip model of cartilage diseaseMartin Knight
Using control and machine learning techniques to optimise the motion performance of a soft eversion robots for underwater applicationsKaspar Althoefer
Biophysics of Self-Assembled Protein Nanosheets for Stem Cell-Based BiotechnologiesJulien Gautrot
2022 SEMS DSTL OFOliver Fenwick
Development of Self-healing and Recyclable ElastomersJames Busfield
Tyre Degradation Performance - SRIJames Busfield
Bioresorbable Bioactive CompositesKarin Hing
Fracture behaviour in high performance tyresJames Busfield
Engineered Recombinant Strategies to Organo-Hydrogel DesignJulien Gautrot
Multiscale Modelling of Dissolutive WettingYi Sui
The combination of fluorescent AuNCs and microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
Flexible ultrasound sensorLei Su
Shape optimisation of winglets and wing appendages using CAD-based shape optimisationJens-Dominik Mueller
Numerical simulation of cell dynamics in inertial flowsYi Sui
N-type organic thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
Eversion robots for radiologically constrained environments.Kaspar Althoefer
Design of synthetic nanostructured hydrogel to regulate microvascularisationJulien Gautrot
Thermoelectric Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis and AssessmentOliver Fenwick
The role of YAP and primary cilia in regulating cartilage inflammation and degradationMartin Knight
Design of nanosheets and microdroplet technologiesJulien Gautrot
Development of a framework and data tools for the sustainablJames Busfield
Developing Bone Secondary Microenvironments for Personalised MedicineElizabeth Tanner
Prosthetic Hand Control with ML/AI MMG Signal ProcessingHasan Shaheed
Numerical simulation of electrohydrodynamicsYi Sui
Design of next generation RNA delivery vectorsJulien Gautrot
IL-10 signalling in human vascular development (human vascular cell differentiation from induced-pluripotent stem cell (iPSC))Wen Wang
Factors Impacting Tissue Compliance in the Human Left Atrium and its Effect on Radiofrequency Ablation SuccessHazel Screen
Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield
Optimisation of a Novel Polymeric Heart ValveJames Busfield
Control of the Circadian Clock in ChondrocytesDavid Lee
PRINTED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORSOliver Fenwick
The interfascicular matrix niche ? novel approaches to identify the aetiology of tendinopathyHazel Screen
Optimisation of Tyre Wear PerformanceJames Busfield
Models of Matrix Remodelling at Soft-Hard Tissue InterfacesJulien Gautrot
3D enhanced bioreactor for enhanced bone graftingKarin Hing
Nanostructured Reinforcing Fillers to Enhance Physical and Mechanical PropertiesJames Busfield
Microfluidics for sorting circulating tumor cellsYi Sui
Graphene based transparent electrodes for tuneable optical devicesJames Busfield
Hydrogel Waveguides for Clinical ApplicationsLei Su
Fully printed thermoelectric devices.Oliver Fenwick
A Soft Hand Exoskeleton for Haptic FeedbackKaspar Althoefer
Perovskite light emitting devicesLei Su
Polymer brushes as a delivery tool to DNA vaccineJulien Gautrot
Links between environmental air pollution, PPROM and preterm birthTina Chowdhury
Role of CD34+ Stem Cells in Isografted Vessel RemodellingWen Wang
Deep learning assisted optical sensingLei Su
Single optical fibre imagingLei Su
Frictional Properties of Elastomer Seals.James Busfield
Intelligent Miniature Aerial Vehicles for Disaster Sensing and Monitoring in Extreme EnvironmentHasan Shaheed
Printed thermoelectric generatorsOliver Fenwick
Organo-Hydrogel Design with ApplicationsJulien Gautrot
3D photoelectrochemical imagingSteffi Krause
Numerical simulation of cells in flowsWen Wang
Investigation of silicon (on sapphire) with monolayers in LAPS and photoelectrochemical sensorsSteffi Krause
Next generation organ-chip models - 2022 EPSRC DTP HRCS?Hazel Screen

Past PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisorYear
Wear and corrosion testing of modular hip prosthesesJulia Shelton2017
Electrospinning high toughness biomimetic polystyrene nanocompositesAsa Barber, Himadri Gupta2017
Fabrication of non(low) permeable microcapsules and further studyGleb Sukhorukov, Himadri Gupta2017
Micro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterialsJulien Gautrot, Hazel Screen2017
Design modelling and control of a miniature robotic system for surgical applicationsM Hasan Shaheed, Ranjan Vepa2017
Motion of deformable capsules in complex flowsYi Sui2017
Model Predictive Controller design for an Efficient Hybrid Energy Wind/Solar/FC/BS Power System.M Hasan Shaheed, Hua Sheng Wang2017
The Effects of Loading Frequency on Tenocyte MatabolismHazel Screen2017
SmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield2017
Electric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield2017
Fatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield2017
Predicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2017
Development of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi2017
Robust and Stable discrete adjoint solver development for shape optimisation of incompressible flows with industrial applicationsJens-Dominik Mueller, Eldad Avital2017
High Performance Flow Control & Shape Optimisation SolverJens-Dominik Mueller, Sergey Karabasov2017
Composite inorganic particles/polyelectrolyte microcapsules: fabrication and applicationGleb Sukhorukov2017
Roles of primary cilia in hMSC in differentiationMartin Knight2016
The effects of the rate of hypo-osmotic challenge and IFT88 mutation on the biomechanics of chondrocytes.Martin Knight, Wen Wang2016
Micro-structure reorganisation of the aortic heart valve under a biaxial loading conditionHazel Screen, Wen Wang2016
Biomimetic Layered Nanocomposites with Tunable Dynamical Mechanical Properties: Synthesis, Imaging and CharacterisationHimadri Gupta, Nicola Pugno2016
A novel fibre composite system to investigate tenocyte metabolism under physiological and pathological loading conditions.Hazel Screen2016
Modelling, optimisation and control of osmotic energy extraction from natural salinity gradients using pressure retarded osmosisM Hasan Shaheed, Theodosios Alexander2016
Development of a 3D Perfusion System to Monitor Response of Osteoblast-like Cells Incubated on Synthetic Bone Graft Substitute Granules with Varied Hierarchical Porosities under Dynamic ConditionsKarin Hing2016
Developing Cationic Nanoparticles for Gene DeliveryJulien Gautrot, John Stark2016
Interaction between the circulating blood and vascular endothelial cells in health & disease. Cell Mechanics for endothelial glycocalyxWen Wang, Asa Barber2016
The role of HDAC7-related peptide in stem cell differentiation towards endothelial cellWen Wang2016
The synergistic role of mechanical stimuli and VEGF treatment in stem cell differentiation to endothelial cellsWen Wang2016
The Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural RubberJames Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2016
Bone Quality Changes at the Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases assessed by Synchrotron X-ray ImagingHimadri Gupta2016
Investigating the effects of cholesterol on phospholipid bilayer with molecular dynamics simulations.Wen Wang, Yiling Lu2016
To Fabricate and Study the Properties of the Intelligent Microencapsulated Liquid Particles Containing Biologically Active CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov2016
Naturally Inspired Multi-layer Composite Films on Planar and Modulated SurfacesGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs2016
The Role of DKK3 in Vascular Smooth Muscle DifferentiationWen Wang2015
A Study of the Fluid Dynamic Coupling Between LP Steam Turbine and its Exhaust HoodAndrew Wheeler, Jens-Dominik Mueller2015
Functional impact of microRNA-34a on stem cell differentiation towards smooth muscle cellWen Wang2015
Complex mechanical conditioning of cell-seeded constructs can influence chondrocyte activityJulia Shelton, Dan Bader2015
Numerical shape optimisation of flow around turbomachinery bladesJens-Dominik Mueller, Andrew Wheeler2015
Combined Impedance and Fluorescence Imaging of Polymeric Microcapsules using Photocurrent Measurements at silicon/SAM/electrolyte Field Effect StructuresSteffi Krause2015
Microfluidics for a novel bioreactorWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2015
Modelling and Interactional Control of a Multi-fingered Robotic Hand for Grasping and ManipulationM Hasan Shaheed, Henri Huijberts2015
Microcapsule for targetted drug delivery to diseased tissuesWen Wang, Gleb Sukhorukov2015
Electrical stimulation on cell-cell interactions in vitroWen Wang2015
Efficient Methods for Robust Shape Optimisation for CrashworthinessFabian Duddeck, Jens-Dominik Mueller2015
Monitoring of Bone Quality and Penetration in Osteoinductive Scaffolds with Varied Strut PorosityKarin Hing2015
Investigation of Protein Mediated Control of Oteoinductivity in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes using Fluorescent ProbesKarin Hing, Alice Sullivan2015
The development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield2015
Mechanical properties of stem cells using micropipette aspirationMartin Knight, David Lee2015
Enhancing Osteogenesis in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes Through Control of MicroporosityKarin Hing2015
Novel polymeric matrix and its interaction withbiological cellsWen Wang, Ton Peijs2014
Accelerated wear protocols for understanding clinical wear in modern hip prosthesesJulia Shelton, Martin Knight2014
Microcapsule internalization be cells in vitro caused by physical and biochemical stimuliGleb Sukhorukov, Wen Wang2014
The behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strainJames Busfield2014
Failure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield2014
Analysis of Alterations in Matrix Quality at Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases using Synchrotron X-ray DiffractionHimadri Gupta2013
Investigation into the use of carbon nanotubes networks as gate electrodes in field-effect gas sensors with increased functionalitySteffi Krause2013
Tearing of rubberJames Busfield2013
Diffusive Mass Transport Studies Using BiosensorsPankaj Vadgama2013
A study of bioreactor surfaces for cell interactions and sensingPankaj Vadgama2013
UV-Triggered Encapsulation and Release by Multilayer MicrocapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2013
The Nanostructure of Impant-Induced Fibrosis (MPhil)Himadri Gupta2013
Sensitivity computation and shape optimisation in aerodynamics using the adjoint methodology and Automatic DifferentiationJens Mueller2013
A Biomechanical Characterisation of Eccentric and Concentric Loading of the Triceps Surae ComplexHazel Screen2013
Nuclear Related Responses to Osmotic Challenge in ChondrocytesDavid Lee, Martin Knight2013
Interaction between primary cilia length and hedgehog signalling in response to mechanical and thermal stressMartin Knight2013
Spatial distribution, temporal development and mechanical properties of the endothelial glycocalyx in vitroWen Wang2012
The Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield2012
Multilayer Microcapsules for Delivery, Control and Triggered Release of Bioactive CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov2012
Novel Fluorescent probes for Analysis of Protein interactions under truly physiological conditions with real Medical devicesKarin Hing2012
Natural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield2012
Viscoelastic Response of Cells and the Role of Actin Cytoskeletal RemodellingMartin Knight2012
Study of protein membranes formed by interfacial crosslinking using microfluidic flowPankaj Vadgama, Steve Dunn2012
Influence of coatings on ion release from large diameter metal-on-metal hip bearingsJulia Shelton2012
Laser scanning system for microscopic and macroscopic investigations of chemical semiconductor sensorsSteffi Krause2012
Structure-Function Relationships in the Aortic ValveHazel Screen2012
Modelling studies on biological tissue property and mechanical responses under external stimuliWen Wang2012
Processing of Polymer-based Systems for Improved Performance and Controlled ReleaseGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs2011
Development of a non-invasive method to detect pericellular spatial oxygen gradients using FLIMMartin Knight2011
Can Interface Conditions be Modified by Support Surfaces to Minimise the Risk of Pressure Ulcer Development?Wen Wang, Dan Bader2011
microRNAs play a role in human embryonic stem cell differentiation into endothelial cellsWen Wang2011
Osteoinduction by biomaterials; towards unravelling the underlying processJoost de Bruijn2011
The influence of test parameters and surface modifications on the wear of total hip replacementsJulia Shelton2011
Computational modelling of flows in porous scaffold materials using a lattice Boltzmann methodWen Wang2011
Investigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield2010
Studiesod polymeric membranes modified for application to amperometric H202 and p)2 sensing with needle-type electrodesPankaj Vadgama2010
Characterisaction of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Metabolism during Proliferation and DifferentiationDavid Lee, Joost deBruijn2010
Injectable Cell-Based Tissue Engineered Bone FormulationsJoost de Bruijn2010
The Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical Behaviours of TendonsHazel Screen, Julia Shelton2010
Viscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield2010
Stem Cell Expansion and Bioreactor DevelopmentJoost deBruijn2010
Comparative studies of Silkworm and Spider Silk as potential scaffoldPankaj Vadgama2009
The potential of pulsed low-intensity ultrasound to stimulate chondrocytes in a 3D model systemMartin Knight2009
Investigation into the Sensitivity and Resolution of Scanning Photo-Induced Impedance MicroscopySteffi Krause2009
Optically addressable, integrative composite polymer microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2009
Model Identification and Robust Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a Twin Rotor MIMO SystemHasan Shaheed2009
Carbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield2009
Nanoindentation of Polymer and Protein Films (MPhil)Andy Bushby, Pankaj Vadgama2009
Novel biosensors and Their application in Mass TransportWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2009
The influence of direct current electrical stimulation on chondrocytes in a 3D model systemDan Bader, David Lee2008
Temporal regulation of tenocyte metabolism in strained fasciclesDavid Lee, Julia Shelton2008
In vitro wear of metal-on-metal hip replacements: a multifactorial problem.Julia Shelton2008
Mechanisms of the improvced Biological Response with Silicate Substitution in Hydroxy Apatite.Karin Hing2008