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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 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

Dr Contini

Dr Claudia Contini
PhD

BBSRC Discovery Fellow and Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering
Dr Claudia Contini research interests lie in the field of bottom-up synthetic biology with a focus on the design of synthetic life-like systems that mimic biological properties and functions for biotechnological and biomedical applications.
Telephone +447552130605     Email c.contini@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Dulantha Lalitharatne

Dr Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne
PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons) Eng

Lecturer in Robotics and Mechatronics
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Social Robotics, Medical Robotics, Brain-Machine Interface (BMI/BCI)
Email t.lalitharatne@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Farkhatdinov

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov
PhD

Senior Lecturer in Robotics
Assistive/medical robotics, human-robot interaction, haptics, virtual reality, control theory.
Email i.farkhatdinov@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

Prof Gupta

Prof 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
Systems Engineering; System of Systems; Socio-Technical Systems Design; Resilience Engineering; Computational Modelling; Human-Machine Interactions
Email m.hassannezhad@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Heidari

Dr Hossein Heidari
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
Designing light-based additive biofabrication processes Developing functional human tissue and organ models Discovering advanced photo-active biomaterials and inks
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

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

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

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

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

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), MA, DPhil, FIMMM, FIMechE, FIPEM, CEng, CSci

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 and 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

Dr Verbruggen

Dr Stefaan Verbruggen
PhD

Lecturer in Medical Technology
Bone biomechanics and mechanobiology, Developmental biomechanics, cancer mechanobiology
Email s.verbruggen@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 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 Kaur

Dr Anureet Kaur
MRSC

Research Assistant
Email anureet.kaur@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: James Busfield

Dr Kudriavtceva

Dr Valeriia Kudriavtceva
BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email v.kudriavtceva@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Gleb Sukhorukov

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

Miss Munguia-Romero

Miss Maria Jose Munguia-Romero

Research Assistant
My early stage experience as a Textile Engineer is focused on product development in the fashion industry, specifically in SEMs clothing brands, based on sustainability principles.
Email m.j.mungua-romero@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: James Busfield

Dr Nadal

Dr Clémence Nadal

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My research aims at developing novel strategies to control the self-assembly and viscoelastic properties of hydrogels designed for regenerative medecine and/or tissue engineering purposes. Another aspect of my work focuses on the tuning of viscoelastic properties of protein nanosheets assembled at liquid-liquid interfaces and their characterization using interfacial rheology.
Email c.nadal@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

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
Evolutionary biology, bioengineering, synchrotron X-ray tomographic imaging, Synchrotron SAXS, synchrotron WAXS
Email e.newham@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Himadri Gupta

Dr Nolan

Dr Joanne Nolan
PhD

Centre Scientist, QM+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre
I joined Queen Mary in 2021 working on an interdisciplinary CRUK-EPSRC funded project across both SEMS and Barts Cancer Institute. This work, in partnership with Emulate, focused on developing a new organ-on-a-chip model of breast cancer bone metastasis to study the interactions between breast cancer and bone cells. I currently manage the QM+Emulates Centre's suite of Human Emulation Systems with specialist training in the use of the platform. This involves leading the development of new models within the centre and providing support and training for research teams in the design, preparation and analysis of studies and development of research proposals.
Email joanne.nolan@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Martin Knight

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

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 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
Photoelectrochemical imaging and sensing, Electrochemistry, Analytical chemistry, Surface chemistry, Functional metal oxides, Chemical vapor deposition, Boron-doped diamond, Advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment, Materials characterisation, Cell culture
Email bo.zhou@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Steffi Krause

Professional Services

Current PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisor
Study of Liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
Modelling pregnancy outcomes to prevent preterm birth after exposure to air pollution during Covid19Tina Chowdhury
Nanoscale damage markers for early osteoarthritis detection in the bone-cartilage unitHimadri Gupta
Collagen Based Electrospun Scaffolds for Bone Tissue EngineeringElizabeth Tanner
Biophysical biomarkers to characterize cancer-associated fibroblasts in breast cancerMartin Knight
Study of ion responsive polymer brushes as smart coatings and organogel modelsJulien Gautrot
organ chip model development- - integrating mechanobiologyHazel Screen
Identifying the causes of age-related tendon dysfunctionHazel Screen
Design of polymer brush vectors for RNA deliveryJulien Gautrot
Protein nanosheet engineering, bioemulsion design and application in stem cell technologiesJulien Gautrot
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
High throughput analysis of mechanosensitive microRNARob Krams
Taper Junctions in modular total hip arthroplastyJulia Shelton
Lifetime predictions of ElastomersJames Busfield
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
Microdroplet-based microfluidics for direct reprogramming of human pluripotent stem cellsJulien Gautrot
Optical sensing for in-vivo imagingLei Su
Development of an arterial organ-chip to study the role of primary cilia in atherosclerosisMartin Knight
CSC/Visiting studentJulien Gautrot
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
Biophysics of Self-Assembled Protein Nanosheets for Stem Cell-Based BiotechnologiesJulien Gautrot
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
Numerical study of cells flowing in microfluidicYi Sui
Design of synthetic nanostructured hydrogel to regulate microvascularisationJulien Gautrot
The role of YAP and primary cilia in regulating inflammatory responses of cartilageMartin Knight
Development of a framework and data tools for the sustainablJames Busfield
Developing Bone Secondary Microenvironments for Personalised MedicineElizabeth Tanner
A three-dimensional level set method for two-phase electrohydrodynamicsYi Sui
Design of polymer brush vectors for controlled RNA delivery.Julien 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
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
A Single Cell Analysis Approach for Viscoelastic Characterization Using Microfluidics.Yi Sui
Graphene based transparent electrodes for tuneable optical devicesJames Busfield
Hydrogel Waveguides for Clinical ApplicationsLei Su
Perovskite light emitting devicesLei Su
Polymer brushes as a delivery tool to DNA vaccineJulien Gautrot
Using Machine Learning to understand the impact of pollutionTina 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
Organo-Hydrogel Design with ApplicationsJulien Gautrot
3D photoelectrochemical imagingSteffi Krause
Numerical modelling of viscoelasticity of biological cellsWen Wang
Development of organ-chip models of the growth plate with mechanical stimulationMartin Knight

Past PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisorYear
Electrospinning high toughness biomimetic polystyrene nanocompositesAsa Barber, Himadri Gupta2017
The Effects of Loading Frequency on Tenocyte MatabolismHazel Screen2017
Fabrication of non(low) permeable microcapsules and further studyGleb Sukhorukov, Himadri Gupta2017
SmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield2017
Motion of deformable capsules in complex flowsYi Sui2017
Wear and corrosion testing of modular hip prosthesesJulia Shelton2017
Micro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterialsJulien Gautrot, Hazel Screen2017
Electric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield2017
Fatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield2017
Development of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi2017
Predicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2017
Composite inorganic particles/polyelectrolyte microcapsules: fabrication and applicationGleb Sukhorukov2017
Interaction between the circulating blood and vascular endothelial cells in health & disease. Cell Mechanics for endothelial glycocalyxWen Wang, Asa Barber2016
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
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 effects of the rate of hypo-osmotic challenge and IFT88 mutation on the biomechanics of chondrocytes.Martin Knight, Wen Wang2016
Roles of primary cilia in hMSC in differentiationMartin Knight2016
Investigating the effects of cholesterol on phospholipid bilayer with molecular dynamics simulations.Wen Wang, Yiling Lu2016
Biomimetic Layered Nanocomposites with Tunable Dynamical Mechanical Properties: Synthesis, Imaging and CharacterisationHimadri Gupta, Nicola Pugno2016
Micro-structure reorganisation of the aortic heart valve under a biaxial loading conditionHazel Screen, Wen Wang2016
A novel fibre composite system to investigate tenocyte metabolism under physiological and pathological loading conditions.Hazel Screen2016
The Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural RubberJames Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2016
Developing Cationic Nanoparticles for Gene DeliveryJulien Gautrot, John Stark2016
Naturally Inspired Multi-layer Composite Films on Planar and Modulated SurfacesGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs2016
Bone Quality Changes at the Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases assessed by Synchrotron X-ray ImagingHimadri Gupta2016
To Fabricate and Study the Properties of the Intelligent Microencapsulated Liquid Particles Containing Biologically Active CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov2016
Complex mechanical conditioning of cell-seeded constructs can influence chondrocyte activityJulia Shelton, Dan Bader2015
Microcapsule for targetted drug delivery to diseased tissuesWen Wang, Gleb Sukhorukov2015
Mechanical properties of stem cells using micropipette aspirationMartin Knight, David Lee2015
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
Investigation of Protein Mediated Control of Oteoinductivity in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes using Fluorescent ProbesKarin Hing, Alice Sullivan2015
Functional impact of microRNA-34a on stem cell differentiation towards smooth muscle cellWen Wang2015
The Role of DKK3 in Vascular Smooth Muscle DifferentiationWen Wang2015
Monitoring of Bone Quality and Penetration in Osteoinductive Scaffolds with Varied Strut PorosityKarin Hing2015
Enhancing Osteogenesis in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes Through Control of MicroporosityKarin Hing2015
Electrical stimulation on cell-cell interactions in vitroWen Wang2015
The development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield2015
Accelerated wear protocols for understanding clinical wear in modern hip prosthesesJulia Shelton, Martin Knight2014
Novel polymeric matrix and its interaction withbiological cellsWen Wang, Ton Peijs2014
Failure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield2014
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
A Biomechanical Characterisation of Eccentric and Concentric Loading of the Triceps Surae ComplexHazel Screen2013
Tearing of rubberJames Busfield2013
UV-Triggered Encapsulation and Release by Multilayer MicrocapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2013
The Nanostructure of Impant-Induced Fibrosis (MPhil)Himadri Gupta2013
Interaction between primary cilia length and hedgehog signalling in response to mechanical and thermal stressMartin Knight2013
Nuclear Related Responses to Osmotic Challenge in ChondrocytesDavid Lee, Martin Knight2013
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
Modelling studies on biological tissue property and mechanical responses under external stimuliWen Wang2012
Spatial distribution, temporal development and mechanical properties of the endothelial glycocalyx in vitroWen Wang2012
Multilayer Microcapsules for Delivery, Control and Triggered Release of Bioactive CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov2012
Laser scanning system for microscopic and macroscopic investigations of chemical semiconductor sensorsSteffi Krause2012
The Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield2012
Natural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield2012
Novel Fluorescent probes for Analysis of Protein interactions under truly physiological conditions with real Medical devicesKarin Hing2012
Viscoelastic Response of Cells and the Role of Actin Cytoskeletal RemodellingMartin Knight2012
Structure-Function Relationships in the Aortic ValveHazel Screen2012
Influence of coatings on ion release from large diameter metal-on-metal hip bearingsJulia Shelton2012
Computational modelling of flows in porous scaffold materials using a lattice Boltzmann methodWen Wang2011
microRNAs play a role in human embryonic stem cell differentiation into endothelial cellsWen Wang2011
Can Interface Conditions be Modified by Support Surfaces to Minimise the Risk of Pressure Ulcer Development?Wen Wang, Dan Bader2011
Development of a non-invasive method to detect pericellular spatial oxygen gradients using FLIMMartin Knight2011
Processing of Polymer-based Systems for Improved Performance and Controlled ReleaseGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs2011
The influence of test parameters and surface modifications on the wear of total hip replacementsJulia Shelton2011
Investigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield2010
The Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical Behaviours of TendonsHazel Screen, Julia Shelton2010
Characterisaction of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Metabolism during Proliferation and DifferentiationDavid Lee, Joost deBruijn2010
Viscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield2010
Carbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield2009
The potential of pulsed low-intensity ultrasound to stimulate chondrocytes in a 3D model systemMartin Knight2009
Optically addressable, integrative composite polymer microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2009
Novel biosensors and Their application in Mass TransportWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2009
Investigation into the Sensitivity and Resolution of Scanning Photo-Induced Impedance MicroscopySteffi Krause2009
In vitro wear of metal-on-metal hip replacements: a multifactorial problem.Julia Shelton2008
The influence of direct current electrical stimulation on chondrocytes in a 3D model systemDan Bader, David Lee2008
Mechanisms of the improvced Biological Response with Silicate Substitution in Hydroxy Apatite.Karin Hing2008
Temporal regulation of tenocyte metabolism in strained fasciclesDavid Lee, Julia Shelton2008