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Academic Members

Prof Alonso-Rasgado

Prof Teresa Alonso-Rasgado

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

Prof Busfield

Prof James Busfield

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.
Email j.busfield@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Chapman

Dr Christopher Chapman

Lecturer in Bioengineering
Bioelectronics design and fabrication for central nervous system and peripheral nervous system targets. Experience using both metals and conducting polymers to create soft and flexible bioelectronic implants via laser-based and traditional microfabrication.
Email christopher.chapman@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Chowdhury

Dr Tina Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7560     Email t.t.chowdhury@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), Soft Robotics, Bio-inspired Robotics
Email t.lalitharatne@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Farkhatdinov

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov
PhD (Sorbonne, France)

Senior Lecturer in Robotics
Assistive/medical robotics, robots for neurosciences, human-robot interaction, haptics, virtual reality, control theory.
Email i.farkhatdinov@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Gautrot

Prof Julien Gautrot

Professor of 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

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

Lecturer in Systems Engineering
Socio-Technical Systems Design; Systems Science for Sustainability; Model-Based Systems Engineering; System of Systems Engineering; Systemic Risk Management
Email m.hassannezhad@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Hing

Prof Karin Hing

Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration
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

Prof Huijberts

Prof Henri Huijberts
MSc PhD(Twente, Netherlands) PFHEA CMath FIMA

Professor of Engineering Science and Education
Nonlinear control systems, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, synchronisation, robotics, time-delay systems, traffic dynamics
Telephone +44 (0)20 78869     Email h.j.c.huijberts@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Iskratsch

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

Professor of 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
As a bioengineer, my research is focussed on the development of organ-on-a-chip technology and other complex in vitro models. These in vitro models can transform pre-clinical testing of new drugs and therapeutics, acelerating the delivery of safer, more effective medicines. The models are also helping us to better understand human health and disease. As a professor of 'mechanobiology' I am interested in how living cells and tissues respond to biomechanical forces and how this should be incorporated into organ-chip design. Related to this, my research team examine the role of the cellular structures known as primary cilia. We are investigating structure-function relationships in this poorly understood organelle and whether manipulation of cilia can be used as a therapeutic strategy. I work on a variety of different diseases including osteoarthritis, cancer, atherosclerosis and inflammation and associated tissues/organs such as cartilage, synovium, bone, kidney and artery.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8868     Email m.m.knight@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Krams

Prof Rob Krams

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

Prof Lee

Prof David Lee
BSc (Hons), MA, PhD

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

Dr Pensalfini

Dr Marco Pensalfini

Lecturer in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
My expertise is at the interface of mechanical and biomedical engineering, with a focus on the multiscale mechanics of soft fibrous biomaterials. A central theme is the development of novel experimental approaches combining mechanics and imaging techniques to unravel mechanisms of load redistribution across tissue lengthscales and address their mechanobiological relevance. I also have broad experience in establishing two-way links between experiments and corresponding computational models with predictive or interpretative function, including inverse FEA and hierarchical Bayesian inverse analysis. My work is intrinsically multidisciplinary, and over the years I have initiated multiple collaborations with clinical and industrial partners.
Email m.pensalfini@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Roney

Dr Caroline Roney
MMath, MRes, PhD

Reader 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 FIMechE

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, modelling of taper mechanics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8877     Email j.shelton@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Shoop

Dr Karen Shoop

Senior Lecturer in Design
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8014     Email karen.shoop@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

Director, Centre for Bioengineering
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

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

Prof Wang

Prof Wen Wang

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 Bevis

Dr Laura Bevis

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Cardiovascular Digital Twins
Working to understand and predict the movement of fluids and how they interact with their surroundings using mathematical modelling. Main interests lie within biology, for example, blood flow in the heart, the movement of small swimming organisms, and the flow of the vitreous humour within the eye.
Telephone +44 (0)7495 768901     Email l.bevis@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Caroline Roney

Dr Brookes

Dr Oliver Brookes

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

Dr Ehnesh

Dr Mahmoud Ehnesh

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Bio-medical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. My research focus is on cardiac arrhythmias, especially Atrial Fibrillation, with a particular interest in digital signal processing and intelligent algorithms of biomedical signals.
Telephone +44(0)20 7882 8004     Email m.ehnesh@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Caroline Roney

Mr Griggs

Mr Thomas Griggs

Postdoctoral Reserach Assisatnt in Elastomer Recycling
Email t.griggs@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: James Busfield

Dr Grossemy

Dr Simon Grossemy

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

Dr Hopkins

Dr Timothy Hopkins

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 Kanso

Dr Hassan Kanso

Post Graduate Research Assistant
Material sciences, Recombinant technologies and Stem cell biotechnology.
Email hassan.kanso@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Khatib

Dr Nidal Khatib

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email n.khatib@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Hazel Screen

Dr Kudriavtceva

Dr Valeriia Kudriavtceva
BSc, MSc, PhD

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

Dr Leonardo Diaz

Dr Roberto Leonardo Diaz
BEng, MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomechanics
Clinical biomechanics; finite element analysis; computational modelling; experimental testing; experimental wear simulation; medical device development.
Email r.leonardo@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Teresa Alonso-Rasgado

Dr Luo

Dr Jiajun Luo

Hydrogels, Nanotopography, Cell-materials interaction, Mechanobiology
Email jiajun.luo@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Thomas Iskratsch

Dr Mondal

Dr Subrata Mondal

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomechanics
Dr. Mondal expertise on computational modelling of bone and orthopaedic medical devices, multiscale computational models of biological tissues, device design/analysis, and tissue regeneration.
Email subrata.mondal@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Teresa Alonso-Rasgado

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 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 Saxena

Dr Dhruv Saxena
BSc Hons, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I am an expert in semiconductor nanoscale lasers, random lasers, optical metamaterials and neuromorphic computing. I have a background in both optical experiments and theory, with experience in laser design, photonics modelling, fabrication, characterisation and spectroscopy.
Email d.saxena@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

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 Wang

Dr Xuechun Wang

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email exy152@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Lei Su

Dr Zamboulis

Dr Danae Zamboulis

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 Zolotarev

Dr Alexander Zolotarev

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Currently, Dr. Zolotarev is working on the project for designing optimal ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation through simulation and deep learning of digital twins. His research interests lie in the intersection between data science (computer vision and signal processing), and cardiology, particularly cardiac arrhythmias.
Email a.zolotarev@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Caroline Roney

Professional Services

Current PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisor
Study of Liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
A Machine Learning Model to Predict Preterm BirthTina Chowdhury
INVESTIGATION OF THE CEMENT MANTLE STRESS IN THE ACETABULAR COMPONENT AFTER TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY (THA) Hip replacement surgery is a common orthopaedic operation undertaken in order to repair a broken hip or to relieve pain due to osteoarthritis. In the UK alone, a total of 890,681 THA were performed between 2003 and 2016. In total hip arthroplasty surgery the acetabulum is prepared and a cup shaped shell and liner put in place of the worn cartilage and bone. The prosthetic joint is completed by a metal stem with a hip ball attached to the neck being inserted into the femur. A variety of designs and materials are now used for the components of the prosthesis. In terms of the acetabular component, the choice is between a cementless implant (metal shells) and a cemented implant (polyethylene shell). Hip replacements do however, have a finite life and wear out and fail in which case revision hip surgery is required. Liner wear and aseptic loosening are two acetabulum related components that can lead to failure of the implant. This project is in partnership with an orthopaedic consultant form Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.Teresa Alonso-Rasgado
3D in vitro models; biofabrication; 3D bioprinting;Thomas Iskratsch
Nanoscale damage markers for early osteoarthritis detection in the bone-cartilage unitHimadri Gupta
Self-assembled peptide droplet interfaces for simple screening of stem cell microenvironments and micromanipulation of coloniesJulien Gautrot
Prostate Cancer DetectionZion Tse
organ chip model development- - integrating mechanobiologyHazel Screen
Exploring tendon health and disease with tendon-on-a-chip modelsHazel Screen
Engineering retinal vascularization on a chip to model pathological events in eye diseases and study the effect of modulator drugsJulien Gautrot
Robotic interface to simulate locomotion in VRIldar Farkhatdinov
one-year Joint-Supervision Ph.D. student positionHimadri Gupta
Investigating ventricular arrhythmia disease progression through UK Biobank data digital twins.Caroline Roney
Single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devicesLei Su
SEMS-PHD-521Thomas Iskratsch
Effect of mechanical stimulation on cell and collagen mechanics in human preterm amniotic membrane defectsTina Chowdhury
Development of a Polycystic Kidney Disease organ-chip model to study therapeutic regulation of primary cilia mechanobiologyMartin Knight
High throughput analysis of mechanosensitive microRNARob Krams
Effect of ultrasound-controlled release by MCA's DD SystemsGleb Sukhorukov
Lifetime predictions of ElastomersJames Busfield
Cell imaging with PEI-SICM - CSC studentshipSteffi Krause
Development of an Organ-chip Model to examine Muscle DegenerationHazel Screen
Determination of the optimum construct for lunate prostheticTeresa Alonso-Rasgado
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
Light Activated Antibacterial Membranes for Hernia RepairElizabeth Tanner
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
Single-shot optical imaging system for hidden objects behind scattering media by Particle Swarm Optimization and Deep LearningLei Su
Development of an arterial organ-chip to study the role of primary cilia in atherosclerosisMartin Knight
Needle-based diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for oncological applicationsZion Tse
CSC/Visiting studentJulien Gautrot
Development of a new High Throughput CRISPR platform for detection of microRNARob Krams
Towards in-situ optical and electrochemical imaging to monitor action potentials for in-vitro and in-vivo applicationsSteffi Krause
A Cohort of Virtual Human Atria with Personalised Electrophysiology for In-silico Prediction of Ablation and Pharmacology Therapy OutcomeCaroline Roney
Developing a CRISPR Methodology for subtle modification of proteins in mammalian cellsRob Krams
Medical engineering, Healthcare Robotics, Wearable Smart DevicesZion Tse
AI-driven surgical inventory management to prevent waste in healthcareZion Tse
Investigating the influence of synovium on cartilage response to inflammatory stimuli using predictive invitro models.Martin Knight
Elucidation of Smear Wear MechanismJames Busfield
miRNAS Sequence Embedding For Pathway Detection And SelectivityRob Krams
The Role of Proteoglycans in Vascular Smooth Muscle MechanosensingThomas Iskratsch
Engineered Recombinant Strategies to Organo-Hydrogel Design with Applications from Plant-Based Foods to Tissue EngineeringJulien Gautrot
Prototyping cost-effective medical robotsZion Tse
Numerical Modelling of Cancer cells in flowsYi Sui
Investigation of mechanobiological sensing in cell spreading with label-free photoelectrochemical imagingSteffi Krause
The combination of fluorescent AuNCs and microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
Flexible ultrasound sensorLei Su
MRI Conditional Actuations and Prostate Intervention SystemsZion Tse
Magnetically Actuated Device for Medical InterventionsZion Tse
Investigating the Effects of Catheter Electrode ArrangementCaroline Roney
A GraphNN model for rapid convergence of Navier Stokes Equations in blood flowRob Krams
Design of synthetic nanostructured hydrogel to regulate microvascularisationJulien Gautrot
Digital Public HealthZion Tse
Investigating atrial fibrillation disease progression through UK Biobank data digital twinsCaroline Roney
Sustainable Future Footwear and Fashion TechnologyJames Busfield
Smart electronic skin with multi-sensing uints integrationLei Su
Design of polymer brush vectors for controlled RNA delivery.Julien Gautrot
Magnetic Soft Robots for interventional applicationZion Tse
IL-10 signalling in human vascular development (human vascular cell differentiation from induced-pluripotent stem cell (iPSC))Wen Wang
Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield
Nanotechnology approaches for the investigation of cardiac mechanosensingThomas Iskratsch
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
Perceptible gaps in audiological services within the NHSMohammad Hassannezhad
A Dynamic Model of Soft Tissue Integration to Dental Hard TissueThomas Iskratsch
3D enhanced bioreactor for enhanced bone graftingKarin Hing
Using graphNN to predict new small moleculesRob Krams
Nanostructured Reinforcing Fillers to Enhance Physical and Mechanical PropertiesJames Busfield
Graphene based transparent electrodes for tuneable optical devicesJames Busfield
Hydrogel Waveguides for Clinical ApplicationsLei Su
SEMS-PHD-520Thomas Iskratsch
Innovative Tactile and Optical Sensing and Actuating DevicesJames Busfield
Hybrid Perovskite Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Stability and Defect ToleranceLei Su
Polymer brushes as a delivery tool to DNA vaccineJulien Gautrot
Inertial Measurement Unit based Miniaturised Devices for Physiological Monitoring using Vibrational SignalsZion Tse
AI tool to predict protein phosphorylations that are dangerous for cancerous tumorsRob Krams
Designing Mechanism-Specific Treatment Approaches for Atrial Fibrillation Through Computational ModellingCaroline Roney
Role of CD34+ Stem Cells in Isografted Vessel RemodellingWen Wang
Single crystal perovskite optical and electronic devicesLei Su
Multimodal imaging and data retrieval trough a Multimode FibreLei Su
Cardiomyocytes, Mechanobiology, Rigidity sensing, Micropatterning, Traction Force MeasurementThomas Iskratsch
Nano-Microstructured Synthetic Cell Instructive Hydrogels for Organ-on-Chip EngineeringJulien Gautrot
3D photoelectrochemical imagingSteffi Krause
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
Wear and corrosion testing of modular hip prosthesesJulia Shelton2017
Motion of deformable capsules in complex flowsYi Sui2017
Composite inorganic particles/polyelectrolyte microcapsules: fabrication and applicationGleb Sukhorukov2017
SmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield2017
Fabrication of non(low) permeable microcapsules and further studyGleb Sukhorukov, Himadri Gupta2017
Predicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2017
Micro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterialsJulien Gautrot, Hazel Screen2017
Development of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi2017
Fatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield2017
Electric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield2017
Naturally Inspired Multi-layer Composite Films on Planar and Modulated SurfacesGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs2016
To Fabricate and Study the Properties of the Intelligent Microencapsulated Liquid Particles Containing Biologically Active CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov2016
Micro-structure reorganisation of the aortic heart valve under a biaxial loading conditionHazel Screen, Wen 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
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
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
Bone Quality Changes at the Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases assessed by Synchrotron X-ray ImagingHimadri Gupta2016
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
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
Investigating the effects of cholesterol on phospholipid bilayer with molecular dynamics simulations.Wen Wang, Yiling Lu2016
Functional impact of microRNA-34a on stem cell differentiation towards smooth muscle cellWen Wang2015
Mechanical properties of stem cells using micropipette aspirationMartin Knight, David Lee2015
The Role of DKK3 in Vascular Smooth Muscle DifferentiationWen Wang2015
Electrical stimulation on cell-cell interactions in vitroWen Wang2015
Microcapsule for targetted drug delivery to diseased tissuesWen Wang, Gleb Sukhorukov2015
Complex mechanical conditioning of cell-seeded constructs can influence chondrocyte activityJulia Shelton, Dan Bader2015
Microfluidics for a novel bioreactorWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2015
Combined Impedance and Fluorescence Imaging of Polymeric Microcapsules using Photocurrent Measurements at silicon/SAM/electrolyte Field Effect StructuresSteffi Krause2015
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
The development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield2015
Modelling and Interactional Control of a Multi-fingered Robotic Hand for Grasping and ManipulationM Hasan Shaheed, Henri Huijberts2015
Investigation of Protein Mediated Control of Oteoinductivity in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes using Fluorescent ProbesKarin Hing, Alice Sullivan2015
The behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strainJames Busfield2014
Microcapsule internalization be cells in vitro caused by physical and biochemical stimuliGleb Sukhorukov, Wen Wang2014
Failure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield2014
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
Analysis of Alterations in Matrix Quality at Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases using Synchrotron X-ray DiffractionHimadri Gupta2013
Interaction between primary cilia length and hedgehog signalling in response to mechanical and thermal stressMartin Knight2013
Tearing of rubberJames Busfield2013
Nuclear Related Responses to Osmotic Challenge in ChondrocytesDavid Lee, Martin Knight2013
A Biomechanical Characterisation of Eccentric and Concentric Loading of the Triceps Surae ComplexHazel Screen2013
UV-Triggered Encapsulation and Release by Multilayer MicrocapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2013
The Nanostructure of Impant-Induced Fibrosis (MPhil)Himadri Gupta2013
Investigation into the use of carbon nanotubes networks as gate electrodes in field-effect gas sensors with increased functionalitySteffi Krause2013
Formation control of nonholonomic mobile robots: the virtual structure approachHenri Huijberts2012
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
Multilayer Microcapsules for Delivery, Control and Triggered Release of Bioactive CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov2012
Natural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield2012
Spatial distribution, temporal development and mechanical properties of the endothelial glycocalyx in vitroWen Wang2012
Modelling studies on biological tissue property and mechanical responses under external stimuliWen Wang2012
Viscoelastic Response of Cells and the Role of Actin Cytoskeletal RemodellingMartin Knight2012
Novel Fluorescent probes for Analysis of Protein interactions under truly physiological conditions with real Medical devicesKarin Hing2012
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
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
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
The influence of test parameters and surface modifications on the wear of total hip replacementsJulia Shelton2011
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
Transmission power control in wireless networksHenri Huijberts2010
Viscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield2010
Investigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield2010
Novel biosensors and Their application in Mass TransportWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2009
Carbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield2009
Investigation into the Sensitivity and Resolution of Scanning Photo-Induced Impedance MicroscopySteffi Krause2009
Optically addressable, integrative composite polymer microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2009
The potential of pulsed low-intensity ultrasound to stimulate chondrocytes in a 3D model systemMartin Knight2009
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