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Dr Abdouni

Dr Yamin Abdouni
PhD, MSc, BSc

Honorary lecturer
Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry
Email yamin.abdouni@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Akinmolayan Taiwo

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan Taiwo
MEng, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Education
Primary research interests are: Student experience of teamwork as an indicator for employability skills; Engagement and retention of students within Engineering through active learning techniques; Cultural and social impacts on the approaches to learning; Diversity and inclusion within Engineering.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7281     Email f.akinmolayan@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Balcombe

Dr Paul Balcombe
MEng, PhD, CEng, MIChemE

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy
Specialises in developing unique technology-specific, probabilistic emissions/cost modelling of energy supply chains, particularly relating to methane emissions from natural gas, as well as hydrogen and ammonia supply chains.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6279     Email p.balcombe@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Boek

Dr Edo Boek
PhD

Reader in Chemical Engineering
Research in the group of Dr Edo Boek focuses on energy engineering. One of the greatest challenges of our generation is the supply of energy in a sustainable, secure and affordable manner (Energy-Trilemma). Our group investigates novel technologies to achieve this goal, including 1) Geothermal Energy Engineering, in particular development of drilling fluids stable under HPHT conditions, minimising Lost Circulation and Formation Damage; 2) design of carbon electrodes for electrochemical devices, including Redox Flow Batteries, using pore-scale imaging, reactive multi-phase flow modelling and MD simulation; 3) bio-fuel extraction from micro-algae, using Photo-Bio-Reactor (PBR) / soft matter experiments; 4) sustainable drinking water treatment, including water softening and GAC filtration, using Fluidised Bed Reactor (FBR) experiments (with Waternet Amsterdam);
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2964     Email e.boek@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Briscoe

Dr Joe Briscoe
MSci (Hons), PhD, FHEA, CSci, MIMMM, MInstP

Reader in Energy Materials & Devices
My group's research is focused on the use of thin films and nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications, including: semiconductor photocatalysts, photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) & solar fuels; photovoltaic devices; ferroelectrics for solar energy conversion; piezoelectric energy harvesting. We have a particular interest in the use of polar (ferroelectric & piezoelectric) materials and nanomaterials in these devices with expertise in solution-based synthesis of materials, material characterisation and device fabrication and testing, including flexible devices.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3552     Email j.briscoe@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Buchan

Dr Andrew Buchan
BSc MSc PhD

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Science
I design numerical models for predicting the behaviour and understanding the uncertainties in the operation of nuclear reactor cores and other nuclear processing facilities. In particular I develop mathematical models to accurately predict neutron and gamma transport within nuclear reactors, and couple these to thermal hydraulic codes that model coolant flows and heat transfer within a core. I am particularly interested in analysing both current nuclear reactors as well as those due to be built within the UK in the coming years, in particular the boiling water reactors. I am also heavily involved in the design of new mathematical models that predict the progression/state of a nuclear reactor's core in the event of severe accident scenarios.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6087     Email a.buchan@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 Cullen

Dr Patrick Cullen
PhD

Lecturer in Renewable Energy
My expertise is in synthesising scalably made nanomaterials and embedding them into energy devices for increased perfomance.
Telephone +44(0)20 7882 6596     Email p.cullen@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Jiang

Prof Xi Jiang
PhD, CEng, FIMechE, AFIChemE

Director of Division of Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy /
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
The expertise of Prof Jiang is primarily in sustainable and cleaner energy utilisation, which includes but not limited to the applications of high-fidelity modelling and simulation to the following research areas: (1) combustion utilisation of alternative and renewable fuels including chemical kinetics studies, (2) greenhouse gas mitigation technologies including combustion mitigation of low-concentration methane; (3) flow in porous media and geological carbon storage, and (4) battery thermal management and thermal management in computer systems.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5009     Email xi.jiang@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Jorge Sobrido

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
PhD, MIMMM, FHEA

Reader in Sustainable Energy Materials
Ana's research focuses on the development of new electroactive materials for energy conversion and storage devices. Her group's expertise ranges from the synthesis of new compounds through multiple synthesis approaches to electrode ink formulation strategies and assembly and testing into real electrochemical devices.
Telephone +44(0)20 7882 6782     Email a.sobrido@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Livingston

Prof Andrew Livingston
PhD, MSc (Economics), BEng (Hons)

Vice-Principal (Research) and Professor of Chemical Engineering
Molecular Separations. Membrane fabrication, membrane characterisation, membrane transport processes, membrane process simulation. Chemical and biochemical processes. Synthesis of exact polymers, including oligonucleotide therapeutics, peptides, PEGs and Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC). Membrane processes in organic systems. Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN). Defined monomer sequence synthetic polymers. Polymer therapeutics. Scale up of chemical processes. Scale up of membrane fabrication processes. Creation of new technology platforms for oligo synthesis, peptide synthesis, advanced ADC, PEGylation of biopharmaceuticals.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3006     Email a.livingston@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

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 Slavchov

Dr Radomir Slavchov
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
(i) Adsorption of surfactants and electrolytes; (ii) capillary shapes, capillary flows, wetting, biomechanics; (iii) theory of surface electric phenomena; (iv) chemical physics of mixtures, fuel chemistry; (v) combustion engines.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8938     Email r.slavchov@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 Sui

Dr Yi Sui
PhD, MInstP, Fellow HEA

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

Dr Szilágyi

Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi
PhD, FRSC, FHEA, MSc, MA

Co-director of Division of Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy /
Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials
I am interested in developing materials for energy applications, in particular for fuel synthesis. When solid materials are of very small particles their properties (such as colour, electric conductivity. etc.) starts to depend on the particle size. My main goal is to achieve control of the properties of materials by controlling their particle size and shape. There are various ways to control particle size, and in my approach templates of well-defined size and shape are used. The above templates are pores of a kind of material called metal-organic frameworks. This is a relatively new kind of materials and they can enter very diverse interactions with guest materials, which I aim to explore to further tailor the latter's properties.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7948     Email p.szilagyi@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Volpe

Dr Roberto Volpe
PhD

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
I design pyrolysis and gasification experiments to study the fundamental aspects of biomass thermal decomposition. My expertise ranges from the investigation of the pathways to thermo-chemical breakdown of solid biofuels to the synthesis of gaseous/liquid energy vectors and renewable carbon materials for catalysis and environmental applications such as water or soil remediation.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7748     Email r.volpe@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

Dr Zawahreh

Dr Yousef  Zawahreh
BEng(Hons), PhD, PGCert, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials & Design
My background is in materials, an area of that spans all other engineering disciplines (almost). My interests lie in identifying and commercialising design-related solutions that come from the boundaries between disciplines. Sustainability and healthcare are at the top of my list. Engineering education is another passion of mine. The current coronavirus pandemic upheaval has been challenging but perhaps in a good way. Innovation and progress are borne out of adversity and this situation is no different. I am extremely interested in how can we use this upheaval to advance engineering education in a post-COVID era.
Email y.zawahreh@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Zhang

Dr Han Zhang
MEng, PhD, PGCAP, MIMMM, FHEA, CEng, CSci

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Han's expertise in the field of polymers and composites range from manufacturing to characterization of advanced polymer composites and nanocomposites, especially of multifunctional composites for future lightweight structural applications. His current research focuses on the sustainable development of advanced composites, including energy efficient sustainable manufacturing, integrated health monitoring and easy repairing functionalities for extended components' life.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2726     Email han.zhang@qmul.ac.uk

Postdoc Research Associates

Dr Al-Kadhimi

Dr Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email m.al-kadhimi@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Andrew Livingston

Ms Burggraef

Ms Maria Burggraef

Research Assistant/Early Career Researcher
Email m.burggraef@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Andrew Livingston

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 Feng

Dr Jingyu Feng
BSc, MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher
Energy storage and energy conversion; Non-PGM electrocatalysts; Porous carbon; X-ray adsorption spectroscopy.
Email jingyu.feng@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Patrick Cullen

Dr Grossemy

Dr Simon Grossemy

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

 Guo

 Qian Guo

Research Assistant
Email qian.guo@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Ana Jorge Sobrido

Dr Heggo

Dr Dalia Heggo

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email d.heggo@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Paul Balcombe

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 Melling

Dr Daniel Melling

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email d.melling@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Stoyan Smoukov

Miss Mohan

Miss Lokeshwari Mohan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email l.mohan@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Joe Briscoe

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 Nourafkan

Dr Ehsan Nourafkan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Colloid science and interface, nanotechnology, renewable energy
Email e.nourafkan@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Ontaneda

Dr Jorge Ontaneda
BSc, PhD, MRSC

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
DFT simulations of solid-state materials
Email j.ontaneda@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Joe Briscoe

Dr Pal

Dr Subhajit Pal
MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Investigation of the physical properties of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials are the main topics of my research interest. In particular, the studies of ferroelectric photovoltaic, photo-ferroelectric and electrostriction phenomena in both centro and non-centrosymmetric systems. My current research focuses on synthesizing nanostructured ferroelectric thin films for the development of next-generation solar cell devices. We use the AFM technique to characterize the nanostructured thin film.
Email subhajit.pal@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Joe Briscoe

Dr Thielke

Dr Michael Thielke

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email m.thielke@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Ana Jorge Sobrido

Dr Yao

Dr Xudan Yao
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email x.yao@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Han Zhang

Dr Zaidi

Dr Naveed Zaidi

Research Associate
Email n.zaidi@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Andrew Livingston

Dr Zamboulis

Dr Danae Zamboulis
DVM, PhD

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

Professional Services

Dr Bailey

Dr Russell Bailey
PhD, FRMS, SI

Analytical Laboratories Manager
Oversees the technical support provision within the analytical laboratories of the school. Facilitates support for research and teaching, in line with the universityâ??s long-term strategic objectives. Primary areas of expertise are electron and scanning probe microscopies, and mechanical testing.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8468     Email r.j.bailey@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Di Federico

Dr Erica Di Federico
PhD

Mechanical Testing Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for the mechanical testing facilities for academic staff, postgraduate, and undergraduate students within the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. This comprises supporting appropriate research projects, managing contract testing and assisting with practical classes, demonstrations and in the development of prototypes and experimental equipment for teaching and research. Responsible for the operation and upkeep of the materials processing and mechanical testing laboratories. Responsible for the instruction, guidance, and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5054     Email e.difederico@qmul.ac.uk

  Duggan

 Nick Duggan

Lead Aerospace Technician
Technical support for the Whitehead Aeronautical Laboratory. Supporting teaching and research projects through fabrication and modification of aero models and maintenance of all related equipment. I work as part of a team of technical staff in support of the School's research and teaching programmes, being mutually supportive and covering duties as necessary and where directed.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6836     Email n.duggan@qmul.ac.uk

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

Dr Hakobyan

Dr Shoghik Hakobyan
PhD

Materials Characterisation Technician
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6943     Email s.hakobyan@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Ife

Mr Dennis Ife

Mechanical Workshop Manager
Provides and manages comprehensive mechanical technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. Responsible for the operation, upkeep and management of the mechanical workshops and the technical team within those areas. Mechanical/Research Workshop, G54. Makerspace suite, 106. Whitehead Laboratory.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6383     Email d.ife@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Lacerda

Dr Armando Lacerda
PhD

Research Laboratories Manager
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7461     Email a.m.lacerda@qmul.ac.uk

Ms Ma

Ms Jun Ma
BSc, MSc, MPhil

Laboratory Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. To be responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory area of Instrumentation. Responsible for the instruction, guidance and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5057     Email j.ma@qmul.ac.uk

Mr McDonald

Mr Andrew McDonald

Mechanical Workshop Technician
Apprentice trained mechanical engineer providing support to students and staff in manufacturing and CAD/CAM processes to enable the achievement of teaching, research aims and objectives.
Telephone +44(0)20 7882 6383     Email andrew.mcdonald@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Neighbour

Mr Danny Neighbour
BSc,MSc,CEng MIEE

Laboratory Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. To be responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory areas of Robotics and Servo PBL. Responsible for the instruction, guidance and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5056     Email d.neighbour@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Santagiuliana

Dr Giovanni Santagiuliana
BSc, MSc, PhD

Polymer Research Manager
Thermoplastic polymer processing, nanocomposites, graphene-based composites, materials characterisation, analytical modelling, materials and products development, cycling
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2792     Email g.santagiuliana@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Searles

Mr James Searles

Mechanical Workshop Technician
I have 20 years experience in the manufacturing industry primarily in the f1 and aerospace industry
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6577     Email j.searles@qmul.ac.uk

Current PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisor
Affect of mechanical deformation of solar cell performanceJoe Briscoe
Solution-processed nanostructured ferroelectric thin films for photoelectrochemical water splittingJoe Briscoe
Investigation of selective electrocatalysts for CO2 reductionAna Jorge Sobrido
Bifunctional Hybrid Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution and Oxygen Reduction ReactionsAna Jorge Sobrido
Lifetime predictions of ElastomersJames Busfield
Nano-engineered Smart Coatings for Multifunctional CompositesHan Zhang
Cesium based perovskite material for perovskite solar cellsJoe Briscoe
Development of an Organ-chip Model to examine Muscle DegenerationHazel Screen
Towards ferroelectric-enhanced solar energy conversion; the e?ect of ferroelectric fields on charge carrier dynamicsJoe Briscoe
Modulating tendon micromechanics for injury prevention or managementHazel Screen
Novel Models of Tendinopathy on a ChipHazel Screen
Ultralow loading Pt-based electrocatalysts for HERYi Sui
Interface/Surface Modulation and Mechanism Study of Hematite Photoanodes for Solar to Hydrogen ConversionAna Jorge Sobrido
Modelling and characterisation of cells in flowsYi Sui
SYNTHESIS OF EFFECIENT AND STABLE PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLJoe Briscoe
Novel flexible piezoelectric energy harvesters (nanogenerators) for wearable and composite applicationsJoe Briscoe
Prediction of Leakage in Elastomeric Seals for High Pressure ApplicationsJames Busfield
Self Healing ElastomersJames Busfield
Tyre Degradation Performance - SRIJames Busfield
Fracture behaviour in high performance tyresJames Busfield
Numerical simulation of cell dynamics in inertial flowsYi Sui
Chiral nanohybrids - Photocatalysis with a spin.Ana Jorge Sobrido
PEDOT:PSS-based hybrid systems for optimised photoelectrochemistryJoe Briscoe
A Computational Study of Ultrasound Enhanced Heat Transfer for Acoustically Driven FlowsXi Jiang
Numerical simulation of electrohydrodynamicsYi Sui
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
Development of ferroelectric nanocomposites for solar energy devicesJoe Briscoe
Optimisation of a Novel Polymeric Heart ValveJames Busfield
The interfascicular matrix niche ? novel approaches to identify the aetiology of tendinopathyHazel Screen
Optimisation of Tyre Wear PerformanceJames Busfield
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
Investigating Human Achilles Tendon Biomechanics Using Novel Ultrasound ImagingHazel Screen
Extraction of lipids from algae suspensions for biofuel applicationsEdo Boek
Multifunctional composites with integrated sensing and easy repairing capabilitiesHan Zhang
Investigation of new electroactive materials for solar redox flow batteries.Ana Jorge Sobrido
METAL COMPOUNDS/LIGNINDERIVED FIBRE HYBRIDS AS FREE-STANDING OXYGEN ELECTROCATALYSTS ALKALINE MEDIAAna Jorge Sobrido
Sustainable antibacterial electrospun fabrics for masks and medical applicationsAna Jorge Sobrido
Free-standing boron, nitrogen and iron doped graphitic electrodes for dioxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis in alkaline fuel cellsAna Jorge Sobrido
Role of CD34+ Stem Cells in Isografted Vessel RemodellingWen Wang
Advanced Study of Holographic Acoustic Trapping using UltrasoundXi Jiang
Energy efficient manufacturing of multifunctional fibre reinforced compositesHan Zhang
Combined Molecular Dynamics and Experimental Study of Soot Formation during Biomass PyrolysisXi Jiang
Frictional Properties of Elastomer Seals.James Busfield
Physicochemical Modelling of Multi-Component Liquid Biofuel CombustionXi Jiang
Development of new photo-ferroelectric materials for photoelectrocatalysis and photovoltaicsJoe Briscoe
Flexible hybrid energy harvesters based on ZnO nanogenerator and perovskite solar cellsJoe Briscoe
Numerical simulation of cells in flowsWen Wang

Past PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisorYear
Motion of deformable capsules in complex flowsYi Sui2017
SmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield2017
The Effects of Loading Frequency on Tenocyte MatabolismHazel Screen2017
Development of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi2017
Predicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2017
Fatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield2017
Electric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield2017
Micro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterialsJulien Gautrot, Hazel Screen2017
A novel fibre composite system to investigate tenocyte metabolism under physiological and pathological loading conditions.Hazel Screen2016
Investigating the effects of cholesterol on phospholipid bilayer with molecular dynamics simulations.Wen Wang, Yiling Lu2016
Micro-structure reorganisation of the aortic heart valve under a biaxial loading conditionHazel Screen, Wen Wang2016
The role of HDAC7-related peptide in stem cell differentiation towards endothelial cellWen 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 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
Electrical stimulation on cell-cell interactions in vitroWen Wang2015
Microcapsule for targetted drug delivery to diseased tissuesWen Wang, Gleb Sukhorukov2015
The Role of DKK3 in Vascular Smooth Muscle DifferentiationWen Wang2015
Functional impact of microRNA-34a on stem cell differentiation towards smooth muscle cellWen Wang2015
The development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield2015
Microfluidics for a novel bioreactorWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2015
The behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strainJames Busfield2014
Novel polymeric matrix and its interaction withbiological cellsWen Wang, Ton Peijs2014
Microcapsule internalization be cells in vitro caused by physical and biochemical stimuliGleb Sukhorukov, Wen Wang2014
Failure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield2014
A Biomechanical Characterisation of Eccentric and Concentric Loading of the Triceps Surae ComplexHazel Screen2013
Tearing of rubberJames Busfield2013
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
Structure-Function Relationships in the Aortic ValveHazel Screen2012
The Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield2012
Natural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield2012
microRNAs play a role in human embryonic stem cell differentiation into endothelial cellsWen Wang2011
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
Viscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield2010
Investigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield2010
The Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical Behaviours of TendonsHazel Screen, Julia Shelton2010
Novel biosensors and Their application in Mass TransportWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2009
Carbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield2009