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Prof Althoefer

Prof Kaspar Althoefer
PhD

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

Prof Bastiaansen

Prof Cees Bastiaansen
BSc, PhD

Visiting Professor of Materials
Cees Bastiaansen is part-time professor with the Materials Division. His research centers around the processing and structure-property relationships of polymers - with an emphasis on aligned, oriented systems, their functional properties and devices. His current research is mainly in polymers for sensors, actuators, smart windows and high performance composites. Cees collaborates with a large number of industrial partners through various multi-partner projects, including a number of EU, UK and NL government funded projects. Cees has been active in polymers in an industrial and an academic environment for over 30 years. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 peer reviewed papers, he is co-inventor of more than 80 international patent applications and co-founder of more than 7 start-up companies. He is a science and technology advisor at multinationals, small and medium size enterprises and start-ups.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8865     Email c.w.m.bastiaansen@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Sir Bhadeshia

Prof Sir Harry Bhadeshia
FRS FREng &c.

Professor of Metallurgy
I work on the theory of solid-state phase transformations with emphasis on the prediction and verification of structural development in complex metallic alloys, particularly multicomponent steels. Theory for the interaction of hydrogen with iron and its compounds. Subjects covered: physical and chemical metallurgy, steels, phase transformations, mathematical modelling, design of alloys, materials algorithms. Development of freely available teaching resources in metallurgy.
Email h.bhadeshia@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

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

Prof Bushby

Prof Andy Bushby
BSc(Eng), PhD, FRMS, MInstPhys

Professor of Materials Science
Nanoindentation testing, Micro-mechanical properties of material, Size dependent strength, 3D electron microscopy. Director of The NanoVision Centre for microscopy
Email a.j.bushby@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Cavalli

Dr Gabriel Cavalli
BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Reader in Science and Engineering Education
Inclusive Pedagogy in STEM. Language impact on STEM Education. Educational and Academic Development for STEM experts. Flipped-classroom and student-centred approaches to teaching and learning. Transnational education.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2963     Email g.cavalli@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Crick

Dr Colin Crick
PhD

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Research group leader in the development of Novel Functional Materials, including; water repellent materials, water purification, and anti-biofouling surfaces.
Telephone 020 7882 6886     Email c.crick@qmul.ac.uk

Prof de Bruijn

Prof Joost de Bruijn
BSc, PhD, FBSE

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

Dr Deng

Dr Xinru Deng
MEng, PhD

Lecturer in Engineering Education
Hydroxyapatite, biomineralization, directed self-assembling system, bio-inspired hierarchical structure
Email deng.xinru@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Fenwick

Dr Oliver Fenwick
MA MSci PhD FHEA MIMMM MIOP

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

Prof Gautrot

Prof Julien Gautrot
PhD

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

Dr Gupta

Dr Himadri Gupta
PhD, MSc, FHEA

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

Dr 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

Prof Sir Humphreys

Prof Sir Colin Humphreys
CBE, FREng, FRS, BSc, MA, PhD, Hon DSc, FIMMM, FInstP, FCGI, Hon FRMS

Professor of Materials Science
Graphene and graphene electronic devices, from basic science through to manufacturable graphene devices. Advanced electron microscopy. Gallium nitride materials and devices, for example LEDs.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3450     Email c.humphreys@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 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 Lewis

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

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

Dr Li

Dr Zhe Li
MPhys, PhD

Senior Lecturer
The research of my group is focused on the development of high performnce, high stabiltiy and environmental friendly solution processed semiconductors and devices for photovoltaic applications and beyond. We have a particular interest in understanding the materials structure-function-stability-exotoxicity relationships of solution processed organic, perovskite and quantum dot semiconductors and utilise such relationship to develop sustainable solar cells and other types of optoelectronic devices.
Telephone 020 7882 6887     Email zhe.li@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Macdonald

Dr Tom Macdonald
BTech, BSc (Hons), PhD

1851 Research Fellow
Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Photovoltaics
Email t.j.macdonald@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Papageorgiou

Dr Dimitrios Papageorgiou
MSc, PhD, MIMMM

Lecturer in Materials Science
My research interests lie in all aspects of the relationships between structure and multifunctional properties of polymers and composites. My work also explores the application of strain on nanomaterials and nanocomposites for the understanding of their deformation mechanisms, their intrinsic mechanical properties and their phase changes under strain. By incorporating concepts of materials science, physics, chemistry and biology, my research targets several technologies that will impact our society in the future such as high-performance nanocomposites, bio-based polymers and composites, energy generation and storage, sensitive sensors and actuators.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6885     Email d.papageorgiou@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Peters

Dr Stuart Peters
BA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer
Industry 4.0 (Fourth Industrial Revolution), Innovation, Sustainability & Climate Change
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3784     Email s.r.peters@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Pugno

Prof Nicola Pugno
MSc PhD

Professor of Materials Science
Classical Mechanics and Nanomechanics, Bio-inspired and Nano Materials; Fracture, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Tribology and Nanotribology, MEMS and NEMS, Super-tough and Super-strong Materials, e.g. Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes, Lotus Effect, Gecko Effect, Spider Silk and Web, Spiderman Suits and Space Elevator Cables, etc.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6310     Email n.pugno@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Reece

Prof Michael Reece
BSc, PhD, PGCE, MIMMM, FECerS

Professor of Functional Ceramics
Processing and electromechanical properties of functional materials, including ferroelectrics, thermoelectrics and high entropy ceramics
Email m.j.reece@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

Prof Smoukov

Prof Stoyan Smoukov

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

Dr Spowage

Dr Andrew Spowage
PhD, PGCHE, CEng, CSci, FIMMM, FIMM, FHEA

Reader in Engineering and Materials Education
My engineering work focuses on the performance of materials, specifically selecting materials for a given application and investigating them when they fail in service. My scholarship portfolio covers university transitions, engineering and project management, how to integrated professional practice into engineering programmes, education and employability and transnational education.
Email a.spowage@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

Dr Tan

Dr Wei Tan
BEng, PhD, FHEA, MIMMM

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
My research is focused on the mechanical response of composite materials by experimental, theoretical and computational endeavours. I aim at developing high fidelity models that can predict material performance and provide fundamental insight in a wide range of multidisciplinary challenges, from carbon fibre composites to carbon nanotube composites, from mechanical to electrochemical behaviour, and from macroscale to nanoscale.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8943     Email wei.tan@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Tanner

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

Director of Division of Materials Engineering /
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 Vadgama

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

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

Dr Yan

Dr Haixue Yan
PhD, PGCAP, MACS, CEng, FIMMM and FRSC

Reader in Materials Science & Engineering
My research aims to understand the relationships between structures and properties of functional materials including dielectrics, piezoelectric and ferroelectrics. By studying these relationships, we can design and develop materials with optimised properties for different applications.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5164     Email h.x.yan@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Zawahreh

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

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials and 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 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 Burrows

Dr Stephen Burrows
MEng, MSc, PhD

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

Dr Gonzalez Molina

Dr Jordi Gonzalez Molina
PhD

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

Dr Gorecki

Dr Jon Gorecki
PhD, MPhys

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

Dr Grossemy

Dr Simon Grossemy

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

Mrs He

Mrs Qinrong He

Research Assistant
Email q.h.he@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Joe Briscoe

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 Khosroshahi

Dr Siamak  Khosroshahi
PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
My research aims at designing robust and light energy absorbing parts. This includes experimental testing, computational simulation and data-driven optimisation methods.
Email s.khosroshahi@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Wei Tan

Dr Li

Dr Meng Li

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Email meng.li@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Zhe Li

Dr Megone

Dr William Megone

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

Dr Mondal

Dr Subrata Mondal

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

Dr Murillo Herrera

Dr Luis Mauricio Murillo Herrera

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Organic synthesis, computational chemistry, catalysis, ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents.
Email l.m.murilloherrera@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Ana Jorge Sobrido

Dr Naderizadeh

Dr Sara Naderizadeh
PhD

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

Dr Newham

Dr Elis Newham

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

Dr 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, which is an ERC-funded project. We use the AFM technique to characterize the nanostructured thin film.
Email subhajit.pal@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Joe Briscoe

Dr Robins

Dr Thomas Robins

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

Dr Sarkar

Dr Sanjukta Sarkar

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

Dr Shepherd

Dr David Shepherd
MPhys, PhD

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

Ms Skach

Ms Sophie Skach

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

  Suulker

 Cem Suulker

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

Dr Thielke

Dr Michael Thielke

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

Mr Tian

Mr Gengyu  Tian

Research Assistant
Email exx901@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Ana Jorge Sobrido

Dr Wang

Dr Yiwen Wang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Organic photovoltaics: I mainly focus on stability of nonfullerene organic photovoltaics, including thermal stability, photostability, photochemical stability and their shelf lifetime. The vertical phase separation in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) layer and built-in potential across the BHJ during aging test are investigated by XPS technique and transient photocurrent. Meanwhile, I am exploring the device physics of nonfullerene organic solar cells and do some work on device engineering to make high-performing organic solar cells with excellent stability. Photodetectors: I will also focus on making flexible and wearable photodetectors based on perovskite, quantum dot, 2D materials and organic materials in the future. These photodetectors have many applications in bioengineering, medical imaging, machine vision, etc.
Email y.i.wang@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Zhe Li

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

Miss Zhang

Miss Man Zhang
BSc

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Ferroelectric; Dielectric; Photocatalyst; THz
Telephone 07594310369     Email ma.zhang@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Haixue Yan

Dr Zhou

Dr Bo Zhou

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

Professional Services

Dr Gridley

Dr Benjamin Gridley
MChem, PhD

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

Current PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisor
Affect of mechanical deformation of solar cell performanceJoe Briscoe
Zirconia based ceramics for dental applicationHaixue Yan
Eversion and Growing Robots: Pipe Navigation, Inspection andKaspar Althoefer
Study of Liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
Halide perovskite thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
Solution-processed nanostructured ferroelectric thin films for photoelectrochemical water splittingJoe Briscoe
Nanoscale damage markers for early osteoarthritis detection in the bone-cartilage unitHimadri Gupta
Collagen Based Bioactive Electrospun Scaffolds for Bone Tissue EngineeringElizabeth Tanner
Physical, mechanical and structural properties of organogels for oral care applicationJulien Gautrot
OOAC models - integrating 3D mechano-predictive environmentsHazel Screen
Unravelling surface chemistry - Electrochemical 2022 SEMS AJAna Jorge Sobrido
Identifying the causes of age-related tendon dysfunctionHazel Screen
Design of polymer brush vectors for RNA deliveryJulien Gautrot
Investigation of selective electrocatalysts for CO2 reductionAna Jorge Sobrido
Study of the mechanical properties of liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
Design of an organ-on-a-chip model of soft-hard tissue interfacesJulien Gautrot
Investigating Pyroresistive Conductive Polymer Composites with Improved Thermal StabilityHan Zhang
Soft sensor skins for soft robotsKaspar Althoefer
Bifunctional Hybrid Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution and Oxygen Reduction ReactionsAna Jorge Sobrido
Novel Silicone Elastomers for extrusion based 3D printing for organ-on-a-chip applicationsJulien Gautrot
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
Uncovering The Nanoscale Biophysics of Cutaneous FibrosisHimadri Gupta
Phase transitions in Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 based ferroelectrics.Haixue Yan
Novel Models of Tendinopathy on a ChipHazel Screen
Interface/Surface Modulation and Mechanism Study of Hematite Photoanodes for Solar to Hydrogen ConversionAna Jorge Sobrido
Modelling and characterisation of cells in flowsYi Sui
Ion channel blockers effect on viability, cell migration andLei Su
SYNTHESIS OF EFFECIENT AND STABLE PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLJoe Briscoe
Fabric-based eversion type soft actuators for robotic grasping applicationsKaspar Althoefer
Microdroplet-based microfluidics for direct reprogramming of human pluripotent stem cellsJulien Gautrot
Design and development of fibre-based piezoelectric energy harvestersJoe Briscoe
Optical sensing for in-vivo imagingLei Su
Prediction of Leakage in Elastomeric Seals for High Pressure ApplicationsJames Busfield
Advanced materials for multilayer ceramic capacitorsHaixue Yan
Structure and properties of perovskite and hexagonal structured multiferroic ceramicsHaixue Yan
CSC/Visiting studentJulien Gautrot
In-situ optical and electrochemical imaging system for 3D in vitro models and in-vivo applicationsSteffi Krause
Using control and machine learning techniques to optimise the motion performance of a soft eversion robots for underwater applicationsKaspar Althoefer
Biophysics of Self-Assembled Protein Nanosheets for Stem Cell-Based BiotechnologiesJulien Gautrot
2022 SEMS DSTL OFOliver Fenwick
Development of Self-healing and Recyclable ElastomersJames Busfield
Interstitial Hydrides of High Entropy AlloysMichael Reece
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
High Entropy ThermoelectricsMichael Reece
The combination of fluorescent AuNCs and microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
Flexible ultrasound sensorLei Su
Numerical simulation of cell dynamics in inertial flowsYi Sui
N-type organic thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
Eversion robots for radiologically constrained environments.Kaspar Althoefer
Design of synthetic nanostructured hydrogel to regulate microvascularisationJulien Gautrot
Thermoelectric Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis and AssessmentOliver Fenwick
Chiral nanohybrids - Photocatalysis with a spin.Ana Jorge Sobrido
PEDOT:PSS-based hybrid systems for optimised photoelectrochemistryJoe Briscoe
Design of nanosheets and microdroplet technologiesJulien Gautrot
Development of a framework and data tools for the sustainablJames Busfield
Developing Bone Secondary Microenvironments for Personalised MedicineElizabeth Tanner
Numerical simulation of electrohydrodynamicsYi Sui
Design of next generation RNA delivery vectorsJulien Gautrot
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
PRINTED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORSOliver Fenwick
The interfascicular matrix niche ? novel approaches to identify the aetiology of tendinopathyHazel Screen
Optimisation of Tyre Wear PerformanceJames Busfield
Ferroelectric PolymersMichael Reece
Models of Matrix Remodelling at Soft-Hard Tissue InterfacesJulien Gautrot
3D enhanced bioreactor for enhanced bone graftingKarin Hing
Analysis of charge carrier dynamics of ferroelectric nanocomJoe Briscoe
Nanostructured Reinforcing Fillers to Enhance Physical and Mechanical PropertiesJames Busfield
Microfluidics for sorting circulating tumor cellsYi Sui
Graphene based transparent electrodes for tuneable optical devicesJames Busfield
Hydrogel Waveguides for Clinical ApplicationsLei Su
Fully printed thermoelectric devices.Oliver Fenwick
A Soft Hand Exoskeleton for Haptic FeedbackKaspar Althoefer
Perovskite light emitting devicesLei Su
Relaxor ferroelectrics for energy harvestingHaixue Yan
Polymer brushes as a delivery tool to DNA vaccineJulien Gautrot
Multifunctional composites with integrated sensing and easy repairing capabilitiesHan Zhang
Investigation of new electroactive materials for solar redox flow batteries.Ana 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
High Entropy DielectricsHaixue Yan
Brazing of Ceramics and MetalsMichael Reece
Deep learning assisted optical sensingLei Su
High entropy transition metal carbidesMichael Reece
Single optical fibre imagingLei Su
Energy efficient manufacturing of multifunctional fibre reinforced compositesHan Zhang
Pb-free ferroelectrics in dielectric capacitorsHaixue Yan
Frictional Properties of Elastomer Seals.James Busfield
Printed thermoelectric generatorsOliver Fenwick
Ferroelectric polymersMichael Reece
Development of new photo-ferroelectric materials for photoelectrocatalysis and photovoltaicsJoe Briscoe
Organo-Hydrogel Design with ApplicationsJulien Gautrot
Flexible hybrid energy harvesters based on ZnO nanogenerator and perovskite solar cellsJoe Briscoe
3D photoelectrochemical imagingSteffi Krause
Investigation of silicon (on sapphire) with monolayers in LAPS and photoelectrochemical sensorsSteffi Krause
Next generation organ-chip models - 2022 EPSRC DTP HRCS?Hazel Screen

Past PhD Projects

Thesis TitleSupervisorYear
The Investigation of the Fine Scale 3D Characteristics of Sediments Employing Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM)Andy Bushby2017
Composite inorganic particles/polyelectrolyte microcapsules: fabrication and applicationGleb Sukhorukov2017
Electrospinning high toughness biomimetic polystyrene nanocompositesAsa Barber, Himadri Gupta2017
Effect of Electric Current on Ceramic ProcessingMike Reece2017
The Effects of Loading Frequency on Tenocyte MatabolismHazel Screen2017
Micro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterialsJulien Gautrot, Hazel Screen2017
Fabrication of non(low) permeable microcapsules and further studyGleb Sukhorukov, Himadri Gupta2017
Motion of deformable capsules in complex flowsYi Sui2017
The role of high frequency loading in the treatment of tendinopathyHaixue Yan, Asa Barber2017
Electric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield2017
Fatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield2017
Predicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2017
Ultra fine fibres using island in the sea spinningCees Bastiaansen, Ton Peijs2017
Development of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi2017
SmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield2017
Processing and switching mechanism of ferroelectric copolymer P(VDF/TrFE)Mike Reece, Ton Peijs2016
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
Biomimetic Layered Nanocomposites with Tunable Dynamical Mechanical Properties: Synthesis, Imaging and CharacterisationHimadri Gupta, Nicola Pugno2016
Developing Cationic Nanoparticles for Gene DeliveryJulien Gautrot, John Stark2016
Micro-structure reorganisation of the aortic heart valve under a biaxial loading conditionHazel Screen, Wen Wang2016
Bone Quality Changes at the Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases assessed by Synchrotron X-ray ImagingHimadri Gupta2016
Grain Size Effect in Lead-Free Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based Materials: Exploring The Ferroelectric BehaviorHaixue Yan, Mike Reece2016
Room Temperature Single Phase MultiferroicsHaixue Yan, Mike Reece2016
A novel fibre composite system to investigate tenocyte metabolism under physiological and pathological loading conditions.Hazel Screen2016
Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Layered Compound BiCuSOMike Reece, Haixue Yan2016
To Fabricate and Study the Properties of the Intelligent Microencapsulated Liquid Particles Containing Biologically Active CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov2016
The Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural RubberJames Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti2016
Deformation in small dimensions studied by thin wires in torsionAndy Bushby, David Dunstan2016
Naturally Inspired Multi-layer Composite Films on Planar and Modulated SurfacesGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs2016
Enhancing Osteogenesis in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes Through Control of MicroporosityKarin Hing2015
Investigation of Protein Mediated Control of Oteoinductivity in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes using Fluorescent ProbesKarin Hing, Alice Sullivan2015
Microcapsule for targetted drug delivery to diseased tissuesWen Wang, Gleb Sukhorukov2015
Monitoring of Bone Quality and Penetration in Osteoinductive Scaffolds with Varied Strut PorosityKarin Hing2015
Combined Impedance and Fluorescence Imaging of Polymeric Microcapsules using Photocurrent Measurements at silicon/SAM/electrolyte Field Effect StructuresSteffi Krause2015
Electric Field Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition Processes on Titanium Dioxide Thin Films for PhotocatalysisRussell Binions, Mike Reece2015
Microfluidics for a novel bioreactorWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2015
Functional Films and Fibres based on Liquid Crystal CoatingsTon Peijs, Cees Bastiaansen2015
The development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield2015
Piezoelectric zincoxide nanostructures for energy harvestingSteve Dunn, Haixue Yan2015
Graphene Reinforced Nano-CompositesMike Reece2015
Low Velocity Edge Impact on Composite Laminates: Damage Tolerance and Numerical SimulationsMike Reece2015
High Temperature Piezoelectric eramicsMike Reece, Haixue Yan2015
Enhancement of N-Type Semiconductor Photovoltaics with MultiferroicsSteve Dunn, Mike Reece2015
The behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strainJames Busfield2014
Failure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield2014
Effect of Doping and Defect Structures on Thermo Physical Properties of Thermoelectric MaterialsMike Reece, Haixue Yan2014
MPhil: Effect of Temperature in Cathodic Electrodepostion of Anatase TiO2 Films on Conductive GlassMike Reece2014
Applications of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) in exploring materials property-property correlationsMike Reece2014
Microcapsule internalization be cells in vitro caused by physical and biochemical stimuliGleb Sukhorukov, Wen Wang2014
Low Velocity Edge Impact on Composite Laminates: Damage Tolerance and Numerical SimulationsMike Reece, Felicity Guild2014
A Biomechanical Characterisation of Eccentric and Concentric Loading of the Triceps Surae ComplexHazel Screen2013
The Effect of CNTs on the Sintering Behaviour and Properties of Structural Ceramic CompositesMike Reece2013
Analysis of Alterations in Matrix Quality at Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases using Synchrotron X-ray DiffractionHimadri Gupta2013
High Performance Electrospun FibresTon Peijs, Cees Bastiaansen2013
A study of bioreactor surfaces for cell interactions and sensingPankaj Vadgama2013
Diffusive Mass Transport Studies Using BiosensorsPankaj Vadgama2013
UV-Triggered Encapsulation and Release by Multilayer MicrocapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2013
Tearing of rubberJames Busfield2013
Investigation into the use of carbon nanotubes networks as gate electrodes in field-effect gas sensors with increased functionalitySteffi Krause2013
The Nanostructure of Impant-Induced Fibrosis (MPhil)Himadri Gupta2013
Structure-Function Relationships in the Aortic ValveHazel Screen2012
Natural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield2012
The Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield2012
Perovskite-Like Layered Structure A2B2O7 Ferroelectrics and Solid SolutionsMike Reece2012
Study of protein membranes formed by interfacial crosslinking using microfluidic flowPankaj Vadgama, Steve Dunn2012
Novel Fluorescent probes for Analysis of Protein interactions under truly physiological conditions with real Medical devicesKarin Hing2012
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
Mechanical and Chemical Modifications of High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage MaterialsXiao Guo, Mike Reece2011
Optimisation of interfacial bond strength of glass fibre endodontic post systems (MPhil)Andy Bushby2011
Processing of Polymer-based Systems for Improved Performance and Controlled ReleaseGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs2011
Osteoinduction by biomaterials; towards unravelling the underlying processJoost de Bruijn2011
Nanoindentation as a Method to Interrogate the Mechanical properties of Polymer CoatingsAndy Bushby2011
Multiscale Quantitative Imaging of Human Femoral Heads using X-ray MicrotomographyAndy Bushby2011
Perovskite-like Layered Structure A2B2O7 Ferrlelectrics with Super-High Curie PointsMike Reece2011
The Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical Behaviours of TendonsHazel Screen, Julia Shelton2010
Studiesod polymeric membranes modified for application to amperometric H202 and p)2 sensing with needle-type electrodesPankaj Vadgama2010
Techno-economic Transition towards a Hydrogen EconomyStuart Peters, Mike Reece2010
Stem Cell Expansion and Bioreactor DevelopmentJoost deBruijn2010
Going against the Grain: the De-Maturity of the European Textile IndustryStuart Peters, Mike Reece2010
Injectable Cell-Based Tissue Engineered Bone FormulationsJoost de Bruijn2010
Investigtion of the Properties of Dental Cements in Minimal Invasive RestorationAndy Bushby2010
Investigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield2010
Viscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield2010
Domain switching dynamics in ferroelastic and ferroelastic/ferroelectric perovskitesMike Reece2010
Characterisaction of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Metabolism during Proliferation and DifferentiationDavid Lee, Joost deBruijn2010
Valuation of nanotechnology using the international private equity and venture capital valuation guidelines and factors influencing itJohn Behiri, Mike Reece2009
Nanoindentation of Polymer and Protein Films (MPhil)Andy Bushby, Pankaj Vadgama2009
Geometrical size effects in the plasticity of metals by micromechanical testingAndy Bushby2009
Carbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield2009
Novel biosensors and Their application in Mass TransportWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama2009
An examination of innovation and disruptive technology in the medical devices and implant industry (MPhil)Mike Reece2009
Comparative studies of Silkworm and Spider Silk as potential scaffoldPankaj Vadgama2009
Development of a Continuous Wire Casting TechniqueMike Reece, Xiao Guo2009
Micrometre-scale plasticity size effects in metals and ceramics theory and experimentAndy Bushby2009
Development of Ceramic – Carbon Nanotube (CNT) NanocompositesTon Peijs, Mike Reece2009
Optically addressable, integrative composite polymer microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov2009
Processing and characterization of aligned ferroelectric PVDF-TrFE thin filmsMike Reece2009
Investigation into the Sensitivity and Resolution of Scanning Photo-Induced Impedance MicroscopySteffi Krause2009
Synthesis of nanostructure materials for lithium ion batteriesMike Reece, Xiao Guo2008
Syntheses and characterisations of nanostructural magnesium based hydrides for hydrogen storage applicationsMike Reece, Xiao Guo2008
Micro-Mechanical Properties and Composite Behaviour of Bone’Andy Bushby2008
Mechanisms of the improvced Biological Response with Silicate Substitution in Hydroxy Apatite.Karin Hing2008