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Academic Staff Group Members

Prof Bastiaansen

Prof Cees Bastiaansen
BSc, PhD

Professor of Materials
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8865     Email c.w.m.bastiaansen@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Bilotti

Dr Emiliano Bilotti

Senior Lecturer
Smart Polymers, Polymers for Energy, Self-Powered Sensors, Nanotechnology
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7575     Email e.bilotti@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Busfield

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

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 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
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7100     Email a.j.bushby@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Cavalli

Dr Gabriel Cavalli
BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.) in Materials Science and Education
Polymer chemistry, advanced polymer synthesis, nanomedicine, polymer-protein and polymer-peptide conjugates. Surface functionalisation. Flipped-classroom and student-centred approaches to teaching and learning. Transnational education and STEM Education.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2963     Email g.cavalli@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Fenwick

Dr Oliver Fenwick
MA MSci PhD

Co-director of Division of Materials Engineering /
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Developing materials for electronic devices such as LEDs, transistors and thermoelectrics. 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

Dr Hing

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

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. 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, 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

Professor of Materials Science
Graphene, Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices; Advanced Electron Microscopy; High-temperature Aerospace Materials.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3450     Email c.humphreys@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Krause

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

Reader in Electroanalytical Systems
Electrochemical sensors and characterisation techniques including: (i) impedance and quartz crystal microbalance based chemical sensors and biosensors, (ii) electrochemical imaging using photocurrent measurements at field-effect semiconductor devices with scanning photo-induced impedance microscopy (SPIM) and light-addressable potentiometric sensors (LAPS).
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3747     Email s.krause@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Peters

Dr Stuart Peters
BA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer
Industry 4.0 (Fourth Industrial Revolution), Sustainable Innovation, Sustainable Grids, Sustainable Energy Materials,
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 Mike Reece
BSc, PhD, PGCE, MIMMM

Professor of Functional Ceramics
Processing and electromechanical properties of functional materials, including ferroelectrics and thermoelectrics.
Email m.j.reece@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Romero-Gonzalez

Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez
MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Biomineralization, surface chemistry, biomaterials, environmental chemistry, engineering and sustainability. Flipped learning, student centred learning, curriculum design.
Email m.romero-gonzalez@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Spowage

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

Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof)
Transnational Education, The Performance of Materials, Materials Selection, Corrosion, Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Project & Engineering Management, Characterisation & Testing of Materials, Failure Investigation
Email a.spowage@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Su

Dr Lei Su
BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA

Lecturer
My research are centred on optical devices and instrumentation for diagnosis, imaging and monitoring, interfacing with Artificial Intelligence, Chemistry and Nanotechnology, in applications such as healthcare, energy, and security.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5184     Email l.su@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)

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

Professor and Director of IRC in Biomedical Materials
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, MInstP, MACS

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Processing and characterisations of ceramics, size effect in ferroelectrics, dielectrics for MW and THz applications, energy materials.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5164     Email h.x.yan@qmul.ac.uk

Associate Academic Staff Group Members

Prof Alonso-Rasgado

Prof Teresa Alonso-Rasgado
PhD

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0) 207 882 3028     Email t.alonso@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Althoefer

Prof Kaspar Althoefer
PhD

Professor of Robotics Engineering
Professor Althoefer's research focuses on robot autonomy, soft robotics, modelling of tool-environment interaction dynamics, sensing and neuro-fuzzy-based sensor signal classification 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

Dr Botto

Dr Lorenzo Botto
PhD

Senior Lecturer (equiv. Associate Professor) in Fluid Mechanics
I am the leader of the Fluids, Particles and Interfaces Group (https://bottogroup.wordpress.com/). I am interested in fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, with particular focus on topics at the interface between classical fluid dynamics and materials science. My group uses simulations and theory, often corroborated by experimental results, to uncover fundamental engineering principles that can be applied to practical problems, in areas such as advanced materials, bioengineering, and energy engineering. Recurring topics of research in the group are the dynamics of particulate materials (suspensions, emulsions, powders, etc.) and the mechanics of soft interfaces. I lead the "Fluid Mechanics of Nanostructured Materials" Special Interest Group of the EPSRC-funded UK Fluids Network.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3757     Email l.botto@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Briscoe

Dr Joe Briscoe
MSci (Hons), PhD, ProfGradIMMM, MInstP

Lecturer in Functional Materials
Nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications: Semiconductor photocatalysts, photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) & solar fuels; Nanostructured photovoltaic devices; Ferroelectrics for solar energy conversion; Piezoelectric energy harvesting. Chemical synthesis of nanomaterials and nanostructured thin films, material characterisation, device construction and testing.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3552     Email j.briscoe@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Cagney

Dr Neil Cagney
PhD

Lecturer
My research is focused on experimental analysis of fluid flows, often using a combination of flow measurements techniques (e.g. Particle-Image Velocimetry, visualisation) and post-processing methods (e.g. Lagrangian analysis) to identify the underlying physics of a problem. Much of my work can be grouped into three main areas; flow-induced vibration, mixing/processing of complex (non-Newtonian) fluids and thermal convection. These problems have a wide range of applications across science and industry, and I regularly collaborate with process engineers, numerical modellers, mathematicians, rheologists and geophysicists.
Telephone +44(0)20 7882 8942     Email n.cagney@qmul.ac.uk

Prof de Bruijn

Prof Joost de Bruijn
PhD

Professor of Biomaterials
Hard tissue replacement, bone tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, synthetic osteoinductive materials, bioreactor systems for adult stem cell expansion
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6310     Email j.d.debruijn@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Gautrot

Dr Julien Gautrot
PhD

Reader 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

Reader in Bioengineering and Biophysics
Tissue mechanics, bone and cartilage disorders, impact resistant biocomposites , nano- and microscale mechanics of biological and biomimetic composites, synchrotron in situ X-ray nanomechanical imaging
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8867     Email h.gupta@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Jorge Sobrido

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
PhD

Lecturer in Energy Materials
My research focuses on the development of new electroactive materials for energy conversion and storage devices. My 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 Mata

Prof Alvaro Mata
BSc, MSc, DEng

Professor in Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials
Our team strives to develop innovative technologies and high impact research (Science 2008, Nature Materials 2010, Nature Chemistry 2015) to generate creative technologies and solutions for a variety of bioengineering applications. We use highly interdisciplinary approaches that integrate engineering, materials science, chemistry, nanotechnology, biology, and medicine to develop materials and devices that are hierarchical, biomimetic, offer spatio-temporal control, adaptability, tuneability, self-healing, and functionality. Current research in our lab includes the development of in vitro biomimetic environments, dynamic and directed self-assembling systems, molecular printing within 3D environments, and molecularly-designed bioactive implants for applications such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6279     Email a.mata@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Slavchov

Dr Radomir Slavchov
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

Dr Szilágyi

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

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

Prof Titirici

Prof Magdalena Titirici
Dr. Rer. Nat. Habil.

Professor in Sustainable Materials Chemistry
Porous Materials, Energy Storage, CO2 Capture, Biofuels, Fuel Cells, Hydrothermal Carbonization
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 xxxx     Email m.m.titirici@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Zawahreh

Dr Yousef  Zawahreh
BEng(Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials & Design
Email y.zawahreh@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Zhang

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

Lecturer in Materials Science
Smart materials with multi-functionalities; Polymers and Composites; Nanomaterials and nano-engineered hierarchical composites; Self-healing and self-sensing devices; Structural health monitoring (SHM); Structural performance and its relationship with internal micro/nano-structures; Nanofibres and electrospinning.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2726     Email han.zhang@qmul.ac.uk

Postdoc Research Associates

Dr Au

Dr Heather Au

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5262     Email h.au@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Magdalena Titirici

Mr Biesuz

Mr Mattia Biesuz

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email m.biesuz@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Mike Reece

Dr Bosch Fortea

Dr Minerva Bosch Fortea

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

Dr Campelo Lopes

Dr Ilanna Campelo Lopes
PhD

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Biosensors, DNA, enzymes, membranes, antineoplastic drugs
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5151     Email i.campelolopes@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Pankaj Vadgama

Dr Chen

Dr Kan Chen

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2734     Email kan.chen@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Mike Reece

Dr Das

Dr Anirban Das

Marie-Curie Fellow
Email a.das@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Steffi Krause

Miss Di Cio

Miss Stefania Di Cio
MEng

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7882 5301     Email s.dicio@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Duong Quang Nguyen

Dr Khai Duong Quang Nguyen

KTP Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7306     Email k.nguyen@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Grasso

Dr Salvatore Grasso

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2773     Email s.grasso@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Mike Reece

Dr Gravelle

Dr Simon Gravelle
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I have a PhD in nanofluidics. My expertise is mostly numerical (molecular dynamics, monte carlo, umbrella sampling, finite elements method). I have also performed experiments using Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.
Email s.gravelle@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Lorenzo Botto

Mr Gu

Mr Chuan Gu

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email c.gu@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Lorenzo Botto

Mr Hasan

Mr Abshar Hasan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email abshar.hassan@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Alvaro Mata

Dr Inamdar

Dr Sheetal Inamdar
MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3119     Email s.r.inamdar@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Himadri Gupta

Dr Kamal

Dr Catherine Kamal
Ph.D, MSci.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I apply mathematical modelling to engineering challenges relating to soft particles, capsules or vesicles in liquids, with an aim to create testable models of the materials in flow for advance in industrial application. For example, an understanding on the characterisation over the state of aggregation, shape or orientation of the soft nanoparticles in flow could identify new methods used to charactering and sort nanoparticles by their thickness and aspect ratio. Such size and thickness is essential for optimising applications such as polymer reinforcement. I am also interested in modelling physical singularities, such as those involved in moving contact lines.
Email c.kamal@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Lorenzo Botto

Miss Khanom

Miss Taslema Khanom

Research Assistant
Email t.khanom@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Mike Reece

Dr Kong

Dr Dexu Kong

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7882 5306     Email d.kong@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Mr Lee

Mr Wanlin Lee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email wanlin.li@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Kaspar Althoefer

Dr Li

Dr Xuan Li

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Interested in energy harvesting (mechanical and solar) Nano-functional materials synthesis and characterisation
Email xuan.li@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Joe Briscoe

Dr Madhu

Dr Rajesh Madhu
M.Sc, M.Phil, PhD

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Porous Carbon Materials, Nanocomposites, Electrochemistry, Electrodeposition, Biosensors, Supercapacitors, Fuel Cells
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5301     Email r.madhu@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Magdalena Titirici

Ms Martinez

Ms Magda Martinez

Intern
Email m.magda@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Alvaro Mata

Dr Meng

Dr Nan Meng

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email n.meng@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Emiliano Bilotti

Mr Modugno

Mr Pierpaolo Modugno

ESR Marie-Curie Researcher
Email p.modugno@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Magdalena Titirici

Miss Nicolae

Miss Sabina Alexandra Nicolae

ESR Marie Curie Researcher
Email sabina.nicolae@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Magdalena Titirici

Dr Periasamy

Dr Arun Prakash Periasamy
M.Phil, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Materials Science, Photoluminescent Carbon Nanostructures, Functional Nanomaterials, Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Photoelectrocatalysis, and Energy Conversion and Storage.
Email a.prakash@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Ana Jorge Sobrido

Dr Placha

Dr Kasia Placha

Industrial Visitor
Email k.placha@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Mike Reece

Mr Rizqi

Mr Ataka Rizqi

Research Assistant
Email a.rizqi@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Kaspar Althoefer

Dr Santagiuliana

Dr Giovanni Santagiuliana

Polymer Research Manager
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2792     Email g.santagiuliana@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Emiliano Bilotti

Dr Sotoma

Dr Shingo Sotoma
PhD

Email s.sotoma@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Sun

Dr Yiwei Sun
BSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5301     Email yiwei.sun@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Colin Humphreys

Dr Trifiletti

Dr Vanira Trifiletti
PhD

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow
Nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications: photovoltaic and thermoelectric devices. Chemical and physical synthesis of single crystals and thin films, material characterisation, device construction and testing.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3604     Email v.trifiletti@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Oliver Fenwick

Dr Tu

Dr Wei Tu
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7882 8138     Email w.tu@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Mike Reece

Mr Tu

Mr Ying Tu

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email exx214@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Steffi Krause

Dr Viola

Dr Giuseppe Viola
PhD, PGCAP

Post-doctoral Research Assistant
Domain switching in ferroelectric and ferroelastic materials; Degradation and fracture behaviour of ferroelectric and ferroelastic materials; Spark Plasma Sintering of advanced ceramics.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2775     Email g.viola@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Mike Reece

Dr Zhang

Dr Hangfeng Zhang
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email hangfeng.zhang@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Haixue Yan

Dr Zhao

Dr Luming Zhao

Marie Curie Research Fellow
Email luming.zhao@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Lei Su

Professional Services

Dr Araullo-Peters

Dr Vicente Araullo-Peters
PhD

Electron Microscopy Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. Responsible for the operation and upkeep of the NanoVision Centre. 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 8468     Email v.araullo-peters@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Bailey

Dr Russell Bailey
PhD, FRMS, T/SI

Analytical Laboratories Manager
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. Responsible for the operation and upkeep of the NanoVision Centre. 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 8468     Email r.j.bailey@qmul.ac.uk

Current PhD Students

NameThesis TitleSupervisor
AHMED, ShafiqueZirconia based ceramics for dental applicationHaixue Yan
BERTEI, ClaudiaPhysical, mechanical and structural properties of organogels for oral care applicationEmiliano Bilotti
BHATTI, Muhammad RehanPhoto-responsive HDPE films: Effect of additive Concentration, Film Thickness and Draw Ratio on Stress Relaxation and Photo-mechanical workEmiliano Bilotti
CACKETT, AlexMeasurement of mechanical properties at small length-scales and the interaction of the measurement with inherent length-scales in the material (microstructure). Part of the EU 'Strength-ABLE' programme.Andy Bushby
CHETEHOUNA, MounaMulti-Scale Simulation of Strain Fields in Bone Graft SubstitutesKarin Hing
DE ACUTIS, AuroraTBCJames Busfield
DEGOUSéE, ThibaultOrganic thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
DRAIN, BenPost-Polymerisation modification to form functional polymersJames Busfield
ERMAKOV, AlexeyTBCGleb Sukhorukov
FAN, PengfeiDeep learning optical imaging and sensingLei Su
FU, ShuaiPhase transitions in Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 based ferroelectrics.Haixue Yan
GHILARDI, MichelleElectrically tuneable optical devices made of electro-responsive elastomeric smart materialsJames Busfield
HOHENBERGER, TravisThe design of down hole elastomer packers for the oil and gas industryJames Busfield
HU, ZimengElectromagnetic coupling in multiferroicsHaixue Yan
KERNIN, ArnaudKirigami-engineering of polymer nanocomposites filmsEmiliano Bilotti
KUDRIAVTCEVA, ValeriiaRemote controlled drug depot systemsGleb Sukhorukov
KöHNKEN-SAWALL, JasminDevelopment of Mechanically Enhanced Osteogenic Synthetic Bone Graft SubstitutesKarin Hing
LIN, YunyinTransparent, light weight and high impact polymeric materials and composites.Emiliano Bilotti
LIU, TianjunHybrid organic-inorganic perovskite thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
LUONG, SallyN-type organic thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
REN, XintongPVDF-based Electroactive Polymer for Energy Storage ApplicationsMike Reece
RUDDLESDEN, MichaelMulti-Mode Fibre Imaging & SensingLei Su
SILVA BLANKENAGEL, KarenPolymeric Hydrogel Waveguide for Clinical ApplicationsLei Su
SUENA GALINDEZ, EugenioFully printed thermoelectric devices.Oliver Fenwick
TABASSUM, MadeehaPerovskite light emitting devicesLei Su
TANG, WeidongDoping of halide perovskites with heterovalent cations for thermoelectric applicationsOliver Fenwick
VENTURA, LeonardoMechanical behaviour of kirigamiEmiliano Bilotti
WAN, KeningConductive Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposites for Flexible ThermoelectricsEmiliano Bilotti
WANG, XuechunTBCLei Su
WANG, YichenHigh entropy ceramic carbidesMike Reece
WANG, YufeiTBCLei Su
XIONG, WeiSynthesizability and Thermophysical and dielectric Properties of High Entropy OxidesMike Reece
YANES NUNEZ, EduardoFrictional Properties of Rubber in Elastomer Seals.James Busfield
ZHANG, JiaxinMicrochamber arrays as sensing platformGleb Sukhorukov
ZHANG, JinshuaiHybrid organic-inorganic perovskite infrared phototransistorLei Su
ZHANG, ManDielectric properties of ferroelectrics at broadband frequencyHaixue Yan
ZHONG, MuchunDevelopment of zinc sensitive monolayer modified silicon on sapphire substrates with light-addressable potentiometric sensorsSteffi Krause
ZHOU, BoIon imaging with light-addressable potentiometric sensors in the investigation of material-cell interactionsKarin Hing
ZHOU, YongfengPerovskite photonic devicesLei Su

PhD Graduates

NameThesis TitleSupervisor(s)

2017

WHEATLAND, JonathanThe Investigation of the Fine Scale 3D Characteristics of Sediments Employing Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM)Andy Bushby
CHEN, BinElectric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield
ZAHABI, HediyehDevelopment of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi
GAO, HuiComposite inorganic particles/polyelectrolyte microcapsules: fabrication and applicationGleb Sukhorukov
ZHAO, LiFabrication of non(low) permeable microcapsules and further studyGleb Sukhorukov, Himadri Gupta
BAUMARD, ThomasFatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield
ASARE, EricSmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield
LI, YanNanosynth – In-situ exfoliation of graphene in resinsEmiliano Bilotti, Ton Peijs
YU, ChuyingThe role of high frequency loading in the treatment of tendinopathyHaixue Yan, Asa Barber
WU, GuangchangPredicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti

2016

ZHANG, YiBiomimetic Layered Nanocomposites with Tunable Dynamical Mechanical Properties: Synthesis, Imaging and CharacterisationHimadri Gupta, Nicola Pugno
CHANA, NavinderpalDevelopment 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 Hing
DONG, DongDeformation in small dimensions studied by thin wires in torsionAndy Bushby, David Dunstan
LI, ZhengRoom Temperature Single Phase MultiferroicsHaixue Yan, Mike Reece
MCKINNON, RuthGrain Size Effect in Lead-Free Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based Materials: Exploring The Ferroelectric BehaviorHaixue Yan, Mike Reece
RAN, HaoTo Fabricate and Study the Properties of the Intelligent Microencapsulated Liquid Particles Containing Biologically Active CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov
PATEL, Iffat FatimaNaturally Inspired Multi-layer Composite Films on Planar and Modulated SurfacesGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs
ZHU, XiaojingProcessing and switching mechanism of ferroelectric copolymer P(VDF/TrFE)Mike Reece, Ton Peijs
CHEN, KanSynthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Layered Compound BiCuSOMike Reece, Haixue Yan
HUANG, MenglongThe Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural RubberJames Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti
ZHANG, HanHybrid CFRP-CNT Micro-nanocomposites with Improved Fracture Toughness and Integrated Damage Sensing Capability.Ton Peijs, Emiliano Bilotti

2015

PICOT, OlivierFunctional Films and Fibres based on Liquid Crystal CoatingsTon Peijs, Cees Bastiaansen
CAMPION, CharlieEnhancing Osteogenesis in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes Through Control of MicroporosityKarin Hing
CASTAGNA, VivianaInvestigation of Protein Mediated Control of Oteoinductivity in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes using Fluorescent ProbesKarin Hing, Alice Sullivan
PORWAL, HarshitGraphene Reinforced Nano-CompositesMike Reece
ROMERO NUNEZ, Luz MariaElectric Field Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition Processes on Titanium Dioxide Thin Films for PhotocatalysisRussell Binions, Mike Reece
PARISH, AlanMonitoring of Bone Quality and Penetration in Osteoinductive Scaffolds with Varied Strut PorosityKarin Hing
CHEN, ChenHigh Temperature Piezoelectric eramicsMike Reece, Haixue Yan
TUNNICLIFFE, LewisThe development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield
LU, ZhengjunMicrofluidics for a novel bioreactorWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama
JALALI, NimraPiezoelectric zincoxide nanostructures for energy harvestingSteve Dunn, Haixue Yan
MALHOTRA, AnjumLow Velocity Edge Impact on Composite Laminates: Damage Tolerance and Numerical SimulationsMike Reece
DEO, Devendra InderMicrocapsule for targetted drug delivery to diseased tissuesWen Wang, Gleb Sukhorukov
WANG, JianCombined Impedance and Fluorescence Imaging of Polymeric Microcapsules using Photocurrent Measurements at silicon/SAM/electrolyte Field Effect StructuresSteffi Krause
MAI, FangBio-based All-Polymer Composites: Processing, Structure and PropertyTon Peijs, Emiliano Bilotti
LOH, LeonardEnhancement of N-Type Semiconductor Photovoltaics with MultiferroicsSteve Dunn, Mike Reece

2014

ASARE, SamuelFailure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield
SHORTER, RobThe behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strainJames Busfield
CRUZ BLANCO, CarlosMPhil: Effect of Temperature in Cathodic Electrodepostion of Anatase TiO2 Films on Conductive GlassMike Reece
LIU, WeizhiMicrocapsule internalization be cells in vitro caused by physical and biochemical stimuliGleb Sukhorukov, Wen Wang
MALHOTRA, AnjumLow Velocity Edge Impact on Composite Laminates: Damage Tolerance and Numerical SimulationsMike Reece, Felicity Guild
KHALIQ, JibranEffect of Doping and Defect Structures on Thermo Physical Properties of Thermoelectric MaterialsMike Reece, Haixue Yan
CHENG, XiaoyuApplications of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) in exploring materials property-property correlationsMike Reece

2013

KHAN, Rachel MarinaA study of bioreactor surfaces for cell interactions and sensingPankaj Vadgama
CAO, XuInvestigation into the use of carbon nanotubes networks as gate electrodes in field-effect gas sensors with increased functionalitySteffi Krause
MILSOM, BenThe Effect of CNTs on the Sintering Behaviour and Properties of Structural Ceramic CompositesMike Reece
RONG, ZimeiDiffusive Mass Transport Studies Using BiosensorsPankaj Vadgama
SAKULKAEW, KartpanTearing of rubberJames Busfield
YI, QiangyingUV-Triggered Encapsulation and Release by Multilayer MicrocapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
YAO, JianHigh Performance Electrospun FibresTon Peijs, Cees Bastiaansen

2012

CHANG, HongStudy of protein membranes formed by interfacial crosslinking using microfluidic flowPankaj Vadgama, Steve Dunn
HOTHI, Hardip SinghThe Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield
PAVLOV, AntonMultilayer Microcapsules for Delivery, Control and Triggered Release of Bioactive CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov
GAO, ZhipengPerovskite-Like Layered Structure A2B2O7 Ferroelectrics and Solid SolutionsMike Reece
MAFINA, Marc-KrystelleNovel Fluorescent probes for Analysis of Protein interactions under truly physiological conditions with real Medical devicesKarin Hing
LOWE, DavidNatural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield
LINKE, SebastianLaser scanning system for microscopic and macroscopic investigations of chemical semiconductor sensorsSteffi Krause

2011

MA, JiaProcessing of Polymer-based Systems for Improved Performance and Controlled ReleaseGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs
AHMED, FarhatMultiscale Quantitative Imaging of Human Femoral Heads using X-ray MicrotomographyAndy Bushby
EKERS, Tanya W.Nanoindentation as a Method to Interrogate the Mechanical properties of Polymer CoatingsAndy Bushby
THANJAL, NarinderjeetOptimisation of interfacial bond strength of glass fibre endodontic post systems (MPhil)Andy Bushby
NING, HuanpoPerovskite-like Layered Structure A2B2O7 Ferrlelectrics with Super-High Curie PointsMike Reece
WANG, YiwenMechanical and Chemical Modifications of High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage MaterialsXiao Guo, Mike Reece

2010

FIANTI, NoorGoing against the Grain: the De-Maturity of the European Textile IndustryStuart Peters, Mike Reece
TEZCAKAR, MerveTechno-economic Transition towards a Hydrogen EconomyStuart Peters, Mike Reece
LUO, JinInvestigtion of the Properties of Dental Cements in Minimal Invasive RestorationAndy Bushby
SUPHADON, NutthanunViscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield
SCHOENLEBER, MonikaStudiesod polymeric membranes modified for application to amperometric H202 and p)2 sensing with needle-type electrodesPankaj Vadgama
VIOLA, GiuseppeDomain switching dynamics in ferroelastic and ferroelastic/ferroelectric perovskitesMike Reece
GABRIEL, PhilipInvestigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield

2009

HAKIMI, OsnatComparative studies of Silkworm and Spider Silk as potential scaffoldPankaj Vadgama
GUO, LeiNovel biosensors and Their application in Mass TransportWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama
BEDARD, MatthieuOptically addressable, integrative composite polymer microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
PETRATOS, PythagorasValuation of nanotechnology using the international private equity and venture capital valuation guidelines and factors influencing itJohn Behiri, Mike Reece
BLASE, ThomasDevelopment of a Continuous Wire Casting TechniqueMike Reece, Xiao Guo
ZHU, TingtingMicrometre-scale plasticity size effects in metals and ceramics theory and experimentAndy Bushby
JHA, VineetkumarCarbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield
CHEN, LiInvestigation into the Sensitivity and Resolution of Scanning Photo-Induced Impedance MicroscopySteffi Krause
HAQUE, FezaNanoindentation of Polymer and Protein Films (MPhil)Andy Bushby, Pankaj Vadgama
INAM, FawadDevelopment of Ceramic – Carbon Nanotube (CNT) NanocompositesTon Peijs, Mike Reece
MOHD DAHAN, RozanaProcessing and characterization of aligned ferroelectric PVDF-TrFE thin filmsMike Reece
HOU, XiaodongGeometrical size effects in the plasticity of metals by micromechanical testingAndy Bushby
REHMAN MALIK, Khalil UrAn examination of innovation and disruptive technology in the medical devices and implant industry (MPhil)Mike Reece

2008

GUTH, KatharinaMechanisms of the improvced Biological Response with Silicate Substitution in Hydroxy Apatite.Karin Hing
BEMBEY, Amanpreet KMicro-Mechanical Properties and Composite Behaviour of Bone’Andy Bushby
WU, ZhaoyunSynthesis of nanostructure materials for lithium ion batteriesMike Reece, Xiao Guo
YANG, WeinaSyntheses and characterisations of nanostructural magnesium based hydrides for hydrogen storage applicationsMike Reece, Xiao Guo