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Academic Staff Group Members

Prof Bastiaansen

Prof Cees Bastiaansen
BSc, PhD

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

Dr Becer

Dr Remzi Becer
BSc, MSc, PhD, CChem

Co-director of Division of Materials Engineering /
Visiting Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Polymer chemistry, advanced polymer synthesis and characterization techniques, supramolecular chemistry
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6534     Email r.becer@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Bilotti

Dr Emiliano Bilotti

Reader
Polymer Science and Technology, Smart Polymers, Polymers for Energy, Self-Powered Sensors, Nanotechnology
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7575     Email e.bilotti@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Briscoe

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

Prof Busfield

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

Director of Division of Materials Engineering /
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

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

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 Jorge Sobrido

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
PhD, FHEA

Senior 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 Krause

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

Professor of 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), Innovation, Sustainability & Climate Change, 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 Michael Reece
BSc, PhD, PGCE, MIMMM

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 Su

Dr Lei Su
BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA

Senior 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

Dr Szilágyi

Dr Petra gota Szilgyi
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 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
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

Dr Zhang

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

Lecturer in Materials Science
My current research areas mainly focus on smart multifunctional materials, hierarchical composites and nanomaterials. The multifunctionalities in composites I am interested including strain and damage sensing, self-healing without degrading original mechanical properties, integrated energy harvesting and storage, and sustainable manufacturing based on self-regulating heating. My experiences cover from design and processing to advanced characterisation and interpretation of polymer and composite materials.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2726     Email han.zhang@qmul.ac.uk

Associate Academic Staff Group Members

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 Barbieri

Dr Ettore Barbieri
Dott. Ing. , PhD, FHEA

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems
We are interested in mechanics of materials, how they deform under loading, and ultimately, how they break. We use computer simulations to predict when this happens. We use commercial software when we can, but often we have to write our software. We have experience in a wide range of materials, from engineering (metals, rubber, ceramics and composites) to biological (bones). Sometimes we take inspiration from nature and the arts to invent new structures.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7748     Email e.barbieri@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Botto

Dr Lorenzo Botto
PhD

Visiting Reader in Fluid Mechanics (primary affiliation: Process & Energy Dept., TU Delft, Netherlands)
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.
Email l.botto@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Briggs

Dr Adrian Briggs
BSc (Eng) PhD (Lond)

Reader in Mechanical Engineering
Enhanced Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Flow, Condensation
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8876     Email a.briggs@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

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

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 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 Knight

Prof Martin Knight
BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Professor of Mechanobiology, Director of Research
My research is focussed on 'mechanobiology' or how living cells and tissues respond to physical forces. In particular I am interested in the role of the fascinating cellular structure known as the primary cilium (cilia in plural). My work also explores the development of organ-on-a-chip models incorporating biomechanical stimulation for predicting the performance of pharmaceuticals. I work on a variety of different diseases including osteoarthritis, tendonopathy and cancer and the development of novel therapeutics.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8868     Email m.m.knight@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 6167     Email h.r.c.screen@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Stark

Prof John Stark
BSc(Exon) MSc(Man) PhD(Lond) FRAS FRAeS

Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Electrospray technology, spacecraft propulsion, Spacecraft Design, Direct printing
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8875     Email j.p.w.stark@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 Zawahreh

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

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

Postdoc Research Associates

Dr Bosch Fortea

Dr Minerva Bosch Fortea

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

Dr Chen

Dr Kan Chen

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

Dr Das

Dr Anirban Das

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

Dr Di Cio

Dr 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

Mr Giannopoulos

Mr Antonios Giannopoulos

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email a.giannopoulous@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Hazel Screen

Dr Grasso

Dr Salvatore Grasso

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

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

Dr Kong

Dr Dexu Kong

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

Dr Megone

Dr William Megone

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email exx207@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Meng

Dr Nan Meng

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

Dr Nguyen

Dr Nam Nguyen
BSc MSc PhD MRSC

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email nam.nguyen@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Periasamy

Dr Arun Prakash Periasamy
M.Phil, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
I am interested in finding renewable energy sources and developing sustainable methods to create functional materials for fabricating efficient energy devices. My research is focused on the areas of functional materials and electrochemistry in general and more specifically on electrochemical materials for electro(photo)catalysis and energy storage applications. Currently, I am developing soft templating strategies to create porous structured carbons and inorganic perovskite materials with an aim of understanding their structure-property relationships for improving their bifunctional catalytic activity towards oxygen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions in flexible Zn-air battery.
Email a.prakash@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Ana Jorge Sobrido

Mr Rizqi

Mr Ataka Rizqi

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

Dr Slater

Dr Ben Slater
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I work with functional framework materials known as metal organic and covalent organic frameworks (MOFs and COFs). These materials possess porous channels which can be exploited for a variety of applications. My research looks at utilising these materials for lithium ion conductivity to increase the efficiency and safety of batteries by replacing the liquid electrolytes with a solid.
Email b.slater@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Petra Ágota Szilágyi

Dr Sun

Dr Yiwei Sun
BSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Raman spectroscopy; high pressure; density functional theory; carbon nanomaterials;
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5301     Email yiwei.sun@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Colin Humphreys

Dr Thompson

Dr Clare Thompson
MBiochem, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Mammalian cell culture, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy and image analyses, reverse transcription and real time PCR, molecular cloning, cell transfection, immunoprecipitation and western blotting, biochemical assays (various).
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3603     Email clare.l.thompson@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Martin Knight

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 Verbruggen

Dr Stefaan Verbruggen
PhD

Research Fellow
Bone biomechanics and mechanobiology, Developmental biomechanics, cancer mechanobiology
Email s.verbruggen@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Martin Knight

Dr Waugh

Dr Charlie Waugh

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Email c.waugh@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Hazel Screen

Dr Weng

Dr Zhichao Weng
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My PhD project was based on investigating spin dynamics in small molecule OLEDs via ultra-small magnetic field effects. My expertise: 1. High quality organic materials purification technique and OLEDs processing in cleanroom environment. 2. Measurements of Magnetic Field Effects (High Field Effect and Ultra-Small Magnetic Field Effect) in OLEDs 3. Equipment design and engineering (High resolution and precision Helmholtz Coil system) 4. Software designing, programming and test system integration for magnetic field effects measurement system 5. Data processing, quantitative analysis and physical model optimization based on large dataset
Email z.weng@qmul.ac.uk
 Supervisor: Colin Humphreys

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
Oversees the technical support provision within the analytical laboratories of the school. Facilitates support for research and teaching, in line with the university’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

Current PhD Students

NameThesis TitleSupervisor
AGRAWAL, AdyantMathematical and computational modelling of exfoliation in liquidsEmiliano Bilotti
AHMAD, TemurINDENTATION SIZE EFFECTS IN RESTRCITED VOLUMES OF MATERIALAndy Bushby
AHMED, ShafiqueZirconia based ceramics for dental applicationHaixue Yan
AUGURIO, AdrianaSolution processed nanostructured ferroelectric thin films for photoelectrochemical water splittingJoe Briscoe
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, AlexSize effects in dislocation-mediated plasticity in copper alloys with different microstructural length scalesAndy Bushby
DEGOUS, ThibaultOrganic thermoelectric materialsOliver Fenwick
DRAIN, BenPost-Polymerisation modification to form functional polymersJames Busfield
FAN, PengfeiDeep learning optical imaging and sensingLei Su
FORRESTER, ChloeFerroelectric-enhanced photovoltaics: synthesis and study of photovoltaic-ferroelectric nanocompositesJoe Briscoe
FU, ShuaiPhase transitions in Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 based ferroelectrics.Haixue Yan
GHILARDI, MichelleSoft smart machines: Electrically tuneable devices made of electro-responsive elastomeric smart materialsJames Busfield
GUO, QianHematite-based Photoelectrodes for Photoassisted Oxygen Evolution ReactionJoe Briscoe
HE, QinrongNovel flexible piezoelectric energy harvesters (nanogenerators) for wearable and composite applicationsJoe Briscoe
HERNANDEZ ALVAREZ, CesarSoft artificial skinLei Su
HOHENBERGER, TravisThe design of down hole elastomer packers for the oil and gas industryJames Busfield
HU, ZimengElectromagnetic coupling in multiferroicsHaixue Yan
JACQUES, RachelIn-situ optical and electrochemical imaging system for 3D in vitro models and in-vivo applicationsSteffi Krause
KAUR, AnureetSelf Healing ElastomersJames Busfield
KERNIN, ArnaudKirigami-engineering of polymer nanocomposites filmsEmiliano Bilotti
KING, JamesMetal-organic frameworks: a new approach to control the geometry and surface chemistry of nanocatalysts.Petra Ágota Szilágyi
KYEI-MANU, WilliamFracture behaviour in high performance tyresJames Busfield
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
MINGOES, CarlosChiral nanohybrids - Photocatalysis with a spin.Joe Briscoe
MODUGNO, PierpaoloProduction of magnetic catalysts via Hydrothermal Carbonisation and their use as heterogeneous catalysts for biomass conversion into biofuelsPetra Ágota Szilágyi
MOHAN, LokeshwariTBCJoe Briscoe
MOHANAKRISHNAN, JeviyaTowards in-vivo electrochemical imaging with flexible, light-addressable organic semiconductor electrodesSteffi Krause
NICOLAE, SabinaPh.D. project title: Production of hierarchically porous carbons adsorbents for gas separation (CO2 and H2S adsorption)Petra Ágota Szilágyi
PATEL, RuhiOptimisation of a Novel Polymeric Heart ValveJames Busfield
RATNASINGHAM, RyleyTBCJoe Briscoe
REN, XintongPVDF-based Electroactive Polymer for Energy Storage ApplicationsMichael 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
TIAN, GengyuInvestigation of new electroactive materials for solar redox flow batteries.Joe Briscoe
VENTURA, LeonardoMechanical behaviour of kirigamiEmiliano Bilotti
VIZCAINO VERGARA, MariaTBCJames Busfield
WAN, KeningConductive Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposites for Flexible ThermoelectricsEmiliano Bilotti
WANG, BowenHigh Entropy DielectricsHaixue Yan
WANG, XinchengBrazing of Ceramics and MetalsMichael Reece
WANG, XuechunDeep learning assisted optical sensingLei Su
WANG, YichenHigh entropy ceramic carbidesMichael Reece
WANG, YufeiSingle optical fibre imagingLei Su
XIONG, WeiSynthesizability and Thermophysical and dielectric Properties of High Entropy OxidesMichael Reece
YANES NUNEZ, EduardoFrictional Properties of Rubber in Elastomer Seals.James Busfield
YU, XiangyanFerroelectric polymersEmiliano Bilotti
YUAN, HaozhenDevelopment of new photo-ferroelectric materials for photoelectrocatalysis and photovoltaicsJoe Briscoe
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, YongfengPerovskite photonic devicesLei Su

PhD Graduates

NameThesis TitleSupervisor(s)

2017

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

2016

ZHU, XiaojingProcessing and switching mechanism of ferroelectric copolymer P(VDF/TrFE)Mike Reece, Ton Peijs
DONG, DongDeformation in small dimensions studied by thin wires in torsionAndy Bushby, David Dunstan
MCKINNON, RuthGrain Size Effect in Lead-Free Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based Materials: Exploring The Ferroelectric BehaviorHaixue Yan, Mike Reece
CHEN, KanSynthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Layered Compound BiCuSOMike Reece, Haixue Yan
ZHANG, YiBiomimetic Layered Nanocomposites with Tunable Dynamical Mechanical Properties: Synthesis, Imaging and CharacterisationHimadri Gupta, Nicola Pugno
LI, ZhengRoom Temperature Single Phase MultiferroicsHaixue Yan, Mike Reece
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

WANG, JianCombined Impedance and Fluorescence Imaging of Polymeric Microcapsules using Photocurrent Measurements at silicon/SAM/electrolyte Field Effect StructuresSteffi Krause
ROMERO NUNEZ, Luz MariaElectric Field Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition Processes on Titanium Dioxide Thin Films for PhotocatalysisRussell Binions, Mike Reece
PORWAL, HarshitGraphene Reinforced Nano-CompositesMike Reece
MALHOTRA, AnjumLow Velocity Edge Impact on Composite Laminates: Damage Tolerance and Numerical SimulationsMike Reece
LOH, LeonardEnhancement of N-Type Semiconductor Photovoltaics with MultiferroicsSteve Dunn, Mike Reece
PICOT, OlivierFunctional Films and Fibres based on Liquid Crystal CoatingsTon Peijs, Cees Bastiaansen
JALALI, NimraPiezoelectric zincoxide nanostructures for energy harvestingSteve Dunn, Haixue Yan
MAI, FangBio-based All-Polymer Composites: Processing, Structure and PropertyTon Peijs, Emiliano Bilotti
LU, ZhengjunMicrofluidics for a novel bioreactorWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama
TUNNICLIFFE, LewisThe development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield
CHEN, ChenHigh Temperature Piezoelectric eramicsMike Reece, Haixue Yan

2014

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

2013

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

2012

CHANG, HongStudy of protein membranes formed by interfacial crosslinking using microfluidic flowPankaj Vadgama, Steve Dunn
GAO, ZhipengPerovskite-Like Layered Structure A2B2O7 Ferroelectrics and Solid SolutionsMike Reece
LOWE, DavidNatural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield
LINKE, SebastianLaser scanning system for microscopic and macroscopic investigations of chemical semiconductor sensorsSteffi Krause
HOTHI, Hardip SinghThe Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield

2011

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

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
TEZCAKAR, MerveTechno-economic Transition towards a Hydrogen EconomyStuart Peters, Mike Reece
SUPHADON, NutthanunViscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield
FIANTI, NoorGoing against the Grain: the De-Maturity of the European Textile IndustryStuart Peters, Mike Reece
LUO, JinInvestigtion of the Properties of Dental Cements in Minimal Invasive RestorationAndy Bushby
GABRIEL, PhilipInvestigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield

2009

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

2008

YANG, WeinaSyntheses and characterisations of nanostructural magnesium based hydrides for hydrogen storage applicationsMike Reece, Xiao Guo
BEMBEY, Amanpreet KMicro-Mechanical Properties and Composite Behaviour of Bone’Andy Bushby
WU, ZhaoyunSynthesis of nanostructure materials for lithium ion batteriesMike Reece, Xiao Guo