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Dr Adjali

Dr Hicham Adjali
MEng, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids
Heat Transfer, Thermal Systems, Building Energy, Parameter Estimation
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8739     Email h.adjali@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Akinmolayan Taiwo

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan Taiwo
MEng, PhD, SFHEA

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

Prof Alonso-Rasgado

Prof Teresa Alonso-Rasgado
PhD

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 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

Prof Bailey

Prof Colin Bailey
CBE, FREng, BEng, PhD, CEng, FICE, FIStructE, MIFireE

President and Principal
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5061     Email principal@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 Birn-Jeffery

Dr Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery
MSci, PhD

Lecturer in Bioengineering
My research aims to understand how different movements are achieved across a variety of steady and non-steady tasks; in particular, how the mechanics and muscles are used to control movement. I apply this knowledge to differentiate healthy gait from injury and disease, by identifying these fundamental control priorities. Identification of these control priorities, and using these to discover markers for disease severity will help assess the effectiveness of different treatment interventions for gait deficits. Non-steady tasks, such as walking over obstacles are key to identifying these underlying control parameters.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3677     Email a.birn-jeffery@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

Dr Buchan

Dr Andrew Buchan
BSc MSc PhD

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

Prof Busfield

Prof James Busfield
MA, PhD, CEng, FREng, 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 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 Duddeck

Prof Fabian Duddeck
Dr.-Ing. habil.

Reader in Computational Mechanics
Crashworthiness, NVH, car body design optimisation, robust design, FEM, BEM, materials (plasticity, damage & fracture)
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5303     Email f.duddeck@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Farkhatdinov

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov
PhD

Lecturer in Robotics
Assistive/medical robotics, human-robot interaction, haptics, virtual reality, control theory.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7825     Email i.farkhatdinov@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Huijberts

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

Professor of Engineering Science and Education
Nonlinear control systems, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, synchronisation, robotics, time-delay systems, traffic dynamics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8869     Email h.j.c.huijberts@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Jiang

Prof Xi Jiang
PhD, CEng, FIMechE

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

Dr Karimi

Dr Nader Karimi
PhD

Reader in Mechanical Engineering
My research is in the general area of thermofluids with an emphasis on energy conversion and storage. This includes activities on renewable energy carriers, chemical/electrochemical energy storage and, production and utilisation of carbon free/neutral fuels. Practical examples of these involve cooling of batteries in electric vehicles, storage of the surplus of renewable power by hydrogen production and phasing out the use of fossil fuels. The research is at both fundamental and applied levels and includes using a wide range of mathematical modelling and experimental techniques. My work also involves close collaboration with researchers in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Email n.karimi@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 Lawn

Prof Chris Lawn
MA PhD(Cantab) CEng FIChem.E FIMechE

Emeritus Professor of Thermo-fluids Engineering
Turbulent combustion, gas turbines, thermo-acoustic engines, tidal power generation, heat transfer in fusion reactors
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5279     Email c.j.lawn@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Li

Dr Guang Li
PhD

Reader in Control Engineering
Dr Guang Li's research background is in dynamics and control systems. As for control applications, he works in various fields such as marine energy and battery power management systems. He is also interested in novel methods for dynamics testing, for example dynamically substructued system and its applications in diverse fields, such as automotive, aerospace and bioengineering.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6116     Email g.li@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Mueller

Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Dipl-Ing, MSc, PhD

Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Optimisation
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Biofluids, Shape Optimisation, Adjoint methods, Mesh adaptation, Sensitivity Analysis.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5421     Email j.mueller@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Ohtani

Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
PhD

Professor in Design
Sports Equipment Design, Medical Design, Design Innovation, Design Management
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5269     Email n.ohtani@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Rose

Prof John Rose
BScEng PhD DScEng(Lond) CEng FIMechE FASME

Research Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Heat transfer, convection, phase change, condensation, dropwise condensation, condensation of mixtures, condensation of metals, kinetic theory of phase change, molecular dynamics of phase change, integral finned tube, microchannels, refrigeration, air conditioning, enhanced heat transfer.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5275     Email j.w.rose@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

Dr Shah

Dr Raza Shah
PhD (Cantab), BEng (Hons), CEng, MBA, MSc, MEd, PGCE, MIMechE, MCMI, MBPsS

Senior Lecturer in Design, Production & Manufacturing
Raza is a chartered engineer with expertise across design, production, processing, project management, R&D and consultancy. He has a diverse range of industrial design experience in the UK, Europe and Middle East on capital investment projects in the speciality gas, chemicals and petroleum gas industries at a senior level [e.g., Air Products & Chemicals, SHV Energy Calor Gas, Nidec SR Drives, Gulf Cryo, National Grid, Hyundai Construction]. Raza's engineering design expertise involves exploring, devising and implementing design methodologies that encourage creative design thinking and to develop culture of creativity leading to ideational fluency, diversity and productivity. Raza brings together a cross-disciplinary blend of domains to facilitate knowledge transfer between engineering, design, user-centred design, human decision-making, human behaviour and creative cognition in design & psychology.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6663     Email raza.shah@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Shaheed

Dr Hasan Shaheed
PhD (Sheffield), PGCAP (London), SFHEA, MIEEE, CEng, MIET, NTF

Reader in Robotics & Renewable Energy
a) Systems/Applications: Aerial Robotics, Solar Aerial Robotics (Solarcopter), Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Medical Robotics including Capsule Robots, Master-slave Robots, Medical / Surgical devices, Water Desalination and Cancer. (b) Approaches: System Design, Modelling, Identification, Control, Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence (Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic, Particle Swarm and Ant Colony Algorithms), Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with application to Cancer Prognosis and Classification, Biomedical Signal Processing
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3319     Email m.h.shaheed@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

Dr Tan

Dr Wei Tan
BEng, PhD

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
My research concerns 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 Wang

Prof Huasheng Wang
BEng MSc PhD FHEA MInstR

Director of Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design /
Professor of Thermofluids Engineering
Enhanced heat transfer, Condensation, Boiling, Phase change, Measurement method, Multi-scale simulation, Refrigeration, Air conditioning, Sustainable thermal energy systems and Intelligent buildings.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7921     Email h.s.wang@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

Dr Zhang

Dr Ketao Zhang
BSc, PhD

Co-director of Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design /
Lecturer in Robotics
Dr Ketao Zhang's research interests include Screw Theory and Screw Algebra, Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics, Robotic Grasping and Manipulation, Biologically-inspired Robots, Aerial Robotics, Mobile Robot and Soft Robot Application. Current research themes in his group are 1) design, modelling and control systems of novel legged robots, 2) reconfigurable manipulators for physical interaction, 3) automated field robotic systems, 4) self-folding and morphable robot mechanisms.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5183     Email ketao.zhang@qmul.ac.uk

Postdoc Research Associates

Dr Chen

Dr Zheng Chen
PhD

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Control Systems, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery Management System.
Email zheng.chen@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Guang Li

Dr Quadros

Dr Russell Quadros
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email r.quadros@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Jens-Dominik Mueller

Dr Sun

Dr Tao Sun

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email t.sun@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Guang Li

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 icon Supervisor: Martin Knight

Dr Waugh

Dr Charlie Waugh

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

Professional Services

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

Dr Di Federico

Dr Erica Di Federico
PhD

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

Mr Duggan

Mr Nick Duggan

Workshop Technician
I'm a mechanical production engineer with many years experience in all aspects of mechanical maintenance, manufacture and workshop practice. I have wide experience in working on a range of equipment and plant in the chemical, process and mechanical engineering fields, specifically those in research, teaching and pilot plants.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6836     Email n.duggan@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Etheridge

Mr Mick Etheridge
account offline

Lead Aerospace Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. To be responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory areas of Aero and I.C. Labs. 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 6577     Email m.etheridge@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Gridley

Dr Benjamin Gridley
MChem, PhD

Technical Facilities Manager
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8740     Email b.m.gridley@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Hakobyan

Dr Shoghik Hakobyan
PhD

Materials Characterisation Technician
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3119     Email s.hakobyan@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Ife

Mr Dennis Ife

Mechanical Workshop 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 laboratory areas of CAD-CAM. 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 6383     Email d.ife@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Lacerda

Dr Armando Lacerda
PhD

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

Mr Leo

Mr Maurizio Leo

Laboratory Techinician (Materials Processing)
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2776     Email m.leo@qmul.ac.uk

Ms Ma

Ms Jun Ma
BSc, MSc, MPhil

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

Mr McDonald

Mr Andrew McDonald

Mechanical Workshop Technician
Apprentice trained mechanical engineer providing support to students and staff in manufacturing and CAD/CAM processes.
Email andrew.mcdonald@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Neighbour

Mr Danny Neighbour
BSc,MSc,CEng MIEE

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

Dr Santagiuliana

Dr Giovanni Santagiuliana
BSc, MSc, PhD

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

Mr Searles

Mr James Searles

Mechanical Workshop Technician
I have 20 years experience in the manufacturing industry primarily in the f1 and aerospace industry
Email j.searles@qmul.ac.uk

Current PhD Students

NameThesis TitleSupervisor
ABRAR, TaqiARQKaspar Althoefer
ABUHAJAR, SaraOptimization and control of renewable energy systems for stand-alone applications such as water desalinationHasan Shaheed
AGROMAYOR OTERO, RobertoTBCJens-Dominik Mueller
AMIT, AnamParallel Mutigrid and Mesh Refinement MethodsJens-Dominik Mueller
AURIEMMA, SalvatoreDevelopment of parametric CAD models for gradient-based aerodynamic shape optimisationJens-Dominik Mueller
BEJA FERREIRA, MartaBiophysical biomarkers to characterize cancer-associated fibroblasts in drug screening strategies.Martin Knight
CHEN, ChengLarge Eddy Simulation of Supercritical Fuel Injection and Spray CombustionXi Jiang
DAWOOD, DawoodSoft sensors for soft robotsKaspar Althoefer
DRAIN, BenPost-Polymerisation modification to form functional polymersJames Busfield
FAKHR ABDOLLAHI, AfsoonRobotic Active Capsule Endoscope (RACE): advanced design, fabrication and controlHasan Shaheed
FENG, SenOptimal control of sustainable energy systemsGuang Li
FERRERI, AlessandroDouble layer charging in electrospray thrusters for space applicationsJohn Stark
GAI, NianObserver Design and ApplicationsGuang Li
GAINS, ConnorDeveloping a rat model of tendinopathy to investigate mechanobiology of the diseaseHazel Screen
GARCIA SANCHEZ, BrendaNovel Models of Tendinopathy on a ChipHazel Screen
GAXIOLA CAMACHO, LinoInvestigation of optimal bone coverage for the adequate fixation of the acetabular cup in patients with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip during uncemented Total Hip ArthroplastyTeresa Alonso-Rasgado
GUEVARA MORALES, GuillermoMixed mode colloid electric propulsionJohn Stark
HASSAN, AhmedFabric-based eversion type Soft robotic gripperKaspar Althoefer
HERNANDEZ LOPEZ, DavidModeling and control of a mater-slave (MS) robotic system for medical applicationsHasan Shaheed
HOHENBERGER, TravisThe design of down hole elastomer packers for the oil and gas industryJames Busfield
HUGHES, AlexReduced Order Models for Reactor PhysicsAndrew Buchan
JESUDASAN, RejishAn Adaptive Parametrisation Method for Shape Optimisation Using Adjoint SensitivitiesJens-Dominik Mueller
JIANG, ZhujinReconfigurable legged mobile robotsKetao Zhang
JURADO TERRAZAS, DarielOrgan-on-a-chip model of cartilage diseaseMartin Knight
KAUR, AnureetSelf Healing ElastomersJames Busfield
KYEI-MANU, WilliamFracture behaviour in high performance tyresJames Busfield
LIAO, ZhijingWave Energy Converter Modelling and ControlGuang Li
MALIK, Muhammad Sajjad SabirOnline monitoring of state of charge and health of battery using constrained optimisation through model predictive controlGuang Li
MCFIE, MeganDevelopment of high throughput imaging screen of compounds effecting primary cilia structure and resulting modulation of mechanosignalling and other cilia functions in chondrocytes.Martin Knight
MENG, HuanThe effect of substrate stiffness on primary cilia and regulation of the tumour microenvironment.Martin Knight
NABI, RaheemEnhanced Heat Transfer For Engineering Cooling Systems Using CFD For Acoustically Driven Flows.Xi Jiang
NORTON, RebeccaFactors Impacting Tissue Compliance in the Human Left Atrium and its Effect on Radiofrequency Ablation SuccessHazel Screen
PATEL, NavinCooperative multi-agent robotic systemsKetao Zhang
PATEL, RuhiOptimisation of a Novel Polymeric Heart ValveJames Busfield
PU, JinhuanThe Investigation of Battery Thermal Management Based on Phase Change CoolingHuasheng Wang
PUERTOLAS BALINT, LuisExoskeleton for haptic immersionKaspar Althoefer
PUTZU, FabrizioSoft and stiffness-controllable robotsKaspar Althoefer
QADIR, SalmanOptimal power management of battery systemsGuang Li
SALAZAR JOYA, ErnestoA parallel-processing portable functional electrical stimulation device for patients with foot dropTeresa Alonso-Rasgado
SHIVAPATHAM, ShivapathamInvestigating human Achilles tendon biomechanics using novel ultrasound imaging approachesHazel Screen
SUN, ChaoranDesign Modelling and Control of a Solar-powered rotary aerial vehicleHasan Shaheed
VIZCAINO VERGARA, MariaTBCJames Busfield
WANG, SikunAdvanced Study of Holographic Acoustic Trapping using UltrasoundXi Jiang
XIA, YuExperimental and theoretical investigation of organic Rankine cyclesHuasheng Wang
YANES NUNEZ, EduardoFrictional Properties of Rubber in Elastomer Seals.James Busfield
YANG, LiweiInvestigation of solar assisted air source heat pumps.Huasheng Wang
YOU, XinyuExperimental and Numerical Investigation of Condensation and Flow Boiling in MicrochannelsHuasheng Wang
YU, MengweiPhysicochemical Modelling of Multi-Component Liquid Biofuel CombustionXi Jiang
ZAMAN, Ar-RafiControlling Ion Emission in a Colloid ThrusterJohn Stark
ZHANG, YujiaControl of Soft Robotic ManipulatorsGuang Li

PhD Graduates

NameThesis TitleSupervisor

2018

JIVANI, SaqibInvestigations on Marangoni Condensation of Binary MixturesHuasheng Wang

2017

WANG, YangRobust and Stable discrete adjoint solver development for shape optimisation of incompressible flows with industrial applicationsJens-Dominik Mueller, Eldad Avital
WIJEWARDANA, SingappuliModel Predictive Controller design for an Efficient Hybrid Energy Wind/Solar/FC/BS Power System.M Hasan Shaheed, Hua Sheng Wang
HUANG, XuejiaoDesign, Modelling and Fabrication of a Robotic Retractor for Colorectal SurgeryPihua Wen, Ettore Barbieri
UDEZE, ChineyeThe Effects of Loading Frequency on Tenocyte MatabolismHazel Screen
HÜKELHEIM, JanHigh Performance Flow Control & Shape Optimisation SolverJens-Dominik Mueller, Sergey Karabasov
COLAK, BurcuMicro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterialsJulien Gautrot, Hazel Screen
ZAHABI, HediyehDevelopment of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi
TAO, TianyiDesign modelling and control of a miniature robotic system for surgical applicationsM Hasan Shaheed, Ranjan Vepa
CHEN, BinElectric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield
ASARE, EricSmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield
BAUMARD, ThomasFatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield
WU, GuangchangPredicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti

2016

PATEL, DharmeshA novel fibre composite system to investigate tenocyte metabolism under physiological and pathological loading conditions.Hazel Screen
WANG, ZhaoThe effects of the rate of hypo-osmotic challenge and IFT88 mutation on the biomechanics of chondrocytes.Martin Knight, Wen Wang
WOOD, CharlieBuoyancy-Driven Two-Phase Flows of Liquid Metal contributing to the Generation of Electricity from a Fusion Reactor by Magnetohydrodynamic Energy ConversionChris Lawn, Hua Sheng Wang
JIA, LiyongMicro-structure reorganisation of the aortic heart valve under a biaxial loading conditionHazel Screen, Wen Wang
HE, WeiModelling, optimisation and control of osmotic energy extraction from natural salinity gradients using pressure retarded osmosisM Hasan Shaheed, Theodosios Alexander
HUANG, MenglongThe Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural RubberJames Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti
DALBAY, MelisRoles of primary cilia in hMSC in differentiationMartin Knight
SHAUKAT, RabiaExperimental and numerical study on heat transfer and pressure drop during mPCM slurry flow in microchannelsHua Sheng Wang, Steve Dunn
KRISHNAMOORTHY, MahenthaDeveloping Cationic Nanoparticles for Gene DeliveryJulien Gautrot, John Stark

2015

ZEINELABDEEN, MudatherModelling Condensation on Banks of Plain TubesAdrian Briggs, Huasheng Wang
XU, ShenrenNumerical shape optimisation of flow around turbomachinery bladesJens-Dominik Mueller, Andrew Wheeler
SLIOGERYTE, KristinaMechanical properties of stem cells using micropipette aspirationMartin Knight, David Lee
SINGH, GursharanjitA Study of the Fluid Dynamic Coupling Between LP Steam Turbine and its Exhaust HoodAndrew Wheeler, Jens-Dominik Mueller
HASAN, MdModelling and Interactional Control of a Multi-fingered Robotic Hand for Grasping and ManipulationM Hasan Shaheed, Henri Huijberts
BERGER, AndreNumerical Modelling of Composite Materials Based on a Combined Manufacturing-Crash SimulationFabian Duddeck
TUNNICLIFFE, LewisThe development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield
RAYAMAJHI, MilanEfficient Methods for Robust Shape Optimisation for CrashworthinessFabian Duddeck, Jens-Dominik Mueller

2014

ASARE, SamuelFailure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield
HUNKELER, StephanTopology Optimisation in Crashworthiness Design via Hybrid Cellular Automata for Thin Walled StructuresFabian Duddeck
KAMRAN, MuhammadNumerical and experimental investigation of room temperature magnetic refrigerators/heat pumpsHua Sheng Wang, Adrian Briggs
DE VILLIERS, Danielle SimoneAccelerated wear protocols for understanding clinical wear in modern hip prosthesesJulia Shelton, Martin Knight
SHORTER, RobThe behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strainJames Busfield
KHALIQ, JibranEffect of Doping and Defect Structures on Thermo Physical Properties of Thermoelectric MaterialsMike Reece, Haixue Yan

2013

ALI, HassanMarangoni condensation of steam-ethanol mixtures on horizontal smooth, low finned tubes and bank of tubes.Hua Sheng Wang
CHAUDHRY, SairaA Biomechanical Characterisation of Eccentric and Concentric Loading of the Triceps Surae ComplexHazel Screen
CHRISTAKOPOULOS, FaidonSensitivity computation and shape optimisation in aerodynamics using the adjoint methodology and Automatic DifferentiationJens Mueller
IRIANTO, JeromeNuclear Related Responses to Osmotic Challenge in ChondrocytesDavid Lee, Martin Knight
THOMPSON, ClaireInteraction between primary cilia length and hedgehog signalling in response to mechanical and thermal stressMartin Knight
SAKULKAEW, KartpanTearing of rubberJames Busfield

2012

SADOWSKA, AnnaFormation control of nonholonomic mobile robots: the virtual structure approachHenri Huijberts
HOTHI, Hardip SinghThe Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield
LOWE, DavidNatural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield
ANSSARI-BENIM, AfshinStructure-Function Relationships in the Aortic ValveHazel Screen
PRAVINCUMAR, PriyankaViscoelastic Response of Cells and the Role of Actin Cytoskeletal RemodellingMartin Knight

2011

ALI, Hafiz MFree-convection condensation on single horizontal pin-fin tubesAdrian Briggs
FITZGERALD, ClaireForced-convection condensation heat-transfer on horizontal integral-fin tubes including effects of liquid retentionAdrian Briggs
HOSNY, NeveenDevelopment of a non-invasive method to detect pericellular spatial oxygen gradients using FLIMMartin Knight
AHMAD, ArsalanExperimental Aeroacoustics Study on Jet Noise Reduction Using Tangential Air InjectionEldad Avital, Chris Lawn, John Cater

2010

RYAN, CharlesInfluence of electrostatics upon electrospray with the intention of application to colloid thrustersJohn Stark
TAN, ZhikaiMechanisms involved in the electrospray of biological macromoleculesJohn Stark
SHELDON, AndrewVisualization of fluid motions inside Taylor cones using dye tracerJohn Stark
SUPHADON, NutthanunViscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield
TOORANI, ShimaThe Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical Behaviours of TendonsHazel Screen, Julia Shelton
LIAO, RuiTransmission power control in wireless networksHenri Huijberts
GABRIEL, PhilipInvestigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield

2009

JHA, VineetkumarCarbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield
VAUGHAN, NatalieThe potential of pulsed low-intensity ultrasound to stimulate chondrocytes in a 3D model systemMartin Knight
HOSSEINI, Seyed Mohammad RezaNon-Linearities in the Thermoacoustic response of a premiscied swirl burnerChris Lawn
RAHIDEH, AkbarModel Identification and Robust Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a Twin Rotor MIMO SystemHasan Shaheed