Academic and Tutoring Staff

Dr Abdouni

Dr Yamin Abdouni
BSc, MSc, PhD

Honorary lecturer
Teaching Fellow

Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry
Dr Adjali

Dr Hicham Adjali
MEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids

Heat Transfer, Thermal Systems, Building Energy, Parameter Estimation
+44 (0)20 7882 8739
Mr Ahmed

Mr Luqman Ahmed

Lecturer in Skills for Science and Engineering Transnational Education

Dr Akinmolayan Taiwo

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan Taiwo

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Education
Director of Student Experience

Deputy Director, Centre for Academic Inclusion in Science and Engineering (CAISE)
(Faculty of Science and Engineering)

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 7281
Mr Allman

Mr Alan Allman

Lecturer in English for Science and Engineering Transnational Education

Prof Alonso-Rasgado

Prof Teresa Alonso-Rasgado

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Dean for Global Engagement in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

+44 (0)20 7882 3028
Prof Althoefer

Prof Kaspar Althoefer

Professor of Robotics Engineering
Head of Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ)

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

Dr Eldad Avital

Reader in Computational (& Experimental) Fluids and Acoustics
Aerospace programme director
Professional Bodies Liaison - Royal Aeronautical Society

Fundamentals: (i) Computational (& experimental) aero/hydrodynamics & acoustics (ii) Fluids-structure interaction (iii) Biofluids (iv) Particle flow (v) Magnetohydrodynamics and radiative transfer. Applications: (i) Power fluid machinery (Transport: aero/marine/land, Power cycles, Renewables: wind/water/hydrogen, solar) (ii) Water engineering (iii) Biofluids devices and disinfection (iv) Fusion energy fluid engineering
+44 (0)20 7882 3616
Prof Bailey

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

Dr Balcombe

Dr Paul Balcombe
MEng, PhD, CEng, MIChemE, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy
Deputy Director of Industrial Engagement (Employability)

Specialises in developing unique technology-specific, probabilistic emissions/cost modelling of energy supply chains, particularly relating to methane emissions from natural gas, as well as hydrogen and ammonia supply chains.
+44 (0)20 7882 6279
Prof Sir Bhadeshia

Prof Sir Harry Bhadeshia

Professor of Metallurgy

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

Dr Muhammad Rehan Asghar Bhatti
BEng, MRes, PhD

Teaching Fellow
Deputy Module organizer | Project Supervisor

Material Science (Functional Polymers | Transparent Composites | Technical Textiles)
Dr Boek

Dr Edo Boek

Reader in Chemical Engineering
IChemE Liaison
Fellow of the Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI)

Research in the group of Dr Edo Boek focuses on sustainable-energy and earth-resources engineering. Our group investigates novel technologies to help solve the Energy-Trilemma, including 1) sustainable drinking water treatment, including PFAS ("forever chemicals") remediation, water softening and GAC filtration, using Fluidised-Bed-Reactor experiments and simulation (with Waternet-Amsterdam); 2) separation and harvesting of nutritionals, bio-fuels and pharmaceuticals from cultivated micro-algae, using Photo-Bio-Reactor (PBR) / soft-matter experiments; 3) Geothermal Energy Engineering, in particular development of sustainable and HTHP-stable drilling fluids, maximising Rate of Penetration; 4) smart design of carbon electrodes for electrochemical devices, including Redox-Flow-Batteries, using pore-scale imaging, reactive multi-phase flow modelling;
+44 (0)20 7882 2964
Dr Briscoe

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

Reader in Energy Materials & Devices
Deputy Director of Graduate Studies (PhD)

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

Dr Andrew Buchan

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Science
Honorary Lecturer Imperial College London

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 …
+44 (0)20 7882 6087
Prof Busfield

Prof James Busfield

Professor of Materials
Deputy Head of School and Director of Strategy

Examining the physical behaviour by experiment and modelling techniques of soft matter such as elastomers and rubber materials. Properties of interest include abrasion, friction, fracture, creep, fatigue, viscoelastic behaviour, modulus enhancement, self healing, recycling, ageing and composite filler reinforcement. Developing smart soft materials that can sense their environment and soft actuating materials that can change shape in response to a physical stimulus.
+44 (0)20 7882 8866
Prof Bushby

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

Professor of Materials Science
Director of Ultima Forma Ltd

Understanding how materials are stronger when at small size scales: This behaviour is being commercialised in the spin-out company 'Ultima Forma' in advanced engineering applications such as the protection of composites from harsh environments such as heat and erosion damage, and containment of hydrogen for clean energy and zero carbon transport. Materials characterisation: such as micromechanical testing and 3D electron microscopy.
Dr Butler

Dr Keith Butler

Senior Lecturer in Green Energy
Programme Director - Sustainable Engineering

My interests lie in developing machine learning approaches for materials chemistry. I am Senior Lecturer in Green Energy, and I use materials informatics, machine learning and atomistic simulations to discover and optimise new materials for energy conversion and storage. I have more than 10 years experience using and developing computational tools for accelerated and advanced analysis of experiments and materials discovery. I have published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and a book on machine learning in materials science.
Dr Cagney

Dr Neil Cagney

Admissions Lead (Aerospace)

My research is focused on experimental analysis of fluid flows, in particular fluid-structure interaction, flow-induced vibrations, mixing and dynamics in complex fluids.
+44(0)20 7882 8942
Dr Cavalli

Dr Gabriel Cavalli

Reader in Science and Engineering Education
Executive Vice-Dean Queen Mary Engineering School, NPU, China
Director of the Centre for Academic Inclusion in Science and Engineering (CAISE)
(Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Inclusive Pedagogy in STEM. Language impact on STEM Education. Educational and Academic Development for STEM experts. Flipped-classroom and student-centred approaches to teaching and learning. Transnational education.
+44 (0)20 7882 2963
Dr Chen

Dr Jun Chen
BSc (Honours), MSc (Distinction), PhD, FHEA

Reader in Intelligent Systems Engineering
Deputy Director of Industrial Engagement
Programme Directors of MSc/DA in Data Centric Systems Engineering

My research interests lie at the interface of Computer Science, Operational Research and Control Engineering with a significant overlap with Systems Engineering. Over the years, I have consolidated and structured my research along three themes: modelling, optimisation and decision, four cross-cutting application areas: intelligent decision support for airport operations, human factors & brain-computer interface, future flight deck automation systems and intelligent sewer networks, sponsored by EPSRC and industry and supported by the well-balanced research team consisting of senior academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.
+44 (0)20 7882 8873
Dr Chowdhury

Dr Tina Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
SEMS EDI Director
Intercalated BSc Programme Director & Admissions

Inflammation, mechanobiology, regenerative medicine, ageing.
+44 (0)20 7882 7560
Dr Contini

Dr Claudia Contini

BBSRC Discovery Fellow and Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering

Dr Claudia Contini research interests lie in the field of bottom-up synthetic biology with a focus on the design of synthetic life-like systems that mimic biological properties and functions for biotechnological and biomedical applications.
Dr Crespo-Ribadeneyra

Dr Maria Crespo-Ribadeneyra

Lecturer in Green Energy
EDI School Culture and Policy Team Member
Mental Health First Aider

The overarching aim of my research is to make the manufacture of energy materials sustainable; from using renewable feedstocks to introducing compliance and self-regenerating properties to the materials and architectures to enhance their lifespan. My vision encompasses a material-agnostic, multi-length scale redesign (material, cell and device) to enable long-lasting battery components for the transition to a net-zero energy economy.
+44 (0)20 7882 3119
Dr Crick

Dr Colin Crick

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Director of Operations (QMES)
Chair of Undergraduate Subject Examination Board (QMES)

Research group leader in the development of Novel Functional Materials, focusing on the engineering of surface chemistry and morphology for targeted applications. This includes; water repellent materials, water purification, anti-biofouling and self-cleaning surfaces. Expertise encompasses a wide range of materials and coatings synthesis methodologies, advanced characterisation techniques, and performance benchmarking. Dr Crick works closely with a range of commercial and academic partners to target real-world impact.
020 7882 6886
Dr Cullen

Dr Patrick Cullen
MChem, PhD, FHEA

Lecturer in Renewable Energy
Admissions lead Chemical Engineering
Admissions lead Sustainable Energy Engineering
EDI Co-Lead - Culture & Policy

My expertise is in synthesising scalably made nanomaterials and embedding them into energy devices for increased performance. These include devices such as Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. I also develop novel operando techniques for probe the materials in energy devices as they work. My work takes place in the lab at Queen Mary or at neutron or synchrotron X-ray sources such as ISIS and Diamond.
+44(0)20 7882 6596
Dr Deng

Dr Xinru Deng
MEng, PhD

Lecturer in Engineering Education

Hydroxyapatite, biomineralization, directed self-assembling system, bio-inspired hierarchical structure
Dr Dulantha Lalitharatne

Dr Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne
PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons) Eng

Lecturer in Robotics and Mechatronics

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Social Robotics, Medical Robotics, Brain-Machine Interface (BMI/BCI)
Dr Farkhatdinov

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov

Senior Lecturer in Robotics

Assistive/medical robotics, human-robot interaction, haptics, virtual reality, control theory.
Dr Fenwick

Dr Oliver Fenwick

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Director for Industrial Engagement
CDT in Plastic Electronic Materials Mangement Team

Developing materials for electronic devices such as LEDs, transistors and thermoelectric generators. The materials include organic semiconductors, carbon materials and halide perovskites, as well as self-assembled monolayers for the control of interfaces in devices. I have a particular interest in controlling nanoscale morphology and self-assembly to tune functional properties.
+44 (0)20 7882 3150
Prof Gautrot

Prof Julien Gautrot

Professor in Biomaterials and Biointerfaces

Synthesis and characterisation of biomaterials. Micro- and nano-patterning. Bio-interfaces. Stem cell biology.
+44 (0)20 7882 5263
Dr Grasso

Dr Salvatore Grasso

Senior Lecturer in Ceramics
Editor of European Ceramic Society; Associate editor Journal of the American Ceramic Society and Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology; Member of EPSRC Peer Review College

His current research is around the use of intense Electric (voltages up to 10kV and current up to 0.6 MA) and Magnetic fields (15 Tesla) to develop novel processing techniques to design unprecedented materials properties. Multi fields assisted processing is a key component of his current research vision. The focus is on ceramic materials, including textured ceramics, battery materials, thermoelectrics and transparent oxides. Low energy processing and sustainability are key aspects of his research vision. He is currently Editor of the European Ceramic Society, Associate Editor of both the American ceramic society and International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. Keywords: Functional ceramics …
+44 (0)20 7882 2773
Prof Gupta

Prof Himadri Gupta

Professor of Bioengineering and Biophysics
Director of Graduate Studies

Multiscale imaging of hierarchical materials; Synchrotron X-ray biophysics; In situ and scanning X-ray scattering techniques; Nano- and microscale tissue mechanics; Ageing and degeneration of musculoskeletal tissues; Mechanobiology
+44 (0)20 7882 8867
Dr Hafeez

Dr Sanaa Hafeez

Lecturer in Engineering Education
Deputy Director of Student Experience (SEMS)

Dr Hassannezhad

Dr Mohammad Hassannezhad

Lecturer in Systems Engineering
Employer-Led Education Champion

Systems Engineering; System of Systems; Socio-Technical Systems Design; Resilience Engineering; Computational Modelling; Human-Machine Interactions
Dr Heidari

Dr Hossein Heidari
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
BME Outreach and Admissions Tutor

Designing light-based additive biofabrication processes Developing functional human tissue and organ models Discovering advanced photo-active biomaterials and inks
Dr Hing

Dr Karin Hing

Reader in Biomedical Materials
Education Lead - Centre for Bioengineeing

My research is focused around the development of pioneering biomaterials and healthcare therapies through development of novel materials and processing technologies and investigation of the phenomena behind biocompatibility, and the stimulation of tissue regeneration. I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms behind enhanced bone healing or regeneration in the presence of porous synthetic scaffolds, known as synthetic bone graft substitutes, via manipulation of both synthetic graft chemistry and hierarchical pore structure. This has resulted in the development of 3D mechanosensitive in vitro models for investigation of these phenomena in the laboratory. I also have extensive experience in translating research …
+44 (0)20 7882 7804
Prof Huijberts

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

Professor of Engineering Science and Education
Director of the Centre for Research in Engineering and Materials Education (CREME)
Deputy Dean for Education, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Advisory Board Chair, Centre for Academic Inclusion in Science and Engineering (CAISE)

Nonlinear control systems, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, synchronisation, robotics, time-delay systems, traffic dynamics
+44 (0)20 7882 8869
Prof Sir Humphreys

Prof Sir Colin Humphreys

Professor of Materials Science

Graphene and graphene electronic devices, from basic science through to manufacturable graphene devices. Advanced electron microscopy. Gallium nitride materials and devices, for example LEDs.
+44 (0)20 7882 3450
Dr Inyang

Dr Adijat Inyang

Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering Education

Dr Iskratsch

Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Dipl.-Ing. (Equiv. to MSc/MEng), PhD

Reader in Cardiovascular Mechanobiology and Bioengineering
Division Lead (Industry) of the Division of Bioengineering

Cardiomyocyte and Vacular Smooth Muscle Cell Mechanobiology, Rigidity Sensing, Micro and Nanopatterning, Cellular Force Measurement
+44 (0)20 7882 3674
Dr Ismail

Dr Ahmed Ismail

Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics

My work focuses mainly on multiphase flow in micro-scale. This includes capillary jets, microdroplets and also electrohydrodynamics. The main objective of my research is to understand the physics in such small scale and then use this knowledge to develop different technologies . I use experimental tools such as high speed imaging, theoretical approaches such as dimensionless analysis and development of scaling laws, and numerical methods to tackle challenges that arise from industry in areas such as 2D printing, additive manufacturing and micro-encapsulation. Keywords: Electrospray, Direct Printing, Microfluidics, Drops & Bubbles, Microencapsulation, Capillary jet.
+44 (0)20 7882 6272
Dr Jamone

Dr Lorenzo Jamone

Senior Lecturer in Robotics

Cognitive Robotics, Robotic Manipulation, Tactile Sensing, Robot Learning, Haptics
+44 (0)20 7882 7825
Prof Jiang

Prof Xi Jiang
PhD, CEng, FIMechE, AFIChemE

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair of Division of Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy

The expertise of Prof Jiang is primarily in Energy/Environmental Engineering Applications, using Advanced Modelling/Simulation. The Applications include: Cleaner combustion utilisation of alternative and sustainable fuels: Combustion under extreme conditions (supercritical, ultra-lean etc.); Geological carbon storage; offshore carbon storage; Internal combustion engines and gas turbine combustors; Thermal management of batteries and computers/servers; Waste utilisation and management. The Advanced Modelling/Simulation techniques include: Big data analytics for energy utilisation applications; â??Digital Twinâ? for marine engine decarbonisation / digitalisation; High-performance computing (HPC) for thermofluid applications; Large-eddy simulation / direct numerical simulation for fluid flow, heat transfer and combustion; Machine learning (with applications …
+44 (0)20 7882 5009
Dr Jorge Sobrido

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido

Reader in Sustainable Energy Materials
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Ana's research focuses on the development of new electroactive materials for energy conversion and storage devices. Her group's expertise ranges from the synthesis of new compounds through multiple synthesis approaches to electrode ink formulation strategies and assembly and testing into real electrochemical devices.
+44(0)20 7882 6782
Prof Karabasov

Prof Sergey Karabasov

Professor of Computational Modelling
Director of the Centre for Intelligent Transport
Chair of Computing Committee

Computational fluid dynamics, computational aeroacoustics and aerodynamics, large-eddy simulations, meso-scale ocean modelling, fluctuating hydrodynamics for nano-scale flows , numerical methods for hyperbolic conservation laws
+44 (0)20 7882 7650
Dr Karimi

Dr Nader Karimi

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

My research is in the general area of thermofluids with an emphasis on Sustainable Energy and Fuels. This broadly includes investigations on climate-neutral fuels and thermal management of energy storage systems. Examples of the former involve a series of ongoing works on production and utilisation of hydrogen, biosyngas, ammonia and other e-fuels. The latter includes projects on thermal management of batteries and electrolysers with the aim of improving their performance. I also work on the optimisation of hybridised energy systems. Members of my research group conduct computational modelling (including data-driven approaches) and experimental studies at both fundamental and applied levels.
Prof Knight

Prof Martin Knight
BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Professor of Mechanobiology
Dean for Research (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

My research is focussed on 'mechanobiology' or how living cells and tissues respond to physical forces. I am interested in the role of the cellular structures known as primary cilia. My group are investigating whether manipulation of cilia can be used as a therapeutic strategy. My work also explores the development of organ-on-a-chip models incorporating biomechanical stimulation for understanding human biology in health and disease and predicting the response to therapeutics. I work on a variety of different tissues such as cartilage, synovium, bone, kidney and artery, as well as diseases including osteoarthritis, cancer, atherosclerosis and inflammation.
+44 (0)20 7882 8868
Ms Kocnevaite

Ms Agne Kocnevaite

Lecturer in Skills for Science and Engineering Transnational Education

Prof Krams

Prof Rob Krams

Professor of Molecular Bioengineering
Chair of Division of Bioengineering
Scientific Director of the CVDHub

mechanotransduction, flow studies, molecular biology, CRISPR, knock out, knock in, finite element modelling, fluid structure modelling, imaging, animal studies
+44 (0)20 7882 7940
Prof Krause

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

Professor of Electroanalytical Systems
Director of Academic Standards

My research focuses on the development of electrochemical imaging and chemical and biological sensor technologies, and my group has recently developed photoelectrochemical imaging with high spatiotemporal resolution. This measurement technology has shown great potential in the functional imaging of living cells and is expected to aid the understanding of disease mechanisms and biological processes.
+44 (0)20 7882 3747
Prof Lee

Prof David Lee
BSc (Hons), MA, PhD

Deputy Vice Principal - Impact (Enterprise & Commercial Innovation)
Professor of Cell & Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering and mechanobiology, Mesenchymal stem cell biology
+44 (0)20 7882 8874
Dr Li

Dr Zhe Li
MPhys, PhD

Senior Lecturer

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

Dr Tao Liu

Senior Lecturer In Solid Mechanics

Experimental characterisation and numerical modelling of damage and failure of engineering materials; Micromechanics of cellular materials and composite materials; Mechanics of biological cells and active tissues ; Mechanics of fibrous tissues; Impact engineering & dynamic fracture; Numerical modelling on complex multiphysics phenomena ; Mechanics of wet adhesion ; Design Optimization and bio-inspired designs; Mechanics informed machine learning
Prof Livingston

Prof Andrew Livingston
BEng(Hons) MSc(Economics) PhD CEng FIChemE FREng FRS

Vice-Principal (Research) and Professor of Chemical Engineering

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

Dr Xuekun Lu

Lecturer in Green Energy

My research group focuses on (1) revealing the interplay between 3D microstructure and the performance/failure mechanisms of the electrochemical energy devices (e.g., lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells etc) across multiple spatial and temporal domains using correlative (in operando) characterisation techniques; (2) multiscale multiphysics modelling (continuum and 3D microstructure-resolved) of the mass transport and electrochemical performance at the electrode, device and system level; (3) developing scalable and sustainable engineering solutions to fabricate advanced electrodes with tunable microstructure to unlock the full potential of the energy, power density and cycle life of next-generation lithium-ion batteries.
Dr Macdonald

Dr Tom Macdonald
BTech, BSc (Hons), PhD

Lecturer in Materials Science
Royal Society University Research Fellow

Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for application in photovoltaics.
Dr Motallebi

Dr Fariborz Motallebi
BSc MEng PhD

Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics
Academic Manager of Whitehead Aeronautical Laboratory

Flow Control, Aerodynamics of Sport Vehicles, High Speed Aerodynamics, Boundary Layer Flows, Instrumentation and Optical Diagnostics in Flow Measurements
+44 (0)20 7882 5182
Dr Mueller

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

Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Optimisation
Director of the MSc in Computational Engineering
Academic Misconduct Officer
Chair of the Professional Bodies Liaison Group
Education Lead Centre for Future Transport

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Biofluids, Shape Optimisation, Adjoint methods, Mesh adaptation, Sensitivity Analysis, Systems Engineering, Data-driven modelling
+44 (0)20 7882 5421
Dr Nanjangud

Dr Angadh Nanjangud

Lecturer in Aerospace/Spacecraft Engineering

My research group develops robotics and AI technologies; our focus is to work on long-term challenges in the space sector. At this moment, the group focuses on developing the technology stack and investigating the engineering science challenges to unlock autonomous robotic on-orbit assembly of large space structures (telescopes and habitats). A lot of these solutions will be applicable to terrestrial robotics, as well- e.g., nuclear robotics. The foundational research area that underpins our work falls in the area of multibody dynamics (their modeling, simulation, and autonomous control).
+44 (0) 20 7882 3757
Ms Nightingale

Ms Faith Nightingale

Lecturer in Skills for Science and Engineering Transnational Education
Director of Education, Queen Mary Engineering School (Xi'an, China)

Engineering Education, Professional Skills, Curriculum Development, ELT
Prof Ohtani

Prof Nobuoki Ohtani

Professor in Design

Sports Equipment Design, Medical Design, Design Innovation, Design Management
+44 (0)20 7882 5269
Dr Palomas

Dr David Palomas

Lecturer (QMES/NPU)
SEMS Lead of the Centre for Academic Inclusion in Science and Engineering (CAISE)
Deputy Director of Education for Support Staff Development (QMES/NPU)

Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis.
+44 (0)20 7882 3149
Dr Panwisawas

Dr Chinnapat Panwisawas
BSc, PhD, CEng, FIMMM, FInstP, FIMechE

Senior Lecturer in Materials and Solid Mechanics

Dr Chinnapat Panwisawas' research has been concentrated over the last 15 years on advanced process science and engineering of investment casting laser fusion welding and powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing particularly for establishing a multi-scale multi-physics approach to understand the process-structure-property-performance relationship of advanced metallic materials for aerospace energy and biomedical applications.
Dr Papageorgiou

Dr Dimitrios Papageorgiou

Lecturer in Materials Science

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

Mr Benjamin Parton
BAhon, MA(RCA), RCA Fellow

Lecturer with Professional Practice

Invention, Design Innovation, Strategic thinking, Graphic Design, Advertising Art Direction & Copywriting, Corporate Branding, Educator.
Dr Peters

Dr Stuart Peters
BA, MSc, PhD


Industry 4.0 (Fourth Industrial Revolution), Innovation, Sustainability & Climate Change
+44 (0)20 7882 3784
Prof Pugno

Prof Nicola Pugno

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 6310
Prof Reece

Prof Michael Reece

Professor of Functional Ceramics
Director of Nanoforce Technology Ltd

Processing and electromechanical properties of functional materials, including ferroelectrics, thermoelectrics and high entropy ceramics
Dr Romero-Gonzalez

Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez
MSc, PhD

Reader in Science & Engineering Education
Director of Education for SEMS
Director of Learning Development - Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES), Xi'an, China

Biomineralization, surface chemistry, biomaterials, environmental chemistry, engineering and sustainability. Flipped learning, student centred learning, curriculum design.
Dr Roney

Dr Caroline Roney
MMath, MRes, PhD

Lecturer in Computational Medicine
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

My research interests are in developing engineering methodologies to personalise treatment approaches for cardiac arrhythmias. We use a combination of signal processing, image processing, machine learning and computational modelling techniques to develop novel techniques for investigating cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms from clinical imaging data and electrical recordings. The ultimate aim of our research is to translate these tools to predict optimal patient-specific treatment strategies in the clinic. We work closely with clinical, basic science and industrial collaborators.
Prof Screen

Prof Hazel Screen
BEng MRes PhD(Lond) CEng

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Head of School

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 8875
Dr Shah

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

Senior Lecturer in Design, Production & Manufacturing
Foundation Programme (SEMS FEDU Coordinator Link)
Academic Standards Committee (ASC)
MEng Research and Design Team Project Programme Organiser
External Examiner (Eng Design)
IMechE Design Committee (South of England)
IMechE Regional Chair (London)

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 …
+44 (0)20 7882 6663
Dr Shah

Dr Rehan Shah
BEng (UCL), MSc (Oxf), PhD (UCL), FHEA, MIMA, MInstP

Lecturer in Engineering Education

Applied mathematics (nonlinear dynamics, analytical mechanics and mathematical modelling); Mathematics and engineering education pedagogy (threshold concepts, concept inventories, authentic learning, active and experiential learning approaches, university partnerships with industries and local communities)
Dr Shaheed

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

Reader in Robotics & Renewable Energy
Programme Director - Mechanical Engineering
Professional Body Liaison - IMechE
Member - Recruitment and Admissions Committee
Member - Academic Standards Committee
Member - Education Coordination Group
Member - Student Experience Committee

(a) Systems/Applications: Aerial Robotics, Solarcopter, Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Osmotic Power, Blue Energy, Medical Robotics including Miniature Robots for Extreme Environment, Endoscopic Capsule Robots, Leader-follower Robots, Medical / Surgical devices, Prosthetics, Water Desalination and Cancer. (b) Approaches: System Design, Modelling, Identification, Control, Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic), Machine Learning (Whale Optimisation, Grey Wolf Optimisation, Ant Colony etc.) Biomedical Signal Processing, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with application to Cancer Prognosis and Classification.
+44 (0)20 7882 3319
Prof Shelton

Prof Julia Shelton
BA(Cantab) PhD(Lond)

Professor of Biomechanical Engineering

Wear of total hip replacements, surface coatings, particle analysis, orthopaedic systems, tissue engineering, tendon mechanics
+44 (0)20 7882 8877
Dr Slavchov

Dr Radomir Slavchov
BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Module mentor

(i) Adsorption of surfactants and electrolytes; (ii) capillary shapes, capillary flows, wetting, biomechanics; (iii) theory of surface electric phenomena; (iv) chemical physics of mixtures, quadrupolar solvents, fuel chemistry; (v) combustion engines.
+44 (0)20 7882 8938
Prof Smoukov

Prof Stoyan Smoukov

Professor of Chemical Engineering

My interests and expertise are in growing material robotics - programming matter as inspired by nature, to produce microscopic micro-robots that are both multifunctional and autonomous. We are developing sustainable manufacturing methods for bottom-up assembly from molecules, using phase transitions in confined geometries, the artificial morphogenesis process we have discovered for producing regular geometric shapes. Our work spans experiments in colloids and interfaces, molecular dynamics simulation of phase transitions, drug delivery platforms, as well as studying the fundamentals of the origin of life.
+44 (0)20 7882 5305
Dr Spowage

Dr Andy Spowage

Reader in Engineering and Materials Education
Industrial Engagement Committee
Director of Accreditation and Quality
PGT Programme Director
IoM3 Point of Contact
Academic Standards Committee
Deputy Chair Appeal

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

Dr Lei Su
BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA

Reader in Photonics
Study Abroad Coordinator
Associate Student Coordinator

My research is centred on sensors and instrumentation, optical devices and optoelectronic materials for imaging, detection, monitoring and communication, interfacing with Artificial Intelligence, Materials, Chemistry and Nanotechnology, in applications such as healthcare, energy and security.
+44 (0)20 7882 5184
Prof Sui

Prof Yi Sui
PhD, MInstP, Fellow HEA

Professor of Fluid Mechanics
Director of Research

+44 (0)20 7882 7763
Prof Sukhorukov

Prof Gleb Sukhorukov

Professor of Biomedical Materials

Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Materials Science. Area of research: Multifunctional Nanoengineered Delivery Systems
+44 (0)20 7882 5508
Dr Tan

Dr Wei Tan

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Outreach Lead
SEMS representative to QMUL Library
Head of Mechanics of Composite Materials Group

My research expertise lies in the mechanics of composites, multiscale modelling, multifunctional composites, finite element methods and data-driven methods. In particular, I have developed (1) computational models to understand the failure of composite materials under impact and crush loadings; (2) multifunctional composites for energy storage, shape-morphing and sensing; (3) data-driven methods for topology optimisation of cellular composites.
Prof Tanner

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

Bonfield Professor of Biomedical Materials
Head of Materials Engineering Division
Director of the Institute of Bioengineering

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 6785
Prof Toropov

Prof Vassili Toropov

Professor of Aerospace Engineering

- Development of design optimisation techniques for large-scale engineering problems - Applications to various engineering systems - Improvement of reliability and robustness of engineering systems - Optimisation of composite structures - Inverse problems
+44 (0)20 7882 6296
Prof Tse

Prof Zion Tse

Professor of Digital Health and Robotics
Centre Director for Bioengineering
Academy of Medical Sciences Professor
Royal Society Wolfson Fellow

Digital Health, Smart Wearables, Mobile Health, Human-Computer Interaction, AI Medical Imaging, Computer-aided Diagnosis, Digital Mental Health & Medical Robotics
Dr Vepa

Dr Ranjan Vepa
BTech(IITMadras) MASc(Wat) PhD(Stan)

Reader in Aerospace Engineering
Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes

My research interests are in dynamic modelling, simulation and control applications related to aircraft flight dynamics, UAVs , robotics, space robotics and space vehicle orbit and attitude dynamics with a focus on aeroelaticity, electric propulsion and optimal trajectory synthesis for aircraft flight, UAVs and space missions.
+44 (0)20 7882 5193
Dr Verbruggen

Dr Stefaan Verbruggen

Lecturer in Medical Technology

Bone biomechanics and mechanobiology, Developmental biomechanics, cancer mechanobiology
Dr Volpe

Dr Roberto Volpe

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Deputy Director of Education

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

Dr Sulafudin Vukusic

Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry
Director of Educational Development (QMES)

Engineering and Materials Education, Chemical Education
+44 (0)20 7882 2963
Prof Wang

Prof Huasheng Wang

Professor of Thermofluids Engineering

My research interests are in the areas of enhanced heat transfer, Condensation, Boiling, Phase change, Measurement method, Multi-scale simulation, Refrigeration, Air conditioning, Sustainable thermal energy systems and Intelligent buildings.
+44 (0)20 7882 7921
Dr Wang

Dr Li Wang
BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Materials, Design, Simulations, Packaging
Prof Wang

Prof Wen Wang

Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering

Vascular endothelial mechanics, cell mechanobiology, flow and solute transport in extracellular matrices, microcirculation, arterial haemodynamics, cell & tissue mechanics
+44 (0)20 7882 3031
Dr Wang

Dr Xinwei Wang
BSc (Honours), PhD

Lecturer in Systems Engineering

My research lies at the interface of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Operational Research with applications in Intelligent Decision Support and Risk Assessment Systems. Over the years, I have consolidated and structured my research along modelling, optimisation and decision, and cross-cutting engineering applications: data-driven optimisation and decision for intelligent and sustainable transport/aerospace systems.
Dr Yan

Dr Haixue Yan

Reader in Materials Science & Engineering
Programme Director of Materials Engineering

My research aims to understand the relationships between structures and properties of functional materials including dielectrics, piezoelectric and ferroelectrics. By studying these relationships, we can design and develop materials with optimised properties for different applications.
+44 (0)20 7882 5164
Dr Zawahreh

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

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Materials and Design
Deputy Director of Education, Education Board (ED) and Senior Management Team (SMT)
Deputy Director of Scholarship, Teaching Development and Scholarship Committee (TDSC)
Chair, Education Coordination Group (EdCoG)

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

Dr Han Zhang

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Student Societies Academic Lead
Director of Industrial Engagement (QMES)
Programme Director - BEng Materials Science and Engineering, QMES

Han's expertise in the field of polymers and composites range from manufacturing to characterization of advanced polymer composites and nanocomposites, especially of multifunctional composites for future lightweight structural applications. His current research focuses on the sustainable development of advanced composites, including energy efficient sustainable manufacturing, integrated health monitoring and easy repairing functionalities for extended components' life.
+44 (0)20 7882 2726
Dr Zhang

Dr Ketao Zhang

Lecturer in Robotics
Industrial Engagement Lead, Centre for Intelligent Transport
Admissions Lead, Robotics

Dr Ketao Zhang's current research include screw theory, origami-inspired design and fabrication techniques, reconfigurable parallel manipulators, biologically-inspired robots, aerial robots, mobile robots and mobile manipulation, and morphable soft-bodied robots. Current research themes in his group are 1) design, modelling and control of novel legged robots, 2) parallel manipulators for manufacturing, 3) automatous mobile manipulators for indoor and field applications, 4) self-folding and morphable soft-bodied robots.
+44 (0)20 7882 5183
Dr Zhu

Dr Yunpeng Zhu

Lecturer in Systems Engineering

Data-driven dynamical systems, including Nonlinear dynamics; System identification; Complex systems analysis and design; System condition monitoring; Vibration isolation and control; Energy harvesting, etc., as well as their engineering applications across a variety of disciplines.