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Dr Adjali

Dr Hicham Adjali
MEng, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids
Director of Foundation Education for Science & Engineering

Heat Transfer, Thermal Systems, Building Energy, Parameter Estimation
+44 (0)20 7882 8739
Dr Akinmolayan Taiwo

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan Taiwo
MEng, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Education
Director of Student Experience (SEMS Senior Tutor)

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 7281
Prof Alonso-Rasgado

Prof Teresa Alonso-Rasgado
PhD

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
PhD

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
PhD, SMAIAA, FHEA, CEng, FRAeS

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

Fluid Mechanics and acoustics: (i) Fundamentals: Computational (and experimental) Aero-Acoustics, Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics, fluids-structure interaction, bio-fluids, particle flow. (ii) Applications: Power and thrust aero and marine production, wind and water turbines, water engineering, fusion energy, bio-fluids devices, disinfection procedures
+44 (0)20 7882 3616
Dr Azevedo

Dr Helena Azevedo
MEng, PhD

Reader in Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials
Programme Director for Biomedical Engineering

Molecular self-assembly, the spontaneous organization of molecules into ordered aggregates by noncovalent interactions and without external control, is of central importance to life (e.g., protein folding, formation of lipid bilayers). Using biological inspiration and tools of chemistry, physics and engineering, we aim to explore new (macro)molecular units (peptides and sugar polymers) mimicking the composition and structure of carbohydrates and proteins (vital constituents of all organisms) to develop materials by self-assembly with particular properties and function for bioengineering applications. We expect that combinations of these building blocks and their controlled self-assembly can generate the discovery of innovative biomaterials with …
+44 (0)20 7882 5502
Prof Bailey

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

Dr Balcombe

Dr Paul Balcombe
MEng, PhD, CEng, MIChemE

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy

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
Dr Bilotti

Dr Emiliano Bilotti

Reader in Polymer Science and Technology
Year 1 Co-ordinator
Deputy Chair of the Materials Exam Board

My research aims to understand the Processing-Structure-Property relationship in polymeric materials. I have gained extensive experience in processing and characterisation of polymer nanocomposites and smart polymers. More recently, my research has been focused on flexible self-regulating heating devices (pyro-resistive materials) and polymers for energy storage (polymer film capacitors) and harvesting (organic thermoelectrics).
+44 (0)20 7882 7575
Dr Birn-Jeffery

Dr Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery
MSci, PhD

Lecturer in Bioengineering
Deputy Director of Teaching Development (Teaching Evaluation)
Ethics Link for the Human Performance Lab

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 3677
Dr Boek

Dr Edo Boek
PhD

Reader in Chemical Engineering
IChemE Liaison

Research in the group of Dr Edo Boek focuses on energy engineering. One of the greatest challenges of our generation is the supply of energy in a sustainable, secure and affordable manner (Energy-Trilemma). Our group investigates novel technologies to achieve this goal, including 1) Geothermal Energy Engineering, in particular development of drilling fluids stable under HPHT conditions, minimising Lost Circulation and Formation Damage; 2) design of carbon electrodes for electrochemical devices, including Redox Flow Batteries, using pore-scale imaging, reactive multi-phase flow modelling and MD simulation; 3) bio-fuel extraction from micro-algae, using Photo-Bio-Reactor (PBR) / soft matter experiments; 4) sustainable drinking water treatment, including water softening …
+44 (0)20 7882 2964
Dr Briggs

Dr Adrian Briggs
BSc (Eng) PhD (Lond)

Reader in Mechanical Engineering
Director of Education

Enhanced Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Flow, Condensation
+44 (0)20 7882 8876
Dr Briscoe

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

Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials
Programme Director for Sustainable Energy Engineering (PGT)

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
BSc MSc PhD

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
MA, PhD, CEng, FREng, FIMMM, FHEA

Professor of Materials
Director of Impact

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 8866
Prof Bushby

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

Professor of Materials Science
Executive Vice-Dean of the Queen Mary Engineering School-NPU China
Director of Ultima Forma Ltd

Nanoindentation testing, Micro-mechanical properties of material, Size dependent strength, 3D electron microscopy. Director of The NanoVision Centre for microscopy
+44 (0)20 7882 7100
Dr Cagney

Dr Neil Cagney
PhD

Lecturer

My research is focused on experimental analysis of fluid flows, often using a combination of flow measurements techniques (e.g. Particle-Image Velocimetry, visualisation) and post-processing methods (e.g. Lagrangian analysis) to identify the underlying physics of a problem.
+44(0)20 7882 8942
Dr Castrejón

Dr Rafa Castrejón
PhD

Senior Lecturer
Member of the QMUL Senate
Director of Undergraduate Exams
SEMS Laser Safety Advisor

Fluid Mechanics, Experimental Physics, Liquid Drops, Sprays and Jets, Optics, Instrumentation, Inkjet and 3D Printing
+44 (0)20 7882 7620
Dr Cavalli

Dr Gabriel Cavalli
BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Reader in Science and Engineering Education
SEMS Director of Teaching Development and Scholarship

Director of the International Centre for Teaching and Learning and Director of Teaching Development (Queen Mary Engineering School, NPU, China)

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. Polymer chemistry, advanced polymer synthesis.
+44 (0)20 7882 2963
Dr Chen

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

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Science
Project coordinator

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
BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCAP, SFHEA

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

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

Dr Colin Crick
PhD

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

Research group leader in the development of Novel Functional Materials, including; water repellent materials, water purification, and anti-biofouling surfaces.
020 7882 6886
Dr Cullen

Dr Patrick Cullen
PhD

Lecturer in Renewable Energy
Admissions lead Chemical Engineering
Admissions lead Sustainable Energy Engineering

My expertise is in synthesising scalably made nanomaterials and embedding them into energy devices for increased perfomance.
+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 Fenwick

Dr Oliver Fenwick
MA MSci PhD FHEA MIMMM MIOP

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Industry deputy (Materials)
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
PhD

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 Gupta

Dr Himadri Gupta
PhD, MSc, FHEA

Reader in Bioengineering and Biophysics

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

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

Reader in Biomedical Materials
Programme Director, Dental Materials & Biomaterials for Biomedical Sciences

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
Deputy Dean for Education, Faculty of Science and Engineering

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
CBE, FREng, FRS, BSc, MA, PhD, Hon DSc, FIMMM, FInstP, FCGI, Hon FRMS

Professor of Materials Science

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

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

Reader in Cardiovascular Mechanobiology and Bioengineering
Deputy Chair (Research) 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
PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics
Academic Fellow in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

Electrospray, Direct Printing, Microfluidics, Drops & Bubbles, Microencapsulation, Capillary jet.
+44 (0)20 7882 6272
Prof Jiang

Prof Xi Jiang
PhD, CEng, FIMechE

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

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.
+44 (0)20 7882 5009
Dr Jorge Sobrido

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
PhD, MIMMM, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Energy Materials
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
Programme Director for Sustainable Energy Engineering (UG)

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
BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, FHEA, FRAeS

Professor of Computational Modelling
Deputy for Research & Industrial Engagement
(Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics)
Chair of Computing Committee

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
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 …
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 group are investigating whether manipulation of cilia can be used as a novel theraputic strategy for various disease. 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 …
+44 (0)20 7882 8868
Prof Krams

Prof Rob Krams
MD, PhD

Professor in 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 - Research (Enterprise)
Professor of Cell & Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering and mechanobiology, Mesenchymal stem cell biology
+44 (0)20 7882 8874
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.
+44 (0)20 7882 6116
Dr Li

Dr Zhe Li
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
Prof Livingston

Prof Andrew Livingston
PhD, MSc (Economics), BEng (Hons)

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 Motallebi

Dr Fariborz Motallebi
BSc MEng PhD

Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics
Aerospace Programme Director
Academic Manager of Whitehead Aeronautical Laboratory
Admission Tutor for Aerospace Engineering
Member of Library Users' Forum
Chair of the Postgraduate Degree Examination Board for Faculty of Science and Engineering

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
Assessment Offences Officer
Chair of the Professional Bodies Liaison Group
Teaching Development Module Mentor

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

Dr Angadh Nanjangud
PhD

Lecturer in Aerospace/Spacecraft Engineering

Modeling and autonomous control of multibody, variable mass dynamical systems with applications to: future space missions pertaining to on-orbit assembly; rocket flight; and the broad area of extreme environment robotics.
+44 (0) 20 7882 3757
Prof Ohtani

Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
M Des RCA

Professor in Design

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

Dr Dimitrios Papageorgiou
MSc, PhD, MIMMM

Lecturer in Materials Science

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

Dr Stuart Peters
BA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer

Industry 4.0 (Fourth Industrial Revolution), Innovation, Sustainability & Climate Change
+44 (0)20 7882 3784
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.
+44 (0)20 7882 6310
Prof Reece

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

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

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Director of Learning Development at the Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES), Xi'an, China

Biomineralization, surface chemistry, biomaterials, environmental chemistry, engineering and sustainability. Flipped learning, student centred learning, curriculum design.
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.
+44 (0)20 7882 5275
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 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

(a) Systems/Applications: Aerial Robotics, Solar Aerial Robotics (Solarcopter), Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Osmotic Power, Blue Energy, Medical Robotics including Miniature Robots for Extreme Environment, Endoscopic Capsule Robots, Master-slave 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
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, fuel chemistry; (v) combustion engines.
+44 (0)20 7882 8938
Dr Smoukov

Dr Stoyan Smoukov

Reader in Chemical Engineering
Deputy Chair (Research) of Division of Chemical Engineering & Renewable Energy

+44 (0)20 7882 5305
Dr Spowage

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

Senior Lecturer
Director Industrial Engagement (QMES)
Deputy Director Industrial Engagement (SEMS for QMES)
Director Accreditation & Quality (QMES)
IoM3 Point of Contact (SEMS/QMES
SEMS Academic Standards Committee (QMES)

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 and how to integrated professional practice into engineering programmes.
Dr Su

Dr Lei Su
BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer
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
Dr Sui

Dr Yi Sui
PhD, MInstP, Fellow HEA

Reader in Fluid Mechanics
Director of Graduate Studies

+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 Szilágyi

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

Lecturer in Functional Materials
Industry Deputy - Chemical Engineering

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 …
Dr Tan

Dr Wei Tan
PhD

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Member of Computing Committee at QMUL SEMS

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.
Prof Tanner

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

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
PhD, FRAeS, AFAIAA, CEng

Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Chair of Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

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

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

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Biochemistry

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

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

Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

Dynamic modelling, control engineering, simulation, space & biomimetic robotics & UAVs, biomedical control systems, aeroelasticity, smart structures, flow control
+44 (0)20 7882 5193
Dr Volpe

Dr Roberto Volpe
PhD

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Director of the Chemical Engineering Programme

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 renewable carbon materials via thermal processes and the development of sustainable gasification technologies for small-scale applications in Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems
+44 (0)20 7882 7748
Prof Wang

Prof Huasheng Wang
BEng MSc PhD FHEA MInstR

Professor of Thermofluids Engineering
Chair of Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design

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
Prof Wang

Prof Wen Wang
PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FHEA, FAIMBE, FREng

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 Wen

Dr Pihua Wen
BA MSc(CSU, Hunan) PhD(WIT)

Reader in Computational Solid & Fluid Mechanics

Solid and Fluid mechanics, fracture and damage, computational methods, numerical simulation in manufacturing and engineering
+44 (0)20 7882 5371
Dr Wormleaton

Dr Peter Wormleaton
BSc PhD(Birmingham) CEng MICE

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering Flooding, River Engineering, Numerical River Modelling
+44 (0)20 7882 5403
Dr Yan

Dr Haixue Yan
PhD, PGCAP, MInstP, MACS, FIMMM

Senior Lecturer
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 & Design
Deputy Director of Education, Education Board (ED) and Senior Management Team (SMT)
Deputy Director of Scholarship, Teaching Development & 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
MEng, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, CEng, CSci, MIMMM

Lecturer in Materials Science

My current research areas mainly focus on sustainable multifunctional materials, hierarchical composites and nanomaterials. The multifunctionalities in composites I am interested including strain and damage sensing, self-healing with preserved 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.
+44 (0)20 7882 2726
Dr Zhang

Dr Ketao Zhang
BSc, PhD, FHEA

Lecturer in Robotics
Industry Deputy (Robotics)
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