Dr Gabriel Cavalli
BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

 
Dr Cavalli
Position: Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.) in Materials Science and Education
Director of the International Centre for Teaching and Learning (Queen Mary Engineering School, NPU, China)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2963
Email: g.cavalli@qmul.ac.uk
Location: 329, Engineering, Mile End
Expertise: Polymer chemistry, advanced polymer synthesis, nanomedicine, polymer-protein and polymer-peptide conjugates. Surface functionalisation. Flipped-classroom and student-centred approaches to teaching and learning. Transnational education and STEM Education.
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Brief Biography

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where I completed a Bachellor in Chemistry at the Universidad de la República, followed by a Masters in Chemistry in Organic Synthesis and Applied Biocatalysis, supervised by Prof Gustavo Seoane. I did my PhD at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London in Polymer Chemistry and Organic Chemistry supervised by Dr Joachim Steinke. After a period as Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry in Uruguay, I returned to the UK for a postdoc at the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton in materials functionalisation for diagnostics and bioassays, working with Prof Mark Bradley, Prof Hywel Morgan, Prof Peter Roach and Dr Cameron Neylon.

In 2006 I joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey, as a Lecturer (Junior Professor) in Organic Materials Chemistry, developing polymeric materials for nanomedicine (drug-delivery and biomaterials). After a period as a consultant (2015-2017) and at Diamond Light Source (2016-2017), I joined Queen Mary University of London in 2017 as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Materials Science and Education.

I have been involved in teaching and learning since 1993, in a variety of roles and settings in Uruguay and the UK. I am extremely interested in student-centred (flipped-classroom) and research-led approaches to teaching and learning, as well as educational research.

I am the Director of the International Centre for Teaching and Learning at QMUL's joint Queen Mary Engineering School of NPU (www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/china/undergraduate/ & www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/china/ictl/), where I am also Director of Teaching Development. In this role I am responsible for championing educational scholarly activity, teaching and learning projects and I also lead in teaching recognition.