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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

School of Engineering and Materials Science

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School Management Team

Prof Stark

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

Head of School
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Electrospray technology, spacecraft propulsion, Spacecraft Design, Direct printing
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8875     Email

Dr Briggs

Dr Adrian Briggs
BSc (Eng) PhD (Lond)

Director of Education
Reader in Mechanical Engineering
Enhanced Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Flow, Condensation
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8876     Email

Prof Busfield

Prof James Busfield

Director of Industrial Engagement
Chair of Division of Materials Engineering

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

Mrs Dawes

Mrs Jackie Dawes

School Manager
The School Manager leads the Professional Services team, including Technical staff, to deliver on operational aspects of the School.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8737     Email

Prof Knight

Prof Martin Knight
BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Director of Research, Senior Management Team
Professor of Mechanobiology
My research is focussed on 'mechanobiology' or how living cells and tissues respond to physical forces. In particular I am interested in the mechanical properties of living cells and tissues and the role of the fascinating cellular structure known as the primary cilium (cilia in plural). My work explores the development of organ-on-a-chip in vitro models incorporating biomechanical stimuli. I work with a variety of different cell types including cartilage cells, tendon cells, cancer cells and stem cells helping to understand major diseases such as osteoarthritis, tendonopathy and cancer and the development of novel therapeutics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8868     Email