Staff

Researchers

Dr Bosch Fortea

Dr Minerva Bosch Fortea

Postdoctoral Research Associate

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot

Dr Burrows

Dr Stephen Burrows

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Carassiti

Dr Daniele Carassiti
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Broad range of expertise in laboratory assays for biomedical research: cell culture systems, animal models histological characterization, microscopy and statistical analysis

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Rob Krams

Dr Chen

Dr Kan Chen

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My current research projects mainly focus on synthesis and development of low-cost and environment -friendly thermoelectric materials and scaling-up synthesis of high-performance thermoelectric materials for device fabrication. I am interested in exploring new materials, investigating the effects of synthesis on materials' microstructures and optimizing materials' electrical and thermal transport properties via doping, band structure engineering, microstructure modification, high-entropy effects, etc. I am experienced in different synthesis methods (such as spark plasma sintering, flash sintering, magnetic alignment, mechanical alloying, etc), advanced characterizations of thermoelectric materials and interpretations of electrical and thermal transport properties.
+44 (0)20 7882 2734     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Michael Reece

Dr Chen

Dr Zheng Chen
PhD

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Control Systems, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery Management System.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Guang Li

Dr Correia Braga

Dr Carlos Correia Braga

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Das

Dr Anirban Das

Marie-Curie Fellow

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Steffi Krause

Dr Di Cio

Dr Stefania Di Cio
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Development of nano- to micro-scale fabrication processes for the control of cellular microenvironment. Design of microfluidic chips with multiple hydrogel compartments for the embedding of organotypic cultures and spheroids. Microvascularisation within organ-on-chip platforms. Study of the mechanisms regulating cell sensing of nanoscale topography. In particular, the processes controlling actin dynamics and their impact on cell adhesion, spreading and fate decision.
+44 (0) 20 7882 5301     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot

Dr Grasso

Dr Salvatore Grasso

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
+44 (0)20 7882 2773     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Michael Reece

Dr Gravelle

Dr Simon Gravelle
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I have a PhD in nanofluidics. My expertise is mostly numerical (molecular dynamics, monte carlo, umbrella sampling, finite elements method). I have also performed experiments using Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Lorenzo Botto

Dr Heywood

Dr Hannah Heywood

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
+44 (0)20 7882 5368     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof David Lee

Dr Inamdar

Dr Sheetal Inamdar
MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
+44 (0)20 7882 3119     
supervisor icon Supervisors: Dr Himadri GuptaProf Martin Knight

Dr Kamal

Dr Catherine Kamal
Ph.D, MSci.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I apply mathematical modelling to engineering challenges relating to soft particles, capsules or vesicles in liquids, with an aim to create testable models of the materials in flow for advance in industrial application. For example, an understanding on the characterisation over the state of aggregation, shape or orientation of the soft nanoparticles in flow could identify new methods used to charactering and sort nanoparticles by their thickness and aspect ratio. Such size and thickness is essential for optimising applications such as polymer reinforcement. I am also interested in modelling physical singularities, such as those involved in moving contact lines.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Lorenzo Botto

Dr Kong

Dr Dexu Kong

Postdoctoral Research Associate
+44 (0) 20 7882 5306     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot

Dr Li

Dr Weiqi Li
BMed, MMed, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My research focuses on the vascular biology and vascular engineering. Particular interest goes to the endothelial glycocalyx, a protective layer along the luminal surface of the blood vessel. I aim to elucidate how the glycocalyx develops and sheds under healthy and diseased vascular conditions. I also work on endothelial mechanics and directional cell migration on different types of substrate, with the ultimate gold of understanding the process of vascular stiffening and aging.
+44 (0)20 7882 7821     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Wen Wang

Dr Lyu

Dr Yaqi Lyu
PhD

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Helena Azevedo

Dr Marhuenda

Dr Emilie Marhuenda
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Thomas Iskratsch

Dr Markesteijn (Anton)

Dr A.P. Markesteijn (Anton)
BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Fluid Dynamics, Computational Aeroacoustics and Aerodynamics, Large-Eddy Simulations, GPGPU Computing, Multiscale Methods, Fluctuating Hydrodynamics, Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics, Droplet Formation

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Sergey Karabasov

Dr Megone

Dr William Megone

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot

Dr Nguyen

Dr Khai Duong Quang Nguyen

KTP Postdoctoral Research Associate
Materials Formulation Scientist (FormFormForm Ltd)
synthesis and characterisation of polymers and polymer composites; silicone elastomer and composites; photorheology; formulation science; 3D printing.
+44 (0)20 7882 7821     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot

Dr Nguyen

Dr Nam Nguyen
BSc MSc PhD MRSC

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot

Dr Okesola

Dr Babatunde Okesola

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Self-Assembling Peptides for Tissue Regeneration)
+44 (0)20 7882 6686     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Tina Chowdhury

Dr Quadros

Dr Russell Quadros
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller

Mr Saunders

Mr Theo Saunders

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Michael Reece

Dr Shi

Dr Yejiao Shi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
+44 (0)20 7882 5301     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Helena Azevedo

Dr Slater

Dr Ben Slater
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
I work with functional framework materials known as metal organic and covalent organic frameworks (MOFs and COFs). These materials possess porous channels which can be exploited for a variety of applications. My research looks at utilising these materials for lithium ion conductivity to increase the efficiency and safety of batteries by replacing the liquid electrolytes with a solid.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi

Dr Sun

Dr Tao Sun

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Guang Li

Dr Sun

Dr Yiwei Sun
BSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Dr Yiwei Sun's research focuses on nanomechanics of graphene and environmental effect on graphene, answering questions as how thick is one layer of carbon atoms, do graphene devices perform the same around the world, why is graphite a lubricant?
+44 (0)20 7882 5301     
supervisor icon Supervisors: Prof Sir Colin HumphreysDr Oliver Fenwick

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).
+44 (0)20 7882 3603     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight

Dr Trifiletti

Dr Vanira Trifiletti
PhD

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow
Nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications: photovoltaic and thermoelectric devices. Chemical and physical synthesis of single crystals and thin films, material characterisation, device construction and testing.
+44 (0)20 7882 3604     
supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Oliver Fenwick

Dr WANG

Dr Yiwen Ivy WANG

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Organic electronics

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Zhe Li

Dr Waugh

Dr Charlie Waugh

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Hazel Screen

Dr Weng

Dr Zhichao Weng
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
My PhD project was based on investigating spin dynamics in small molecule OLEDs via ultra-small magnetic field effects. My expertise: 1. High quality organic materials purification technique and OLEDs processing in cleanroom environment. 2. Measurements of Magnetic Field Effects (High Field Effect and Ultra-Small Magnetic Field Effect) in OLEDs 3. Equipment design and engineering (High resolution and precision Helmholtz Coil system) 4. Software designing, programming and test system integration for magnetic field effects measurement system 5. Data processing, quantitative analysis and physical model optimization based on large dataset

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Sir Colin Humphreys

Dr Xanthis

Dr Ioannis Xanthis
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Cardiovascular Mechanobiology

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Thomas Iskratsch

Miss Zhang

Miss Man Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Haixue Yan

Dr Zhao

Dr Luming Zhao

Marie Curie Research Fellow

supervisor icon Supervisors: Dr Lei SuProf Martin Knight