Postdoctoral Research AssistantMy PhD research involved the epitaxial growth of III-V semiconductor nanostructures such as nanowires and quantum dots along with their morphological, structural and optical characterization. It also included the study of the aforementioned structures for implementation in optoelectronic devices. My current research focuses on the synthesis of perovskite thin films with a high potential to be employed for device applications such as solar cells.
Supervisor: Dr Lei Su
Postdoctoral Research AssistantMy 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.
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Supervisor: Dr Emiliano Bilotti
Postdoctoral Research AssistantDevelopment 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.
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Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot
Postdoctoral Research FellowCircadian biology in mechanosensitive cells: My current research investigates the interaction between physiological and pathological mechanical stimuli and the circadian clock in mechanosensitive cells, such as the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system. Bioenergetics and metabolism: I discovered the Crabtree metabolic phenotype in chondrocytes and studied the contribution of energy metabolism to chondrocyte phenotype. I devised my own techniques for characterizing the bioenergetic phenotype in living cells, which have been used to understand the metabolism of stem cells during differentiation, cartilage cells, cancer stem cells. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Focusing on tissue engineering and cell therapies for cartilage repair.
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Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight
Versus Arthritis Research FellowI am currently working on a Versus Arthritis funded Foundation Fellowship within SEMS. The aim of the fellowship is to develop an organ-on-a-chip model of human cartilage and synovium (â??joint-on-a-chipâ??) to understand how these tissues interact in the human knee in health and disease. We believe that this interaction plays a key role in the pathobiology of osteoarthritis and influences how individual patients respond to treatment. We are seeking to improve our understanding in these key areas and ultimately to use the joint-on-a-chip to stratify and personalise therapies for osteoarthritis.
Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight
Dr Sheetal Inamdar
Dr Weiqi Li
Dr Annabel Markesteijn
Postdoctoral Research AssistantI am currently working on BFTT, or Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology project, funded by AHRC-UKRI. This project is a five-year industry-led project, which focusses on delivering sustainable innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain. There are several academic and industrial partners around UK in this project. The main project that I involved is in collaboration with Nurvv company, to develop a wearable sensing technology that enables monitoring physical gait and body health with sports, ageing, and healthcare applications.
Supervisors: Prof James Busfield, Dr Emiliano Bilotti
Postdoctoral Research AssistantI am currently working on an interdisciplinary CRUK-EPSRC funded project across both SEMS and Barts Cancer Institute. This work, in partnership with Emulate, aims to develop a new organ-on-a-chip model of breast cancer bone metastasis which we will use to study the interactions which occur between breast cancer and bone cells. We believe the interactions occurring between these two cell populations influences the metastatic nice and secondary tumour development with the hypothesis that osteocyte ciliogenesis is crucial during these stages.
Supervisors: Prof Martin Knight, Dr Oliver Pearce
Dr Subhajit Pal
Postdoctoral Research AssistantCurrent research project is focused on studying regulation of mechanosensing in healthy and atherosclerotic vascular smooth muscle cells. This work involves number of techniques, such as mechanical stimulation (pressure, stiffness, stretch), biomechanical characterization (AFM, Nanoindentation), cellular force measurements (nanopillars, FRET tension sensors) as well as (live) super-resolution microscopy. Further expertise: fibroblast and cardiomyocyte mechanobiology from animal and human models.
Supervisor: Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Dr Clare Thompson
Dr Yiwen Wang
Dr Danae Zamboulis
Postdoctoral Research AssistantLight-addressable potentiometric sensors (LAPS), photoelectrochemical imaging of dynamic cellular activities with high spatiotemporal resolution, synthesising nanomaterials as sensor substrates for photoelectrochemical imaging.
Supervisor: Prof Steffi Krause