Staff

Researchers

Dr Abadikhah

Dr Hamidreza Abadikhah

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Al-Kadhimi

Dr Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Angel

Dr Gyen Ming Angel
PhD, MSci

Research Assistant

Development of novel nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion, including hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers, batteries and supercapacitors. Pressurised reactor systems, advanced material characterisation.

supervisor icon Supervisors: Dr Patrick CullenProf Sir Harry Bhadeshia
Dr Boras

Dr Georgios Boras

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My 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 icon Supervisor: Dr Lei Su
Dr Bosch Fortea

Dr Minerva Bosch Fortea

Postdoctoral Research Associate


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot
Dr Brookes

Dr Oliver Brookes

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof David Lee
Ms Burggraef

Ms Maria Burggraef

Research Assistant and Early Career Researcher


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Burrows

Dr Stephen Burrows
MEng, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Stoyan Smoukov
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: Dr Emiliano Bilotti
Mr Dawood

Mr Abu Bakar Dawood
BE, MS

Teaching Associate


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Tomas Lukas
Dr Gaffney

Dr Piers Gaffney

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Gorecki

Dr Jon Gorecki
PhD, MPhys

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Optical Physics and Light-Matter Interactions

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Steffi Krause
Dr Grossemy

Dr Simon Grossemy

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisors: Prof Hazel ScreenProf Martin Knight
Dr Heggo

Dr Dalia Heggo

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Paul Balcombe
Dr Heywood

Dr Hannah Heywood
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Circadian 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.
+44 (0)20 7882 5368

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight
Dr Hopkins

Dr Timothy Hopkins
PhD

Versus Arthritis Research Fellow

I 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 icon Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight
Dr Huo

Dr Shanshan Huo

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Assistant in Multifunctional Composites


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Han Zhang
Dr Inamdar

Dr Sheetal Inamdar
MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My work is focused on understanding how the collagen network in cartilage contributes to the tissues mechanical properties both in health and disease. More specifically, I utilise small angle X-ray scattering techniques combined with in-situ mechanics to probe the complex nanoscale mechanisms within the tissue. This combined methodology provides real time information into how the collagen fibrils behave under tissue level loading.

supervisor icon Supervisors: Prof Himadri GuptaProf Martin Knight
Dr Jiang

Dr Zhiwei Jiang

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Khosroshahi

Dr Siamak Khosroshahi
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My research aims at designing robust and light energy absorbing parts. This includes experimental testing, computational simulation and data-driven optimisation methods.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Wei Tan
Dr Kim

Dr Jihoon Kim

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Kudriavtceva

Dr Valeriia Kudriavtceva
BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Gleb Sukhorukov
Dr Li

Dr M. Li
PHD

PHD

My primary research interest is focused on organic and inorganic/organic hybrid materials for application in solar cells. My main research topic is non-toxic photovoltaic materials and devices for outdoor and indoor application.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Zhe Li
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 Li Volsi

Dr Anna Li Volsi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Manzoor

Dr Faisal Manzoor
BEng, MSc, PhD, AFHEA

Experimental Technologist (KTP Associate)

3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Fused Deposition Modelling, Orthopedic Implants, Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Material Science, Hydroxyapatite, Doped Hydroxyapatite, Electrospinning, Biomineralization

supervisor icon Supervisors: Dr Radomir SlavchovDr Rafa Castrejón
Dr Marhuenda

Dr Emilie Marhuenda
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Dr Markesteijn

Dr Annabel Markesteijn
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 Mondal

Dr Subrata Mondal

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Lipid Nanoparticles, Functional Materials, Drug Delivery, Protein-Ligand Interaction, Protein Aggregation, Spectroscopy & Microscopy, Biophysics of Proteins & Peptides,

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Stoyan Smoukov
Miss Munguia-Romero

Miss Maria Jose Munguia-Romero

Research Assistant

My early stage experience as a Textile Engineer is focused on product development in the fashion industry, specifically in SEMs clothing brands, based on sustainability principles.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof James Busfield
Dr Murillo Herrera

Dr Luis Mauricio Murillo Herrera

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Organic synthesis, computational chemistry, catalysis, ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
Dr Nadal

Dr Clémence Nadal

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My research aims at developing novel strategies to control the self-assembly and viscoelastic properties of hydrogels designed for regenerative medecine and/or tissue engineering purposes. Another aspect of my work focuses on the tuning of viscoelastic properties of protein nanosheets assembled at liquid-liquid interfaces and their characterization using interfacial rheology.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot
Dr Naderizadeh

Dr Sara Naderizadeh
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I 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.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof James Busfield
Dr Newham

Dr Elis Newham

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

Evolutionary biology, bioengineering, synchrotron X-ray tomographic imaging, Synchrotron SAXS, synchrotron WAXS

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Himadri Gupta
Dr Nolan

Dr Joanne Nolan
PhD

Centre Scientist, QM+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre

I joined Queen Mary in 2021 working on an interdisciplinary CRUK-EPSRC funded project across both SEMS and Barts Cancer Institute. This work, in partnership with Emulate, focused on developing a new organ-on-a-chip model of breast cancer bone metastasis to study the interactions between breast cancer and bone cells. I currently manage the QM+Emulates Centre's suite of Human Emulation Systems with specialist training in the use of the platform. This involves leading the development of new models within the centre and providing support and training for research teams in the design, preparation and analysis of studies and development of research proposals.

supervisor icon Supervisors: Prof Martin KnightDr Oliver Pearce
Dr Ontaneda

Dr Jorge Ontaneda
BSc, PhD, MRSC

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

DFT simulations of solid-state materials, including but not limited to: ferroelectric materials, enantioselective heterogeneous catalysis, heteroepitaxial systems, and supported 2D materials.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Joe Briscoe
Dr Pal

Dr Subhajit Pal
MSc, PhD, MInstP

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Investigation of the physical properties of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials are the main topics of my research interest. In particular, the studies of ferroelectric photovoltaic, photo-ferroelectric and electrostriction phenomena in both centro and non-centrosymmetric systems. My current research focuses on synthesizing nanostructured ferroelectric thin films for the development of next-generation solar cell devices, which is an ERC-funded project. We use the AFM technique to characterize the nanostructured thin film.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Joe Briscoe
Dr Pang

Dr Yong Pang
PhD, MInstP, MSc

Research Fellow


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Tao Liu
Dr Rajabi

Dr Alireza Rajabi
BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My research is focused on searching for new technologies for producing small droplets, as they are used in many applications including printing, food production, painting, and energy conversion. We study and use affecting parameters (pressure, surface tension, viscosity and electric stresses) in order to control liquid jets and droplets in small scales, that is below one millimeter down to sub-micrometer.

supervisor icon Supervisors: Dr Ahmed IsmailDr Rafa Castrejón
Dr Serrano Claumarchirant

Dr Jose Francisco Serrano Claumarchirant

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Synthesis of conductive polymers and development of hybrid materials for thermoelectric applications. I am particularly interested in the development of wearable thermoelectric generators.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Oliver Fenwick
Dr Shepherd

Dr David Shepherd
MPhys, PhD

KTP Research Associate

Production and characterisation of hydroxyapatites. Cell Culture. Production of collagen scaffolds through Freeze Drying.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Karin Hing
Dr Shi

Dr Jing Shi

KTP Research Associate


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Rafa Castrejón
Dr Skach

Dr Sophie Skach

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I currently develop soft robots from textiles, in part for human-robot-interaction. My background is in textile technology and design, and have worked with smart clothing and wearable social computing systems in the past.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Kaspar Althoefer
Dr So

Dr Sheung Wang Jerry So

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Swiatlowska

Dr Pamela Swiatlowska

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Current 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 icon Supervisor: Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Miss Tagar

Miss Uroosa Tagar
BEng, MEng, AFHEA

Teaching Associate


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Tomas Lukas
Dr Thielke

Dr Michael Thielke

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My research is focussed on electrospinning of bio-based materials to produce submicron and nanosized carbon fibres for the use as electrode materials in flow batteries. I am developing novel strategies to control the fibre morphology and the chemical composition of the carbon fibres to obtain ideal materials to further improve the stability and performance of the batteries, while focusing on the development a green strategy for future applications that can be realised from fully sustainable resources.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
Dr Thomas

Dr Marjolaine Thomas
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Polymer/Exactymer Synthesis


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Wan

Dr Xinyi Wan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisors: Prof Andrew LivingstonDr Zhiwei Jiang
Dr Zaidi

Dr Naveed Zaidi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
Dr Zamboulis

Dr Danae Zamboulis
DVM, PhD

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I am a postdoctoral research associate with an interest in musculoskeletal biology and in particular the development of structure function in tendons. I completed a degree in Veterinary Medicine and an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and subsequently undertook a PhD at the University of Liverpool. I have expertise in tendon biology, molecular biology techniques, proteomics and a good understanding of biomechanics.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Hazel Screen
Dr Zhang

Dr Hangfeng Zhang
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Lei Su
Dr Zhang

Dr Man Zhang

Research Assistant

My research includes dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials in different applications, including sensors, capacitors, photocatalysts, etc. I also carry out fundamental research on dielectric behaviour of ferroelectrics.
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supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Haixue Yan
Dr Zhou

Dr Bo Zhou

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Photoelectrochemical imaging and sensing, Electrochemistry, Analytical chemistry, Surface chemistry, Functional metal oxides, Chemical vapor deposition, Boron-doped diamond, Advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment, Materials characterisation, Cell culture

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Steffi Krause