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Dr Bosch Fortea

Dr Minerva Bosch Fortea

Postdoctoral Research Associate


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot
Dr Burrows

Dr Stephen Burrows
MEng, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Stoyan Smoukov
Dr Chen

Dr Jianxin Chen
PhD

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr 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: 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 Das

Dr Anirban Das

Marie-Curie Fellow


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Steffi Krause
Dr Di Ciò

Dr Stefania Di Ciò
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 Grossemy

Dr Simon Grossemy

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisors: Prof Hazel ScreenProf Martin Knight
Dr Gryazev

Dr Vasily Gryazev

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Sergey Karabasov
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 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.
+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 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

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
Miss McFie

Miss Megan McFie
BA, MSc

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight
Dr Megone

Dr William Megone

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot
Dr Melling

Dr Daniel Melling

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Stoyan Smoukov
Dr Nguyen

Dr Khai Duong Quang Nguyen
PhD

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 Nolan

Dr Joanne Nolan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight
Dr Nourafkan

Dr Ehsan Nourafkan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Stoyan Smoukov
Dr Sarkar

Dr Sanjukta Sarkar

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Optical Instrument,Interferometry,Microscopy,Holography,Polarization

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Lei Su
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
Ms Skach

Ms Sophie Skach

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Kaspar Althoefer
Dr Sun

Dr Tao Sun

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Dr Tao Sun's research background is in structural dynamics and vibration control for offshore structures, such as wind turbines and wave energy converters.

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 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
Dr Thielke

Dr Michael Thielke

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
Dr Thompson

Dr Clare Thompson
MBiochem, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Mammalian cell culture, cell biology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, confocal and super resolution microscopy, image analyses, PCR, molecular cloning, cell transfection, immunoprecipitation, , western blotting, ELISA, biochemical assays (various) and advanced data analyses.
+44 (0)20 7882 3603

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Martin Knight
Dr Wang

Dr Yiwen Wang
PhD

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 Weiszer

Dr Michal Weiszer

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Optimisation, metaheuristics, operational research and their applications such as airport operations and intelligent sewer networks.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Jun Chen
Dr Wood

Dr Samuel Wood

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Rob Krams
Dr Xanthis

Dr Ioannis Xanthis
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Cardiovascular Mechanobiology

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Dr Zamboulis

Dr Danae Zamboulis
DVM, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Hazel Screen
Miss Zhang

Miss Man Zhang
BSc

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Ferroelectric; Dielectric; Photocatalyst; THz
07594310369

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Haixue Yan
Dr Zhou

Dr Bo Zhou

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Light-addressable potentiometric sensors (LAPS), photoelectrochemical imaging of dynamic cellular activities with high spatiotemporal resolution, synthesising nanomaterials as sensor substrates for photoelectrochemical imaging.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Steffi Krause