Staff

Researchers

Dr Al-Kadhimi

Dr Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Andrew Livingston
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/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
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 Feng

Dr Jingyu Feng
BSc, MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

Energy storage and energy conversion; Non-PGM electrocatalysts; Porous carbon; X-ray adsorption spectroscopy.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Patrick Cullen
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 Gryazev

Dr Vasily Gryazev

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Sergey Karabasov
 Guo

Qian Guo

Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
Mr Habib

Mr Rabeeah Habib
BEng, MEng

Research Associate


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Nader Karimi
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 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: Dr Himadri GuptaProf Martin Knight
Dr Khosroshahi

Dr Siamak Khosroshahi
PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

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 Li

Dr Meng Li

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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 Liao

Dr Zhijing Liao
BSc, MEng, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Renewable energy devices, System and dynamics, Control algorithms.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Guang Li
Dr Liao

Dr Zhijing Liao

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Guang Li
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: Prof Stoyan Smoukov
Miss Mohan

Miss Lokeshwari Mohan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Joe Briscoe
  Nadal

Clémence Nadal

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor:
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 Supervisors: Prof James BusfieldDr Emiliano Bilotti
Dr Nolan

Dr Joanne Nolan
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I 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.

supervisor icon Supervisors: Prof Martin KnightDr Oliver Pearce
Dr Nourafkan

Dr Ehsan Nourafkan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Colloid science and interface, nanotechnology, renewable energy

supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Stoyan Smoukov
Dr Ontaneda

Dr Jorge Ontaneda
BSc, PhD, MRSC

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

DFT simulations of solid-state materials

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Joe Briscoe
Dr Pal

Dr Subhajit Pal
MSc, PhD

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. We use the AFM technique to characterize the nanostructured thin film.

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Joe Briscoe
Dr Quadros

Dr Russell Quadros
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Dr Robins

Dr Thomas Robins

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Lei Su
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
Dr Shi

Dr Jing Shi

Scientist -KTP Research Associate


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Rafa Castrejón
Ms Skach

Ms Sophie Skach

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Prof Kaspar Althoefer
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
BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Organic photovoltaics: I mainly focus on stability of nonfullerene organic photovoltaics, including thermal stability, photostability, photochemical stability and their shelf lifetime. The vertical phase separation in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) layer and built-in potential across the BHJ during aging test are investigated by XPS technique and transient photocurrent. Meanwhile, I am exploring the device physics of nonfullerene organic solar cells and do some work on device engineering to make high-performing organic solar cells with excellent stability. Photodetectors: I will also focus on making flexible and wearable photodetectors based on perovskite, quantum dot, 2D materials and organic materials in the future. These photodetectors …

supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Zhe Li
Dr Yao

Dr Xudan Yao
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


supervisor icon Supervisor: Dr Han Zhang
Dr Zamboulis

Dr Danae Zamboulis
DVM, PhD

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
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