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Prof Alonso-Rasgado

Prof Teresa Alonso-Rasgado
PhD

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3028     Email t.alonso@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Althoefer

Prof Kaspar Althoefer
PhD

Professor of Robotics Engineering
Professor Althoefer's research focuses on robot autonomy, soft robotics, modelling of tool-environment interaction dynamics, sensing and neuro-fuzzy-based sensor signal classification with applications in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, rehabilitation, assistive technologies and human-robot interactions in the manufacturing environment.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3419     Email k.althoefer@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Azevedo

Dr Helena Azevedo
MEng, PhD

Reader in Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials
Molecular self-assembly, the spontaneous organization of molecules into ordered aggregates by noncovalent interactions and without external control, is of central importance to life (e.g., protein folding, formation of lipid bilayers). Using biological inspiration and tools of chemistry, physics and engineering, we aim to explore new (macro)molecular units (peptides and sugar polymers) mimicking the composition and structure of carbohydrates and proteins (vital constituents of all organisms) to develop materials by self-assembly with particular properties and function for bioengineering applications. We expect that combinations of these building blocks and their controlled self-assembly can generate the discovery of innovative biomaterials with unprecedented properties that can revolutionize tissue engineering and other forms of regenerative medicine.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5502     Email h.azevedo@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Barbieri

Dr Ettore Barbieri
Dott. Ing. , PhD, FHEA

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems
We are interested in mechanics of materials, how they deform under loading, and ultimately, how they break. We use computer simulations to predict when this happens. We use commercial software when we can, but often we have to write our software. We have experience in a wide range of materials, from engineering (metals, rubber, ceramics and composites) to biological (bones). Sometimes we take inspiration from nature and the arts to invent new structures.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7748     Email e.barbieri@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Birn-Jeffery

Dr Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery
MSci, PhD

Lecturer in Bioengineering
My research aims to understand how different movements are achieved across a variety of steady and non-steady tasks; in particular, how the mechanics and muscles are used to control movement. I apply this knowledge to differentiate healthy gait from injury and disease, by identifying these fundamental control priorities. Identification of these control priorities, and using these to discover markers for disease severity will help assess the effectiveness of different treatment interventions for gait deficits. Non-steady tasks, such as walking over obstacles are key to identifying these underlying control parameters.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3677     Email a.birn-jeffery@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Briggs

Dr Adrian Briggs
BSc (Eng) PhD (Lond)

Reader in Mechanical Engineering
Enhanced Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Flow, Condensation
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8876     Email a.briggs@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Busfield

Prof James Busfield
MA, PhD, CEng, FREng, FIMMM, FHEA

Professor of Materials
Examining the physical behaviour by experiment and modelling techniques of soft matter such as elastomers and rubber materials. Properties of interest include abrasion, friction, fracture, creep, fatigue, viscoelastic behaviour, modulus enhancement and composite filler reinforcement. Developing smart soft materials that can sense their environment and soft actuating materials that can change shape in response to a physical stimulus.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8866     Email j.busfield@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Chowdhury

Dr Tina Chowdhury
BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCAP, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
Inflammation, mechanobiology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal science and bioengineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7560     Email t.t.chowdhury@qmul.ac.uk

Prof de Bruijn

Prof Joost de Bruijn
PhD

Professor of Biomaterials
Hard tissue replacement, bone tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, synthetic osteoinductive materials, bioreactor systems for adult stem cell expansion
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6310     Email j.d.debruijn@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Gautrot

Prof Julien Gautrot
PhD

Professor in Biomaterials and Biointerfaces
Synthesis and characterisation of biomaterials. Micro- and nano-patterning. Bio-interfaces. Stem cell biology.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5263     Email j.gautrot@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Gavara

Dr Nuria Gavara
PhD, FHEA

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials
Lab website: https://gavaralab.wordpress.com/ Image-based diagnostics and screening, machine learning and development of algortihms for data analysis, Atomic Force microscopy, cell and nuclear mechanics, mechanobiology, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, traction force microscopy,
Email n.gavara@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Gupta

Dr Himadri Gupta

Reader in Bioengineering and Biophysics
Multiscale imaging of hierarchical materials; Synchrotron X-ray biophysics; In situ and scanning X-ray scattering techniques; Nano- and microscale tissue mechanics; Ageing and degeneration of musculoskeletal tissues; Mechanobiology
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8867     Email h.gupta@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Hing

Dr Karin Hing
CEng, PhD, BSc, MIMMM, FRMS, FWES

Reader in Biomedical Materials
My research is focused around the development of pioneering biomaterials and healthcare therapies through development of novel materials and processing technologies and investigation of the phenomena behind biocompatibility, and the stimulation of tissue regeneration. I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms behind enhanced bone healing or regeneration in the presence of porous synthetic scaffolds, known as synthetic bone graft substitutes, via manipulation of both synthetic graft chemistry and hierarchical pore structure. I also have extensive experience in translating research from the bench to the bed side through my involvement in the successful development and commercialisation of a progressive series of synthetic bone graft substitute materials with tuneable hierarchical structures to support rapid, reliable bone regeneration, which are now in global clinical use in a range of applications including trauma, joint revision and spine surgery.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7804     Email k.a.hing@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Iskratsch

Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Dipl.-Ing. (Equiv. to MSc/MEng), PhD

Co-director of Division of Bioengineering /
Reader in Cardiovascular Mechanobiology and Bioengineering
Cardiomyocyte and Vacular Smooth Muscle Cell Mechanobiology, Rigidity Sensing, Micro and Nanopatterning, Cellular Force Measurements, Advanced Imaging Techniques
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3674     Email t.iskratsch@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Knight

Prof Martin Knight
BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Professor of Mechanobiology, Director of Research
My research is focussed on 'mechanobiology' or how living cells and tissues respond to physical forces. In particular I am interested in the role of the fascinating cellular structure known as the primary cilium (cilia in plural). My work also explores the development of organ-on-a-chip models incorporating biomechanical stimulation for predicting the performance of pharmaceuticals. I work on a variety of different diseases including osteoarthritis, tendonopathy and cancer and the development of novel therapeutics.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8868     Email m.m.knight@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Krams

Prof Rob Krams
PhD

Director of Division of Bioengineering /
Professor in Molecular Bioengineering
mechanotransduction, flow studies, molecular biology, CRISPR, knock out, knock in, finite element modelling, fluid structure modelling, imaging, animal studies
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7940     Email r.krams@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Krause

Prof Steffi Krause
Dr. rer. nat., MRSC, FHEA

Professor of Electroanalytical Systems
Electrochemical sensors and characterisation techniques including: (i) impedance and quartz crystal microbalance based chemical sensors and biosensors, (ii) electrochemical imaging using photocurrent measurements at field-effect semiconductor devices with scanning photo-induced impedance microscopy (SPIM) and light-addressable potentiometric sensors (LAPS).
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3747     Email s.krause@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Lee

Prof David Lee
BSc (Hons), MA, PhD

Deputy Vice Principal - Research (Enterprise)
Tissue engineering and mechanobiology, Mesenchymal stem cell biology
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8874     Email d.a.lee@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Mata

Prof Alvaro Mata
BSc, MSc, DEng

Visiting Professor in Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials
Our team strives to develop innovative technologies and high impact research (Science 2008, Nature Materials 2010, Nature Chemistry 2015) to generate creative technologies and solutions for a variety of bioengineering applications. We use highly interdisciplinary approaches that integrate engineering, materials science, chemistry, nanotechnology, biology, and medicine to develop materials and devices that are hierarchical, biomimetic, offer spatio-temporal control, adaptability, tuneability, self-healing, and functionality. Current research in our lab includes the development of in vitro biomimetic environments, dynamic and directed self-assembling systems, molecular printing within 3D environments, and molecularly-designed bioactive implants for applications such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6279     Email a.mata@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Mueller

Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Dipl-Ing, MSc, PhD

Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Optimisation
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Biofluids, Shape Optimisation, Adjoint methods, Mesh adaptation, Sensitivity Analysis.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5421     Email j.mueller@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Screen

Prof Hazel Screen
BEng MRes PhD(Lond) CEng

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
My research aims to understand how our tissues are built to be able to withstand the loads they experience in the body. I am particularly interested in understanding tendon and heart valve; how and why they get injured, and ways to prevent this happening. By looking at the ways a tissue is supposed to work when it is healthy, we can identify how small changes in the structure, such as those which occur with age, can make injury more likely and look to prevent or treat these specifically.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6167     Email h.r.c.screen@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Shaheed

Dr Hasan Shaheed
PhD (Sheffield), PGCAP (London), SFHEA, MIEEE, CEng, MIET, NTF

Reader in Robotics & Renewable Energy
a) Systems/Applications: Aerial Robotics, Solar Aerial Robotics (Solarcopter), Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Medical Robotics including Capsule Robots, Master-slave Robots, Medical / Surgical devices, Water Desalination and Cancer. (b) Approaches: System Design, Modelling, Identification, Control, Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence (Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic, Particle Swarm and Ant Colony Algorithms), Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with application to Cancer Prognosis and Classification, Biomedical Signal Processing
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3319     Email m.h.shaheed@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Shelton

Prof Julia Shelton
BA(Cantab) PhD(Lond)

Professor of Biomechanical Engineering
Wear of total hip replacements, surface coatings, particle analysis, orthopaedic systems, tissue engineering, tendon mechanics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8877     Email j.shelton@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Smoukov

Dr Stoyan Smoukov

Reader in Chemical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5305     Email s.smoukov@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Stark

Prof John Stark
BSc(Exon) MSc(Man) PhD(Lond) FRAS FRAeS

Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Electrospray technology, spacecraft propulsion, Spacecraft Design, Direct printing
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8875     Email j.p.w.stark@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Su

Dr Lei Su
BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer
My research is centred on optical devices and instrumentation for detection, imaging and monitoring, interfacing with Artificial Intelligence, Materials, Chemistry and Nanotechnology, in applications such as healthcare, energy and security.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5184     Email l.su@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Sui

Dr Yi Sui
PhD, MInstP, Fellow HEA

Reader in Fluid Mechanics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7763     Email y.sui@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Sukhorukov

Prof Gleb Sukhorukov

Professor of Biomedical Materials
Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Materials Science. Area of research: Multifunctional Nanoengineered Delivery Systems
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5508     Email g.sukhorukov@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Vadgama

Prof Pankaj Vadgama
MB, BS, BSc, PhD, FRCPath, CChem, FRSC, CPhys, FInstP, FIMMM, FRSB, CSci

Professor and Director of IRC in Biomedical Materials
Development of enzyme and antibody based biosensors for Point of Care Testing. Electrochemical sensors for in vivo monitoring of oxygen and metabolites for application to critical care and diabetes. Polymeric membranes and laminates designed for enzyme based biosensors for optimised sensitivity, selectivity and bio-stability. Laminates and composites developed for biodegradable sensors for chronic wound monitoring, on body electrolyte tracking in exercise and increase of bone adhesive strength.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5151     Email p.vadgama@qmul.ac.uk

Prof Wang

Prof Wen Wang
PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FHEA, FAIMBE, FREng

Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering
Vascular endothelial mechanics, cell mechanobiology, flow and solute transport in extracellular matrices, microcirculation, arterial haemodynamics, cell & tissue mechanics
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3031     Email wen.wang@qmul.ac.uk

Postdoc Research Associates

Dr Bosch Fortea

Dr Minerva Bosch Fortea

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email m.bosch@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Burrows

Dr Stephen Burrows
MEng, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email s.burrows@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Carassiti

Dr Daniele Carassiti
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Broad range of expertise in laboratory assays for biomedical research: complex cell culture systems, unbiased digital histological characterization, microscopy and statistical analysis
Email d.carassiti@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Rob Krams

Dr Correia Braga

Dr Carlos Correia Braga

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email c.braga@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Stoyan Smoukov

Dr Das

Dr Anirban Das

Marie-Curie Fellow
Email a.das@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Steffi Krause

Dr Grossemy

Dr Simon Grossemy

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email s.grossemy@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Hazel Screen

Dr Heywood

Dr Hannah Heywood

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5368     Email h.k.heywood@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: David Lee

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.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3119     Email s.r.inamdar@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Himadri Gupta

Dr Kong

Dr Dexu Kong

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7882 5306     Email d.kong@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: 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.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7821     Email wei-qi.li@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Wen Wang

Dr Lyu

Dr Yaqi Lyu
PhD

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Email y.lyu@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Helena Azevedo

Dr Marhuenda

Dr Emilie Marhuenda
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email e.marhuenda@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Thomas Iskratsch

Dr Megone

Dr William Megone

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email w.v.megone@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Nguyen

Dr Khai Duong Quang Nguyen

KTP Postdoctoral Research Associate
synthesis and characterisation of polymers and polymer composites; silicone elastomer and composites; photorheology; formulation science; 3D printing.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7821     Email k.nguyen@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Nguyen

Dr Nam Nguyen
BSc MSc PhD MRSC

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Email nam.nguyen@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Julien Gautrot

Dr Okesola

Dr Babatunde Okesola

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Self-Assembling Peptides for Tissue Regeneration)
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6686     Email b.okesola@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Tina Chowdhury

Dr Shi

Dr Yejiao Shi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5301     Email yejiao.shi@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Helena Azevedo

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).
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3603     Email clare.l.thompson@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Martin Knight

Dr Waugh

Dr Charlie Waugh

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Email c.waugh@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Hazel Screen

Dr Xanthis

Dr Ioannis Xanthis
PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Cardiovascular Mechanobiology
Email i.xanthis@qmul.ac.uk
supervisor icon Supervisor: Thomas Iskratsch

Professional Services

Dr Bailey

Dr Russell Bailey
PhD, FRMS, T/SI

Analytical Laboratories Manager
Oversees the technical support provision within the analytical laboratories of the school. Facilitates support for research and teaching, in line with the university’s long-term strategic objectives. Primary areas of expertise are electron and scanning probe microscopies, and mechanical testing.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8468     Email r.j.bailey@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Di Federico

Dr Erica Di Federico
PhD

Mechanical Testing Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for the mechanical testing facilities for academic staff, postgraduate, and undergraduate students within the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. This comprises supporting appropriate research projects, managing contract testing and assisting with practical classes, demonstrations and in the development of prototypes and experimental equipment for teaching and research. Responsible for the operation and upkeep of the materials processing and mechanical testing laboratories. Responsible for the instruction, guidance, and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5054     Email e.difederico@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Duggan

Mr Nick Duggan

Workshop Technician
I'm a mechanical production engineer with many years experience in all aspects of mechanical maintenance, manufacture and workshop practice. I have wide experience in working on a range of equipment and plant in the chemical, process and mechanical engineering fields, specifically those in research, teaching and pilot plants.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6836     Email n.duggan@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Gridley

Dr Benjamin Gridley
MChem, PhD

Technical Facilities Manager
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8740     Email b.m.gridley@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Hakobyan

Dr Shoghik Hakobyan
PhD

Materials Characterisation Technician
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3119     Email s.hakobyan@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Ife

Mr Dennis Ife

Mechanical Workshop Manager
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. Responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory areas of CAD-CAM. Responsible for the instruction, guidance and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6383     Email d.ife@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Iqbal

Mr Shafir Iqbal

Laboratory Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. To be responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory areas of Cell and Tissue. Responsible for the instruction, guidance and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6991     Email s.iqbal@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Lacerda

Dr Armando Lacerda
PhD

Research Laboratories Manager
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7461     Email a.m.lacerda@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Leo

Mr Maurizio Leo

Laboratory Techinician (Materials Processing)
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2776     Email m.leo@qmul.ac.uk

Ms Ma

Ms Jun Ma
BSc, MSc, MPhil

Laboratory Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. To be responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory area of Instrumentation. Responsible for the instruction, guidance and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5057     Email j.ma@qmul.ac.uk

Mr McDonald

Mr Andrew McDonald

Mechanical Workshop Technician
Apprentice trained mechanical engineer providing support to students and staff in manufacturing and CAD/CAM processes.
Email andrew.mcdonald@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Neighbour

Mr Danny Neighbour
BSc,MSc,CEng MIEE

Laboratory Technician
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. To be responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory areas of Robotics and Servo PBL. Responsible for the instruction, guidance and supervision of staff and students in the use of laboratory equipment and techniques as appropriate.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5056     Email d.neighbour@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Pinku Ahluwalia

Mr Stefano Pinku Ahluwalia

Assistant Laboratory Technician
To provide fundamental technical assistance to enable to day to day functioning of the Schoolâ??s laboratories, primarily in the division of bioengineering. The role will carry out a range of operational tasks including equipment maintenance, replenishing stocks of consumables, chemical reagents and cryogenics, maintaining communal laboratory spaces and demonstrating procedures to lab users.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6991     Email s.ahluwalia@qmul.ac.uk

Mr Searles

Mr James Searles

Mechanical Workshop Technician
I have 20 years experience in the manufacturing industry primarily in the f1 and aerospace industry
Email j.searles@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Wu

Dr Dongsheng Wu
PhD

Laboratory Technician - Imaging
Provides comprehensive technical support for staff and students in the School to enable the achievement of teaching and research aims and objectives. Responsible for the operation and upkeep of the laboratory area Imaging. Responsible for the instruction, guidance and supervision of staff and students in the use of Confocal microscope, Multiphoton microscope, Spinning Disk microscope, Super-resolution microscope, Epifluorescence microscope, and in performing projects associated with genetic modification.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5051     Email dong.wu@qmul.ac.uk

Current PhD Students

NameThesis TitleSupervisor
ABRAR, TaqiARQKaspar Althoefer
ABUHAJAR, SaraOptimization and control of renewable energy systems for stand-alone applications such as water desalinationHasan Shaheed
AGROMAYOR OTERO, RobertoTBCJens-Dominik Mueller
ALEXIS, CardeeStudy of Liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
AMIT, AnamParallel Mutigrid and Mesh Refinement MethodsJens-Dominik Mueller
AURIEMMA, SalvatoreDevelopment of parametric CAD models for gradient-based aerodynamic shape optimisationJens-Dominik Mueller
BADAR, WaqasNanoscale damage markers for early osteoarthritis detection in the bone-cartilage unitHimadri Gupta
BALANGTAA, JacobSelf-assembled peptide droplet interfaces for simple screening of stem cell microenvironments and micromanipulation of coloniesHelena Azevedo
BEJA FERREIRA, MartaBiophysical biomarkers to characterize cancer-associated fibroblasts in drug screening strategies.Martin Knight
CHANG, LanPolymer brush vectors for 3D RNA deliveryJulien Gautrot
CHRYSANTHOU, AlexandraStudy of the mechanical properties of liquid-liquid interfacesJulien Gautrot
COSTA, EleniHealing and repair mechanisms in the fetal membrane after preterm ruptureTina Chowdhury
DA SAN MARTINO, ChiaraDesign of an organ-on-a-chip model of soft-hard tissue interfacesJulien Gautrot
DAWOOD, DawoodSoft sensors for soft robotsKaspar Althoefer
DAWSMITH, WesleighDielectric technology development to measure hydration levels.Tina Chowdhury
DELAHUNTY, Alex-JadeHigh throughput analysis of mechanosensitive microRNARob Krams
DIAZ-LOPEZ, ReynolTaper Junctions in modular total hip arthroplastyJulia Shelton
DOWDEN, AliceSilicone elastomers and 3D printingJulien Gautrot
DRAIN, BenPost-Polymerisation modification to form functional polymersJames Busfield
FAKHR ABDOLLAHI, AfsoonRobotic Active Capsule Endoscope (RACE): advanced design, fabrication and controlHasan Shaheed
FAN, PengfeiDeep learning optical imaging and sensingLei Su
FERRERI, AlessandroDouble layer charging in electrospray thrusters for space applicationsJohn Stark
GAINS, ConnorDeveloping a rat model of tendinopathy to investigate mechanobiology of the diseaseHazel Screen
GARCIA SANCHEZ, BrendaNovel Models of Tendinopathy on a ChipHazel Screen
GAXIOLA CAMACHO, LinoInvestigation of optimal bone coverage for the adequate fixation of the acetabular cup in patients with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip during uncemented Total Hip ArthroplastyTeresa Alonso-Rasgado
GUEVARA MORALES, GuillermoMixed mode colloid electric propulsionJohn Stark
H?RAULT, SeanDevelopment of a new High Throughput CRISPR platform for detection of microRNARob Krams
HASSAN, AhmedFabric-based eversion type Soft robotic gripperKaspar Althoefer
HERNANDEZ ALVAREZ, CesarSoft artificial skinLei Su
HERNANDEZ LOPEZ, DavidModeling and control of a mater-slave (MS) robotic system for medical applicationsHasan Shaheed
HOHENBERGER, TravisThe design of down hole elastomer packers for the oil and gas industryJames Busfield
JACQUES, RachelIn-situ optical and electrochemical imaging system for 3D in vitro models and in-vivo applicationsSteffi Krause
JESUDASAN, RejishAn Adaptive Parametrisation Method for Shape Optimisation Using Adjoint SensitivitiesJens-Dominik Mueller
JONES, ChristianDesign of a microfluidics integrated skin on a chip tissue model.Julien Gautrot
JURADO TERRAZAS, DarielOrgan-on-a-chip model of cartilage diseaseMartin Knight
K?HNKEN-SAWALL, JasminDevelopment of Mechanically Enhanced Osteogenic Synthetic Bone Graft SubstitutesKarin Hing
KANSO, HassanBiophysics of Self-Assembled Protein Nanosheets for Stem Cell-Based BiotechnologiesJulien Gautrot
KAUR, AnureetSelf Healing ElastomersJames Busfield
KEELING, MichaelMulti-Scale Force Transmission to and within the NucleusDavid Lee
KUDRIAVTCEVA, ValeriiaRemote controlled drug depot systemsGleb Sukhorukov
KYEI-MANU, WilliamFracture behaviour in high performance tyresJames Busfield
LI, YixiaoThe combination of fluorescent AuNCs and microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
LIN, EPhysical and chemical transformations for bottom-up manufacturingStoyan Smoukov
LIN, TaoThe dynamics of particles in flows with applications in material sciences and biomedical engineeringYi Sui
LU, RuixinNumerical simulation of cell dynamics in inertial flowsYi Sui
MCFIE, MeganDevelopment of high throughput imaging screen of compounds effecting primary cilia structure and resulting modulation of mechanosignalling and other cilia functions in chondrocytes.Martin Knight
MENDOZA MARTINEZ, Ana KarenBiofabrication of self-assembling fluidic devices for modelling ovarian cancer under fluid flowHelena Azevedo
MENG, HongxuBioengineering approaches combining multiple stimuli to induce fast and robust differentiation of stem cellsTina Chowdhury
MENG, HuanThe effect of substrate stiffness on primary cilia and regulation of the tumour microenvironment.Martin Knight
MOHANAKRISHNAN, JeviyaTowards in-vivo electrochemical imaging with flexible, light-addressable organic semiconductor electrodesSteffi Krause
MOJARES, ElijahDesign of nanosheets and microdroplet technologiesJulien Gautrot
MONACO, AlessandraSynthesis of Glycopolymers and their interactions with lectinsHelena Azevedo
NAZ, NabilaNumerical simulation of electrohydrodynamicsYi Sui
NIU, KaiyuanIL-10 signalling in human vascular development (human vascular cell differentiation from induced-pluripotent stem cell (iPSC))Wen Wang
NORTON, RebeccaFactors Impacting Tissue Compliance in the Human Left Atrium and its Effect on Radiofrequency Ablation SuccessHazel Screen
O'NEILL, CaoimheNanotechnology approaches for the investigation of cardiac mechanosensingThomas Iskratsch
PADILLA LOPATEGUI, SorayaDevelopment of blood interactive self-assembling systemsThomas Iskratsch
PANG, XinqingEngineering the endothelial glycocalyx through defined patterns of peptide self-assembled monolayersHelena Azevedo
PATEL, RuhiOptimisation of a Novel Polymeric Heart ValveJames Busfield
PEGGREM, ShaunControl of the Circadian Clock in ChondrocytesDavid Lee
PENG, LihuiCulture of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Nanosheets Assembled at the Surface of Liquid MicrocarriersJulien Gautrot
PUERTOLAS BALINT, LuisExoskeleton for haptic immersionKaspar Althoefer
PUTZU, FabrizioSoft and stiffness-controllable robotsKaspar Althoefer
QU, FengjinTBCJulien Gautrot
QUADIR, FauziaBonding of soft tissues to hydroxyapatiteJulien Gautrot
RUDDLESDEN, MichaelMulti-Mode Fibre Imaging & SensingLei Su
SALAZAR JOYA, ErnestoA parallel-processing portable functional electrical stimulation device for patients with foot dropTeresa Alonso-Rasgado
SAMAD, HudairMicrofluidics for sorting circulating tumor cellsYi Sui
SHIVAPATHAM, ShivapathamInvestigating human Achilles tendon biomechanics using novel ultrasound imaging approachesHazel Screen
SILVA BLANKENAGEL, KarenPolymeric Hydrogel Waveguide for Clinical ApplicationsLei Su
SUN, ChaoranDesign Modelling and Control of a Solar-powered rotary aerial vehicleHasan Shaheed
TABASSUM, MadeehaPerovskite light emitting devicesLei Su
VIZCAINO VERGARA, MariaTBCJames Busfield
WANG, XuechunDeep learning assisted optical sensingLei Su
WANG, YufeiSingle optical fibre imagingLei Su
WARD, MatthewCardiomyocytes, Mechanobiology, Rigidity sensing, Micropatterning, Traction Force MeasurementThomas Iskratsch
WU, LinkeHyaluronic acid-based peptide-functionalised engineered soft matrices via thiol-ene couplingJulien Gautrot
YANES NUNEZ, EduardoFrictional Properties of Rubber in Elastomer Seals.James Busfield
YUAN, YichenPeptide-Hyaluronan Hydrogels for Ocular ApplicationsHelena Azevedo
ZAMAN, Ar-RafiControlling Ion Emission in a Colloid ThrusterJohn Stark
ZHANG, JiaxinMicrochamber arrays as sensing platformGleb Sukhorukov
ZHANG, JinshuaiHybrid organic-inorganic perovskite infrared phototransistorLei Su
ZHANG, YuezhouNanomechanical and ultrastructural investigation of prostate cancer cell linesHimadri Gupta
ZHAO, LuoguangNumerical simulation of cells in flowsWen Wang
ZHONG, MuchunDevelopment of zinc sensitive monolayer modified silicon on sapphire substrates with light-addressable potentiometric sensorsSteffi Krause
ZHOU, BoIon imaging with light-addressable potentiometric sensors in the investigation of material-cell interactionsKarin Hing
ZHOU, YongfengPerovskite photonic devicesLei Su

PhD Graduates

NameThesis TitleSupervisor

2017

HUANG, XuejiaoDesign, Modelling and Fabrication of a Robotic Retractor for Colorectal SurgeryPihua Wen, Ettore Barbieri
HÜKELHEIM, JanHigh Performance Flow Control & Shape Optimisation SolverJens-Dominik Mueller, Sergey Karabasov
ZHAO, LiFabrication of non(low) permeable microcapsules and further studyGleb Sukhorukov, Himadri Gupta
ZHANG, FengfengElectrospinning high toughness biomimetic polystyrene nanocompositesAsa Barber, Himadri Gupta
UDEZE, ChineyeThe Effects of Loading Frequency on Tenocyte MatabolismHazel Screen
TAO, TianyiDesign modelling and control of a miniature robotic system for surgical applicationsM Hasan Shaheed, Ranjan Vepa
GAO, HuiComposite inorganic particles/polyelectrolyte microcapsules: fabrication and applicationGleb Sukhorukov
WANG, ZhenMotion of deformable capsules in complex flowsYi Sui
RAJI, Halimat-shaddiyaWear and corrosion testing of modular hip prosthesesJulia Shelton
WIJEWARDANA, SingappuliModel Predictive Controller design for an Efficient Hybrid Energy Wind/Solar/FC/BS Power System.M Hasan Shaheed, Hua Sheng Wang
COLAK, BurcuMicro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterialsJulien Gautrot, Hazel Screen
WANG, YangRobust and Stable discrete adjoint solver development for shape optimisation of incompressible flows with industrial applicationsJens-Dominik Mueller, Eldad Avital
CHEN, BinElectric Breakdown of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator MaterialsFederico Carpi, James Busfield
WU, GuangchangPredicting tyre compound wear.James Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti
ZAHABI, HediyehDevelopment of materials and applications for electroactive compositesJames Busfield, Federico Carpi
BAUMARD, ThomasFatigue life prediction in aircraft tyresJames Busfield
ASARE, EricSmartNanoHeat - Self-regulating heating compoundsEmiliano Bilotti, James Busfield

2016

WANG, ZhaoThe effects of the rate of hypo-osmotic challenge and IFT88 mutation on the biomechanics of chondrocytes.Martin Knight, Wen Wang
YANG, JunyaoThe role of HDAC7-related peptide in stem cell differentiation towards endothelial cellWen Wang
DALBAY, MelisRoles of primary cilia in hMSC in differentiationMartin Knight
YU, BaoqiThe synergistic role of mechanical stimuli and VEGF treatment in stem cell differentiation to endothelial cellsWen Wang
CHANA, NavinderpalDevelopment of a 3D Perfusion System to Monitor Response of Osteoblast-like Cells Incubated on Synthetic Bone Graft Substitute Granules with Varied Hierarchical Porosities under Dynamic ConditionsKarin Hing
LIN, MiaoInteraction between the circulating blood and vascular endothelial cells in health & disease. Cell Mechanics for endothelial glycocalyxWen Wang, Asa Barber
CHEN, XiaInvestigating the effects of cholesterol on phospholipid bilayer with molecular dynamics simulations.Wen Wang, Yiling Lu
PATEL, Iffat FatimaNaturally Inspired Multi-layer Composite Films on Planar and Modulated SurfacesGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs
HE, WeiModelling, optimisation and control of osmotic energy extraction from natural salinity gradients using pressure retarded osmosisM Hasan Shaheed, Theodosios Alexander
ZHANG, YiBiomimetic Layered Nanocomposites with Tunable Dynamical Mechanical Properties: Synthesis, Imaging and CharacterisationHimadri Gupta, Nicola Pugno
PATEL, DharmeshA novel fibre composite system to investigate tenocyte metabolism under physiological and pathological loading conditions.Hazel Screen
RAN, HaoTo Fabricate and Study the Properties of the Intelligent Microencapsulated Liquid Particles Containing Biologically Active CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov
JIA, LiyongMicro-structure reorganisation of the aortic heart valve under a biaxial loading conditionHazel Screen, Wen Wang
HUANG, MenglongThe Strain Dependent Dielectric Behaviour of Carbon Black Filled Natural RubberJames Busfield, Emiliano Bilotti
KRISHNAMOORTHY, MahenthaDeveloping Cationic Nanoparticles for Gene DeliveryJulien Gautrot, John Stark
XI, LiBone Quality Changes at the Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases assessed by Synchrotron X-ray ImagingHimadri Gupta

2015

RAYAMAJHI, MilanEfficient Methods for Robust Shape Optimisation for CrashworthinessFabian Duddeck, Jens-Dominik Mueller
ZEINELABDEEN, MudatherModelling Condensation on Banks of Plain TubesAdrian Briggs, Huasheng Wang
LI, Wei-QiElectrical stimulation on cell-cell interactions in vitroWen Wang
DEO, Devendra InderMicrocapsule for targetted drug delivery to diseased tissuesWen Wang, Gleb Sukhorukov
LU, ZhengjunMicrofluidics for a novel bioreactorWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama
DI FEDERICO, EricaComplex mechanical conditioning of cell-seeded constructs can influence chondrocyte activityJulia Shelton, Dan Bader
TUNNICLIFFE, LewisThe development of a novel nanostructured silica filler for high friction and low rolling resistance rubber applications.James Busfield
YU, XiaotianFunctional impact of microRNA-34a on stem cell differentiation towards smooth muscle cellWen Wang
WANG, JianCombined Impedance and Fluorescence Imaging of Polymeric Microcapsules using Photocurrent Measurements at silicon/SAM/electrolyte Field Effect StructuresSteffi Krause
SLIOGERYTE, KristinaMechanical properties of stem cells using micropipette aspirationMartin Knight, David Lee
PARISH, AlanMonitoring of Bone Quality and Penetration in Osteoinductive Scaffolds with Varied Strut PorosityKarin Hing
CASTAGNA, VivianaInvestigation of Protein Mediated Control of Oteoinductivity in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes using Fluorescent ProbesKarin Hing, Alice Sullivan
CAMPION, CharlieEnhancing Osteogenesis in Porous Bone Graft Substitutes Through Control of MicroporosityKarin Hing
SINGH, GursharanjitA Study of the Fluid Dynamic Coupling Between LP Steam Turbine and its Exhaust HoodAndrew Wheeler, Jens-Dominik Mueller
HASAN, MdModelling and Interactional Control of a Multi-fingered Robotic Hand for Grasping and ManipulationM Hasan Shaheed, Henri Huijberts
XU, ShenrenNumerical shape optimisation of flow around turbomachinery bladesJens-Dominik Mueller, Andrew Wheeler
WANG, XiaocongThe Role of DKK3 in Vascular Smooth Muscle DifferentiationWen Wang

2014

ASARE, SamuelFailure of Rubber Components under FatigueJames Busfield
LIU, WeizhiMicrocapsule internalization be cells in vitro caused by physical and biochemical stimuliGleb Sukhorukov, Wen Wang
SHORTER, RobThe behaviour of hollow sphere filled rubber materials under strainJames Busfield
QIU, LinNovel polymeric matrix and its interaction withbiological cellsWen Wang, Ton Peijs
DE VILLIERS, Danielle SimoneAccelerated wear protocols for understanding clinical wear in modern hip prosthesesJulia Shelton, Martin Knight
KAMRAN, MuhammadNumerical and experimental investigation of room temperature magnetic refrigerators/heat pumpsHua Sheng Wang, Adrian Briggs

2013

KARUNARATNE, Malintha P. A.Analysis of Alterations in Matrix Quality at Nanoscale in Metabolic Bone Diseases using Synchrotron X-ray DiffractionHimadri Gupta
YI, QiangyingUV-Triggered Encapsulation and Release by Multilayer MicrocapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
CHAUDHRY, SairaA Biomechanical Characterisation of Eccentric and Concentric Loading of the Triceps Surae ComplexHazel Screen
KHAN, Rachel MarinaA study of bioreactor surfaces for cell interactions and sensingPankaj Vadgama
IRIANTO, JeromeNuclear Related Responses to Osmotic Challenge in ChondrocytesDavid Lee, Martin Knight
SAKULKAEW, KartpanTearing of rubberJames Busfield
SATNAM SINGH, Jasminder K.The Nanostructure of Impant-Induced Fibrosis (MPhil)Himadri Gupta
CHRISTAKOPOULOS, FaidonSensitivity computation and shape optimisation in aerodynamics using the adjoint methodology and Automatic DifferentiationJens Mueller
THOMPSON, ClaireInteraction between primary cilia length and hedgehog signalling in response to mechanical and thermal stressMartin Knight
CAO, XuInvestigation into the use of carbon nanotubes networks as gate electrodes in field-effect gas sensors with increased functionalitySteffi Krause
RONG, ZimeiDiffusive Mass Transport Studies Using BiosensorsPankaj Vadgama

2012

ROYLE, MatthewInfluence of coatings on ion release from large diameter metal-on-metal hip bearingsJulia Shelton
PAVLOV, AntonMultilayer Microcapsules for Delivery, Control and Triggered Release of Bioactive CompoundsGleb Sukhorukov
LOWE, DavidNatural Rubber/Organoclay NanocompositesJames Busfield
CHANG, HongStudy of protein membranes formed by interfacial crosslinking using microfluidic flowPankaj Vadgama, Steve Dunn
ANSSARI-BENIM, AfshinStructure-Function Relationships in the Aortic ValveHazel Screen
HOTHI, Hardip SinghThe Impact and Deformation of Press-Fit Metal Acetablular ComponentsJulia Shelton, James Busfield
PRAVINCUMAR, PriyankaViscoelastic Response of Cells and the Role of Actin Cytoskeletal RemodellingMartin Knight
MAFINA, Marc-KrystelleNovel Fluorescent probes for Analysis of Protein interactions under truly physiological conditions with real Medical devicesKarin Hing
LINKE, SebastianLaser scanning system for microscopic and macroscopic investigations of chemical semiconductor sensorsSteffi Krause
BAI, KeSpatial distribution, temporal development and mechanical properties of the endothelial glycocalyx in vitroWen Wang
LIU, YankaiModelling studies on biological tissue property and mechanical responses under external stimuliWen Wang

2011

CHAI, ChanyuanCan Interface Conditions be Modified by Support Surfaces to Minimise the Risk of Pressure Ulcer Development?Wen Wang, Dan Bader
MA, JiaProcessing of Polymer-based Systems for Improved Performance and Controlled ReleaseGleb Sukhorukov, Ton Peijs
ALI, Hafiz MFree-convection condensation on single horizontal pin-fin tubesAdrian Briggs
HOSNY, NeveenDevelopment of a non-invasive method to detect pericellular spatial oxygen gradients using FLIMMartin Knight
FITZGERALD, ClaireForced-convection condensation heat-transfer on horizontal integral-fin tubes including effects of liquid retentionAdrian Briggs
WARD, Philip AThe influence of test parameters and surface modifications on the wear of total hip replacementsJulia Shelton
YE, Shang JunComputational modelling of flows in porous scaffold materials using a lattice Boltzmann methodWen Wang
SIVASUBRAMANYAM, Kruba SankarOsteoinduction by biomaterials; towards unravelling the underlying processJoost de Bruijn
LUO, ZhenlingmicroRNAs play a role in human embryonic stem cell differentiation into endothelial cellsWen Wang

2010

SCHOENLEBER, MonikaStudiesod polymeric membranes modified for application to amperometric H202 and p)2 sensing with needle-type electrodesPankaj Vadgama
PATTAPPA, GirishCharacterisaction of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Metabolism during Proliferation and DifferentiationDavid Lee, Joost deBruijn
TAN, ZhikaiMechanisms involved in the electrospray of biological macromoleculesJohn Stark
SHELDON, AndrewVisualization of fluid motions inside Taylor cones using dye tracerJohn Stark
RYAN, CharlesInfluence of electrostatics upon electrospray with the intention of application to colloid thrustersJohn Stark
TOORANI, ShimaThe Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical Behaviours of TendonsHazel Screen, Julia Shelton
SUPHADON, NutthanunViscoelastic Properties of Elastomer under Complex LoadingJames Busfield
AHMADI, RahelehInjectable Cell-Based Tissue Engineered Bone FormulationsJoost de Bruijn
GABRIEL, PhilipInvestigation and Modelling of Rubber FrictionJames Busfield
RAMLOGAN, AnilStem Cell Expansion and Bioreactor DevelopmentJoost deBruijn

2009

RAHIDEH, AkbarModel Identification and Robust Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a Twin Rotor MIMO SystemHasan Shaheed
CHEN, LiInvestigation into the Sensitivity and Resolution of Scanning Photo-Induced Impedance MicroscopySteffi Krause
VAUGHAN, NatalieThe potential of pulsed low-intensity ultrasound to stimulate chondrocytes in a 3D model systemMartin Knight
HAQUE, FezaNanoindentation of Polymer and Protein Films (MPhil)Andy Bushby, Pankaj Vadgama
JHA, VineetkumarCarbon Black Filler Reinforcement of ElastomersJames Busfield
HAKIMI, OsnatComparative studies of Silkworm and Spider Silk as potential scaffoldPankaj Vadgama
BEDARD, MatthieuOptically addressable, integrative composite polymer microcapsulesGleb Sukhorukov
GUO, LeiNovel biosensors and Their application in Mass TransportWen Wang, Pankaj Vadgama

2008

GUTH, KatharinaMechanisms of the improvced Biological Response with Silicate Substitution in Hydroxy Apatite.Karin Hing
AKANJI, Oto-Ola OThe influence of direct current electrical stimulation on chondrocytes in a 3D model systemDan Bader, David Lee
MAEDA, EijiroTemporal regulation of tenocyte metabolism in strained fasciclesDavid Lee, Julia Shelton
ANGADJI, ArashIn vitro wear of metal-on-metal hip replacements: a multifactorial problem.Julia Shelton