• Professor Molly Stevens

    Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Dr James Armstrong

    Project Leader in the Stevens Group since 2018 researching how remote manipulation tools can be used to engineer complexity into tissue engineered constructs.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial College London [2015-2018]
    PhD at the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, specialising in using cell-interactive biomaterials to enhance stem cell therapy and cartilage tissue engineering [2010-2015]

  • Dr Helene Autefage

    Project Leader since 2016 researching tissue-engineered constructs for bone and cartilage regeneration.

    Previously:
    Post-doctoral research associate, Imperial College London and Karolinska Institutet [2010-2016]
    PhD in Biomaterials science – Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (2009) Development of osteoinductive calcium phosphate materials for bone healing.
    Master in molecular, cellular and integrated pathophysiology – Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (2004). Study of the role of a lysosomal enzyme in apoptosis.

  • Dr Hanna Barriga

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Research Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2016 investigating the effects of lipid phase behaviour on cellular dynamics for nanoparticle delivery of protein therapeutics and tissue engineering applications.

    Previously:
    Research Associate developing and characterising model membrane systems [2012-2016]
    PhD Chemical Biology of Health and Disease [2008-2012], MSci Physics [2004-2008], Imperial College London

  • Mr Michele Becce

    MPhil+PhD student, researching in the field of the design, fabrication and characterization of porous silicon nanoneedles to be interfaced with biological materials.

    Previously:
    Research Intern, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy [2013-2014]
    Visiting student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA [2011-2012]
    UNITECH exchange student, Delft university of Technology, The Netherlands [2010-2011]
    BSc and MSc in Material Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy [2006-2013]

  • Mr Alexis Belessiotis-Richards

    PhD student in the Advanced Characterization of Materials CDT since 2016 working on the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials for use in direct cellular manipulation. Joint with Dr David Payne and Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia at UCL.

    Previously:
    MEng in Materials Science & Engineering, Imperial College London [2012 - 2016]

  • Dr Mads Bergholt

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group since 2015 researching in Raman spectroscopy for cell and tissue characterisation.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore [2011-2014]
    MSc in Engineering, Physics and Technology at University of Southern Denmark [2003-2009]

  • Dr Mattias Björnmalm

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2017 researching bio-nano interactions of engineered nanomaterials and particles.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Researcher [2016-2017] and PhD [2013-2016] in the Nanostructured Interfaces and Materials Science Group (Prof. Frank Caruso) at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
    BSc and MSc in Engineering Nanoscience [2007-2012] at Lund University, Sweden.

  • Mr Daniel Boland

    PhD candidate in the Stevens group since September 2017, studying the fabrication and functionalisation of nanomaterials and their ability to interface with cells and tissues for delivery and sensing applications.

    Previously:
    B.A in Nanoscience: Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials from Trinity College Dublin [2013-2017]

  • Dr Marsilea Booth

    New Zealand Freemasons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Stevens and Boutelle Groups starting 2015 - researching cartilage regeneration, with multi-modal monitoring.

    Previously:
    Research scientist position at DSL in New Zealand [2012-2015], PhD in Chemistry, University of Auckland [2009-2012]

  • Miss Liliana Brito

    Studying in the MRes + PhD program as part of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence to stimulate the epicardial reparative potential by nanoinjection-mediated localized gene therapy (joint with Professor Sian Harding and Professor Nadia Rosenthal).

    Previously:
    MSc in Biotechnology, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal [2012-2014]
    BSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology, New University of Lisbon [2009-2012]

  • Dr Marta Broto Aviles

    Postdoctoral research associate in Stevens Group since 2017 developing particle-based diagnostic devices and surface biofunctionalisation strategies.

    Previously:
    Master in advanced chemistry [2012-2013] and PhD in multiplexed and multimodal diagnostic platforms [2014-2017] in Nanobiotechnology for Diagnostics group at the University of Barcelona.

  • Miss Maxine Chan

    PhD candidate in The Stevens Group since 2017, researching bioengineering and tissue engineering applications.

    Previously:
    MRCOG [2017]
    Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London Deanery [2014 to present]
    MBBS BSc, University College London [2006-2012]

  • Miss Junyi Che

    Studying for a PhD since 2017 in nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems.

    Previously:
    MSc, Pharmaceutical Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, [2014-2017]
    BSc, Chinese Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China, [2010-2014]

  • Miss Melisse Chee

    Laboratory Technician in Stevens Group from 2016.

    Previously:
    MSc in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, University College London [2014-2015]
    BSc in Natural Sciences [2011-2014]

  • Mr Brian Chen

    PhD student since 2017 on the development and characterisation of ultrasensitive biosensing for diagnostics.

    Previously:
    MEng in Materials Science, University of Oxford [2012-2016]

  • Dr Qu Chen

    Research assistant in the Stevens Group since 2017 working on developing high-resolution imaging techniques for nano- and biological materials.

    Previously:
    D.Phil in nanomaterials characterisation at University of Oxford, UK [2014-2017]

  • Dr Adam Creamer

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Stevens Group since 2018 researching semiconducting polymers and nanoparticles for biosensing applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in functionalised semiconducting polymers at Imperial College [2013-2017]
    MChem in Chemistry from the University of Oxford [2009-2013]

  • Dr Sharon Crouch

    Scientific Programme Manager - UKRMP Smart Materials Hub

    Previously: managed the UKRMP Acellular Hub at University of Nottingham, Technical Director of Cambrex UK, co-founder of LumiTech Ltd. Scientific back ground in Immunology (PhD) and Biochemistry.

  • Dr Spencer W Crowder

    Whitaker International Postdoctoral Scholar in the Stevens Group since 2014 researching extracellular matrix- and biochemical-derived regulation of stemness in iPSCs.

    Previously:
    Masters [2008 - 2011] and PhD [2011 - 2014] in Biomedical Engineering at the Combinatorial Biomaterials and Biointerface Laboratory of Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA)

  • Miss Maria João Cruz

    Studying for a PhD investigating how nanostructured materials can be used to influence cells. Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal).

    Previously:
    Integrated Master (BSc + MSc) in Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon [2009-2014]
    Visiting MSc Student, King's College London [2014]

  • Miss Amanda Diez Fernandez

    Studying for a PhD modelling nanoparticles for cancer therapy and diagnosis. Joint with Prof. Mike Finnis.

    Previously:
    MSc Theory and Simulation of Materials, Imperial College London [2013-2014]
    BEng Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London [2010-2013]

  • Miss Erika Dorado

    PhD student since 2017 as part of the STRATiGRAD PhD programme. Joint with Prof. Zoltan Takats and Prof. Jeremy Nicholson.

    Previously:
    Research Technician, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, Barts Cancer Institute, England
    MSc in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology and Genetics, University of Valencia, Spain
    Research Assistant, Malaria Research, CIDEIM, Colombia
    BSc in Biology, University of Valle, Colombia

  • Miss Raya El Laham

    PhD candidate researching hydrogel fabrication using advanced manufacturing techniques for applications in regenerative medicine.

    Previously:
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London [2016-2017]
    BE in Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut [2012-2016]

  • Miss Arianna Ferrini

    Studying in the MRes + PhD program as part of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence to develop an in vitro platform for modelling and genetic screening of congenital heart defects (joint with Professor Nadia Rosenthal).

    Previously:
    Postgraduate Research placement, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK [2013-2014]
    MSc in Medical Biotechnology, University of Florence, Italy [2010-2012]
    BSc in Biotechnology, University of Florence, Italy [2006-2010]

  • Dr Leah Frenette

    Postdoctoral Researcher in the Stevens Group since 2018 researching quantum dots for fluorescence based biosensing.

    Previously:
    MS and PhD in Chemistry studying colloidal quantum dot synthesis and photocatalytic applications at the University of Rochester [2012-2017]
    BA in Chemistry and French at Lake Forest College [2008-2012]

  • Dr Amy Gelmi

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in Stevens Group since 2015 investigating changes in stem cell structure with applied stimulation using atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Linkoping University, Sweden [2012-2014]
    PhD at University of Wollongong, Australia [2008-2012]

  • Miss Sahana Gopal

    Conducting PhD research in epigenetic remodelling induced by topographical cues.

    Previously:
    MSc in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine (UCL)
    BSc in Human Genetics (UCL)

  • Dr Christopher Grigsby

    Whitaker International Fellow in Stevens Group since 2016 researching the role of biomaterials in direct cellular reprogramming for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University [2007-2014]
    BS in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley [2001-2005]

  • Dr Bakul Gupta

    Postdoctoral Researcher in the Stevens Group since 2016 specialising in developing silicon based nanomaterials for the detection of enzymatic activity in vitro and in vivo.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Research Associate [2014-2016] and PhD [2010-2014] at the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine and UNSW Australia.

  • Dr Daniel Hachim

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Stevens Group since 2018 researching biomaterial-based approaches for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications.

    Previously:
    Ph.D. in Bioengineering at University of Pittsburgh, United States [2017]
    Lecturer and Research Assistant at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile [2010-2012]
    Licentiate in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile [2010]

  • Dr Olivia Hernández

    Postdoctoral Fellow in the Stevens group since 2018 studying conductive polymers for cardiac application. Funded by Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation of Mexico City. Joint with Prof. Sian Harding, National Heart & Lung Institute.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Optical Research Center, Mexico [2016-2017]
    PhD in Chemical Science, National Autonomus University of Mexico [2014-2017]

  • Dr Stuart Higgins

    Research Associate in Stevens Group since 2016 researching the microfabrication of innovative materials.

    Previously:
    Research Associate [2015-2016] in High-performance Organic Rectifiers at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
    PhD [2010-2016] Organic Transistors and Complementary Circuits, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London

  • Mr Håkon Høgset

    Aker Scholarship PhD student in Stevens Group since September 2016.

    Previously: BSc and MSc in molecular biology from the Institute of Biosciences at the University of Oslo (2011-2016)

  • Dr Maggie Holme

    Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2013 investigating phospholipase-specific nanosensors for diagnostics.

    Previously:
    PhD in mechano-sensitive liposomes for treatment of atherosclerosis at the University of Basel, Switzerland [2009-2012]

  • Mr Conor Horgan

    Studying for a PhD in the characterisation of nanomaterials for drug delivery. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions ITN project.

    Previously:
    BEng (R&D) (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering, Australian National University, Australia [2011-2015]
    BSc in Computer Science, Australian National University, Australia [2011-2015]

  • Mr Tobias Hurst

    MRes Bioengineering student researching microfibre-biosensors and bioprinting fabrication methods.

    Previously:
    BSc Biochemistry - Imperial College London [2014-2017]

  • Dr Carolyn Ibsen

    Whitaker International Postdoctoral Scholar since 2015 researching remotely-activatable materials for tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bioengineering with research in bionanomaterials, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    BS in Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

  • Dr Ulrike Kauscher

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Stevens Group since 2015 developing engineered, self-assembled nanomaterials for application in drug delivery.

    Previously:
    PhD in Organic Chemistry studying Biomimetic Supramolecular Systems.
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany [2011- 2015]

  • Dr Tim Keane

    Whitaker International Postdoctoral Scholar in the Stevens Group since 2016 researching regenerative medicine therapies to mediate inflammation and mitigate fibrosis.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in using biomaterials derived from extracellular matrix to treat inflammatory disease [2012-2016]

  • Dr Eunjung Kim

    Post-doctoral research associate in the Stevens Group since June 2014 working on molecular structuring of functional biomaterials for applications in biosensing and as drug delivery systems.

    Previously:
    MEng and PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea [2008-2014]

  • Miss Nayoung Kim

    PhD student and 39th Korean Governmental Scholar in the Stevens Group researching novel nano-biosensing platforms.

    Previously:
    MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Stevens Group, Imperial College London [2015-2016]
    Research Intern, Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Zurich, Switzerland [2014-2015]
    BSc in Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea [2010-2015]

  • Dr Hyemin Kim

    National Research Foundation of Korea Postdoctoral Fellow in Stevens Group since 2017 researching biomedical nanomaterials for biosensing and drug delivery applications.

    Previously:
    BS [2006-2010] and PhD [2010-2015] in Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea.

  • Mr Worrapong Kit-anan

    Studying for MRes+PhD in developing polymers for cardiac tissue engineering and pathways for cardiac maturation under a British Heart Foundation fellowship. [Joint with Professor Cesare Terracciano and Professor Sian Harding].

    Previously:
    MRes in Biomedical Research, Imperial College London [2014-2015]
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London [2012-2013]
    BSc in Nanoengineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand [2007 - 2011]

  • Dr Anna Kloeckner

    DFG postdoctoral fellow in the Stevens Group since 2018 investigating nanotechnological approaches to strike bacterial infectious diseases. Joint with Dr Andrew Edwards, MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) at Imperial College London.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral position at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) in the group of Tanja Schneider investigating the mode of action of antimicrobial substances [2016-2017].
    PhD in Biology at the University of Bonn studying the effect of antibiotics on the chlamydial life cycle [2011- 2016].

  • Miss Charlotte Lee-Reeves

    Bioengineering PhD student since 2017, researching neuronal cell interactions with nanomaterials.

    Previously:
    MSc Clinical Neuroscience at Institute of Neurology, UCL [2014-2015]

  • Mr Vincent Leonardo

    Studying for PhD in the identification of epigenetic cues during cardiac maturation and the molecular mechanism behind reprogramming.

    Previously:
    BSc (Hons) in BiomedicalGenetics, Newcastle University [2011-2014]

  • Mr Chunching Li

    Studying for a PhD in bone tissue engineering and gradient scaffold design, and funded by the Top University Strategic Alliance in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

    Previously:
    BSc in Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan [2008-2012]
    MEng Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan [2013-2014]

  • Dr Yiyang Lin

    Research associate in the Stevens Group since 2012 researching functional nanomaterials for biosensing and drug delivery.

    Previously:
    Post-doc researcher in bionanotechnology at University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, USA [2010-2011]
    PhD in molecular self-assembly and nanomaterials synthesis at Peking University in Beijing, China [2005-2010]

  • Miss Alessandra Lo Fiego

    MRes+PhD student in the Neurotechnology CDT investigating neuronal interfacing systems for human pluripotent stem cells interrogation using materials-based nanotechnologies.

    Previously:
    MSc in Industrial Biotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy [2013-2016]
    BSc in Biotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy [2010-2013]

  • Miss Colleen Loynachan

    Marshall Scholar in Stevens Group since 2014 developing functionalised nanomaterials for ultra-sensitive diagnostics and drug delivery systems.

    Previously:
    B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [2010 - 2014]

  • Mr Luke Salter

    PhD student studying the synthesis of novel, self-assembling, conductive copolymers as a potential scaffold for cardiac and nerve cell adhesion and proliferation.

    Previously:
    Research assistant at the John Innes Centre, Norwich Bioscience Institute working with nanoparticles for proteomics [2016]
    MEng from the Department of Materials at Imperial College [2011 - 2015]

  • Miss Camille Marijon

    Studying for a PhD in extracellular vesicles delivery systems for cardiac renegeration. Collaboration with Prof. Sian Harding and Prof. Philippe Menasche.

    Previously:
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Molecular and Cellular Biotherapy, ParisTech, France [2014-2015]
    PharmD, Paris V and Lyon I Universities, France [2007-2015]

  • Miss Lucia Massi

    PhD student in targeting cartilage regeneration in joint and intervertebral disc diseases. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions ITN project.

    Previously:
    Postgraduate Research placement in Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain [2014-2015]
    MSc and BSc in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (one-block program), University of Bologna, Italy [2008-2014]

  • Miss Stephanie Maynard

    Studying for a PhD in cartilage bioengineering, characterising cellular responses in osteoarthritis.

    Previously:
    MRes in Biomedical Research, Imperial College London [2013-2014]
    BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science with Extramural Year, King's College London [2009-2013]

  • Dr Axel Moore

    Whitaker International Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2017 researching cellular and tissue interactions with biomimetic scaffolds.

    Previously:
    Graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Delaware [2012-2017].

  • Dr Elena Moroz

    SNSF Mobility Fellow since 2016 developing new tools for cell differentiation.

    Previously:
    PhD in gene delivery at ETH Zurich, Switzerland [2012-2016]
    BS&MS in chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia [2006-2011]

  • Mr Teddy Mudge

    MRes student researching biosensing approaches for HIV detection. Co-supervised by Prof Jimmy Moore.

    Previously:
    Lead a team of engineers developing structural heart implants and delivery systems to treat Rheumatic Heart Disease [2013 - 2017]
    Mechanical Engineer working in machine design [2010 - 2013]
    BSc. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town [2006 - 2009]

  • Dr Ioanna Mylonaki

    Swiss National Science Foundation research fellow since 2017 developing delivery systems for gene therapy. Joint with Prof. Sian Harding, National Heart & Lung Institute.

    Previously:
    PhD in polymeric drug delivery systems for cardiovascular application at the University of Geneva, Switzerland [2012-2017]
    BSc & MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Athens, Greece [2006-2011]

  • Dr Anika Nagelkerke

    Postdoctoral research associate in the Stevens Group since 2015 researching biomaterials for cancer treatment.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral research associate, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands [2013-2015]
    PhD in medical science, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands [2009-2013]

  • Dr Adrian Najer

    SNF postdoctoral fellow in the Stevens Group since 2016 researching nanotechnological approaches to fight infectious diseases. Joint with Dr Jake Baum.

    Previously:
    PhD in Nanosciences, University of Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute [2011-2016]
    MSc and BSc in Nanosciences, University of Basel and Lund University [2006-2011]

  • Miss Valeria Nele

    Studying for a PhD on designing new biomaterials for bone and cardiovascular engineering. Funded by the Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship Program.

    Previously:
    Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (IT) [2013-2015]
    Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (IT) [2010-2013]

  • Dr Isabel Neto

    Post-doctoral research associate in Stevens Group since 2017 researching biomaterials for use in drug delivery and tissue engineering applications.

    Previously:
    Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Karlsruher Institute of Technologye [2014-2016] and 3B’s Research Group [2011-2014] specializing in high-throughput processing and analysis of marine-based biomaterials and cells.

  • Dr Akemi Nogiwa Valdez

    Research Data Manager in Stevens Group since 2016.

    Previously:
    PhD [2006-2010] and Postdoctoral Researcher [2011-2013] in ceramic materials for bone replacement, University of Sheffield, UK.

  • Dr Miina Ojansivu

    Postdoctoral researcher in the Stevens Group since 2018 studying extracellular vesicles with super resolution microscopy.

    Previously:
    Visiting researcher in University of Bergen, Norway, developing bioprinting for bone tissue engineering applications [2017].
    PhD in Tissue engineering in Adult Stem Cell Group, University of Tampere, Finland [2013-2016].

  • Dr Liliang Ouyang

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group since 2017 researching in 3D bioprinting and engineering bioactive tissue-like constructs.

    Previously:
    PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University, China [2012-2017]. Visiting Scholar in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania [2015-2016].

  • Miss Katya Pchelinstseva

    Researcher in Stevens Group since 2017 working on tissue engineering applications.

    Previously:
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London [2016-2017]
    BSc in Biology, Imperial College London [2013-2016]

  • Dr Isaac Pence

    Whitaker International Postdoctoral Scholar in the Stevens Group since 2016 researching Raman spectroscopy applications for cell and tissue characterization.

    Previously:
    Master (2010-2012) and PhD (2012-2016) in Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.

  • Mr Jelle Penders

    PhD student and Early-Stage Researcher on the biochemical characterization of intracellular uptake mechanisms of innovative Nano formulations and drug-delivery systems. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions NANOMED ITN project.

    Previously:
    MSc. in Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden [2014-2016] BSc. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands [2011-2014]

  • Dr Ben Pierce

    Research Coordinator in Stevens Group since 2014.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill [2003-2008]
    Postdoctoral Research Associate/Group Leader, Helmholtz Association [2008-2012]

  • Mr Michael Potter

    MRes + PhD working on the design and development of a liposome-based diagnostic assay for cardiovascular disease and depression. Jointly supervised by Oscar Ces.

    Previously
    MChem in Chemistry at the University of Southampton [2011-2015]
    Exchange student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [2014]

  • Dr Daniel Richards

    Postdoctoral Research Associate developing chemical methods for modifying proteins, for the purpose of generating novel biosensors for infectious disease.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist at UCL, developing novel methods for attaching proteins to nanomaterials [2016-2017]
    PhD at UCL studying photochemical methods for manipulating proteins [2012-2016]

  • Miss Kaja Ritzau-Reid

    MRes + PhD (In the Neurotechnology CDT) in conductive polymer platforms for the integrated in vitro investigation of neural networks.

    Previously:
    BSc (Hons) in Genetics, University of Glasgow [2010-2014]

  • Dr Derrick Roberts

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2017 working on dynamic hydrogels for accelerated healing of chronic skin wounds.

    Previously:
    Gates Cambridge PhD Scholar in Chemistry at Trinity College, University of Cambridge [2013–2016].

  • Miss Dwiantari Satyapertiwi

    MRes Bioengineering student, reasearching on bone and cartilage tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    BEng in Chemical Engineering, University of Indonesia [2011-2015]

  • Dr Hyejeong Seong

    Research Associate in Stevens Group since 2017 researching microfabricated devices and nanostructures for bio-applications.

    Previously:
    BS [2007-2011] and PhD [2011-2016] in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

  • Dr Julia Sero

    Post-doctoral researcher since 2017 in collaboration with the Institute of Cancer Research interested in how cell-surface interactions and mechanotransduction control cell fate in cancer and tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Cancer Research [2009-2016]
    PhD in Cell Biology from Harvard Medical School [2009]
    BSc (Hons) in Molecular and Cell Biology, Glasgow Univerisity [2000]

  • Dr Stacey Skaalure

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2014 researching cell-material interactions in 3-dimensional bioactive scaffold environments for tissue engineering applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA [2009-2014]
    BS in Bioengineering from Rice University, Houston, TX, USA [2005-2009]

  • Miss Sabrina Skeete

    Biomaterials Technician & Laboratory Administrator in Stevens Group from 2009.

    Previously:
    MSc in Neuroscience, King's College London [2007-2008]
    BSc(Hons.) in Neuroscience, University College London [2004-2007]

  • Mr Marco Sorbona

    Studying for a PhD in targeted cartilage regeneration in joint and intervertebral disc disease. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions ITN project.

    Previously:
    MSc in Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy [2012-2014]
    BSc in Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy [2009-2012]

  • Dr Alessondra Speidel

    Post-doctoral researcher studying bioscaffold engineering strategies for cardiac progenitor transplantation.

    Previously:
    PhD, Stevens Group, Imperial College London [2016]
    B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University [2007-2011]

  • Dr Chris Spicer

    Project Leader since 2017 studying the chemical functionalisation of nano-particles.

    Previously:
    Post-doctoral research associate, Imperial College London and Karolinska Institutet [2013-2017]
    PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford [2009-2013]

  • Dr Annina Steinbach

    DFG postdoctoral fellow in the Stevens Group since 2017 researching nanostructured scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral researcher developing electrical nano-devices for biosensing at Ulm University, Germany [2012-2017]
    PhD in polymeric thin films as biomaterials at University of Augsburg, Germany [2008-2012]

  • Miss Ilona Sunyovszki

    PhD student since 2018, focusing on monitoring of cardiac maturation in 3D printed vascularized constructs. Joint with Profs Cesare Terracciano and Nadia Rosenthal.

    Previously:
    MRes in Biomedical Research, Imperial College London [2016-2017]
    Research assistant, Wyss Institute at Harvard University [2016]
    Undergraduate research placement, Harvard University [2014-2015]
    B.Sc. in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria [2012-2015]

  • Dr Michael Thomas

    Research associate in the Stevens Group since November 2013 working on ultra-sensitive nanoparticle based diagnostic systems.

    Previously:
    PhD in Physics - Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol [2009-2013]

  • Miss Renee Tonkin

    MRes student studying the application of polymer-peptide capsules to tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, Imperial College London [2012-2016]

  • Miss Ye Wang

    Studying for a PhD in nanoparticle-based biosensing.

    Previously:
    MEng, Materials Science and Engineering, ZheJiang University,China [2010-2013]
    BEng, Materials Science and Engineering, ZheJiang University,China [2004-2008]

  • Mr Thomas Whittaker

    PhD candidate researching new materials for tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    BA and MSci in Biochemistry, University of Cambridge [2010-2014]

  • Mr Charlie Winter

    PhD student researching the cellular delivery of extracellular vesicles for regenerative medicine, under a GlaxoSmithKline CASE studentship.

    Previously:
    Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society [2015]
    MPharm in Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), [2010-2014]

  • Dr Jonathan Wojciechowski

    Postdoctoral research associate in the Stevens Group since 2018 researching functionalised nanomaterials and their applications in biosensing and regenerative medicine.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia [2014-2018]

  • Dr Christopher Wood

    Post-doctoral research associate since 2016, working on the development of chemical and nanoparticle sensors for biomarker detection.

    Previously:
    PhD in supramolecular chemistry, University of Cambridge [2011-2015]

  • Dr Yunlei Xianyu

    Research Associate in the Stevens Group since 2016 working on nanoparticle-based biosensors for diagnostics.

    Previously:
    PhD in Nanotechnology at the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Chinese Academy of Sciences [2011-2016]

  • Dr Yunqing (Frank) Zhu

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Stevens Group since 2018 researching functional polymers for the delivery of RNA vaccines.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Research Associate [2017-2018] in polymer chemistry at University of Oxford, PhD [2013-2016] in polymer chemistry at Imperial College of London and M.Eng [2010-2013] in material science at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

  • Dr Limor Zwi-Dantsis

    Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Stevens Group developing functionalised nanomaterials for cardiac regeneration.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biotechnology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology [2008-2014]
    BSc in Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology [2004-2008]