• Dr Daniel Aili

    KAW Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Stevens Group 2009-2010 researching functional nanomaterials for biosensing and drug delivery.

    Previously:
    Forum Scientium Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Linköping University [2008-2009]
    PhD in Sensor Science, Linköping University [2003-2008]

  • Dr Michael Albro

    Marie Curie Research Fellow in Stevens Group from 2014-2016 researching the role of transforming growth factor beta in articular cartilage repair and the development of engineered tissues.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist [2010-2014] and PhD [2005-2010] in cartilage biomechanics at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory of Columbia University

  • Miss Alejandra Ruiz Zapata

    Conducted MSc research project into the angiogenic response to novel hypoxia mimicking bioactive glasses.

    Previously:
    MSc in Engineering & Physical Science in Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London [2007-2008]
    BSc in Biomedical Engineering, Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (EIA), Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud (CES), Colombia [1999-2003]

  • Dr Carina Almeida

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in biomaterial systems for cancer theranostics.

    Previously:
    MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal [2009-2011]
    BSc in Biochemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal [2006-2009]

  • Miss Amanda Verpoorte

    Exchange student from EPFL (Switzerland) who was working for her Master’s thesis on integrins expression through chondrogenesis.

    Previously:
    MSc in Bioengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland [2009-2011].
    BSc in Life Sciences and Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland [2006-2009]

  • Dr Nadav Amdursky

    Post-doctoral research associate from 2014-2016, working on the electrical conductivity via biological structures.

    Previously:
    Post-doc in Materials & Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science [2011-2013]
    PhD in Biotechnology and Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University [2007-2011]

  • Miss Ana Tiago Fernandes

    Graduated with a MSc in 2010 in monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles assemblies.

    Currently studying for her MSc in Biological Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

  • Dr Heiko Andresen

    Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Stevens Group between 2008-2011 researching bioactive synthetic peptides and the bio-inspired engineering of artificial receptor structures in polymers.

    Previously:
    Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering [2003 - 2008]
    PhD in Biochemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering and University of Potsdam [2004-2007]
    Engineer in Biotechnology (Dipl.-Ing.), Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology)

  • Dr Anna Laromaine

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2005-2008 researching peptide-functionalised nanoparticles for sensing.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry, Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Laboratory, Institute of Materials Science CSIC-UAB, Barcelona, Spain [2005]

  • Mr Simon Arnoldini

    Exchange student from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) working for his Master's thesis from 2011-2012 on cell signaling regulated by mechanosensing of substrates.

    Previously:
    MSc in Materials Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland [2010-present]
    BSc in Materials Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland [2007-2010]

  • Dr Arbel Artzy-Schnirman

    Post-doctoral fellow in Stevens Group from 2011-2016 researching Self MHC class II/peptide presenting nanoparticles for manipulation of autoreactive T-cells.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bio-nanotechnology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

  • Dr Claudia Aurisicchio

    Research associate in the Stevens Group from late 2011 to 2012 researching quantum dots/peptide nanohybrids for enzyme biosensing.

    Previously:
    PhD in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry, FUNDP - University of Namur, Belgium

  • Dr Aysel Koç

    TÜBİTAK post-doctoral fellow researching three dimensional composite scaffolds for bone regeneration.

    Previously:
    Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
    PhD with Prof. Y. Murat Elçin in Biochemistry, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

  • Dr Maria Azevedo

    Graduated with a PhD in bioactive materials for cartilage regeneration in 2011.

    Previously:
    Researcher in Gastric Cancer and Infection by Helicobacter pylori, Institute of Pathology and Immunology, Universidade do Porto, Portugal [2005-2007]
    Masters in Biochemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, including final year research project "Phosphorylation of RIO2p, a protein involved in ribosomal synthesis" at Vrije Universitat van Amsterdam, The Netherlands [2001-2005]

  • Dr Michael Ball

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2005-2008 researching periosteal stem cell differentiation.

    Previously:
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate researching Biomaterials, National University of Ireland [2002-2005]
    PhD in Biomaterials, Nottingham University [1998]

  • Dr Nia Bell

    Graduated with a PhD in X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) characterisation of nanoparticles for their incorporation into biomaterials in 2013.

    Previously:
    MPhys Theoretical Physics, Durham University [2005-2009]

  • Dr Judith Belmonte

    Post-Doctoral Marie Curie Research Fellow in Stevens Group from 2005-2007 researching electronic micro-machined devices for medical applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain & Linköping Universitet, Sweden [1999-2003]

  • Mr Benjamin Simona

    Exchange student (2010) from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) working for his Master’s thesis on monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles and lipid membranes.

    Previously:
    MSc in Molecular Bioengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland [2009-present].
    BSc in Life Sciences and Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland [2005-2008].

  • Dr Sergio Bertazzo

    Junior Research Fellow from 2010-2015 researching pathological calcification in the circulatory system and other tissues.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral research associate at University of Bremen - Germany
    Postdoctoral researcher associate at University of Campinas - Brazil

  • Mr Gurpal Singh Bisra

    Conducted MSc research project into using intact liposomal subcompartments in electrospun polymer fibers for a functional therapeutic drug delivery platform.

    Previously:
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London [2012-2013]
    B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics, Electrical Option, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver [2006-2012]

  • Dr Ian Bonzani

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2008 with PhD in tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    BSc in Biomedical Engineering, Worcester, USA

  • Dr Suwimon Boonrungsiman

    Graduated with a PhD in biological nano-structure of bone in 2012. Joint with Dr. Alexandra Porter.

    Previously :
    MSc in Biomaterials , Queen Mary University of London [2006-2007]
    BSc in Biotechnology, Thammasat University, Thailand [2000-2004]

  • Miss Melissa Bovis

    UROP student in Stevens' Group in 2007

  • Dr Polina Brangel

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in nanoparticle bio-sensing for the development of diagnostic assay for pancreatic cancer.

    Previously:
    M.Sc in Biosensors, Ben Gurion University, Israel [2010-2012]
    B.Sc (Hon) in Biotechnology Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Israel [2007-2011]

  • Dr Anthony Callanan

    IRCSET-Marie Curie fellow in Stevens Group 2010 - 2012 researching extracellular matrix materials as tissue-engineered constructs for bone and cartilage regeneration.

    Previously:
    Post-Doctoral Research University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland [2009-2010]
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

  • Dr Paola Campagnolo

    Post-doctoral researcher in Stevens Group from 2013-2016 studying the interactions between stem cells and novels materials for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

    Previously:
    Research Associate Kings College London [2010-2013]
    PhD University of Bristol [2006-2009]

  • Dr Pelin Çandarlıoğlu

    Graduated with a PhD in new Bioactive Glass compositions for bone tissue engineering in 2013.

    Previously:
    Engineer in Chemical Technologies and Analytics (Dipl. –Ing.), Technische Universität Wien (University of Technology Vienna), Austria [2007 - 2008]
    Marie Curie Early Stage Training fellowship for “Bone tissue engineering with biological scaffold based on autolo gous cell transplantation”, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für experimentelle und klinische Traumatologie, Vienna, Austria [2005 – 2006]
    BSc in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Sabancı Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Turkey [2000 – 2005]

  • Dr Caterina Minelli

    Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Stevens Group 2006-2010 researching self-assembling peptide-polymer systems.

    Previously:
    International Center for Young Scientists, Japan [2005-2006]
    PhD in Nanotechnology, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland [2001-2004]

  • Dr Rona Chandrawati

    Marie Curie Research Fellow in Stevens Group from 2012-2015 researching functional bioresponsive materials for diagnostics, therapeutic delivery, and tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia [2011]

  • Dr Robert Chapman

    Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2012-2015, working on the development of nanoparticle sensors as diagnostic tools.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia (2009 - 2012, pending award)

  • Dr Ciro Chiappini

    Research Fellow in Stevens Group from 2011-2016 researching the use of microfabricated biomaterials for cancer theranostics.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • Mr Andre Chow

    Graduated with a PhD from Stevens Group in 2013 on developing hydrogel scaffolds for stem cell transplantation.

    Previously:
    Surgical Trainee at Imperial College NHS Trust. MRCS [2006], MBBS [2004], BSc [2003]

  • Dr Sangwon Chung

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group November 2010 - February 2012 researching fibrous composite scaffolds for osteochondral regeneration.

    Previously:
    PhD in Fiber & Polymer Science and Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA [2007-2010]

    Marie Curie Fellow, 3B's Research Group (Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics), University of Minho, Portugal [2006-2007]

    MS in Textile Technology, North Carolina State University, USA [2004-2006]

    BS in Clothing and Textiles, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea [2000-2004]

  • Dr David Clarke

    Graduated with a PhD in 2014 on novel bioactive materials for bone tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    MEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Sheffield [2005-2009].

  • Dr Kristy Cloyd

    Graduated with a PhD from the Stevens Group in 2013 in live cell Raman spectroscopy.

    Previously:
    Placement Student conducting research into Live Cell Raman Spectroscopy under the Whitaker International Fellowship.
    MSc in BioEngineering, University of Texas at Arlington jointly with The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas

  • Dr Cristina Gentilini

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2008-2011 researching nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry, University of Trieste, Italy [2005-2008]

  • Dr Lise de Jonge

    Rubicon Post-doctoral Fellow in Stevens Group from 2009-2012 researching functional coatings for bone implantology.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomaterials science – Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands.

  • Dr Roberto De La Rica Quesada

    Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Stevens Group from 2011-2013, his research focus is on the integration of biomolecules in technological applications, including biosensors, nanolithography and advanced materials.

    Previously:
    Research Associate at MESA+ Institute, University of Twente [2010]
    Research Associate at Hunter College – City University of New York [2007-2009]
    PhD at the National Microelectronics Centre in Barcelona (CNM-IMB, CSIC)

  • Dr John Dick

    Graduated with a PhD in Self-Assembled Nanomaterials in 2011.

    Previously:
    MEng in Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada
    BEng in Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada

  • Dr Yixiang Dong

    Research assistant in Stevens Group 2008-2010 researching electrospinning.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore [2004-2008]

  • Mr Matthew Donora

    Graduated with a MSc in 2015 working on the design, synthesis and characterisation of conductive polymer nanoparticles for use in photothermal therapy (PTT) of cancerous tumours.

    Previously:
    MPhys, Oxford University [2010-2014]

  • Dr Eileen Cheng

    Laboratory Technician in Stevens Group in 2014.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry, Queen Mary, University of London [2003-2010]
    MSci in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Queen Mary, University of London [1998-2003]

  • Dr Eileen Gentleman

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2005-2011 researching bioactive materials for bone regeneration.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

  • Dr Elsie Place

    Graduated with a PhD in Bioactive Materials in Bone Regeneration in 2011

    Previously:
    Anatomy Demonstrator, Birmingham University [2006-2007]
    BSc in Anatomy, University of Bristol [2000-2003]

  • Dr Erh-hsuin Lim

    Graduated with a PhD in Cartilage Tissue Engineering in 2010

    Previously:
    HF/BAPRAS Fellowship (Healing Foundation in partnership with British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons)
    MRCS (Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England)
    MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery), University of Dundee

  • Dr Farina Muhamad

    Graduated with a PhD in nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering in 2012.

    Previously:
    MRes in Biomedical Research, Imperial College London [2006- 2007]
    BSc in Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, USA [2002-2006]

  • Miss Clara Rodríguez Fernández

    Graduated with an MRes in 2016 researching the interaction between cells and new biomaterials.

    Previously: BSc in Biotechnology, Pablo de Olavide University in Sevilla, Spain [2011-2015]

  • Dr Gregor Fuhrmann

    Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Stevens Group from 2013-2016 studying drug delivery applications of nanomaterials.

    Previously:
    PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland [2008-2012]

  • Dr Gavin Jell

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2003-2009 researching tissue engineering & Raman spectroscopy.

    Previously:
    PhD in Endothelial Cells and Orthopaedic Implant Failure, Queen Mary's University of London

  • Dr Harriet Gliddon

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in developing a diagnostic test for tuberculosis using nanoparticle biosensors to detect a whole blood multigene RNA expression signature.

    Previously:
    MRes Biomedical Research, Imperial College London (2011-2012)
    BSc Biochemistry, Imperial College London (2008-2011)

  • Miss Vera Glukhenkaya

    Graduated with a MSc from the Stevens Group in 2015 developing a diagnostic assay based on functionalised nanoparticles.

    Previously:
    BSc in Life Sciences and Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) [2011-2014]

  • Dr Adam Gormley

    Whitaker International Post-Doctoral Scholar and Marie Curie Fellow from 2012-2016 studying self-assembled thin films and angiogenesis within tissue scaffolds.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT USA
    BS in Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA USA

  • Dr Anne Géraldine Guex

    Postdoctoral researcher developing functional polymeric scaffolds for cardiogenic differentiation of stem cells until 2016.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Materials Science and Technology.
    PhD at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Design and functionalisation of electrospun substrates for muscle repair.

  • Mr Álvaro Viñals Guitart

    Graduated with an MRes in 2016 in new approaches to TGFB supplementation in cartilage tissue engineering for joint defect repair.

    Research Intern, Centro de Biomateriales e Ingeniería Tisular, Valencia, Spain [2014-2015]
    Visiting Student, University of Wollongong, Australia [2013-2014]
    BSc in Biochemistry and Biomedicine, Universitat de València, Spain [2010-2015]

  • Dr Sonia Hallen

    Graduated with a PhD in 2016 in human pluripotent stem cell bioengineering. Funded by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

    Previously:
    MSc in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland [2010-2012]
    BEng in Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada [2005-2010]

  • Miss Hannah Watkins

    Fullbright and Whitaker fellow who studied for an MPhil in nanostructure assembly.

    Previously:
    B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester [2007-2011]

  • Dr Rachael Harrison

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in tissue engineering of gliding surfaces.

    Previously:
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Registrar with national training number in Yorkshire and Humberside Deanery.
    Foundation and Core Surgical Trainee London Deanery [2007-2011]
    Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England [2010]
    MBBS, Imperial College London [2007]
    BSc (hons) in surgery and anaesthesia, Imperial College London [2005]

  • Dr Ming He

    Graduated with a PhD from the Stevens Group in 2015 in tissue engineering of the kidney as a potential source of organs for transplantation

    Previously:
    Surgical trainee in the London/KSS deanery
    MRCS
    MBBS/BSc, University College London

  • Dr Karla-Luise Herpoldt

    Graduated with a PhD from the Stevens Group in 2015 in peptide functionalised nanoparticles for biosensing.

    Previously:
    MPhys Physics, University of Oxford [2007-2011]

  • Dr Philip Howes

    Research Associate in the Stevens Group from 2012-2016 working on the development of fluorescent nanoparticle-based biosensors for sensitive biomarker detection.

    Previously:
    Researcher in Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK (2011-2012)
    Ph.D. in Nanoparticle Synthesis, King's College London, UK (2006-2010)

  • Dr Inge Herrmann

    SAMS/SNF-Fellow in the Stevens group from 2013-2015 developing a diagnostic assay for sepsis.

    Previously:
    Fellowship at the Center for Clin. Research, University Hospital Zurich [2011-2013]
    PhD in Chemical & Bioengineering, ETH Zurich [2010]
    BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering, ETH Zurich and TU Delft [2003-2007]

  • Dr James Ghadiali

    Graduated with a PhD in bio-responsive nanomaterials in 2010.

    Previously:
    MSc (1st Hons) in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford

  • Mr James Liew

    Exchange Student in Stevens Group in 2008-2009 conducting research project into protease detection based on microcantilever array technology in collaboration with the London Centre for Nanotechnology

  • Dr Jessica May

    Post-doctoral fellow researching tissue engineering using highly-aligned biopolymers for musculoskeletal tissue applications from 2011-2012.

    Previously:
    PhD in Tissue Engineering, Department of Materials, Imperial College London [2011]
    BS in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA

  • Dr Julian H George

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2009 with PhD in nanostructured tissue engineering scaffolds.

    Previously:
    MSc in Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine
    BSc (1st Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Edinburgh University

  • Dr Jun Hui Soh

    Graduated with a PhD in 2015 for investigating the development of nanoparticle-based biosensing assays for medical and molecular diagnostics.

    Previously:
    B.Eng. in Bioengineering (Hons), School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [2006-2010]

  • Dr Charalambos Kallepitis

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2017 with a Ph.D. in Raman Characterisation of Stem Cells.

    Previously:
    MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL [2011-2012]
    BSc in Physics, School of Physics, University of Bristol [2008-2011]

  • Mr Oisín King

    Graduated with a MSc in 2015 researching the role of mesenchymal stem cell signalling in the bone marrow niche.

    Previously:
    MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin [2008-2012]

  • Mr Alex Kirby

    Stevens Group Lab Technician from 2015-2016.

    Previously:
    BSc Medical Microbiology & Virology, University of Warwick [2011-2014]

  • Miss Hortense Le Ferrand

    Exchange student from ETH Zurich from 2012-2013 working for her Master's thesis on cellular response to complex scaffold design.

    Previously:
    MSc in Materials Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland [2011-present]
    Engineer ESPCI ParisTech, France [2008-2012]

  • Dr Lesley Chow

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2010-2015 researching self-assembling peptides for osteochondral regeneration.

    Previously:
    PhD with Prof. Samuel Stupp in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.

  • Dr Lijun Ji

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2008-2010 researching biomaterials.

    Previously:
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate researching CNT Composite, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University of China [2005-2007]
    PhD in Polymer Physics & Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences [2001-2005]

  • Dr Liling Koh

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2008 with PhD in peptide-based assembly of gold nanoparticles.

    Previously:
    BEng (1st Hons) in Materials Science & Engineering, Queen Mary's University of London

  • Dr Elena Littmann

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in bone tissue engineering focusing on bioactive glass.

    Previously:
    MSc in Neuroscience, University College London [2010-2011]
    BSc in Molecular Biomedicine, University of Bonn [2007-2010]

  • Mr Nathan Liu

    Fulbright and Whitaker Fellow, graduated with a MRes in 2015 in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine.

    Previously:
    B.S. Bioengineering, Rice University [2010-2014]

  • Dr Luis Rojo del Olmo

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group between 2009-2011.

    Previously:
    Institute of Polymer Science and Technology - Spanish National Research Council. Madrid, [2003 - 2009]
    PhD in Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid [2008]
    Master in Polymer Science [2004], Spanish Plastic and Rubber School - Institute of Polymer Science and Technology. Bachelor degree in Chemistry [2001]: Autonoma University of Madrid

  • Dr Mark Rocco

    Whitaker Foundation Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Stevens Group from 2011-2013 researching protein-based scaffolds for tissue regeneration.

    Previously:
    Post-Doctoral Honorary Researcher at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia
    Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY USA
    M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY USA
    B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL USA

  • Dr Mark Steedman

    Whitaker Foundation Post-Doctoral Researcher in Stevens Group between 2011 and 2012 researching cellular differentiation via topographical and mechanical cues.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bioengineering, UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, San Francisco, California, USA

  • Dr Martin Hedegaard

    Post-doctoral researcher in Stevens Group from 2011-2013 researching Raman spectroscopy of cells and tissue for bioengineering.

    Previously:
    Ph.D in Raman Spectroscopy imaging of biological systems at University of Southern Denmark [2008-2011]
    M.Sc in Physics and Technology at University of Southern Denmark [2002-2008]

  • Dr Leo Martins

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group in 2015 working on computational biology applied to Raman spectroscopy and bioinformatics.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral researcher in Phylogenomics, University of Vigo, Spain [2009-2015]
    PhD in in Agricultural and Environmental Biology, University of Tokyo, Japan [2004-2008]

  • Dr Matthew Hembury

    Post-doctoral fellow from 2013-2015 researching bio-functionalised nanoparticles for sensing and cell response.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bio-functionalised Nanoparticles for Sensing and Cell Response (Joint supervised by Prof. Molly Stevens & Dr Alexandra Porter), Imperial College London [2008-2012]
    MSc in Engineering & Physical Science in Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London [2007-2008]
    Diplôme d'ingénieur de l'ENSEA, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), France [2005-2008]

  • Dr Damia Mawad

    Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow from 2013-2015 in the Stevens Group investigating the development of conducting polymers for bioapplications and exploring chemical and physical routes to enhance their redox stability in physiological media.

    Previously:
    Research fellow in the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Dr Manuel Mazo

    Fundación Ramon Areces Fellow researching new materials for human pluripotent cell-mediated cardiac tissue engineering in Stevens Group from 2012-2016.

    Previously:
    Research Associate at Universitary Clinic of Navarra
    PhD at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) in Pamplona, Spain

  • Mr Gabriel Mecklenburg

    Graduated with a MPhil in 2014 developing a generic method for functionalising electrospun PCL scaffolds, which he hopes to apply to ligament/tendon tissue engineering with focus on the rotator cuff.

    Previously:
    BA & MSc in Materials Science, Cambridge University.

  • Miss Anne-Sophie Mertgen

    Graduated with a MSc in 2015 researching new functionalisation methods for improved cell response on conductive oligomers for cardiac tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg [2010-2013]

  • Dr Min Tang

    Post-doctoral associate investigating synthetic polymers.

    Previously:
    PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. Joint with Dr C K Williams [2009]
    BSc in Chemistry, Tianjin University, China

  • Dr Hayley Moore

    Graduated with a PhD in the structure and function of deep venous valves of the lower limb and developing a deep vein valve replacement.

    Previously:
    Surgical trainee in the Oxford Deanery [2008-2010]
    Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England [2008]
    MBBS, Imperial College London [2006]
    BA(hons), Downing College, University of Cambridge [2003]

  • Dr Constant Morez

    Graduated with a PhD in 2015 in cardiac stem cells mechanosensing.

    Previously:
    MRes in Biomedical Engineering, ParisTech, Paris Descartes School of medicine and UC Berkeley [2011-2012]
    Engineer's degree, Ecole Polytechnique [2008-2011]

  • Dr Morgan Mager

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens' Group until 2011 researching biological/inorganic interfaces for sensor and drug delivery applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA

  • Dr Mohd Muzamir Mahat

    Graduated with a PhD in 2016 in engineering nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

    Previously:
    Member of Faculty of Applied Sciences, UiTM Shah Alam Malaysia [2010-2013]
    MEng (Materials), UTM Skudai,Malaysia [2008-2010]
    BSc (Materials Technology), UiTM Shah Alam Malaysia [2005-2008]

  • Dr Nasrin Lotfibakhshaiesh

    Graduated with a PhD in bioactive materials for bone tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in 2011. Joint with Prof Robert Hill.

    Previously:
    Degree of Doctor in Medicine, University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz, Iran.

  • Dr Nicholas Evans

    Medical Research Council Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Stevens Group from 2006-2009 researching embryonic stem cell differentiation to bone.

    Previously:
    PhD in Diabetes Research, Kings College London [2000-2004]

  • Mr Nick Walters

    Biomaterials Technician & Laboratory Administrator in Stevens Group from 2007-2009.

    Previously:
    BSc(Hons.) in Biochemistry, The University of Reading & Uppsala Universitet, Sweden [2003-2006]

  • Dr Nicolas Schaeffer

    Post-doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group between 2010-2011, working on bio-responsive peptide coated gold nanoparticles.

    Previously:
    PhD in materials chemistry and nanoscale science with Pr. A.I. Cooper and Dr. R.Lévy, studying the formation of polymer coated gold nano-structures (University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry.)
    MsC in materials chemistry and analytical chemistry with Dr. J.L. Rehspringer and Dr. L. Charbonniere on the synthesis of magnetic organic-inorganic hybrid nanostructures for biological imaging (Université Louis Pasteur, IPCMS, Cronenbourg)
    BsC with Pr. M. Brust on the self-assembly of gold nanoparticles along DNA strands. (University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry)

  • Dr Kharissa Nitiputri

    Graduated with a PhD in 2015 in understanding the fundamentals of bone mineralisation and the effect of strontium ions supplementation in its process. [co-supervised with Dr Alexandra Porter]

    Previously:
    B.S.E in Biomedical Engineering (Biochemical Concentration), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA [2006-2011]

  • Dr Siti Noor Fazliah Mohd Noor

    Graduated with a PhD in 2014 in nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    MFDS, Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England [2008]
    MClinDent (Child Dental Health), Faculty of Dentistry, University Malaya, Malaysia [2000-2004]
    BDS, Faculty of Dentistry, University Malaya, Malaysia [1994-1997]

  • Mr Ole Thygesen

    Academic visitor in the Stevens group from September 2012 to February 2013 researching Raman spectroscopy of cells and tissue for bioengineering.

    Previously:
    Ph.D. Student at the University of Southern Denmark [2011-2013]
    Ph.D. title: Analysing fouling systems using Raman spectroscopy and multivariat data analysis
    M.Sc. in Chemical engineering, University of Southern Denmark[2004-2009]

  • Dr Olga Tsigkou

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group 2008-2010 investigating adult stem cell responses to bioactive glasses and nanocomposites & development of vascularised bone tissue using bioactive scaffolds. Joint with Dr Julian Jones

    Previously:
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate researching the Development of engineered vessels within a 3D porous scaffold, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA [2006-2008]
    Graduated from Stevens' Group in 2006 with PhD in Tissue Engineering

  • Dr Oliver Mahony

    Post-doctoral fellow researching hybrid materials. Joint with Dr. Julian Jones

    Previously:
    PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Department of Materials, Imperial College London. Joint with Dr. Julian Jones [2010]
    MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

  • Dr Celia Pacheco-Moreno

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in new electrically conducting polymers for bioelectronic applications. Joint with Prof Natalie Stingelin (Imperial College London).

    Previously:
    MRes in Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London (UK) [2011/12]
    BSc in Physics, University of Valencia (Spain) [2006 - 2011]

  • Dr Paresh Parmar

    PhD student and post-doctoral research associate developing novel biomimetic scaffolds for human stem cell-based cartilage tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    PhD studies in Biomaterials, Stevens Group, Imperial College London [2016]
    MEng in Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia [2011-2012]
    BSc (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia [2009-2011]
    Diploma in Materials Science, EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories in Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland [2007-2008]

  • Dr Eugene Pashuck III

    Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2010-2015.

    Previously:
    PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. Tommy worked with peptide amphiphiles for applications regenerative medicine at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.

  • Dr Imran Patel

    Post-doctoral research associate in 2014, working on the application of vibrational spectroscopy techniques to differentiate cell and tissue types.

    Previously:
    Post-doc in CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge [2012-2014]
    PhD in Biomedicine and Biophotonics, Lancaster University [2008-2012]

  • Dr Paulo Sardinha

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Stevens Group from 2007-2009 researching bioactive materials & bio-inorganic nanomaterials.

    Previously:
    Post-Doctoral Research Assistant researching Specific Targeted Research or Innovation Project, University of Coimbra, Portugal [2006]
    PhD in Biochemistry Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal [2004]

  • Dr Piotr Gryko

    Graduated with a PhD in 2012 on Gold-Peptide Nano-Aggregate Systems.

    Previously:
    MSci in Physics, University College London, including final year project "Observation of interference effects in coherent diffraction of nanocrystals under X-ray standing-wave illumination" [2003-2007]
    Joint with Dr Mary Ryan

  • Dr Rachel Osborne

    Graduated with a PhD in nanobiotechnology in 2009.

    Previously:
    MEng in Material Science, Economics and Management, Trinity College, Oxford University

  • Dr Jose Ramos

    Post-doctoral researcher in Stevens Group from 2013-2015, working on the development of functionalised nanoparticles and nanogels for biosensing and drug delivery.

    Previously:
    Post-doctoral researcher in Bionanoparticles Group at POLYMAT-University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

  • Mr Randall Platt

    Whitaker International Program fellow from 2010-2011 who studied for a Diploma at Imperial College in cell signaling dependence on microenvironment for regenerative medicine.

    Previously:
    BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, Utah, USA

  • Dr Rekha Nair

    Whitaker Foundation Post-Doctoral Researcher in Stevens Group from 2010-2012 researching the molecular signatures of induced pluripotent stem cells.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  • Dr Reza Ghazanfar

    Graduated with a PhD in cartilage tissue engineering in 2010.

    Previously:
    MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery), Guy’s & St. Thomas, London

  • Mr Álvaro Medina Rivas

    Graduated with a MSc in 2015 researching cartilage tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    MSc in Energy Engineering, Technical University of Madrid [2011-2013]
    Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Madrid [2008-2011]

  • Dr Robin Swain

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2008 with PhD in live cell Raman spectroscopy.

    Previously:
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London [2004]
    MSc in Applied Mathematics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada [2003]

  • Mr Sameer Patankar

    Conducted MRes research project into the effect of matrix stiffness on embryonic stem cell differentiation.

    Previously:
    MRes in Nanomaterials, Imperial College London
    MSc in Advanced Neuro- & Molecular Pharmacology, University of Bristol [2002]
    BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham [2001]

  • Dr Lívia Santos

    Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Stevens Group from 2012-2014, investigating pathways to improve the vascularisation of biomaterials for bone regeneration.

    Previously:
    Post doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

  • Dr Seth McCullen

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group researching bioactive scaffolds for osteochondral regeneration until 2012.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University; North Carolina, USA

  • Dr Shalini Gupta

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2008-2009 researching bioresponsive nanomaterials for sensor applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemical Engineering, NC State University, USA [2002-2007]
    B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, IT-BHU Varanasi, India [1998-2002]

  • Dr Shoshanna Isaacson

    Graduated with a PhD from Stevens Group in September 2007.

    Previously:
    MRes in Nano Materials, Imperial College London
    MChem (Hons) Chemistry, University of Leeds

  • Dr Silvia Goldoni

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens’ Group from 2010 - 2012 investigating cell signalling regulated by mechano-sensing of substrates and scaffolds for tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA studying the role of the extracellular matrix proteoglycan decorin in tumour growth and its potential as a therapeutic against malignancies.
    Doctor in Medical Biotechnology, Universita’ di Modena, Italy

  • Dr Anu Solanki

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in hypoxia mimicking bioactive glasses for use in wound regeneration.

    Previously:
    MEng(Hons) in Materials Engineering in Medicine, Queen Mary University of London

  • Dr Kyasha Sri Ranjan

    Graduated from the Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in Cell Signalling and Tissue Engineering

    Previously:
    MRes in Biomedical Research, Imperial College London [2010-2011]
    BEng in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London [2007-2010]

  • Dr Jean-Philippe St-Pierre

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Stevens Group from 2012-2016 researching scaffold design for osteochondral regeneration.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada [2005-2011]
    MEng in Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada [2003-2004]

  • Dr Eleni Stavrinidou

    Post-doctoral research associate from 2013 - 2014, working on biomaterials based on conducting polymers for cardiac tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bioelectronics, Ecole Nationale des Mines de St-Etienne, France [2010-2013]
    MSc in Nanotechnology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece [2008-2010]

  • Dr Joe Steele

    PhD student and post-doctoral research associate investigating functional biomaterials for osteochondral applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in Biomaterials, Stevens Group, Imperial College London [2016]
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Queen's University, Canada [2011]
    BScEng in Chemical Engineering, Queen's University, Canada [2009]

  • Dr Steve Mwenifumbo

    Graduated with a PhD in nanostructured materials for cell response in 2010.

    Previously:
    MSc in Mechanical & Aerospace, University of Princeton, USA

  • Dr Stuart Lowe

    Graduated with a PhD in 2012 in bioresponsive nanoparticles.

    Previously:
    MSc in Physics, University of Oxford [2004-2008]

  • Dr Pinyuan Tian

    Graduated with a PhD in 2014 in bioactive materials for bone tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    MSc in Biochemical Engineering, Northwest University [2006-2009]

  • Mr Tomasz W Leja

    Conducted MRes research project in 2007-2008 into the synthesis and characterization of monolayer protected gold nanoparticles for biomolecular interactions.

    Previously:
    MRes in Nanomaterials, Imperial College London [2008]
    BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences with Molecular Medicine, University College London [2007]

  • Miss Juliana Tsz Yan Lee

    Studying for a PhD investigating cell-material interactions towards an improved understanding of intervertebral disc biology with potential implications in regenerative medicine. Joint with the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong.

    Previously:
    Researches in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Life Science; and Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Hong Kong [2009-2012]
    M.Phil. in Bioengineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology [2007-2009]
    B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology [2004-2007]

  • Dr Vanessa LaPointe

    Graduated with a PhD in nanostructured biomaterials for tissue engineering in 2012.

    Previously:
    B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA [2003-2007]

  • Dr Thomas von Erlach

    Graduated with a PhD in 2014 in biological aspects of tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    MSc in Biotechnology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland [2008-2010]
    BSc in Biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland [2005-2008]

  • Mr Alexander Waclawiczek

    Conducted MRes research in Biomedical Research exploring the connection of environmental cues and epigenetic modification to enhance cell differentiation in vitro.

    Previously:
    BSc Biotechnology at University of applied life sciences, Vienna
    MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Lund University Sweden

  • Mr Alex Wang

    Graduated with a MPhil in in 2014 in the effects of laminin-functionalized dolydopamine-coated PCL scaffolds on the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition.

    Previously:
    BS in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

  • Dr Hainan Xie

    Post-doctoral Research Associate in Stevens' group from 2012 - 2014, working on the development of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool.

    Previously:
    PhD in Surface enhanced Raman scattering, University of Strathclyde, UK (2009-2012)
    BSc in Chemistry, Fuzhou University, China [2005-2009]

  • Dr Yann Fredholm

    Graduated with a PhD in bioactive materials in 2009. Joint with Professor Robert Hill

    Previously:
    MEng in Materials Science and Engineering, Ecole polytechnique de l’universite de Nantes, France
    MSc in Materials Chemistry, Universite de Nantes, France

  • Dr Amanda You

    Graduated from Stevens Group in 2016 with a PhD in stem cells signalling pathways and Raman Spectroscopy.

    Previously:
    BSc in Biochemistry, University of Bristol [2009-2012]

  • Mr Ioannis Zampetakis

    Graduated with a MSc in 2015 researching conductive polymer nanoparticles applicable in near-infrared photothermal therapies for cancer.

    Previously:
    BSc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA [2010-2014]