• Dr Alice Agliano

    Postdoctoral research associate investigating nanotechnological approaches to study cancer cells behaviour and metabolism.

    Previously:
    Post Doctoral Researcher [2011-2018] at the Institute of Cancer Research investigating metabolism in paediatric glioblastoma models.
    PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology [2007-2011] at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) in collaboration with the European Institute of Oncology (Milan, Italy) studying anti-angiogenic therapies in cancer models.

  • 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

  • Dr Anna Blakney

    Marie Curie Research Fellow joint between the Shattock and Stevens groups since 2019 researching delivery of self-amplifying RNA vaccines.

    Previously:
    PhD in Bioengineering, University of Washington [2012-2016]
    BS in Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder [2008-2012]

  • 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.

  • Dr Thomas Chui

    Dr Chih-Yao (Thomas) Chui
    Post Doc in the Stevens Group since 2019 working on translational research.

    Previously:
    DPhil, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Group, University of Oxford [2014-2019]
    RA, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Centre, Academia Sinica, Taiwan [2014]
    MEng in Engineering Science, University of Oxford [2009-2013]

  • 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 Eoghan Cunnane

    Research Fellow since 2019 involved in tissue engineering and nano-diagnostic research.

    Previously:
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Research Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University of Pittsburgh [Sept 2016 - Aug 2019]
    Contract Lecturer, University of Limerick, School of Engineering [Oct 2015 - July 2016]
    PhD, University of Limerick, Lab of Prof Michael Walsh [Sept 2011 - Aug 2015]

  • Dr Cécile Echalier

    Postdoctoral research associate in the Stevens group since 2019 researching biomimetic hydrogels for tissue regeneration.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Biology at EMBL in Germany [2017-2019]
    PhD in Chemistry at the University of Montpellier in France [2013-2016]

  • 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 Hongya Geng

    Dr Hongya Geng
    Postdoctoral research associate in Stevens Group since 2019 developing neural-interfacing functional polymers for repairing and monitoring cardiac diseases.

    Previously:
    Postdoctoral researcher in Chemistry at Tsinghua University [2017-2019]
    PhD in Physical Chemistry at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences [2014-2017]

  • Dr John Goertz

    Research Associate in Stevens Group since 2018 researching nanomaterial-powered biosensors for point-of-care diagnostic devices and cell biology research tools.

    Previously:
    Fischell PhD Fellow in Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park researching thermal automation systems for point-of-care diagnostics [2013-2018]

  • 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 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

  • 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]

  • Dr Hyemin Kim

    Research Associate in Stevens Group since 2019 working on polymeric biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications
    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial College London [2017-2018]
    BS [2006-2010] and PhD [2010-2015] in Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea

  • 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].

  • Dr Vernon Lalone

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant since 2019 developing micro-Raman spectroscopic techniques for the characterization of cells and tissues.

    Previously:
    PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan [2015-2019]
    Analytical R&D Chemist, Perrigo Company [2013-2015]
    BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University [2009-2013]

  • Miss Colleen Loynachan

    Postdoctoral researcher since 2019 developing functionalised nanomaterials for ultra-sensitive diagnostics and drug delivery systems.

    Previously:
    Ph.D. Materials for ultrasensitive-diagnostics, Imperial College London [2014-2019]
    B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [2010 - 2014]

  • 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 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 Adrian Najer

    Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2018 researching nanotechnological approaches to fight infectious diseases. Joint with Prof Jake Baum.

    Previously:
    SNF postdoctoral fellow, Imperial College London [2016-2018]
    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]

  • 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].

  • 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]

  • Dr Omar Rifaie Graham

    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Postdoctoral Fellow since 2019 studying autocatalytic polymer-based self-replicating systems.

    Previously:
    PhD (2014-2018) in stimuli responsive polymersomes and polymerisation-based diagnostics at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) of the Universtiy of Fribourg, Switzerland.

  • 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 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 Andy Tay

    Brunel Research Fellow since 2019 working on in vivo transfection.

    Previously:
    Postdoc, Stanford University [2018-2019]
    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles [2014-2017]
    B. Eng, National University of Singapore [ 2011-2014]

  • Mr Thomas Whittaker

    Postdoctoral Research Associate since 2019.

    Previously:
    PhD, Stevens Group, Imperial College London [2014,2019]
    BA and MSci in Biochemistry, University of Cambridge [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 Jonathan Yeow

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Stevens Group since 2019 researching hybrid polymer-protein nanomaterials for bioapplications.

    Previously:
    Visiting Post-Doctoral researcher, Harvard University, USA [2018]
    Research Associate [2017-2018] and PhD [2014-2017], University of New South Wales, Australia
    BSc in Chemistry and BEng (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia [2009-2013]