• 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 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.

  • 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]

  • 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 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 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)

  • 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]

  • 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

  • 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 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]

  • 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.

  • 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 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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].

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]