• Professor Molly Stevens

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

    Read more about Prof Molly Stevens here

  • Dr Aida Abdelwahed

    PhD candidate developing a point of care diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer with a focus on the non-epithelial subtype.

    Previously:
    Medical student at Imperial College London [2016-present]
    Intercalated BSc in Medical science with specialism in Cancer Fronteirs [Awarded 2020]

  • Mr Christopher Adrianus

    PhD student since 2018 researching functionalised nanomaterials and their applications in biosensing and regenerative medicine.

    Previously:
    Research Engineer at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, SIngapore [2017-2018]
    B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [2013-2016]

  • 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

  • Lorna Barron

    PhD candidate since 2019 researching fluid dynamics of a microstructured-scaffold delivery system.

    Previously:
    MRes in Fluid Dynamics Across Scales [2018-2019] and MEng in Bioengineering [2014-2018] at Imperial College London.

  • 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]

  • Mr Thomas Benge

    PhD Student since 2018 working on 3D biomaterial scaffolds with immunomodulatory properties for applications in tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    MEng in Biochemical Engineering, University College London [2014 - 2018]

  • Dr Olga Bibikova

    Research Associate since 2020 researching plasmonic sensing approaches for nanodiagnostics and therapy.
    Previously:
    R&D and Project Manager art photonics GmbH, Germany [2016-2020]
    Joint PhD in Electrical Engineering from Oulu University Finland and Ulm University, Germany [2012-2016]
    PhD in Biophysiscs from the Saratov State University, Russia [2010-2012]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • Sara Carvalho

    PhD candidate since 2019 developing LFIA for ovarian cancer. Funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal).

    Previously:
    Research assistant in the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, NOVA University of Lisbon, [2019]
    Msc in Biotechnology, NOVA University of Lisbon, [2016-2018]
    Internship at Ulijn's Lab, Advanced Science and Research Center, New York University, [2016]
    Bsc in Biochemistry, NOVA University of Lisbon, [2013-2016]

  • Rocio Lopez Cavestany

    MRes student since October 2020 investigating Raman spectroscopy for organoid and gold nanostructure analysis.

    Previously:
    B.Sc. in Pharmacology from University College London [2017-2020].

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Kaili Chen

    PhD student since 2019 researching nanoparticles for in vivo biosensing.

    Previously:
    BSc in Textile Science and Technology, The University of Manchester [2017-2019]

  • Dr Phillip Chivers

    Postdoctoral researcher since 2020 developing self-assembled biomaterials for tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, University of Manchester [2019-2020]
    PhD in Chemistry, University of York [2015-2019]

  • 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 Cristiana Campanella

    Synthesis laboratory technician since 2020.
    Previously:
    Ph.D. in Chemistry, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK [2013-2018]
    M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies, Universita' degli studi Roma "La Sapienza", Italy [2007-2012]

  • 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]

  • Mr Tristan Dell

    PhD student in the Stevens Group since 2018, researching materials for medical soft robotics and state of the art materials analyses.

    Previously:
    Research Assistant at the Karolinska Institutet, investigating self-immolative polymers [2017-2018]
    Undergraduate, Materials Science and Engineering, at Imperial College London [2013-2017]

  • Dr Ravi Desai

    Translational and Grant Coordinator since 2020.

    Previously:
    Lead of Making Lab, Francis Crick Institute, UK [2017-2019]
    Post-doc in Cell and Developmental Biology, National Institute for Medical Research and University College London, UK [2013-2016]
    Post-doc in Cell and Developmental Biology, Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden [2011-2013]
    PhD in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA [2004-2011]
    Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA [2000-2004]

  • Camille de Villiers

    PhD student since 2020 investigating state-of-the-art Raman single particle analysis of extracellular vesicles for identification of breast cancer biomarkers.

    Previously:
    Technology Transfer Officer, Stellenbosch University [2018 – 2020]
    Process Engineer, Veolia Water Technologies [2015 – 2017]
    MPhil Advanced Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge [2013 – 2014]
    BEng Chemical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, South Africa [2009 – 2012]

  • 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

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Mr James Foote

    PhD student since 2018 working on the development of polymer-based materials for bio-applications.

    Previously:
    MChem at the University of Southampton [2013-2017]
    Exchange student at the University of Otago, New Zealand [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]

  • Mitchell Frizelle

    Laboratory Technician in the Stevens Group since 2020.
    Previously:
    Chemical and Physical Analyst at Respirex International [2017-2020]
    Analytical Chemist at Environment Agency [2014-2017]
    BSc in Chemistry at Nottingham Trent University [2011-2014]

  • 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 Giulia Brachi

    Research assistant since 2020 researching polymer-based nanomedicines for controlled drug release.
    Previously:
    Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences, Politecnico di Torino, Italy [2016-2020]
    M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy [2013-2016]

  • 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]

  • Miss Tabasom Haghighi

    PhD student since 2018 engineering bio-functionalised nanoparticles for ultrasensitive biosensing.

    Previously:
    MSci in Chemistry with Biomedicine at King's College London [2014-2018]

  • Karl-Anton Harms

    PhD candidate since 2020 researching novel delivery systems and tissue engineering solutions for wound healing and burn injury.

    Previously:
    Junior surgical doctor, Alfred Hospital, Australia (2016-2019)
    MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons), Dip Liberal Arts from Monash University, Australia (2010-2015)

  • 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

    Research Assistant since 2020 working on nano-therapeutics and host material interactions.

    Previously:
    Aker Scholarship funded PhD candidate in the Stevens group [2016-2020]
    MSc in molecular biology University of Oslo [2014-2016]
    BSc in molecular biology University of Oslo [2011-2014]

  • 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]

  • Juan Ivars Miñana

    MRes Bioengineering student since 2020 researching light-based 3D printing and functionalization of biodegradable resins for applications in bone regenerative medicine.

    Previously:
    BSc Biomedical Engineering - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid [2016-2020].
    Exchange Student - University of Sydney [2019].

  • Dr Yoo Kyung Kang

    National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Postdoctoral Fellow since 2020 researching novel platforms for genetic engineering and biosensing.

    Previously:
    PhD/MSc in Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea [2014-2020].
    BvetMed/DVM in Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Korea [2006-2014].

  • Miss Nayoung Kim

    Postdoctoral researcher since 2020 researching novel nano-biosensing platforms.

    Previously:
    PhD, Stevens Group, Imperial College London [2016-2020]
    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

    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 Bohwon Kim

    UKRMP Programme Manager since 2020.

    Previously:
    Business development manager at Imperial College London [2016-2020] and Queen Mary University of London [2015-2016]
    Co-founder and Director at JBL Management [2013-Present]
    Applications and marketing manager at Fujikura Europe [2011-2013]
    R&D Project engineer at Halliburton (formerly Smart Fibres) [2009-2011]
    Postdoctoral researcher [2006-2009] at the University of Manchester
    PhD in conductive polymers for smart textiles at Université de Haute-Alsace Mulhouse-Colmar, France [2001-2005]

  • 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. Ceren Kütahya

    Postdoctoral Research Associate since 2020 researching polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany [2017-2020]
    M.Sc. in Chemistry, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey [2015-2016]

  • Kalina Kyutchukova

    MRes in Bioengineering since 2020, investigating nanolayered coating systems for intracellular delivery in cancer cells through nanotechnological and biomaterial based approaches.

    Previously:
    BSc in Genetics (Hons), University College London, UCL [2016-2019]

  • 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 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]

  • Shiyang Lin

    PhD student since 2020 investigating polymer-based biomaterials for applications in biosensing and regenerative medicine.

    Previously:
    MPhil in Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia [2018-2020]
    BEng in Polymer Materials and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China [2013-2017]

  • Junliang Lin

    MRes student since October 2020 investigating injectable heparin-based hydrogels interacting with cardiac muscle for drug delivery applications.

    Previously:
    BSc (Hons) Microbiology from University of Liverpool [2018-2020]
    BSc (Hons) Microbiology from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University [2016-2018]

  • Peiying Liu

    PhD student since 2019 researching functionalized nanomaterials for ultrasensitive biosensing.

    Previously:
    MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK [2018-2019]
    BEng in Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China [2014-2018]

  • Miss Alessandra Lo Fiego

    MRes+PhD student in the Neurotechnology CDT since 2017 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]

  • 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]

  • Yun Ma

    PhD student since 2019, studying ionically conductive hydrogel-based biosensors.

    Previously:
    MSc in Polymer & Polymer Composite Science and Engineering at University of Sheffield [2017-2018]
    Visiting Student in Key Laboratory of Engineering Plastics at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academic of Science. [2016-2017]

  • Megan McCandless

    Enterprise DTP PhD candidate since 2019 researching high throughput approaches to cell transfection with the industrial collaborator, The Technology Partnership (TTP).

    Previously:
    BSc Human Physiology, University of Leeds [2015-2019]
    Industrial placement student at AstraZeneca [2018]

  • 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 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.

  • Gwen O'Driscoll

    PhD student since October 2020 investigating magnetic resonance detection of functionalised extracellular vesicles to understand their role in breast cancer development. Co-supervised by Dr Simon Robinson at The Institute of Cancer Research, through the Convergence Science PhD programme.

    Previously:
    Graduate Scientist at AstraZeneca [2018-2020]
    MSc Pharmacology, University of Oxford [2017-2018]
    BSc Biomedical Science, Imperial College London [2014-2017]

  • 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 Luca Panariello

    Postdoc since October 2020 investigating the design of nanomaterials for sensing and drug delivery applications.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemical Engineering (2017-2020) focusing on nanomaterials manufacturing via flow chemistry.
    BSc (2011-2014) and MSc (2014-2016) in Chemical Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II.

  • Dr Paresh Parmar

    Dr Paresh A. Parmar
    Translational Research Manager in the Stevens Group
    Previously:
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London [2017-2019]
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston [2016-2017]
    PhD at Imperial College London, specialising in musculoskeletal tissue regeneration using stem cell-based approaches [2013-2016]

  • Miss Ijeoma Patrick

    MRes + PhD in the Plastic Electronics CDT since 2018 researching organic semiconductors for biosensing applications. Co-supervised by Prof Martin Heeney.

    Previously:
    MSc in Nanotechnology at UCL [2016 - 2017]
    BSc in Physics at the University of Bristol [2010 - 2013]

  • Miss Katya Pchelintseva

    PhD student in Stevens Group since 2018 working on tissue engineering applications.

    Previously:
    Researcher, Stevens Group, Imperial College London [2017-2018]
    MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London [2016-2017]
    BSc in Biology, Imperial College London [2013-2016]

  • Dr Simon Pedersen

    Postdoctoral research associate since 2020 developing instrumentation for ultra-sensitive detection and quantification of target DNA relevant for anti-microbial resistance.

    Previously:
    Ph.D. in characterization of sclerenchymatous tissue by Coherent Raman and multivariate statistics, University of Southern Denmark [2015-2020]
    M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, University of Southern Denmark [2011-2017]

  • Dr David Peeler

    Research associate since 2020 in polymers for vaccine delivery.

    Previously:
    Ph.D., Laboratory of Suzie H. Pun, University of Washington Department of Bioengineering, Seattle, WA USA [Sept 2014-Dec 2019]
    ORISE Research Fellow, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD USA [May 2013-Jul 2014]
    B.S., Bioengineering, University of Maryland Department of Bioengineering, College Park, MD USA [Sep 2009-Dec 2013]

  • Dr Jelle Penders

    Postdoctoral researcher since 2020 investigating Raman microspectroscopy characterisation of bio-nanomaterials.

    Previously:
    Ph.D. Imperial College London, Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions NANOMED ITN project [2016-2020]
    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]

  • Schan Dissanayake-Perera

    PhD student since 2020, researching novel nano-characterisation techniques and working on the development of nano-materials for nanodiagnostic applications.

    Previously:
    MEng in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at Imperial College London (Masters Project on Nanodiagnostics) [2016-2020]

  • Dr Anna Ploszajski

    Grant Coordinator and Public Engagement Champion since 2020.

    Previously:
    Research fellow at Institute of Making, UCL, researching 4D printing and mechanical meta materials [2017-2020]
    Engineering doctorate student (EngD, MRes) researching hydrogen storage materials, UCL [2013-2017]
    Materials Science undergraduate (MEng), University of Oxford [2009-2013]

  • 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]

  • Lino Prados Martin

    PhD student since 2020 studying soft robotics and point-of-care biosensing.

    Previously:
    MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London [2019-2020]
    BSc in Biomedical Engineering at Carlos III University of Madrid [2014-2018]

  • Miss Brittany Rae

    Technician in the Stevens Group since 2018.

    Previously:
    Research Assistant, University of Newcastle, Australia [2017-2018]
    BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Hons I), University of Newcastle, Australia [2011-2015]

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Tatiana Rizou

    PhD student since 2019 researching the nanoanalytical characterization of tumor-host interactions in joint programme with Ilaria Malanchi’s group at the Francis Crick Institute.

    Previously:
    Research Assistant at Autolus Ltd. for CAR-T cell therapy. [2018-2019]
    MSc in Immunology, King’s College London [2017-2018]

  • Cat Saunders

    PhD student since 2020 researching the application of single nanoparticle measurements for nanomedicines.

    Previously:
    MSc Nanoscience, University of Groningen, the Netherlands [2017-2019]
    BSc Chemistry, Imperial College London [2014-2017]

  • Dr Fredrik Schaufelberger

    Research associate since 2020 involved in nanomaterials for drug delivery and biosensing.

    Previously:
    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, University of Manchester, UK, Lab of Prof. David A. Leigh [Jul 2017-Aug 2020].
    Teacher and Lecturer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden [Mar 2017-Jun 2017].
    PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lab of Prof. Olof Ramström [Jul 2012-Feb 2017].

  • Ruby Sedgwick

    PhD student split between the Stevens and Computational Optimisation groups as part of the AI4Health CDT, working on machine learning for the design of experiments.

    Previously: MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford [2014-2018]

  • Dr Andre Shamsabadi

    Postdoctoral research associate since 2020 researching particle-based diagnostic devices and biofunctionalised nanomaterials.

    Previously:
    Research Assistant in Chemical Biology, UCL [2019-2020]
    PhD in Organic Chemistry, UCL [2016-2019]
    MSci Chemistry, UCL [2012-2016]

  • Dr Namrata Singh

    Research Associate since 2020 researching nanomaterial-based biosensors for disease diagnosis.

    Previously:
    Research Associate in Chemical Biology, Indian Institute of Science, India [2018-2019].
    PhD in Nanoscience and Engineering, Developing Nanomaterials for Therapeutic Applications, Indian Institute of Science, India [2013-2018].

  • Francesca Smith

    Candidate on the Centre for Doctoral Training in BioDesign Engineering programme since 2019 researching DNA nanostructures for disease diagnostics and prognostics.

    Previously:
    Biological Sciences BSc (Hons), Imperial College London [2016-2019]

  • Xin Song

    PhD student since October 2020 investigating biohybrid microrobot for thrombus therapy and other healthcare applications.

    Previously:
    Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, Sichuan University, China [2017-2020]
    Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Materials and Engineering, Sichuan University, China [2013-2017]


  • 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 Rujie Sun

    Postdoctoral research associate investigating tissue-electronics interfaces and soft robotics since 2019.

    Previously:
    PhD in aerospace engineering, University of Bristol [2014-2019]

  • 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]

  • Mr Jiaqing Tang

    PhD candidate in The Stevens Group since 2018 researching tissue engineering and materials characterization.

    Previously:
    MSc, Advanced Material science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK, [2017-2018]
    BSc, Chemistry, Hunan University, China, [2012-2016]

  • 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]

  • Chalaisorn (Chalai) Thanapongpibul

    PhD candidate since 2019 researching materials for tissue engineering.

    Previously:
    MSc Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London [2018-2019]
    BSc Medical Technology, Chulalongkorn University [2013-2017]

  • Miss Renee Tonkin

    President's PhD scholar studying biomaterials for various applications including tissue regeneration and antibiotic resistance.

    Previously:
    MRes Bioengineering, Imperial College London [2016-2017]
    BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, Imperial College London [2012-2016]

  • Chunliang (Luke) Wang

    PhD candidate since 2019 researching 3D printing of smart acellular biomaterials.

    Previously:
    Orthopedic consultant, Taipei City Hospital [2017-2019]
    Trainee in Orthopedics, National Taiwan University Hospital [2012-2017]
    MBBS, National Cheng Kung university, Taiwan [2003-2010]

  • Dr Richard Wang

    Rosetrees/Stoneygate Enterprise Fellow since 2020 developing novel solutions for cardiac regeneration.

    Previously:
    PhD in vascular engineering, University of Sydney, Australia [2014-2019]
    B.Eng. (Hons) and B.MedSc., University of Sydney, Australia [2009-2013]

  • Anna Wilhelme

    Executive assistant to Prof Molly Stevens since 2019.

  • 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 Ruoxiao Xie

    Postdoctoral Research Associate since 2020 researching in bioprinting and organ-on-a-chip engineering.

    Previously:
    PhD in Chemistry at Tsinghua University, China [2015-2020].
    Visiting Scholar in Biomaterials and Biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto [2017-2018]
    BSc in Chemistry at Beijing Normal University, China [2011-2015]

  • 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]

  • Juzhi Zhao

    PhD student since October 2020 investigating new approach in cerebral organoids.

    Previously:
    MRes in Bioengineering: Imperial College London [2019 - 2020]
    BEng in Bioengineering: Harbin Institute of Technology [2015 - 2019]

  • Lukeriya Zharova

    PhD student since 2020 investigating the development and characterization of nanostructures for non-viral cargo delivery mediated transfection of human T lymphocytes.

    Previously:
    MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford [2016-2020]

  • Lisha Zhong

    MRes student since 2020 investigating polymers and their ability to interface with cells and tissues for regenerative medicine applications.

    Previously:
    B.A. in Natural Sciences: Materials Science from Downing College, University of Cambridge [2016-2020]

  • Kun Zhou

    PhD candidate since 2019 researching tissue engineering and crosslinkable materials.

    Previous:
    Research Assistant, Shenzhen Institutes of Advances Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences [2018-2019]
    Research Assistant Intern, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital [2017-2018]
    Master of Science, Boston University, Major: Materials Science and Engineering [2015-2017]

  • Mr Øystein Øvrebø

    Aker Scholar in the Stevens Group (MRes+PhD) since 2018 developing scaffolds for regeneration of the bone-cartilage interface. Joint with Dr Jonathan Jeffers.

    Previously:
    BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester [2015-2018].