New academic staff in 2020-2021
We are delighted to have welcomed the below members of staff to our academic team in 2021. Our talented new crop of academics will ensure that our department remains at the forefront of research and teaching.
Dr Nic Newell focuses his research in the area of spine biomechanics. He graduated with an MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University in 2009. He finished his PhD in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2013 before moving to Queensland University of Technology for a postdoc (2013-2015) and returning to Imperial for a second postdoc in the Department of Bioengineering (2015-2018).
Nic started an Imperial College Research Fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2018 and was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering in 2021.
Dr Joseph van Batenburg-Sherwood is a Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. His research is dedicated to solving problems and addressing unanswered questions related to biological flows, with particular focus on blood in microvessels, aqueous humour in the eye and air in the lungs.
Joseph has an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London and a PhD in Biofluid Dynamics from University College London. He joined the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial in 2012 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the lab of Prof Overby. Joseph became a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in 2017 and was appointed as a Lecturer in 2021.