Team

Ali K. Yetisen, PhD, FRSC, FInstP, FHEA, CEng (PI)

YetisenDr. Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He was previously a Tosteson fellow at Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge. He has been awarded several international prizes including Nicklin Medal, MGH ECOR Award, Humboldt Research Fellowship Award and Carl Friedrich von Siemens Fellowship Award.

e-mail: Ali Yetisen / a.yetisen@imperial.ac.uk

James Tate (Academic Administrator)

JamesJames joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as an Academic Administrator in 2021. He studied Journalism at Cardiff University for his undergraduate degree and recently completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law at BPP University. In between his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, James worked as a licensing and royalties administrator for the publishing arm of Warner Music Group.

e-mail: James Tate / james.tate@imperial.ac.uk

Yubing Hu (Postdoctoral Research Associate)

YubingDr. Yubing Hu received her bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University (2016) and earned her Ph.D. degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2020). During her PhD, she developed of fluorescent polymeric materials for sensing and imaging applications. Her current project focuses on the development of optical biosensors for wearable device applications.

e-mail: Yubing Hu / yubing.hu@imperial.ac.uk

Sam Davies (PhD Student)

SamSam completed his masters at the University of Liverpool (2019), where he worked in partnership with Unilever on the optimisation of the synthesis of a new active compound designed to combat antimicrobial resistance via blocking cell signalling molecules. This work has been based around removal of hazardous/controlled substances from the synthesis.

e-mail: Sam Davies / s.davies19@imperial.ac.uk

Yuqian Zhang (PhD Student)

YiquanYuqian Zhang obtained her masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2020. Her master’s thesis focused on the development of wearable devices for movement analysis and neurological rehabilitation. Her research focuses on optical sensors for real-time and long-term brain monitoring.

e-mail: Yuqian Zhang / y.zhang20@imperial.ac.uk

Yuqi Shi (PhD Student)

YuqiYuqi Shi was a MSc student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial Collage London (2019-2020). Her research interests are on biochemical engineering and drug discovery and development. Previously, she completed her BSc in Chemistry at University of Liverpool in 2019. During her bachelor’s degree, she worked on the synthesis of isooxazoline compounds .

e-mail: Yuqi Shi / yuqi.shi19@imperial.ac.uk

Yihan Zhang (PhD Student)

YihanYihan Zhang is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research interest is the corporation of machine learning and wearable biosensors. During his MEng study, he worked on applying genome-scale metabolic model for IgG production.

e-mail: Yihan Zhang / yihan.zhang17@imperial.ac.uk

Leena Khelifa (PhD Student)

LeenaLeena is undertaking an intercalated PhD. Leena is working under the supervision of Dr Ali Yetisen and Dr Louis Chesler in the South Kensington campus and Royal Marsden Hospital. Her thesis focuses on lateral-flow assays as a point-of-care diagnostic device for early neuroblastoma detection.

e-mail: Leena Khelifa / leena.khelifa17@imperial.ac.uk

Yue Wu (PhD Student)

Yue WuMr. Yue Wu is a PhD student in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London. He obtained his bachelor’s degree of clinical medicine in Nanchang University and bachelor’s degree of biomedical science in Queen Mary University of London. His research interest is glaucoma, including early diagnosis of glaucoma and new treatment methods.

e-mail: Yue Wu / y.wu20@imperial.ac.uk

Aydan Agan (Visiting PhD Student)

AydanAydan Fulden Agan received her master's degree (2013) from Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. She completed a second master's program at Ankara University (2018). In 2017, she started her Ph.D. at Ankara University. Since 2018, she has been working as a lecturer at Duzce University.

e-mail: Aydan Agan aydanagan@gmail.com

Naihan Zhang (Visiting PhD Student)

NaihanNaihan Zhang is currently a fourth-year PhD student in the School of Electronic and Information Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University. Her research interest includes microwave photonics and their sensing applications. Her research focuses on fiber-optic biosensors for continuous monitoring of biomarkers.

e-mail: Naihan Zhang / n.zhang21@imperial.ac.uk

Jordy Andrean (MSc Student)

JordyJordy is a postgraduate student taking MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology. Previously, he took a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. His research interest is towards the development of contact lens sensors.

e-mail: Jordy Andrean / jordy.andrean21@imperial.ac.uk

Mintin Hsu (MSc Student)

MintinMintin obtained her bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. She is currently a MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology student at Imperial College London. She previously had research experience in optimising photochemical reactors using swirl pipes.

e-mail: Mintin Hsu / mintin.hsu21@imperial.ac.uk

Zhisheng Pan (MSc Student)

Zhishengcompleted my bachelor degree in Polymer Materials and Engineering of Hubei University in 2021. His research mainly focused on light-responsive nano antibacterial materials. He is currently studying MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology at Imperial College London. He is currently interested in the hydrogel sensors for the development of microneedle patches.

e-mail: Zhisheng Pan / zhisheng.pan21@imperial.ac.uk

Elina Kamilova (MRes Student)

ElinaElina completed her bachelor's degree in biomedical science at the University of Sussex in 2021. Her final year project focused on Dna2 and its role in replication fork recovery. She is currently studying her MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial College London. She is interested in the dermal tattoo sensors for fitness tracking.

e-mail: Elina Kamilova / e.kamilova21@imperial.ac.uk

Lin Wang (MRes Student)

LinLin is currently a MRes student in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. She completed her double BSc (Hons) degree in chemistry at University of Edinburgh and East China University of Science and Technology. She had research experience in computational and analytical chemistry. Her research interest is using contact lens sensors for eye diagnostics.

e-mail: Lin Wang / lw921@ic.ac.uk 

Harvey Stevenson (BSc Student)

HarveyHarvey is a fourth-year medical student at Imperial College, currently undertaking his intercalated BSc in endocrinology. He joins the group to research the use of a lateral flow assay in the detection of catecholamine metabolites.

e-mail: Harvey Stevenson / lharvey.stevenson18@imperial.ac.uk 

Fhai Gunavibool (MEng Student)

Fhai

Fhai is a fourth-year undergraduate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research interest is in the area biochemical sensors. Her research project will involve the development of contact lens divalent ion sensors which could be used in point of care diagnostic devices.

e-mail: Fhai Gunavibool / fhai.gunavibool18@imperial.ac.uk

Temilola Olapade-Ayomidele (MEng Student)

TemiTemi is a fourth-year undergraduate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research interest is in the area biochemical sensors. Her research project will involve the development of contact lens divalent ion sensors which could be used to monitor Ca2+ concentration in tears to hopefully diagnose different dry eye diseases.

e-mail: Temilola Olapade-Ayomidele / temilola.olapade-ayomidele18@imperial.ac.uk

Yunuen Montelongo (Visiting Research Fellow)

Yunuen MontelongoDr. Montelongo completed his PhD studies in photonics at the University of Cambridge and received the prestigious scholarships from Cambridge Trust and Fitzwilliam College. In 2014 he finished, his PhD studies and began a post-doctoral position at Imperial Collage London where he continued studying photonic materials.

e-mail: Yunuen Montelongo / yunuen.montelongo@eng.ox.ac.uk

Jeff Blyth (Research Associate)

JeffJeff Blyth has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge over two decades. He has pioneered methods of processing holograms and simultaneously did an M.Phil. degree on developing photopolymers to record holograms with laser light. In 1992, with a grant from the Leverhulme Trust he joined the University of Cambridge to develop holographic biosensors.

e-mail: Jeff Blyth / jeffinbath@ntlworld.com

Nan Jiang (Research Associate)

Nan JiangDr. Nan Jiang earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Wuhan University of Technology. After her PhD study, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Her research is aimed at nanostructured biomaterials, biosensors, microfluidic chips and cell surface engineering.

e-mail: Nan Jiang

Rosalia Moreddu (Research Associate)

Rosalia MoredduMs. Moreddu received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Cagliari and her M.Sc. in Nanotechnology from Polytechnic of Turin. She completed her PhD in Imperial College and University of Birmingham in 2021, followed by a postdoctoral position in the Italian Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in lab-on-a-chip devices.

e-mail: Rosalia Moreddu / r.moreddu18@imperial.ac.uk

 

Alumni

Postdoctoral fellows

Dr. Nan Jiang (Principal Investigator, Sichuan University)

Dr. Guoliang Ying (Principal Investigator, Sichuan University)

PhD Students

Dr. Aditi Gupta (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)

Dr. Rajib Ahmed (Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University)

Dr. Rosalia Moreddu (Postdoctoral Fellow, Italian Institute of Technology)

Dr. Jingjing Guo (Associate Professor, Beihang University)

Dr. Nicholas Farandos (Chief Technology Officer, Utility Global)

Dr. Xingchen Dong (Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University)

Dr. Bader A. AlQattan (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)

Dr. Mohamed Elsherif (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)

MSc/MRes Students

Karthikeya Deshmukh (PhD Student, University of Cambridge)

Debjani Saha (PhD Student, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College)

Wolfgang Kurz (PhD Student, Technical University of Munich)

Marta Lucía Domínguez Pazos (PhD Student, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)

Sarah Saadouni (Materials Scientist, Biophilica)

Julia Mueck (Manufacturing Technology Centre - MTC)

Sofia Kazantzi (Flow Chemist, AM Technology)

Dean Tan (Analyst, the Bank of Thailand)

Tanya Moller (DevOps Consulting Engineer, Automation Logic)

Ziyi Yu (Sinopec)

Xinge Shao (BASF)

Yuxiao Yang (Medical Device Division, Mindray)

Shuhan Wang (Dow Chemical Company)

Kai Lou (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Ebrahim Daji (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Dasan Guo (Alibaba)

Bradley Thomas (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Undergraduate Students

Yimeng Jiao (PhD student, University of the Arts London)

Andreas Richardson (Business Analyst, McKinsey)

Rebecca Clancy (Consultant, Appian Corporation)

Yunzheng Liu (Department of Physics, University of Chicago)

Sergey Flyax (MSc Student, Technical University of Munich)

Sarah Seifi (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)

Carmen Castañeda Gonzalez (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)

Simon Stößer (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)

Bugra Soylemezoglu (System Programmer, Kampf Telescope Optics GmbH)

Izlen Erenoglu (Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich)

Samira Balbach (MSc Student, Technical University of Munich)

Congyan Wang (Technical University of Munich)

Nico Linhart (Technical University of Munich)

Su A Yang (Scientific Researcher, Tomocube)

Sofia Medina Pando (Clinical Account Specialist, Johnson & Johnson)

Joshua Scherrer (Team Leader, AmeriCorps)

Monika Kaminska (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Menghan Liu (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Shavaiz Mir (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Zichen Fan (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Meghna Vaja (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)