Ali K. Yetisen, PhD, MRSC, MInstP, AMIChemE (PI)

YetisenDr. Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He was previously a Tosteson postdoctoral 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, Tosteson Award, Roche Continents Award and Hilberry Fellowship.

e-mail: a.yetisen@imperial.ac.uk

Sevgi Thompson (Academic Administrator)

SevgiMs. Thompson has received her B.Sc. degree in IT with business management from Middlesex University. She has previously worked as a senior teaching and learning administrator at UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and as a senior programme administrator at King's College London.

e-mail: s.thompson@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 and reduction of impurities in the final product.

e-mail: s.davies19@imperial.ac.uk

Rosalia Moreddu (PhD Student)

Rosalia MoredduMs. Moreddu received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Cagliari in 2013. She obtained her M.Sc. in Nanotechnology from Polytechnic of Turin, in a joint program with Grenoble Institute of Technology and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. During her master thesis, she focused on the development of microfluidic scintillation detectors at CERN. Her research interests are in contact lens sensors and lab-on-a-chip devices for biosensing and point-of-care diagnostics.

e-mail: r.moreddu18@imperial.ac.uk

Tanya Moller (MSc Student)

TanyaTanya completed her BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield (2019), specifying on neuroscience in her final year. Her research involved investigating potential genetic/molecular pathways that lead to the formation of calcium nanodomains in synaptic ribbons. She is currently studying her MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology, with a research project focusing on fibre optic real-time multimodal sensing.

e-mail: tanya.moller19@imperial.ac.uk

Sarah Saadouni (MSc Student)

SarahSarah completed her BEng in Chemical Engineering at Aston University. There she completed a placement year in the University of Carlos III where she took classes in Biomedical Engineering. Her thesis outlined the production of an intermediate chemical Propylene Oxide and a detailed design of an extractive distillation column for its processing. She is currently studying her MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology, with a research project focusing on dermal tattoo biosensors. 

e-mail: sarah.saadouni@imperial.ac.uk

Karthikeya Deshmukh (MSc Student)

DesKarthikeya Deshmukh completed his BEng in Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University in 2019. His final year design project involved devising a method for producing biopolymers from purple phototrophic bacteria grown on sewage wastewater. He is currently undertaking an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology at Imperial College London and his master’s project focuses on implementing optical fibres for the real-time multimodal sensing of cerebral physiology.

e-mail: karthikeya.deshmukh19@imperial.ac.uk

Yuqi Shi (MSc Student)

YuqiYuqi Shi is 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 as the final year project.

e-mail: yuqi.shi19@imperial.ac.uk

Xinge Shao (MSc Student)

XinXinge Shao completed her BSc in Chemistry at the University of Liverpool in 2019. Her final year project was about using silver nanoparticles to detect ethanol with different concentrations. She is currently studying her MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London with a research project on wearable holographic sensors for testing glucose.

e-mail: xinge.shao19@imperial.ac.uk

Ziyi Yu (MSc Student)

ZiyuZiyi Yu completed her BEng in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham in 2019. She is currently studying MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Structured Product Engineering at Imperial College London. Her master's thesis focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of holographic sensors for biomedical applications co-supervised by Prof. Kazarian and Dr. Yetisen.

e-mail: ziyi.yu19@imperial.ac.uk

Sofia Kazantzi (MRes Student)

SofiaSofia Kazantzi is an MRes student in the MRes Advanced Molecular Synthesis (2019-2020), where she works on dermal tattoos as biosensors. Previously, she completed her BSc in Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2019. During her bachelor’s thesis, she worked on the synthesis of new luminescent copper (I) complexes with thiones and phosphines as ligands.

e-mail: s.kazantzi19@imperial.ac.uk

Debjani Saha (MRes Student)

DebjaniDebjani completed her BSc in Chemistry from King’s College London in 2019. Her final year project focused on the use of small molecules for use in anti-virulence drug discovery against multi-drug resistant bacteria. She is currently expanding her research by undertaking an MRes in Drug Discovery and Development at Imperial College London, with a project focusing on the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

e-mail: debjani.saha18@imperial.ac.uk

Dean Tan (MRes Student)

DeanDean Tan completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2019), where he investigated a new method for deuterated chloroform production. His work focused around modifications of catalysts used in small scale laboratory production. Prior to this project, he worked on a biological reactor that oxidises ammonia for waste water treatment as well as developed enantiomerically selective catalyst for used in regioselective polymerisation of sugar monomers.

e-mail: n.tansukawat19@imperial.ac.uk

Yimeng Jiao (MEng Student)

YimengYimeng Jiao is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research interests are on nano-science and biochemical engineering. Her research project is on the fabrication of optical sensors for application in assessing physiological health.

e-mail: yimeng.jiao16@imperial.ac.uk

Menghan Liu (MEng Student)

MenghanMenghan is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She has previously completed an UROP research project on Carbon Capture and Storage Energy System (CCS-ES) at the Centre for Environmental Policy.

e-mail: menghan.liu16@imperial.ac.uk

Joseph D Davids (Research Associate)

JoeDr. Davids obtained his MSc from Oxford in Nanomedicine and is a Clinical Researcher, Lecturer and Visiting Researcher for nano-optics at the Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College London. He develops laser-based optical nanobiomaterials, sensors and devices for application in medical diagnostics, therapeutics, and imaging targeted for the neurosciences and neurosurgery.

e-mail: josephdarlington.davids@nhs.net

Neel Sharma (Visiting Clinical Senior Lecturer)

NeelNeel Sharma BSc (Hons), MBChB, MSc, MRCP (UK), PhD is a clinican academic in digestive diseases at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham. He is the founder of the clinician engineer hub, the first international platform bridging the gap between medicine and engineering. He has gained clinical and research training across Europe, East Asia and the US. He also serves as a member of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Health Workforce Network Education platform.

e-mail: n.sharma.1@bham.ac.uk

Jeff Blyth (Senior Research Associate)

JeffJeff Blyth has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge over two decades. He has an Applied Chemistry degree. He has pioneered new methods of making and 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: jeffinbath@ntlworld.com

 

Alumni

Dr. Nan Jiang (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)

Dr. Rajib Ahmed (Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University)

Ms. Aditi Gupta (PhD Candidate, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology)

Dr. Jingjing Guo (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University)

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

Dr. Tawfiq Alqurashi (University of Birmingham)

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

Dr. Mohamed Elsherif (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)

Wolfgang Kurz (Graduate student, Technical University of Munich)

Sarah Seifi (Technical University of Munich)

Simon Stößer (Technical University of Munich)

Nico Linhart (Technical University of Munich)

Carmen Castañeda Gonzalez (Technical University of Munich)

Izlen Erenoglu (Technical University of Munich)

Bugra Soylemezoglu (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)

Su A Yang (Ph.D. Candidate, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST))

Julia Mueck (Manufacturing Technology Centre - MTC)

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

Joshua Scherrer (Undergraduate student at MIT)