Ali K. Yetisen, PhD, CEng, MIChemE, MRSC, MInstP (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 /

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: Sevgi Thompson /

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 /

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: Sam

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: Rosalia Moreddu /

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 /

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. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, where her research focuses on optical sensors for real-time and long-term brain monitoring.

e-mail: Yuqian Zhang /

Haiting Wang (PhD Student)

HaitingHaiting completed her BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester, and her final year design project was designing a chemical plant that can produce lactic acid by using sucrose molasses as raw material. Currently she is a MSc student in the Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial college London, and her master thesis is modelling of seeded paracetamol crystallization process and investigating the secondary nucleation mechanism with Dr Jerry Heng.

e-mail: Haiting Wang /

Luxi Yu (PhD Student)

LuxiLuxi’s research interests are on tear fluid detection in point of care diagnostic devices including contact lenes and lateral flow devices. She is working on a project co-supervised by Dr. Ali Yetisen and Professor Francesca Cordeiro at Western Eye Hospital. She finished her MEng course in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She worked on nanocapsules and drug delivery with Prof. Luckham. She has worked on polymer nanocomposite with Dr. Song.

e-mail: Luxi Yu /

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. He is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Prof. M Francesca Cordeiro's group.

e-mail: Yue Wu /

Xingchen Dong (Visiting PhD Student)

XingchenXingchen Dong received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University (2014) and Chongqing University (2017), respectively. He is a Ph.D candidate at Institute for Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology, Technical University of Munich. His research focuses on hyperspectral imaging microscopy, spectral data processing, spectroscopy, and low-dimensional materials.

e-mail: Xingchen

Yuxiao Yang (MSc Student)

YuxiaoYuxiao completed her BSc in Biochemistry at Queen Mary University of London. Her undergraduate research focused on probing and imaging mRNA in cyanobacteria using mRNA Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (mRNA-FISH) and confocal microscopy, which outlined the possibility of uncoupled transcription and translation in bacteria from comparison of fluorescence signals.

e-mail: Yuxiao Yang /

Bradley Thomas (MSc Student)

bradBrad earned his BSc in Chemistry from Queen Mary, University of London. His final year project was designing a self-cleaning surface by chemically etching metals to have similar properties to the lotus leaf. He is currently studying his MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.

e-mail: Bradley Thomas /

Shuhan Wang (MSc Student)

ShushanShe is a MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering student, graduated from University of Nottingham majoring in environmental engineering. She previously had research experience in material synthesis.

e-mail: Shuhan Wang /

Ebrahim Daji (MSc Student)

EbrahimEbrahim completed his BEng in Chemical and Energy Engineering at the University of Leeds in 2019. Following his undergraduate degree, he undertook a work placement in the resource recovery sector at an engineering firm based in Manchester, working in polymer recycling. He is currently studying his MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.

e-mail: Ebrahim Daji /

Dasan Guo (MSc Student)

dasanDasan completed his bachelor degree in Food Science and Food Engineering of Jinan University in 2020. His research mainly focused on synthesis and character identification of anthocyanins. He is currently studying his MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology at Imperial College London.

e-mail: Dasan Guo/

Kai Lou (MSc Student)

KaiKai is an graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research project focuses on the optical fibers for biosensor in photomedicine.

e-mail: Kai Lou /

Marta Lucía Domínguez Pazos (MSc Student)

MartaMarta Lucía Domínguez Pazos completed her BSc in Pharmacy at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2019. Her final year project was about using nanoparticles carried in pollen for oral insulin release. She is currently studying her MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Her master's thesis focuses on dermal tattoo biosensors for monitoring blood sugar levels at Imperial College London.

e-mail: Marta Lucía Domínguez Pazos /

Leena Khelifa (MBBS/BSc Student)

LeenaLeena is undergoing her intercalated bachelor’s degree in Endocrinology at Imperial college, following completion of the first 3 years of Medical School. She is working towards undertaking an intercalated PhD commencing summer 2021. 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 will focus on later flow assays as a point-of-care diagnostic device for early neuroblastoma detection.

e-mail: Leena Khelifa /

Yihan Zhang (MEng Student)

YihanYihan Zhang is currently a fourth-year undergraduate 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 /

Andreas Richardson (MEng Student)

AndreasAndreas is a final-year undergraduate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His project will focus on the modelling of the group’s polymer-based holographic sensing platform, working in partnership with Rebecca. He has previously spent an exchange year at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, as well as participating in an environmental science summer school at Tsinghua University in China.

e-mail: Andreas Richardson /

Rebecca Clancy (MEng Student)

RebeccaRebecca is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her project will involve the development of holographic sensors using pulsed laser ablation. These sensors will be amenable to miniaturisation, ready for integration into a contact lens to monitor glucose concentration in artificial tears.

e-mail: Rebecca Clancy /

Monika Kaminska (MEng Student)

MonikaMonika is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her project will involve the development of colorimetric photonics devices for use in continuous monitoring of clinical samples.

e-mail: Monika Kaminska /

Yunzheng Liu (BSc Student)

Yunzheng LiuYunzheng is an undergraduate student in the Department of Physics with Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. Her research interest is on the development of the optical fiber configuration.  Her research project focus on the optical fiber sensing for detecting IgG by Layer-by-Layer electrostatics assembly technique. 

e-mail: Yunzheng Liu /

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. Currently, Dr. Montelongo is a Marie Curie Fellow and a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.

e-mail: Yunuen Montelongo /

Jeff Blyth (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: Jeff

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

Barry Silver (Visitor)

Barry SilverDr. Silver studied Physical Metallurgy at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He obtained a BSc in Horticulture from the University of Reading. He completed a combined MSc/PhD at the University of Warwick within the Molecular Organization and Assembly in Cells DTC. He worked as a postdoc at the J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry focussing on electrochemistry. Recently, his work has focussed on the development of electrochemical sensors for various applications.

e-mail: Barry Silver / /



Postdoctoral fellows

Dr. Nan Jiang (Principal Investigator, Sichuan University)

PhD Students

Dr. Rajib Ahmed (Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University)

Dr. Jingjing Guo (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University)

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

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

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

Dr. Mohamed Elsherif (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)

Dr. Tawfiq Alqurashi

MSc/MRes Students

Karthikeya Deshmukh (PhD Student, University of Cambridge)

Wolfgang Kurz (PhD student, Technical University of Munich)

Sarah Saadouni (Materials Scientist, Biophilica)

Julia Mueck (Manufacturing Technology Centre - MTC)

Debjani Saha (Department of Chemistry, Imperial College)

Sofia Kazantzi (Flow Chemist, AM Technology)

Dean Tan (Analyst, the Bank of Thailand)

Tanya Moller (Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College)

Ziyi Yu (Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College)

Xinge Shao (Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College)

Chloe Sous (Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College)

Undergraduate Students

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

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)

Congyan Wang (Technical University of Munich)

Nico Linhart (Technical University of Munich)

Izlen Erenoglu (Technical University of Munich)

Su A Yang (Scientific Researcher, Tomocube)

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

Joshua Scherrer (Team Leader, AmeriCorps)

Menghan Liu (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)