Meeting regularly to discuss matters of importance on an array of topics, the ‌Department of Bioengineering has a number of working committees.

  1. The Department Management committee,
  2. The Safety and Safety Process committees,
  3. The Teaching Committee, 
  4. The Research Committee,
  5. The Postgraduate Research Committee and
  6. The Equality and Departmental Culture Committee (EDCC)

The Terms of Reference and reporting structure of these committees is detailed here.

These committees derive solutions and take actions to ensure that the Department is continuously improving, growing and providing a positive experience for staff and students alike. Below is a list of members belonging to each one. 

In addition to their research and teaching remit, academics have supplementary roles and these are detailed in the table below alongside committee responsibilities and Department Leadership.

Committees & supplementary roles

Department Management Committee (DMC)

Academic Role
Professor Rylie Green Head of Department
Dr Spyros Masouros Director of Teaching
Professor Dario Farina Director of Research 
Dr Choon Hwai Yap Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research)
Professor Darryl Overby Academic Staff Line Manager
Professor Claudia Clopath Chair of Equality and Departmental Culture Committee
Mrs Sneha Saunders Department Operations Manager
Professor Anthony M J Bull Director of Impact
Professor Simon Schultz Academic Staff Line Manager 
Dr Reiko Tanaka Academic Staff Line Manager
Dr Angela Kedgley Academic Load Director
Professor Peter Weinberg Academic Staff Line Manager 
Dr Ben Almquist Elected Department Representative
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Department Research Committee (DRC)

Director of Research Professor Dario Farina
Director of Postgraduate Studies, Research Dr Choon Hwai Yap
Domain Expert in Imaging Dr. Amanda Foust
Domain Expert in Signal and Image Processing
Prof. Mengxing Tang
Domain Expert in Theoretical and Computational Modeling Dr. Chiu Fan Lee
Equipment Champion Prof. Etienne Burdet
Fellowship Coordinator and Academic Representative Dr Naomi Nakayama
Laboratory Manager Mr Ken Keating
Research Manager and Network Coordinator Dr Kalypso Charalambous
Secretariat Mr Chris Sanders
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Department Teaching Committee (DTC)


Chair and Director of Teaching Dr Spyros Masouros
Senior Tutor Dr Faraz Janan
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Taught) and Academic Staff Representative Dr David Labonte
Examinations Officer Dr Chris Rowlands
Head of Student Programmes Mrs Nicola Guirguis
Teaching Operations Manager Miss Nicole Harbert
Admissions and Outreach Manager Ms Jayne Shaw
Academic Tutor Mr Martin Holloway
Student Liaison Officer Dr Thomas Ouldridge
Departmental Student Representatives

Wout David
Camille Lemoine

Student Wellbeing Representative Dawood Khan
Undergraduate Programme Leads

Dr Maria Parkes
Dr Periklis Pantazis
Dr Firat Guder
Dr Ben Almquist

MSc Programme Leads Prof Etienne Burdet
Dr Victoria Salem

Postgraduate Research Committee

Staff members:

Chair and Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research) Dr Choon Hwai Yap
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research) Professor Tom Ellis
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies (MRes) Dr Amanda Foust
Senior Tutor for Postgraduate Research Dr Sylvain Ladame
GTA Coordinator Dr Nicolas Newell
Head of Student Programmes Nicola Guirguis
Postgraduate Research Student Programmes Manager Raleigh Mangsat
Student Administrator (PhD and MRes programmes) Deni Kalem

Student members:

PhD Representative Alba Martinez-Basalo
PhD Representative Maria Nikolaidi
PhD Representative Leah Redmond
PhD Representative Andra Topan
PhD Representative Leah Xu
MRes Medical Device and Entrepreneurship Representative Aleah Eskin
MRes Cancer Technology Representative Osian Jones 
MRes Bioengineering Representative Suzanna Song 
MRes Neurotechnology Representative Betty Wang 
Departmental Academic Representative Maegan Spiteri


Safety Process Committee

Chair and Academic representative Dr Sam Au
Co-Chair and Departmental Deputy Safety Adviser (Technical) Dr Miguel Hermida Ayala
Academic representative Dr Sophie V Morse
Departmental Safety Adviser Mr Kenneth Keating
Committee secretary  Marta Garcia Bellmunt
Systems and Development​ Edit Toth
Technical representative​ Greg Casson     
Postgraduate student representative​ Andra Topan
Postdoc representative​ Dr Anastasiya Kishkevich
Faculty Safety Advisor Beth Wallis 

Safety Committee

Chair and Head of Department Professor Rylie Green
Department Safety Officer Mr Ken Keating
Deputy Safety Officer and BioSafety Dr. Miguel Hermida
Technical Safety Support and Secretary Ms. Marta Garcia Bellmunt
Buildings Managers Mr Guy Fairhurst
Mr Raymond Henry
Mr Michael St Claire Lang
Biological Safety Officer Mr Tim Budd
Chemical Safety Professor Danny O'Hare
Electrical Safety Mr Paschal Egan
Fire Safety Mr Jonathan Ryan
Mr Steve Walker
Ms Lucy Cowell
HTA Dr. Nic Newell
In-Vivo Work Mr Oliver Dubois
Radiation, including Laser, Safety Mr Sharad Patel
Mechanical Safety Mr John Waldock
Infrastructure Mr Greg Casson
Office Mr Joel Eustaquio
Faculty Safety Adviser Alice Hunt
Stevens Group Ms Lucy Chapman
Mr Dennis Hartsink
Undergraduate students and projects Dr Ian Radcliffe
Research Students representative TBC
College Safety Department Representative(s) Mr Eddie Hartrick
Mr Tim Budd

Equality and Departmental Culture Committee (EDCC)

Role Name
Chair (Academic representative) Professor Claudia Clopath
Department Operations Manager Mrs Sneha Saunders
Athena SWAN Coordinator Mr Rob Bell
Academic representative Dr Parry Hashemi
Academic representative Dr Victoria Salem
Academic representative Dr Julien Vermot
Professional Services Staff representative Mr Greg Casson
Admissions and Outreach Manager Ms Jayne Shaw
Campus Champion Dr Claire Higgins
Campus Champion Dr Huai-Ti Lin
BAME Representative Debbie Adegoke
PhD representative  Leah Xu
PhD representative  Krystyna Broda
PostDoc & Fellows Development Advisor Rachel Herries
Postdoc representative Dr Anastasiya Kishkevich
Postdoc representative Dr Roberto Portillo Lara
Postdoc representative Jennifer Frattolin
Undergraduate representative Rea Tresa
James West Fellowship Dr Joseph van Batenburg-Sherwood
Bioengineering Society President Ioana Esanu
Visiting Member (Materials) Dr Andrew Cairns

Academic Supplementary Roles

Role Name
Head of Department Professor Rylie Green
Academic Load Director Dr Angela Kedgley
Academic Staff Line manager Professor Darryl Overby
Professor Simon Schultz
Dr Reiko Tanaka
Professor Peter Weinberg
BSc Degree Leader (Biomedical Technology Ventures) Dr Ben Almquist
Campus Champion Dr Claire Higgins (White City)
Dr Huai-Ti Lin (South Ken)
City and Guilds College Association Liaison Officer and Alumni Relations Dr Andriy S. Kozlov
Chair of Equality and Departmental Culture Committee Professor Claudia Clopath
Chair of Safety Systems working group Dr Sam Au
College Activity - Department 'appointment': Strategic Dr Periklis Pantazis
Department Seminars Coordinator  Dr Guang Yang
Director of Impact Professor Anthony M J Bull 
↳ Deputy Director of Impact Professor Anil Anthony Bharath 
Director of MRes Bioengineering  Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Amaro
Director of MRes Cancer Technology Dr Jun Ishihara
Director of MRes Medical Device Design  Professor Danny O'Hare
Director of MRes Neurotechnology  Dr Andriy Kozlov
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research)  Dr Choon Hwai Yap
↳ Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research)  Dr Amanda Foust
↳ Deputy Director Postgraduate Studies (PhD Research)  Professor Tom Ellis
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Taught)  Dr David Labonte
Director of Research  Professor Dario Farina
Director of Teaching  Dr Spyros Masouros
DRC Domain Expert Dr Amanda Foust
Dr Chiu Fan Lee
Professor Mengxing Tang
Elected Department Representatives

Dr Ben Almquist
Dr David Labonte
Dr Naomi Nakayama

Examinations Officer  Dr Christopher Rowlands
↳ Deputy Examinations Officer  Dr Claire Stanley
Fellowship Lead  Dr Naomi Nakayama
Female Academic Network Coordinator  Dr Dandan Zhang
GTA Officer  Dr Nicolas Newell
Intercalated BSc Biomedical Engineering lead  Dr Firat Guder
MEng Biomedical Engineering lead  Dr Spyros Masouros
MEng Molecular Bioengineering lead  Dr Periklis Pantazis
MSc Programme lead: Engineering for Biomedicine  Dr Victoria Salem
PhD Cohort Mentors

Dr Pedro Ballester
Dr Guang Yang

Dr Amanda Foust 
Dr Huai-Ti Lin

Dr Chris Rowlands
Dr Claire Stanley

Dr Naomi Nakayama
Dr Choon Hwai Yap
Dr James Choi

Professor Holger Krapp
Dr Huai-Ti Lin
Dr Chris Rowlands
Dr Claire Stanley

Postdoc Champion  Dr Juan Alvaro Gallego
Postgraduate Tutor (MRes and PhD)  Dr Sylvain Ladame
Projects Officer (final year)  Dr Julien Vermot
Projects Officer (group projects) Dr Pedro Ballester
Dr James Choi
Senior Tutor (Taught Courses)  Dr Faraz Janan
↳ Deputy Senior Tutor (Taught Courses)  Dr Warren Macdonald
Societal Engagement Champion  Dr Juan Alvaro Gallego
Student Liaison Officer Dr Tom Ouldridge
Translation Group Member Dr Ben Almquist
Dr Firat Guder
Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Amaro
Professor Danny O'Hare
Dr Victoria Salem

 UG Exchange Programme Coordinator  Dr Huai-Ti Lin
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