Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves extensive collaborations with departments from all faculties in the College and leading London hospitals as well as international universities and research centres.
Because of its cross-disciplinary nature, our research is best reflected in terms of the themes listed below.
Our research themes
With specific interests in cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and respiratory systems, our investigators apply experimental, computational and theoretical approaches to understand how mechanical forces impact biological function at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and organism levels.
Neural engineering is an emerging discipline within Biomedical Engineering which uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or otherwise exploit the properties of neural systems. Neural engineers are uniquely qualified to solve design problems at the interface of living neural tissue and non-living constructs.
Detection, devices, design
Imaging has become an essential tool in healthcare as well as in basic science research. The technology ranges from molecular probes to whole measurement systems and encompasses chemical sensors and biosensors, low power circuits for data processing and wireless transmission, and novel real-time signal processing.
Our research themes
Implants and regenerative medicine
Research focuses on the technologies and clinical applications for providing substitute tissues (both synthetic and natural) and/or cells for implantation into the body, or promoting tissue remodelling for the purpose of replacing, repairing, regenerating, reconstructing, or enhancing function.
Molecular and cellular bioengineering
Research focuses on the micro scale of cells and molecules. Our research aims to apply engineering methodology to the analysis and investigation of biological systems; and to apply engineering principles to the design and construction of new synthetic biological systems.