Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Researcher



+44 (0)20 7594 6498bhavik.a.patel Website




438Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Bhavik graduated in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences from the University of Brighton. Bhavik then completed his PhD in 2005 on ''Changes in neurotransmitter release during ageing in a model invertebrate system'' at Imperial College London, superised by Dr Danny O''HareProf Kim Parker and Dr Mark Yeoman.

In 2009 Bhavik completed an EPSRC LSI Overseas Research Fellowship also at Imperial College London, where he focused on the ‘Chemical characterisation of Synaptogenesis’. Following this he conducted reserach in the labs of Prof Keith Sharkey at the University of Calgary on understanding the role of NO signalling in the gastrointestinal tract.

Bhavik is current appointed as Lecturer of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Brighton, whilst also acting as a visiting researcher at Imperial College London. Please contact me on for reserach opportunties.

Bhavik''s recent research interest are focused on monitoring neurochemicals of the enteric nevous system as a means to understand gastrointestinal function and activity. Bhavik is also looking to the developement of novel sensing devices and methods to study uptake function from synaptosomes, which is in collaboration with Prof. Anne Andrews (Penn State University). For a more detailed summary of current reserach activities please see the Research Section.

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Patel BA, 2023, Being Efficient: What Are Acceptable Timeframes for Completing Basic Laboratory Practical Procedures?, Journal of Chemical Education, Vol:100, ISSN:0021-9584, Pages:3873-3880

Shergill RS, Patel BA, 2023, Preprinting Saponification of Carbon Thermoplastic Filaments Provides Ready-to-Use Electrochemical Sensors, Acs Applied Electronic Materials, Vol:5, Pages:5120-5128

Badrie R, MacDonnell J, Patel BA, 2023, Barriers to pursing postgraduate research study among final year undergraduate minority ethnic students at a post-1992 UK university, Equity in Education & Society, Vol:2, ISSN:2752-6461, Pages:206-222

Tough IR, Lund ML, Patel BA, et al., 2023, Paracrine relationship between incretin hormones and endogenous 5-hydroxytryptamine in the small and large intestine, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Vol:35, ISSN:1350-1925

Slate AJ, Clarke OE, Kerio M, et al., 2023, Infection responsive coatings to reduce biofilm formation and encrustation of urinary catheters, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Vol:134, ISSN:1364-5072

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