Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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M224Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Head of the Advanced Manufacturing Group at Imperial College London in the Dyson School of Design Engineering. My general research interests include: Design for Additive Manufacture, Bio Printing, 4D Printing, development of 3D Printing technology, and Tribology.

I am currently module leader for Solid Mechanics 2 (Core 2nd yr module), and Design for Additive Manufacture (3rd/4th yr elective) on the Design Engineering Masters Degree

Prior to starting my lectureship I worked in the ICL Tribology Group, where I held a Junior Research Fellowship studying synovial fluid lubrication of artificial articular joints. I gained my PhD from Imperial College London in 2010 on the development of experimental techniques for investigating lubricated, compliant, bearing contacts. I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2006 with a Bachelors (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering.


We are advertising for a new position opening in our group; an exciting EU funded ITN PhD position.  The project will be investigating how 3D prining parameters can be optimised for human joint replacements.


We had the opportuinty to chat with Lara Lewington and BBC Click all about our work to mass customise respirator masks.


Very pleased to have recently won the President’s Excellence Fund for Frontier Research. This is a new project to develop a novel 3D printed 'hydroponic' system. This is in partnership with colleagues in Life Sciences, Mathematics and Chemistry.


A new article from Imperial College Press on the Design for Additive Manufacture module;


I  had the chance to discuss all things 3D Printing on the Imperial College Podcast. Have a listen here:



There are always positions available for excellent prospective PhD students and postdoctoral staff. Please contact Dr Myant directly if you wish to apply for a position in the area of Additive Manufacture.

Joining as a PostDoctoral Research Associate

If you are a highly motivated and dynamic post-doc with experience in Design for Additive Manufacture or development of Additive Manufacture systems and you are looking to join, please email us with your CV.

List of PostDoctoral Fellowships

If you would like to apply for a PostDoctoral Fellowship to work in my group, this list of PostDoctoral Fellowships might be useful. In particular, if you want to conduct your own research, which is aligned with the core research work in my group, I can sponsor you for an Imperial College Research Fellowship for 3 years. Imperial College's prestigious Research Fellowships financially supports the brightest and very best early career researchers from across the world, providing a level of commitment and support that is rare from a UK university.

Joining as a PhD student

Information about the Imperial College PhD Scholarship scheme is available here. Additionally, information about all Scholarship Schemes (including a scholarships search tool) is available here. Furthermore, Ph.D. studentships in the Dyson School of Design Engineering are advertised here. For general information on the tuition fees and cost of living in London, please read this link. For other sources of funding you can also look at here and here (fees and financial help). Finally, there are also other PhD scholarship schemes such as for example the Crick PhD Programme.

Please check the College entry requirements carefully before applying.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Myant C, Reddyhoff T, Spikes HA, 2010, Laser-induced fluorescence for film thickness mapping in pure sliding lubricated, compliant, contacts, Tribology International, Vol:43, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:1960-1969

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