Imperial College London


Faculty of Engineering

Research Associate

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B511Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I graduated from the University of Southampton with a PhD in Chemistry in 2014. I have 6 years of post-doctoral chemistry, materials chemistry, optical sensing and additive manufacturing research experience, in addition to teaching and consultancy experience.

My research focuses on the design, development and application of 3D printing and 3D printed advanced smart materials for a wide range of applications, in particular next-generation personalised healthcare, sensing and also clean energy. Currently, my main focus is on the development of 3D printable and biocompatible bioadhesives. 3D-printing of these materials allows for bespoke bioadhesive patch fabrication, with the patches personalised to each patient. I forsee that such patches will be a replacement to the current methods of wound sealing that are currently used in emergency medicine and surgery.

Please contact me for more information. Open and happy to discuss potential collaboration.

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Barbot A, Wales D, Yeatman E, et al., 2021, Microfluidics at fibre tip for nanolitre delivery and sampling, Advanced Science, ISSN:2198-3844

Sen S, Goodwin SE, Barbara PV, et al., 2021, Gel-Polymer Electrolytes Based on Poly(lonic Liquid)/lonic Liquid Networks, Acs Applied Polymer Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2637-6105, Pages:200-208

Kim JA, Wales DJ, Yang G-Z, 2020, Optical spectroscopy for in vivo medical diagnosis—a review of the state of the art and future perspectives, Progress in Biomedical Engineering, Vol:2, Pages:042001-042001

Keshavarz M, Wales DJ, Seichepine F, et al., 2020, Induced neural stem cell differentiation on a drawn fiber scaffold-toward peripheral nerve regeneration, Biomedical Materials, Vol:15, ISSN:1748-6041

Kim JA, Wales D, Thompson A, et al., 2020, Fiber-optic SERS probes fabricated using two-photon polymerization for rapid detection of bacteria, Advanced Optical Materials, Vol:8, ISSN:2195-1071, Pages:1-12

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