Imperial College London

Professor Saiz

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Chair in Structural Ceramics



+44 (0)20 7594 6779e.saiz




LM04.BRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






From left to right: Dr. Amutha Devaraj, Dr. Miriam Miranda, Mr. Akifumi Niwa, Mrs. Eleonora D'Elia, Dr. Salvador Eslava, Mrs. Nasrin Al Nasiri, Dr. Suelen Barg, Mr. Marcel Boix, Ms. Alba Santmarti, Dr. Na Ni, Mr. Claudio Ferraro, Dr. Esther Garcia-Tuñón, Prof. Eduardo Saiz

Novel nanocomposites for bone regeneration,” BRP-NIH (Bioengineering Research Partnership-National Institute of Health) with UCSF and LBNL (USA),

“Bioinspired Structural Materials,” Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, EU, €100K.

“Bioinspired Ceramic/CNT composites-phase 2,” The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (with Queen Mary and Oxford University)

“Amelogenin Degradation by MMP20 and KLK4 in Enamel Biomineralization”, NIH with UCSF (USA),

Coordinator, “BIoBone: Bioceramics for bone repair”, Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) (with INSA Lyon, University of Erlangen, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, University of Mons-Hainaut, AO foundation, Noraker, Ceram, Ceramtec, Keramat)

“Biomimetic organic-inorganic hybrid structural materials”, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships.

“Advanced composites inspired by nature”, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship.

"Glass/ceramic interfaces," Asahi Glass.

"Graphene 3D networks," (EPSRC) with Queen Mary University and the departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Imperial College

"Engineering with Graphene for Multi-functional Coatings and Fibre-Composites," (EPSRC) with the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College.

"Development of a Novel Wound Management Dressing." Welland Medical.

"Graphene Enhancement of the Photocatalytic Activity of Semiconductors," Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship.

Current group:

Dr. Suelen Barg: Marie Curie Fellow

Dr. Salvador Eslava: postdoctoral research associate

Dr. Miriam Miranda: Marie Curie Fellow

Dr. Na Ni: postdoctoral research associate

Dr. Esther Garciá-Tuñon: postdoctoral research associate

Mr. Gil Da Costa Machado: PhD candidate

Mr. Claudio Ferraro: PhD candidate

Dr. Victoria Garcia Rocha: Marie Curie Fellow

Ms. Eleonora D'Elia: PhD candidate

Dr. Rui Hao: postdoctoral research associate

Mr. Akifumi Niwa: academic visitor

Ms. Alba Santmarti: Erasmus student

Previous members:

Dr. Cecilia Mattevi: Royal Society University Research Fellow, Materials Dept., Imperial College

Dr. Goki Eda. Professor Assistant at the National University of Singapore

Mr. Xiaotian Li: master thesis student

Mr. Muzzaffar Zaiviji-Ismail: master thesis student

Dr. Claudia Walter: Marie Curie fellow at University of Cambridge

Ms. Flora Babot

Dr. Hokwon Kim: postdoctoral researchers at CEA Grenoble


University of Mons Hainaut

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


Dr. Antoni P. Tomsia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

AO Institute

Oxford University

Queen Mary College

Guest Lectures

Assembly of Chemically Modified Graphene into Macroscopic Porous Architectures, Key note talk. 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Sitges, Spain, 2013

Kinetics of High-Temperature Spreading, International Workshop on Wetting and Capillarity in Complex System,, Dresden, Germany, 2013

Hirarchical Scaffolds and Composites with Practical Dimensions, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2012

Key Stages in Reactive Spreading, Key note talk. MS&T 2011, Columbus USA, 2011

Building Hierarchical Materials, Nanoforce, London, 2010

Bio-inspired hybrid composites with complex hierarchical structures, Plenary talk in 11th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials, Guimaraes, Portugal, 2010

Hierarchical Materials Through Freezing, Solidification of Colloidal Suspensions, Avignon, France, 2010

Research Student Supervision

D'Elia,E, Bio-inspired self-healing composites

Ferraro,C, BioBone

Machado,G, BioBone