Imperial College London

Dr Laura Nicolaou

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Academic Visitor



+44 (0)20 7595 7112laura.nicolaou Website




609City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • 2020 ATS Abstract Scholarship, American Thoracic Society, 2020
  • Margaret Fishenden Centenary Memorial Prize for best PhD thesis over the last five years in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, 2014
  • Pat Burnell New Investigator Award (second prize), Drug Delivery to the Lungs DDL25, 2014
  • Doctoral Prize, EPSRC funding awarded to the best newly qualified PhDs, 2012
  • Knowledge Transfer Secondment, EPSRC award for a one-year secondment at GlaxoSmithKline, 2011
  • Doctoral Training Award, EPSRC scholarship for PhD studies at Imperial College, 2007
  • Governor's Prize for greatest merit in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ranked third of final year list), Imperial College, 2007
  • Frank Turner Wilson Prize to the most outstanding student of the year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ranked first of year), Imperial College, 2005

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • European Society of Biomechanics
  • SimInhale COST Action
  • The Aerosol Society


  • Junior Research Fellowship, Imperial College London, 2014 - 2017