Imperial College London

Livia Kalossaka

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering








Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Livia Kalossaka is a researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for Cellular Bionics working between the department of Design Engineering, Chemistry and Biology.

Her current research project is focussing on the development of novel bio-receptive materials using Additive Manufacturing capable of growing microorganisms directly onto their surface as novel cladding systems. Instead of building against nature, biological materials and processes will be integrated into structurally engineered materials and processes.

Prior to her doctoral studies she has gained industry experience in a leading chemical multinational company with assignments in both Supply Chain and R&D, in the Netherlands and Spain respectively.


Other Research Activities:

Global Fellows Programme

Somerset House - Makerversity

Mensura Mask Project

Narratives in Biodesign



Kalossaka LM, Mohammed AA, Sena G, et al., 2021, 3D printing nanocomposite hydrogels with lattice vascular networks using stereolithography, Journal of Materials Research, Vol:36, ISSN:0884-2914, Pages:4249-4261

Li S, Tan Y, Willis S, et al., 2021, Toward mass customization through additive manufacturing: an automated design pipeline for respiratory protective equipment validated against 205 faces, International Journal of Bioprinting, Vol:7, ISSN:2424-7723

Kalossaka LM, Sena G, Barter LMC, et al., 2021, Review: 3D printing hydrogels for the fabrication of soilless cultivation substrates, Applied Materials Today, Vol:24, ISSN:2352-9407, Pages:1-16

Li S, Waheed U, Bahshwan M, et al., 2021, A scalable mass customisation design process for 3D-printed respirator mask to combat COVID-19, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol:27, ISSN:1355-2546, Pages:1302-1317

Kuzmina O, Bhardwaj J, Vincent SR, et al., 2017, Superbase ionic liquids for effective cellulose processing from dissolution to carbonisation, Green Chemistry, Vol:19, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:5949-5957

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