Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Imperial College Research Fellow







Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Mark S. Friddin is an Imperial College Research Fellow based at the Dyson School of Design Engineering where he leads the BioNano Manufacturing Group. Mark is an expert in microfluidics, optofluidics, rapid prototyping, ion channel electrophysiology and bottom-up synthetic biology. His core research aims are to develop new platform technologies for additive biomanufacturing.

Applications from MRes and PhD Students

My group are always on the lookout for talented MRes and PhD students. If you are interested, please get in touch directly at

Prospective PhD students should be aware of the President's PhD Scholarship SchemeSchrödinger Scholarship SchemeChina Scholarship Council, and Imperial Marshall Scholarship. 




Govey-Scotland J, Johnstone L, Myant C, et al., 2023, Towards a skin-on-a-chip for screening the dermal absorption of cosmetics, Lab on a Chip: Miniaturisation for Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science and Bioengineering, Vol:23, ISSN:1473-0189, Pages:5068-5080

Strutt R, Hindley JW, Gregg J, et al., 2021, Activating mechanosensitive channels embedded in droplet interface bilayers using membrane asymmetry, Chemical Science, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:2138-2145

Haylock S, Friddin M, Hindley J, et al., 2020, Membrane protein mediated bilayer communication in networks of droplet interface bilayers, Communications Chemistry, Vol:3, ISSN:2399-3669

Friddin MS, Elani Y, Trantidou T, et al., 2019, New directions for artificial cells using rapid prototyped biosystems, Analytical Chemistry, Vol:91, ISSN:0003-2700, Pages:4921-4928

Friddin M, Bolognesi G, Salehi-Reyhani A, et al., 2019, Direct manipulation of liquid ordered lipid membrane domains using optical traps, Communications Chemistry, Vol:2, ISSN:2399-3669, Pages:1-7

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