Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Biomaterials Engineering



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Guest Lectures

Lessons from Nature: Biopolymer-mediated Sugar Uptake for Cell Preservation, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2015

Engineering nanomedicines using biomimetic pseudopeptidic polymers, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China, 2015

Manipulating the interactions of biofunctional materials with biological membranes for use in precision medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2015

Cryopreservation of mammalian cells via amphiphilic polymer-mediated trehalose uptake, Peking University, China, 2014

Development of nanomedicine using biofunctional nanoparticles, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2013

Bio-­inspired polymers for intracellular delivery and therapy, Imperial College London, London, UK, 2013

pH-responsive polymer therapeutics as nanomedicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 2013

Design and biomedical applications of functional materials and nanomaterials, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2013

Synthetic, membrane-active polymers for intracellular delivery and therapy, Institut Curie, Paris, France, 2012

Smart polymers for targeted delivery of bioactive macromolecules and effective biological therapy, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2012

Plastic viruses: molecular engineering of polymers for intracellular therapeutic delivery, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2012

Designing synthetic, biodegradable polymers for drug delivery applications, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 2011

Functional polymers for nanomedicine, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2011

Synthetic, biodegradable polymers for intracellular delivery – a marriage of chemistry and biology, University College London and London Centre for Nanotechnology, London, UK, 2011

Responsive biomaterials for biomedical applications, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 2010

Novel non-viral vectors for molecular diagnostics and traceable drug delivery, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2010

Intelligent design of functional materials for drug delivery, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 2010

Research Staff





Research Student Supervision

Bhamra,A, PhD student (2017 - now)

Cui,J, PhD student (2019 - now)

Ding,Y, PhD student (2022. - now)

Dos Santos,J, PhD student (joint with Prof Sakis Mantalaris)

Ellis,H, PhD student (joint with Prof Sivaramesh Wigneshweraraj, 2020-now)

Henry,N, PhD student (2018 - now)

Liu,Y, PhD student (2020 - now)

Lu,X, PhD student (2020 - now)

Morrison,G, PhD student (2017 - now)

Ren,J, PhD student (2017 - now)

Tang,Y, PhD student (2019 - now)

Xiang,S, PhD student (joint with Prof Jerry Heng, 2021-now)