Ali K. Yetisen PhD MEd FRSC FInstP FIChemE FIET FIMMM FHEA CEng CSci (Director)
Dr. Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He has a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) from the University of Cambridge. He went on to work as a Tosteson Fellow at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology.
e-mail: Ali Yetisen / email@example.com
David Owen (Administrator)
David joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as an Academic Administrator in 2023. He was previously working in Physics at Imperial as an Assistant Section Administrator for the SPC Physics Group, and prior to that was working as an Events Manager at Royal Museums Greenwich.
e-mail: David Owen / firstname.lastname@example.org
Yubing Hu (Manager)
Dr. Yubing Hu received her bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University (2016) and earned her Ph.D. degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2020). During her PhD, she developed of fluorescent polymeric materials for sensing and imaging applications. She manages the activities of the Centre for Biochemical Sensors, including laboratory management, safety, training and mentoring of graduate students.
e-mail: Yubing Hu / email@example.com
Eleni Chatzilakou (PhD Student)
Eleni Chatzilakou is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Imperial College London and aims at developing biosensing technologies for point-of-care diagnosis of cancer. She holds a MEng in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, during which she developed biopolymer based scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. She has worked for the Spanish National Research Council, the National Centre of Scientific Research of Greece "Demokritos", as well as for the pharmaceutical company “Pharmathen S.A.”.
e-mail: Eleni Chatzilakou / firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuqian Zhang (PhD Student)
Yuqian Zhang obtained her masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2020. Her master’s thesis focused on the development of wearable devices for movement analysis and neurological rehabilitation. Her research focuses on optical sensors for real-time and long-term brain monitoring.
e-mail: Yuqian Zhang / email@example.com
Yuqi Shi (PhD Student)
Yuqi Shi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She is now working on fluorescent contact lens sensors for ocular disease diagnosis. She holds an M.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College London (2019-2020). Previously, she worked on organic synthesis and completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Liverpool in 2019. During her bachelor’s degree, she worked on the synthesis of isooxazoline compounds. Her research interests are biochemical engineering, drug delivery, and personalized treatments.
Yihan Zhang (PhD Student)
Yihan Zhang is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research interest is the corporation of machine learning and wearable biosensors. During his MEng study, he worked on applying genome-scale metabolic model for IgG production.
Leena Khelifa (PhD Student)
Leena is undertaking an intercalated PhD. Leena is working under the supervision of Dr Ali Yetisen and Dr Louis Chesler in the South Kensington campus and Royal Marsden Hospital. Her thesis focuses on lateral-flow assays as a point-of-care diagnostic device for early neuroblastoma detection.
Yue Wu (PhD Student)
Mr. Yue Wu is a PhD student in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London. He obtained his bachelor’s degree of clinical medicine in Nanchang University and bachelor’s degree of biomedical science in Queen Mary University of London. His research interest is glaucoma, including early diagnosis of glaucoma and new treatment methods.
Lin Wang (PhD Student)
Lin Wang is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She obtained her MRes degree at Imperial, which focused on characterizing a reusable fluorescent sensor for detecting ascorbic acid in tears. Previously, she completed her double BSc (Hons) degree in chemistry (2020) at University of Edinburgh and East China University of Science and Technology. Now, her research interest focuses on developing fluorescent biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics.
Wenhao Le (PhD Student)
Wenhao is currently pursuing his PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research focus lies in the development of optical fiber sensors for continuous monitoring of spinal cord injuries. During his MEng studies, he primarily focused on biosensors used for ascorbic acid detection.
e-mail: Wenhao Le / firstname.lastname@example.org
Shuyi Zhang (PhD Student)
Shuyi Zhang is a current PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Majored in polymer materials and technology, he has obtained his BEng degrees from both Northwestern Polytechnical University and Queen Mary University of London. Now, his research interest is focusing on implantable biosensors for real-time diagnostics.
e-mail: Shuyi Zhang / email@example.com
Xiaoye Xia (PhD Student)
Xiaoye Xia is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He obtained his Mres degree in Department of Molecular Engineering at Imperial concentration on the automatic isolation of cancer cells in microfluidic environment. Now, his research interest focuses on merging biochemical engineering and computer science, with a particular emphasis on integrating wearable biosensors and intelligent interaction.
e-mail: Xiaoye Xia / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Davies (PhD Student)
Sam completed his masters at the University of Liverpool (2019), where he worked in partnership with Unilever on the optimisation of the synthesis of a new active compound designed to combat antimicrobial resistance via blocking cell signalling molecules. This work has been based around removal of hazardous/controlled substances from the synthesis.
Sophie Richter (MedTech SuperConnector Fellow)
Sophie is a designer and researcher, and recently graduated with a MRes in Healthcare & Design from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. She is a MedTech SuperConnector Fellow at the Yetisen Research Group to develop programmable medical devices that change the way we treat and heal musculoskeletal diseases.
Angie Davina Tjandra (Visiting Research Student)
Angie is a visiting PhD student from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on developing colorimetric sensors for lung cancer diagnosis using non-invasive routes. Angie graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia) with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons). Her prior research experiences include photocatalysis, particle synthesis, and membrane technologies.
E-mail: Angie Tjandra / email@example.com
Mingyue Liu (MRes Student)
Mingyue is currently a research postgraduate student in Biomedical Research (General stream) at Imperial College London. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science at University College London. She is currently doing her project related to microneedle biosensors.
e-mail: Mingyue Liu / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Sumida (MRes Student)
Jo is currently a research postgraduate student in Biomedical Research (Microbiome in Health and Disease stream) at Imperial College London. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Science at Keio University. His undergraduate research was about the gut microbiome and immunity. He is currently researching about the detection of ocular diseases using contact lens sensors.
e-mail: Jo Sumida / email@example.com
Tianlan Jian (MSc Student)
Tianlan Jian is currently an MSc student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology in 2023. During her bachelor’s degree, she worked on a pH-responsive small molecule fluorescent probe.
e-mail: Tianlan Jian/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Hyojin Park (BSc Student)
Hyojin is an undergraduate student in Department of Medical Biosciences at Imperial College London. Her current research focuses on developing hydrogel optical fibre sensors for continuous neurophysiological monitoring.
email: Hyojin Park / email@example.com
Yi Yin (BSc Student)
Yi Yin is currently a Year 3 student in Medical Biosciences at Imperial College London. Her year 3 project is based on Implantable and Biodegradable Silk-Based Optical Fiber Sensor.
email: Yi Yin / firstname.lastname@example.org
Yunuen Montelongo (Visiting Research Fellow)
Dr. Montelongo completed his PhD studies in photonics at the University of Cambridge and received the prestigious scholarships from Cambridge Trust and Fitzwilliam College. In 2014 he finished, his PhD studies and began a post-doctoral position at Imperial Collage London where he continued studying photonic materials.
e-mail: Yunuen Montelongo / email@example.com
Jeff Blyth (Research Associate)
Jeff Blyth has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge over two decades. He has pioneered methods of processing holograms and simultaneously did an M.Phil. degree on developing photopolymers to record holograms with laser light. In 1992, with a grant from the Leverhulme Trust he joined the University of Cambridge to develop holographic biosensors.
e-mail: Jeff Blyth / firstname.lastname@example.org
Nan Jiang (Research Associate)
Dr Nan Jiang earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Wuhan University of Technology. After her PhD study, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Her research is aimed at nanostructured biomaterials, biosensors, microfluidic chips and cell surface engineering.
e-mail: Nan Jiang
Rosalia Moreddu (Research Associate)
Ms. Moreddu received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Cagliari and her M.Sc. in Nanotechnology from Polytechnic of Turin. She completed her PhD in Imperial College and University of Birmingham in 2021, followed by a postdoctoral position in the Italian Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in lab-on-a-chip devices.
e-mail: Rosalia Moreddu / email@example.com
Dr. Nan Jiang (Professor, Sichuan University)
Dr. Guoliang Ying (Associate Professor, Sichuan University)
Dr. Aditi Gupta (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)
Dr. Rajib Ahmed (Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University)
Dr. Rosalia Moreddu (Postdoctoral Fellow, Italian Institute of Technology)
Dr. Jingjing Guo (Associate Professor, Beihang University)
Dr. Nicholas Farandos (Chief Technology Officer, Utility Global)
Dr. Xingchen Dong (Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University)
Dr. Bader A. AlQattan (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)
Dr. Mohamed Elsherif (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)
Dr. Aydan Agan
Karthikeya Deshmukh (PhD Student, University of Cambridge)
Debjani Saha (PhD Student, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College)
Wolfgang Kurz (PhD Student, Technical University of Munich)
Marta Lucía Domínguez Pazos (PhD Student, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
Sarah Saadouni (Materials Scientist, Biophilica)
Julia Mueck (Manufacturing Technology Centre - MTC)
Sofia Kazantzi (Flow Chemist, AM Technology)
Dean Tan (Analyst, the Bank of Thailand)
Tanya Moller (DevOps Consulting Engineer, Automation Logic)
Ziyi Yu (Sinopec)
Xinge Shao (BASF)
Yuxiao Yang (Medical Device Division, Mindray)
Shuhan Wang (Dow Chemical Company)
Kai Lou (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Ebrahim Daji (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Dasan Guo (Alibaba)
Bradley Thomas (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Zhisheng Pan (Sinopec Shanghai Engineering Company)
Maria Palacios (Applying for PhD in Cornell University in Food Science and Technology)
Zhenkang Zhu (Taier Wisdom Laser Technology Co Ltd, Shanghai)
Yimeng Jiao (PhD student, University of the Arts London)
Andreas Richardson (Business Analyst, McKinsey)
Rebecca Clancy (Consultant, Appian Corporation)
Yunzheng Liu (Department of Physics, University of Chicago)
Sergey Flyax (MSc Student, Technical University of Munich)
Sarah Seifi (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)
Carmen Castañeda Gonzalez (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)
Simon Stößer (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)
Bugra Soylemezoglu (System Programmer, Kampf Telescope Optics GmbH)
Izlen Erenoglu (Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich)
Samira Balbach (MSc Student, Technical University of Munich)
Congyan Wang (Technical University of Munich)
Nico Linhart (Technical University of Munich)
Su A Yang (Scientific Researcher, Tomocube)
Sofia Medina Pando (Clinical Account Specialist, Johnson & Johnson)
Joshua Scherrer (Team Leader, AmeriCorps)
Monika Kaminska (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Menghan Liu (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Shavaiz Mir (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Zichen Fan (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Meghna Vaja (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Wenhao Le (PhD student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)
Guohui Liu (BASF)