Ali K. Yetisen, Ph.D., MRSC, MInstP, AMIChemE (PI)

YetisenDr. Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He was previously a Tosteson postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge. He also lectured at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Yetisen has been the driving force for the establishment of three spin-off companies, and he has been awarded several international prizes including Nicklin Medal, Tosteson Award, Roche Continents Award, and the Ann & Norman Hilberry Fellowship. His work has been featured on international media including BBC, CNN and Forbes.

Sevgi Thompson (Academic Administrator)

SevgiMs. Thompson has received her B.Sc. degree in IT with business management from Middlesex University. She has previously worked as a senior teaching and learning administrator at UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and as a senior programme administrator at King's College London.

Rosalia Moreddu (Ph.D. Student)

Rosalia MoredduMs. Moreddu received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Cagliari in 2013 with a final project about textile pressure sensors, carried on at Sensoria Inc. She obtained her M.Sc. in Nanotechnology from Polytechnic of Turin, in a joint program with Grenoble Institute of Technology and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In 2014 she was an intern at Chang Gung University (Taiwan) working on graphene-based field effect transistors. During her master thesis, she focused on the development of microfluidic scintillation detectors at CERN. Her research interests are in contact lens sensors, lab-on-a-chip devices, nanofabrication and microfluidics for biosensing and point-of-care diagnostics.

Sam Davies (Ph.D. 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 and reduction of impurities in the final product. Prior to this in his undergraduate thesis (2017) examined the interactions of copper in different oxidation states with hard and soft phosphine ligands.

Yimeng Jiao (M.Eng. student)

YimengYimeng Jiao is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research interests are on nano-science and biochemical engineering. Her research project is on the fabrication of optical sensors for application in assessing physiological health.

Menghan Liu (M.Eng. Student)

MenghanMenghan is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She has previously completed an UROP research project on Carbon Capture and Storage Energy System (CCS-ES) at the Centre for Environmental Policy.

Danyn Patel (M.Res. Student)

DanynDanyn is co-supervised with Polizzi group. Danyn completed his BSc in Biological Sciences at Imperial College London in June 2019 and he is undertaking a MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial. He has completed a UROP research project on the chemical biology of flowering time control in Turnbull Lab at Imperial in 2018, additionally he also completed a research project as part of his degree investigating the molecular mechanisms of root electrotropism in Sena lab.

Jeff Blyth (Senior Research Associate)


Jeff Blyth has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge over 20 years. He has an Applied Chemistry degree. While working for startup companies and as a science teacher, he pioneered new methods of making and processing holograms and simultaneously did an M.Phil. degree on developing photopolymers to record holograms with laser light sponsored by the Ilford film company. In the 1980s he was a consultant for MasterCard, Fiat, and Rohm (Plexiglas). In 1992, with a grant from the Leverhulme Trust he joined the University of Cambridge to develop holographic biosensors.



Dr. Nan Jiang (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)

Dr. Rajib Ahmed (Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University)

Dr. Jingjing Guo (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University)

Dr. Nicholas Farandos (Chief Technology Officer, Utility Global)

Su A Yang (Ph.D. Candidate, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST))

Julia Mueck (Manufacturing Technology Centre - MTC)

Anne-Marie Lavoie (Bioprocess Development (EIT), CCRM)

Sofia Medina Pando (Clinical Account Specialist at Johnson & Johnson)

Joshua Scherrer (Undergraduate student at MIT)