Ali K. Yetisen, PhD, CEng, MIChemE, MRSC, MInstP (PI)

YetisenDr. Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He was previously a Tosteson fellow at Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge. He has been awarded several international prizes including Nicklin Medal, MGH ECOR Award, Humboldt Research Fellowship Award and Carl Friedrich von Siemens Fellowship Award.

e-mail: Ali Yetisen / a.yetisen@imperial.ac.uk

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.

e-mail: Sevgi Thompson / s.thompson@imperial.ac.uk

Sam Davies (PhD Student)

SamSam 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.

e-mail: Sam Daviess.davies19@imperial.ac.uk

Rosalia Moreddu (PhD Student)

Rosalia MoredduMs. Moreddu received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Cagliari in 2013. 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. During her master thesis, she focused on the development of microfluidic scintillation detectors at CERN. Her research interests are in contact lens sensors and lab-on-a-chip devices for biosensing and point-of-care diagnostics.

e-mail: Rosalia Moreddu / r.moreddu18@imperial.ac.uk

Yuqi Shi (PhD Student)

YuqiYuqi Shi was a MSc student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial Collage London (2019-2020). Her research interests are on biochemical engineering and drug discovery and development. Previously, she completed her BSc in Chemistry at University of Liverpool in 2019. During her bachelor’s degree, she worked on the synthesis of isooxazoline compounds .

e-mail: Yuqi Shi / yuqi.shi19@imperial.ac.uk

Yuqian Zhang (PhD Student)

YiquanYuqian 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. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, where her research focuses on optical sensors for real-time and long-term brain monitoring.

e-mail: Yuqian Zhang / y.zhang20@imperial.ac.uk

Haiting Wang (PhD Student)

HaitingHaiting completed her BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester, and her final year design project was designing a chemical plant that can produce lactic acid by using sucrose molasses as raw material. Currently she is a MSc student in the Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial college London, and her master thesis is modelling of seeded paracetamol crystallization process and investigating the secondary nucleation mechanism with Dr Jerry Heng.

e-mail: Haiting Wang / haiting.wang19@imperial.ac.uk

Luxi Yu (PhD Student)

LuxiLuxi’s research interests are on tear fluid detection in point of care diagnostic devices including contact lenes and lateral flow devices. She is working on a project co-supervised by Dr. Ali Yetisen and Professor Francesca Cordeiro at Western Eye Hospital. She finished her MEng course in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She worked on nanocapsules and drug delivery with Prof. Luckham. She has worked on polymer nanocomposite with Dr. Song.

e-mail: Luxi Yu / luxi.yu15@imperial.ac.uk

Marta Lucía Domínguez Pazos (MSc Student)

MartaMarta Lucía Domínguez Pazos completed her BSc in Pharmacy at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2019. Her final year project was about using nanoparticles carried in pollen for oral insulin release. She is currently studying her MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Her master's thesis focuses on dermal tattoo biosensors for monitoring blood sugar levels at Imperial College London.

e-mail: Marta Lucía Domínguez Pazos / marta.dominguez-pazos20@imperial.ac.uk

Monika Kaminska (MEng Student)

MonikaMonika is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her project will involve the development of colorimetric photonics devices for use in continuous monitoring of clinical samples.

e-mail: Monika Kaminska / monika.kaminska18@imperial.ac.uk

Yunzheng Liu (BSc Student)

Yunzheng LiuYunzheng is an undergraduate student in the Department of Physics with Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. Her research interest is on the development of the optical fiber configuration.  Her research project focus on the optical fiber sensing for detecting IgG by Layer-by-Layer electrostatics assembly technique. 

e-mail: Yunzheng Liu / yunzheng.liu18@imperial.ac.uk

Rebecca Clancy (MEng Student)

RebeccaRebecca is an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her project will involve the development of holographic sensors using pulsed laser ablation. These sensors will be amenable to miniaturisation, ready for integration into a contact lens to monitor glucose concentration in artificial tears.

e-mail: Rebecca Clancy / rebecca.clancy17@imperial.ac.uk

Andreas Richardson (MEng Student)

AndreasAndreas is a final-year undergraduate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His project will focus on the modelling of the group’s polymer-based holographic sensing platform, working in partnership with Rebecca. He has previously spent an exchange year at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, as well as participating in an environmental science summer school at Tsinghua University in China.

e-mail: Andreas Richardson / andreas.richardson17@imperial.ac.uk

Neel Sharma (Visiting Clinical Senior Lecturer)

NeelNeel Sharma BSc (Hons), MBChB, MSc, MRCP (UK), PhD is a clinican academic in digestive diseases at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham. He is the founder of the clinician engineer hub, the first international platform bridging the gap between medicine and engineering. He has gained clinical and research training across Europe, East Asia and the US. He also serves as a member of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Health Workforce Network Education platform.

e-mail: Neel Sharma / n.sharma.1@bham.ac.uk

Yunuen Montelongo (Visiting Senior Research Fellow)

Yunuen MontelongoDr. 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. Currently, Dr. Montelongo is a Marie Curie Fellow and a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.

e-mail: Yunuen Montelongo / yunuen.montelongo@eng.ox.ac.uk

Jeff Blyth (Senior Research Associate)

JeffJeff Blyth has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge over two decades. He has an Applied Chemistry degree. He has pioneered new methods of making and 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 Blythjeffinbath@ntlworld.com

Nan Jiang (Research Associate)

Nan JiangDr. 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

Barry Silver (Senior Research Associate)

Barry SilverDr. Silver studied Physical Metallurgy at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He obtained a BSc in Horticulture from the University of Reading. He completed a combined MSc/PhD at the University of Warwick within the Molecular Organization and Assembly in Cells DTC. He worked as a postdoc at the J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry focussing on electrochemistry. Recently, his work has focussed on the development of electrochemical sensors for various applications.

e-mail: Barry Silver / b.silver@imperial.ac.uk / barry@flowbio.com

Karthikeya Deshmukh (MSc Student)

DesKarthikeya Deshmukh completed his BEng in Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University in 2019. His final year design project involved devising a method for producing biopolymers from purple phototrophic bacteria grown on sewage wastewater. He is currently undertaking an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology at Imperial College London and his master’s project focuses on implementing optical fibres for the real-time multimodal sensing of cerebral physiology.

e-mail: Karthikeya Deshmukh / karthikeya.deshmukh19@imperial.ac.uk

Tanya Moller (MSc Student)

TanyaTanya completed her BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield (2019), specifying on neuroscience in her final year. Her research involved investigating potential genetic/molecular pathways that lead to the formation of calcium nanodomains in synaptic ribbons. She is currently studying her MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology, with a research project focusing on fibre optic real-time multimodal sensing.

e-mail: Tanya Moller / tanya.moller19@imperial.ac.uk

Sarah Saadouni (MSc Student)

SarahSarah completed her BEng in Chemical Engineering at Aston University. There she completed a placement year in the University of Carlos III where she took classes in Biomedical Engineering. Her thesis outlined the production of an intermediate chemical Propylene Oxide and a detailed design of an extractive distillation column for its processing. She is currently studying her MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology, with a research project focusing on dermal tattoo biosensors. 

e-mail: Sarah Saadouni / sarah.saadouni@imperial.ac.uk

Chloe Sous (MSc Student)

ChloeChloe Sous completed her BEng in Chemical Engineering at the University of Surrey in 2019. She is currently studying her MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her master's project focuses on contact lens sensors and the development of an immunochromatographic assay to measure biomarkers in tears.

e-mail: Chloe Sous / chloe.sous19@imperial.ac.uk

Xinge Shao (MSc Student)

XinXinge Shao completed her BSc in Chemistry at the University of Liverpool in 2019. Her final year project was about using silver nanoparticles to detect ethanol with different concentrations. She is currently studying her MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London with a research project on wearable holographic sensors for testing glucose.

e-mail: Xinge Shao / xinge.shao19@imperial.ac.uk

Ziyi Yu (MSc Student)

ZiyuZiyi Yu completed her BEng in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham in 2019. She is currently studying MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Structured Product Engineering at Imperial College London. Her master's thesis focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of holographic sensors for biomedical applications co-supervised by Prof. Kazarian and Dr. Yetisen.

e-mail: Ziyi Yu / ziyi.yu19@imperial.ac.uk

Dean Tan (MRes Student)

DeanDean Tan completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2019), where he investigated a new method for deuterated chloroform production. His work focused around modifications of catalysts used in small scale laboratory production. Prior to this project, he worked on a biological reactor that oxidises ammonia for waste water treatment as well as developed enantiomerically selective catalyst for used in regioselective polymerisation of sugar monomers.

e-mail: Dean Tan / n.tansukawat19@imperial.ac.uk

Sofia Kazantzi (MRes Student)

SofiaSofia Kazantzi is currently an student in the MRes Advanced Molecular Synthesis, where she is involved in a research project concerning dermal tattoos as biosensors. Previously, she completed her BSc in Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2019. During her bachelor’s thesis, she worked on the synthesis of new luminescent copper (I) complexes with thiones and phosphines as ligands.

e-mail: Sofia Kazantzi/ s.kazantzi19@imperial.ac.uk

 

Alumni

Dr. Nan Jiang (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)

Dr. Rajib Ahmed (Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University)

Aditi Gupta (PhD Candidate, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology)

Dr. Jingjing Guo (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University)

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

Dr. Tawfiq Alqurashi (University of Birmingham)

Dr. Bader A. AlQattan (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)

Dr. Mohamed Elsherif (Postdoctoral Fellow, Khalifa University)

Wolfgang Kurz (PhD student, Technical University of Munich)

Congyan Wang (Technical University of Munich)

Sarah Seifi (Technical University of Munich)

Simon Stößer (Technical University of Munich)

Nico Linhart (Technical University of Munich)

Carmen Castañeda Gonzalez (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)

Izlen Erenoglu (Technical University of Munich)

Bugra Soylemezoglu (MSc student, Technical University of Munich)

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

Julia Mueck (Manufacturing Technology Centre - MTC)

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

Joshua Scherrer (Undergraduate student at MIT)

Debjani Saha (MRes student, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College)

Sofia Kazantzi (MRes student, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College)

Yimeng Jiao (PhD student, University of the Arts London)

Menghan Liu (MEng student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College)

Joseph D Davids (PhD student, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College)