Potential PhD Projects

Name Research Contact
Scientia Professor Nigel Lovell

1. Optrode design for brain-machine interfaces


2. Smartphone apps for managing chronic disease


3. Gene electrotherapy for neural augmentation


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Dr Socrates Dokos

1. Computational modelling of retinal electrical stimulation


2. Computational cardiac electromechanics


3. Modelling transcranial electric stimulation


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Dr Heba Khamis

1. Human tactile sensation and perception of friction during object manipulation


2. Friction-based grip force control during robotic manipulation of novel objects


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Dr Michael Stevens

1. Fall detection and activity monitoring in patients with Alzheimer's disease


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Dr Guozhen Liu

1. Novel biosensing technology for trace analytes


2. Real-time biosensors for multiplex of cytokines


3. Microfluidic paper analytical devices for biomarkers and food safety


4. Intelligent nanoparticles for precision theragnostic


5. Hydrogel wearable devices for smart biosensing


6. Nanoelectrode array for spatially localised detection of multiple analytes in vivo.


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Dr Tianruo Guo

1. Smart stimulation strategies for selective activation of different neuron classes 


2. Computational Modelling of retinal degeneration 


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Dr Amr Al Abed

1. Computational Cardiology,


2. Optrode arrays for neural interfacing and cardiac diagnostics


3. Bionic-array driven gene delivery 


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Dr Mohit Shivdasani

1. Novel current focusing and steering methods to improve spatial resolution of bionic eyes


2. Stimulation strategies for selective activation of different neuron classes


3. Platinum dissolution and stimulation waveforms to minimise dissolution


4. Generation of direct current with neural stimulation and safety limits


5. Encoding of touch in the somatosensory brainstem (collaboration with SoMS)


6. Understanding the influence of retinal degeneration on the efficacy of retinal stimulation


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Dr David Tsai

1. Soft implantable neuroprobes


2. CMOS ICs for large-scale neural interfacing


3. Circuits and systems for real-time, closed-loop neurophysiology


4. Neural stimulation


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Professor Laura Poole-Warren

1. Soft, flexible conductive polymers for neural interfaces


2. Biomaterials for cell encapsulation and tissue engineering


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Professor Ewa Goldys

1. Non invasive Diagnostics



2. Cancer nanotechnology


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Professor John Whitelock

1. Gene editing of perlecan influences stem cell differentiation


2. Extracellular Matrix in Cancer Progression Project Description


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Dr Robert Nordon

1. Bioreactors for cell manufacture.


2. Microneedles for personalised medicine


3. Designing human organoids from stem cells


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Dr Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina

1. Bioengineered vascularised cardiac patches


2. Development of biomimetic materials


3. Next-generation vascular grafts 


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Dr Kang Liang

1. Design and synthesis of advanced nanobionics


2. A versatile nanodevice for early-stage disease and cancer diagnostics


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Dr Anna Guller

1. Experimental tissue engineering


2. Organ-specific biomaterials for diverse biomedical applications (cancer, regenerative medicine, nanotechnology, advanced imaging).


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Dr Thanh Nho Do

1. Design and control of flexible surgical robots for gastrointestinal cancer treatment


2. Soft wearable haptic devices for medical and robotic applications


3. Shape programmable and multifunctional soft muscles for robotics and healthcares


4. Advanced mechatronic tracheostomy system for respiratory disease treatment


5. Multifunctional soft magnetic capsule robots 6. Multifunctional soft sensors for wearable computing, electronics, robotics, and healthcare


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Associate Professor Penny Martens

1. Fundamental design and characterisation of new hydrogel systems for cell encapsulation and tissue engineering.


2. Design and characterisation of hydrogel biomaterials for application in a range of biomedical applications


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Associate Professor Megan Lord

1. Bioengineered growth factor binding scaffolds for improved diabetic wound healing


2. Understanding glycopolymer biomaterial interactions with blood vessels


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Dr Dorna Esrafilzadeh

1. Development of biomimetic conducting structures: toward the next generation implants


2. Additive manufacturing of atomically thin two-dimensional materials for biomedical applications


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Professor Erik Meijering

1. Deep learning methods for biomedical image analysis


2. Computational radiomics for biomarker discovery in cancer imaging


3. Artificial intelligence in histopathological image analysis


4. Machine learning based neuronal cell and network analysis


5. Quantitative shape analysis and modelling in muscle imaging


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Dr Bart Bolsterlee

1. Deep learning methods for biomedical image analysis


2. Quantitative shape analysis and modelling in muscle imaging


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