Dr Mary Garvey

PEM Principal Investigator

Area of Expertise: Toxicology, Microbiology, Veterinary Science 

Dr Umar Khan

PEM Principal Investigator

Area of Expertise: Thin Films, Polymer Composites, Graphene, Materials Science, and Nanoparticles 

Zainab Saleem

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: Obstacle Detection and Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Cobot Operation in Dynamic Environments

Nishanth Thomas

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: Development of Functional Nanomaterials for

Photo-Fenton Applications.

Arghadyuti Banerjee

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: Tracking dynamic time-dependent groundwater vulnerability using satellite scatterometer observations and land-use stochastic models

Hamail Ayaz

PEM PhD Researcher

Research TopicDeep Learning for early diagnosis and classification of Tumors from radiographic images


Amit Goswami

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: ‘Use of surface coatings in phase-change enhancement’

Keerthi M. Nair

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: Design and fabrication of novel electrode materials for electro Fenton degradation of Contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs)

Ryan Walden

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: 2D Nanomaterial composites for Triboelectric Nanogenerators

Parnia Forouzandeh

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: 2D Nanomaterials for efficient asymmetric supercapacitors.

Fearghus Downes

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: Mathematical Modelling of the Bovine Reproductive Cycle

Albert Weinert

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: Sensorisation of Injection Mould tooling created by Additive Manufacturing

Ms. Nimra Munir

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: in-line monitoring of Hot Melt Extrusion (HME) process to predict the final properties of polymer-drug matrix

Ms. Mandana Kariminejad

PhD Researcher

Research Topic: Wireless sensing & sensorization of injection moulding for prediction and control of part quality


Dr Marion McAfee

Principal Investigator

Area of Expertise: Sensing, Modelling, Optimisation and control Systems particularly in Manufacturing


Dr Douglas Marques

PEM Researcher 

Area of Expertise: Polymers Processing, Biomaterials Science, Medical Devices              & Tissue Engineering


Mohamed Awad

PhD Researcher 

Research topic:

“Minimising the makespan in batch production facilities through scheduling optimisation models”

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Ali 

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Photonics Electronics Laser Welding
Polymers and their Composites


Dr Waqas Saleem

Assistant Lecturer - Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Principal Investigator 

Solid mechanics, precision machining and simulation, mechanical design optimisations

Dr Vignesh Kumaravel 

Senior Research Fellow

Principal Investigator 

Development of Nano-materials for clean energy, CO2 conversion,

hydrophobic and

antimicrobial applications

Ms. Priyanka Ganguly

PhD Scholar

Nanotechnology and Bioengineering

Research Group

Ternary chalcogenides and its composites with titanium dioxide for photocatalytic applications.

Dr Ioannis Manolakis 

Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry

Principal Investigator 

Chemistry  Polymers  Materials   Composites

Usaid Azhar

PhD Researcher

Research Topic:

Bio-inspired supramolecular polymers

for multifunctional coatings

Jamie Grant

PhD Researcher

 “Development of Nano-fibrous Chitosan and Graphene Composites for Bio-Medical Applications”.

Mohammadreza Kadivar

PhD Researcher

How Additive Manufacturing can be harnessed

to make the next generation of 

high-performance thermal cooling systems.


Kris O’Dowd

PhD Researcher

"Photo-Fenton process for the removal of antimicrobial-resistant organisms from water"

Dr Saritha Unnikrishnan

Principal Investigator / Researcher 

“Computer Vision and Machine Learning with a

focus on pharmaceutical

manufacturing applications.”

Ms. Foram Dave

PhD Researcher 

Laser Transmission Welding of

Semi-crystalline Polymers and its Composites


Prof Suresh Pillai 

Boyle Higgins Gold Medal Award