TRAILab Graduate Members


Our Graduate Members

Dr Neeraj Jumbu

PhD MSc BSc (2008 - 2015)

After completing his PhD and post-doc within TRAILab Neeraj left the group in 2015.

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Miss Abigail Norton

Doctoral Researcher (2012 - 2015)

Abigail is a Research Fellow within the Microstructure Engineering Research Group. Abigail researches hydrocolloid and mixed hydrocolloid structuring, and complex emulsions to positively impact consumer health, within the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Foods (CIM).

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Mr Alistair Bannerman

MPhys MSc (2010 - 2015)

Alastair is now working as a post-doc at the RMS Foundation in Switzerland.

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Dr. Parastoo Jamshidi

PhD (2010 – 2014)

Now a Research Fellow School of Materials and Metallurgy at the University of Birmingham

Dr. Jamshidi’s PhD project (2010-2014) focused on the development of multicomponent microcarriers for molecular delivery in tissue engineering of bone and cartilage. She is now a research fellow within the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham.

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Dr. Jennifer Z. Paxton

Post-doc (2009-2013)

Now Lecturer of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Paxton was an Orthopaedics Research UK (ORUK) Research Fellow within TRAILab developing a method for manufacturing tissue engineered ligaments and tendons. She then took up a lectureship in Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and started her own research group.

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Uchena Wudebwe

PhD (2010-2013)

Uchena’s research focused on engineering the soft tissue to hard tissue interface. Using the ligament/tendon to bone interface as a model, Uchena worked on optimising the biological, chemical, physical and mechanical properties required to generate ligament/tendons that match the integrity of those found in the body.

Dr. Georgina Kaklamani

PhD (2008-2013)

Now Research Assistant at Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH).

Dr. Kaklamani gained her PhD within the group (2008-2011) working on plasma modification of polymer-based implant materials and characterising its effect on cellular attachment and proliferation. She then became a Research Fellow within the group before taking up further post-doc positions in Toulouse and Hellas (Greece).

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Dr Ahmad Salimi

PhD (2013)

Dr Ahmad Salimi worked with the TRAILab and was awarded his PhD in 2013, which was entitled systematic investigations of calcium phosphates produced by wet chemistry method and supercritical processing techniques.

He is now a lecturer in UniMap – Malaysia.

Dr. Anqi Wang

Post-doc (2011-2012)

Now Vice-President and head of R&D at FalconTech Co. Ltd.

Dr. Wang worked as a Research Fellow working on tissue engineered ligaments with a focus on methods of enhancing their mechanical strength and viscoelastic properties. Dr. Wang moved to industry in 2012 to become the Vice-President of FalconTech and lead their R&D on additive manufacturing of complex metal alloy components.

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Dr. Siti P. M. Bohari

PhD (2012)

Dr. Bohari completed her PhD with the TRAILab in 2012. Her thesis was entitled effect of ultrasound on production of extracellular matrix by cells in culture.

She returned to Malaysia after her PhD studies and is now a senior lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Tan Yanni

PhD (2009-2012)

Jenny Tan was awarded a PhD on the formulation of novel cement compositions for biomedical applications. She is now a Lecturer at Central South University in China.

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Martin Hadley

Research Student (2010-2011)

Now Technical Consultant for Wolfram Research.

Martin undertook a research project on biomineralisation of iron oxide nanoparticles and hydroxyapatite before taking up a position in industry with Wolfram Research.

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Alan M. Smith

Post-doc (2008-2011)

Now Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Huddersfield.

Dr. Smith worked as a post doctoral research fellow within the group where he continued to develop his research on biopolymers for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications before being appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Huddersfield in March 2011.

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Dr. Niki J. Collins

PhD (2008-2011)

Dr. Collins gained her PhD within the group (2008-2011) working on construction of novel tissue engineered scaffolds using supercritical fluid gas foaming.

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Dr. Nazia Mehrban

PhD (2007-2011)

Now Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bristol Dr. Mehrban undertook her PhD with the TRAILab between 2007 and 2011. Her thesis was concerned with tissue engineering a ligamentous construct.

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Dr. Yi-Pei Hung

PhD (2007 – 2011)

Now Research and Development Manager at Isis Biomed Co Ltd

Dr. Hung’s PhD project focused on the development encapsulating nanomagnetite within polycaprolactone microspheres for bone replacement. Dr Hung worked within the TRAILab between 2007 and 2011.

Aminat Bolarinwa

PhD (2007-2011)

Aminat Bolarinwa undertook a PhD with Professor Grover on the development of Bioresponsive Ceramic bone replacements.

She now works for Lucideon and continues her work with ceramic materials.

Shiva H. Jahromi

MPhil (2011)

Is now studying for a PhD at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Jed Davies.

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Dr Peih-Jeng Jiang

PhD (2010)

Dr. Jiang was a PhD research student in the TRAILab and submitted his thesis entitled Application of Calcium Phosphate based gels for encapsulation of therapeutic molecules in 2010.

Dr. Sarika Patel

PhD (2006-2010)

Dr. Patel completed her PhD within the TRAILab (2006-2010) working on the optimisation of calcium phosphate cement formulations with the aim of widening the clinical application of these materials.

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Dr. Nicola C. Hunt

PhD (2006-2010)

Now Research Associate at Newcastle University

During her PhD with the TRAILab, Dr. Hunt specialised in the development of a tissue engineered skin bi-layer using an alginate hydrogel scaffold seeded with keratinocytes and fibroblasts. The project was part of an EU Framework 6 project ('NanoBioTact').

The work concentrated on the effect of cells on scaffold degradation and the effect of the scaffold on cell behaviour. After leaving the TRAILab, Nicola undertook a postdoc at the University of Yale, prior to moving to Newcastle University.

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