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Meet the Team – Charmet Lab

Meet the Team


I am a PhD student in Engineering at the Warwick Manufacturing Group. For my PhD, I secured the Chancellor’s International Scholarship. My education and research experience are interdisciplinary in nature. Currently, I am working on the development of a microfluidics platform for the flow-rate independent capture of uropathogens and subsequent detection of anti-microbial resistance.


I’m a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research on the MRC DTP at University of Warwick. I previously gained a MChem in Medicinal Chemistry with Pharmacology from University of Liverpool. I am now studying the blood-brain barrier using organ-on-a-chip technologies to explore the pharmacological aspects which effect drug delivery. By building low-cost devices with appropriate tools for investigation, I aim to investigate this biological barrier and uncover novel therapeutic approaches.


I am a first year PhD student on the Molecular Analytical Science CDT https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/mas/. During my masters training year, I completed two linked mini projects which I chose to continue to PhD. I am based at the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology (MCBB), under the joint supervision of Jerome and Dr Michael Smutny.


My background is in Medical Engineering. I’m am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick. Developing an integrated platform using a MEMS based sensor and microfluidics for the rapid diagnosis of prostate cancer.


I am an engineer who loves to work at the interface of disciplines (where amazing things happen). I am curious, problem driven and I truly believe in teams.



Part-time Research Assistant (and PhD student) – more info coming soon


I’m a PhD student in Molecular Biomedicine on the A*STAR Research Attachment Programme at the University of Warwick. Currently, I am attending a two-year attachment at the Genome Institute of Singapore. The focus of my research is the development of a novel microfluidic platform to interrogate the role of the tumour microenvironment in modulating response to chemo- and immunotherapy in primary and metastatic malignancy. By developing low-cost, high-throughput systems we hope to enable drug screening in a more physiologically relevant manner with applications in precision oncology.


I am a post doctoral researcher working on a rapid prototyping project based on 3D printing,photolithography, micro injection moulding. I obtained my PhD and MSc degrees in Material Science from the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool. My doctoral dissertation work concerned themanufacture and electrochemical characterisation of porous metals. My primary research interests are micron-/nano-scale manufacturing and electrochemistry. I am also interested in exploring potential applications of my research in various fields. I like photography, basketball, table tennis and snooker in my spare time. 


Post doctoral researcher – more info coming soon


I am a MPhys student currently working on my final year project. I had previously conducted research on the microfluidics of Chlamydomonas under external strain as an undergraduate at the University of Warwick. Currently however, I have shifted my research to look at malaria infected blood cells, and how they behave in microchannels. This research aims to analyse methods of shortening malaria detection times and hence, save countless lives.


I graduated from Aston University in 2019 with a BSc. (Hons) in Biomedical Science, during which I undertook an industrial internship at GE Healthcare Life Sciences (now Cytiva), working within the Biology Technical Support team at the Cardiff manufacturing site. I then joined the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) in September 2019 and received interdisciplinary training before starting my PhD in July 2020.”


Post doctoral researcher – more info coming soon

Picture Gallery

Previous members:

  • Mahmoud Abbaszadeh, PhD student, now Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Southampton
  • Hannah Bridgewater, Post Doctoral Research Associate, now at Imperial College
  • Katy Stokes, MRC DTP student (co-supervised by Leandro Pecchia)
  • Hannah Yorwerth, 3rd year student
  • Francesca Johnson, summer intern (supervised by Rui) and then 3rd year student
  • Bowen Du, Research Assistant
  • Millie Geddes, summer intern
  • David Jewsbury, summer intern (supervised by Rui)
  • Kirill Yudkin, summer intern (supervised by Rui)
  • Emmanuel Iheke, MAS-CDT mini project (co-supervised by Mark Barrow)
  • Josh White, MAS-CDT mini project (co-supervised by Mark Barrow)
  • Mark Foster, MAS-CDT mini project (co-supervised by Mark Barrow)
  • Ali Asadipour, Senior Teaching and Research Fellow, worked on PleuSense and mPatch projects. Now at RCA.
  • Joseph Parker, MIBTP mini-project (co-supervised by Robert Dallmann)
  • Laura Davies, 3rd Year Engineering Student
  • Yanahan Paramalingam, MIBTP student (supervised by Antonia Sagona)
  • Lucy Kelly, MRes student (supervised by Antonia Sagona)
  • Chris Miles, MAS-CDT mini project (co-supervised by Mark Barrow)
  • Beth Middleton, PDRA (co-supervised by Vannessa Goodship, Barbara Shollock)
  • Lara Lai, Summer Intern (Innovative Manufacturing GRP)
  • Hadi Putra, PDRA (supervised by Robert Dallmann)
  • Noe Achache, 3rd Year Engineering Student (supervised by Greg Gibbons)
  • Vasiliki Kaforou, MIBTP mini project student (supervised by Robert Dallmann)
  • Shakiela Begum, MAS-CDT student (co-supervised by Mark Barrow)
  • Matty Bell, Summer Intern – WMG + Materials GRP and 3rd Year Engineering Student (co-supervised by Shervanthi Homer Vanniasinkam)
  • Zena Choi, Summer Intern – Energy GRP (co-supervised by Mark Barrow)
  • Sunil Prasannan, PDRA (co-supervised by Robert Dallmann)
  • Thomas Salmon, 3rd Year Engineering Student and Health GRP Summer Intern (co-supervised by Mark Elliott)
  • Varon Fung, Summer Intern (URSS)
  • Rebecca Walker, 3rd Year Engineering Student