Bio-medical and Micro Engineering

There is an increasing trend to make smaller devices for the healthcare sector. Our combination of skills in biomedical and micro-engineering from the use of nanotechnology makes us uniquely positioned in the UK to bridge the gap between engineering research and society.

Surgical Implants, Properties of Biological Tissues and Tissue Engineering

By collaborating with surgeons and the healthcare industry, we are developing replacement parts for the body and the instruments to implant them, as well as investigating how to attach artificial devices to biological tissues.

Contact: Professor Duncan Shepherd

Micro Engineering and Micro Engines

Micro engines are under development for micro-air vehicles and other applications. The moving parts require a range of novel materials formed on a microscale.

Contact: Professor Kyle Jiang

Sensors and Micro-fluidics

We are developing novel sensors for a range of applications, such as manufacturing biological and chemical sensors for biomedical and security applications, as well as chemically functionalising MEMS sensors to respond to specific bio/chemical markers.

In the field of micro-fluidics, we are leading fast micro-mixers for high throughput screening in the pharmaceutical industry. Other projects include studying the flow of liquids impregnated with magnetic nanoparticles and developing a microfluidic chip for analysis of minute quantities of blood.

Contact: Dr Carl Anthony

Cooling for Medical Applications

The group has a programme to develop cooling for medical applications.

Contact: Dr. Raya Al-Dadah


By exploring the novel properties of nanomaterials, we are conducting interdisciplinary research at the interface of photonics, nanoparticles and electro-optical devices.

Contact: Dr Haider Butt