Dr Alexandra Iordachescu School of Chemical EngineeringResearch Fellow Contact details Telephone+44 (0)121 371 8545Emaila.firstname.lastname@example.org AddressInstitute of Translational MedicineOld Queen Elizabeth HospitalHeritage BuildingMindelsohn WayBirminghamB15 2TH Alexandra is a Research Fellow at the Healthcare Technologies Institute in the School of Chemical Engineering. Her work involves the development of organ-like structures and tissues in the lab for understanding the biochemical mechanisms behind certain pathological conditions, as well as for advancing the areas of regenerative medicine and personalised tissue grafts for transplantation. Her research involves using novel biomaterials, as well as optical and spectroscopic technologies, for three-dimensional characterisation of tissues, from the nano to the macroscale. Qualifications PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2018 MSc in Space Physiology and Health, King’s College London, 2014BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, University of Manchester, 2012 Biography Alexandra undertook a joint Doctoral Research Programme between the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Liam Grover and Assoc. Professor Philippa Hulley. Her Doctoral work concerned developing mature bone-like tissues in the lab and culturing these for clinically-relevant durations (1-2 years).Following completion of her PhD, she joined the Healthcare Technologies Institute in the School of Chemical Engineering as a Research Fellow, working on advancing medical technologies using organotypic testing platforms. Alexandra is also a Space Scientist specialised in the physiological response to Aviation and Space environments. Postgraduate supervision Please contact Alexandra directly for collaborations and project supervision. Publications Iordachescu, A., H. D. Amin, S. M. Rankin, R. L. Williams, C. Yapp, A. Bannerman, A. Pacureanu, O. Addison, P. A. Hulley and L. M. Grover (2018). "An In Vitro Model for the Development of Mature Bone Containing an Osteocyte Network." Advanced Biosystems 2(2). Iordachescu, A., P. Hulley and L. Grover (2018). "A novel method for the collection of nanoscopic vesicles from an organotypic culture model." RSC Advances 8(14): 7622-7632.