Past Group Members

Matteo Galli, post-doc 2008-2010


Dr Galli continues to collaborate with Dr Michelle L. Oyen from his new home at EPFL. The project has had the objective of establishing a methodology for the assessment of the time-dependent response of biomimetic bone-like nanocomposites and polymer-based nanocomposites. Both viscoelastic and poroelastic appraoches have been considered. The characterization of the material behaviour has been carried out according to a combined experimental-numerical multiscale approach. His publications may be found on his website


Joel Cugnoni, post-doc 2008-2009

Dr Cugnoni continues to collaborate with Dr Michelle L. Oyen from his new home at EPFL. The project was conducted in collaboration with the Cambridge Centre for Trophoblast Research, namely Prof. Graham Burton and Dr Steve Charnock-Jones. We continue to work on the development of a “Virtual Placenta” model based on multi-scale and multi-physics approaches.


Past M.Eng. students

  • 2007-8
    • Graham Macaree (currently employed as a structural engineering at Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Washington, USA)
    • Tamaryn Shean (current PhD student)
    • Kirsty Main (PhD student at University College, London)
  • 2008-9
    • Dan Strange (current PhD student)
    • Rosanne Furniss (soon to be employed in an engineering consultancy)
  • 2009-10
    • Aran Dasan (currently studying for a Master’s in Design)
    • Natasha Williams (currently employed in consultancy)
  • 2010-11
    • Oliver Armitage (current MPhil student)
    • Khaow Tonsomboon (current PhD student)

Undergraduate summer students, (UROPs)

  • Wesley Chua (medicine) 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Tarun Gupta (medicine) 2008
  • Kirsty Main 2008
  • Henry Pairaudeau 2009