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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Biomechanical Engineering

Applying the principles of mechanical engineering and materials science to the study of biomedical systems

Biomechanical Engineering

The Biomechanical Engineering group specialises in applying the principles of mechanical engineering and materials science to the study of biomedical systems. The group benefits from:

  • high quality dedicated research laboratories
  • first class computational biomechanical analysis tools
  • strong and direct engagement with medical clinicians and the biomedical industry

Biomechanical research areas

The research of this thriving community at UCL Mechanical Engineering includes work in the following areas:

Antimicrobial Resistance Biomedical Ultrasound Brain Biomechanics
Cancer Biomechanics Cardiovascular Biomechanics Manufacturing
Materials Mathematical and Computational Modelling Pharmaceutical Biomechanics
Robotics Surgical Methods and Techniques Tissue Engineering

Our Biomechanical Engineering Websites

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Dr Huang

Jie Huang

Reader in Biomaterials

Nader Saffari

Nader Saffari

Professor of Ultrasonics

Dr Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa Diaz

Reader in Bioengineering


Gaetano Burriesci

Professor of Bioengineering

Dr Manish Tiwari

Manish K Tiwari

Professor of Nanonengineering

Andrea Ducci

Senior Lecturer

Michele Orini

Research Associate

Adam Wojcik

Adam Wojcik

Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate) and Senior Lecturer

Professor Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Professor of Materials Science

Tim Baker

Professorial Teaching Fellow / Team Principal UCL Racing

Paul Fromme

Senior Lecturer

Professor Shervanthi-Homer Vanniasinkam

Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor of Surgery and Engineering

Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson

Senior Lecturer

Ali Abolfathi

Senior Teaching Fellow

Helge Wurdemann

Lecturer in Medical Devices

Mehran Moazen

Mehran Moazen

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Stavroula Balabani

Stavroula Balabani

Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Graduate Tutor (Taught)

Rebecca Shipley

Reader in Biomechanics

Mehdi Baghdadi


Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Dr Ryo Torii

Ryo Torii

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Yiannis Ventikos

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department

Dr Eral Bele - UCL Mechanical Engineering

Eral Bele

Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Departmental Tutor

Will Newton

Senior Teaching Fellow | Year in Industry Tutor

PJ Tan

PJ Tan

Senior Lecturer

Suwan Jayasinghe

Professor of Bioengineering

Dr Federico Bosi, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Federico Bosi

Senior Lecturer

Mark Miodownik

Professor of Materials & Society

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