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University of Leeds
Pedro Luiz Lima dos Santos
Functional Biotribology of the Surface Engineering of 3D Printed Components
Pedro Luiz has a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) in Brazil, with an exchange period at the California State University Northridge (CSUN) where he studied for one year and four months. He obtained his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). In 2020, Pedro was granted a research fellowship at the Technical University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico) for one year and a half. He has experience working with the following research fields: welding of dissimilar steels, welding of Ni-Ti shape memory alloys, additive manufacturing of metals and laser material processing.
Edona Hyla has a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Pristina (UP) in Kosovo. After her bachelor she joined Limak Airport Service Institute (LimakASI) where she obtained a Degree in Airport and Aviation Management from Boğaziçi University, leading to her first job as Mechanical Engineer at Pristina International Airport (PIA). After three years of experience with PIA in 2017 she got a scholarship with Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program in Tribology, where she spent a semester in each of the following universities, University of Leeds, University of Ljubljana, University of Coimbra. As part of her master thesis research which was focused on the use of DLC Coatings in Engines in 2019 she joined Ducom Instruments in Netherlands. Upon finishing her Master Degree, from 2019 to 2021 Edona joined the European Union Office in Kosovo as a Project Monitoring Expert in the Energy Sector. Starting from November 2021, she is now part of the BioTrib team under the Marie Curie – Innovative Training Network, researching the physio-chemical properties of nano-meter sized debris derived from biomedical devices as a result of tribological and corrosion processes.
Raihan completed his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka. After that he moved to Japan to pursue MSc in Mechanical engineering with Japanese Govt. Scholarship. His research topic was on fatigue behavior of HAp coated porous Ti in vitro. He applied Acoustic emission sensor to monitor the cyclic delamination behavior of HAp coating in SBF followed by cytotoxicity test in vitro using Murine pre-osteoblast cell. After accomplishment of MSc degree, he worked as research associate with Kobe steel company Ltd., Japan for one year. Then he moved to Bangladesh and joined the Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology under Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. He has also experience in cellular characterization using AFM based measurement techniques.
André graduated in Textile Engineering and obtained a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering at the Technological Federal University of Paraná, UTFPR, Brazil. He then worked with electrospinning at LAMMAC under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alessandro F. Martins.
Elisa has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Padua in Italy. She, then, obtained in 2019 her MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Polimi), with an exchange period of 5 months at ParisTech (BME). She has experience working with electrospinning technique, biomaterial characterizations, cell proliferation and culture.
Alessio had a BCs degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bologna in Italy. He then joined an Erasmus+ traineeship experience at the INSIGNEO Institute for in silico medicine in Sheffield (UK). When he developed an interest towards the biomechanical and biomaterials branch of biomedicine, he decided to move towards the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), where, in 2020, he got his MCs degree in Biomedical Engineering, major in Biomechanics and Biomaterials. He has experience working with preparation of biological samples, mechanical tests and finite element modeling.
Mahdieh Mosayebi obtained her B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU) in Iran. Being among the top students and receiving the qualification of Nationwide Exceptional Talents provided her with the golden opportunity of pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at KNTU. During her M.Sc. program, she investigated the effects of degeneration on the mechanical response of the intervertebral discs, both numerically and experimentally. After graduation, she worked as a rotating equipment engineer at the Energy Industries Engineering & Design company, Iran, for one year and three months.
Imperial College London
Qingyue (Esperanza) Shi joined a collaborated program between the University of Waterloo and Beijing Jiaotong University in 2016 and graduated with dual BSc degrees in Materials and Nanoscience. She then completed her MSc degree in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London in 2021.
Sallar obtained his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Pakistan and worked in the petrochemical industry for 3 years as a condition-based maintenance (CBM) engineer and later as a commissioning engineer. While working there, he developed interest in Tribology and later started a masters degree in tribology of surfaces and interfaces (TRIBOS+) under EU funded joint degree program from University of Leeds, University of Ljubljana, and Luleå University of Technology (LTU). Prior to this position, he was working in Prof. Emami’s group at LTU on the processing of polymer and polymer composites for 3D printing, their tribological testing, and surface characterization.
Marie graduated from the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier in 2021 with a major in Chemistry and Biology for Health. She also completed a double degree in Translational Medicinal Chemistry with the University of Montpellier and followed an Erasmus semester at the University of Chemistry and Technology of Prague (VŠCHT Praha). During her master’s thesis, she worked on 3D bioprinting of innovative hydrogels and their integration into a bioprinter workflow. She experienced cell culture and laser bioprinting.
I have acquired my BSc degree in Biotechnology at the University of L’Aquila in Italy. After that I’ve obtained my MSc degree in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology, continuing my studies at the University of L’Aquila, during which I had the opportunity to do several work experiences: in a national mental health center and in a molecular hematology laboratory (both in a civil hospital in Italy). After that I’ve joined an Erasmus+ traineeship experience of 4 months in the translational PET imaging lab in Uppsala University (Sweden). I have experience in: imaging technique such MRI and PET, characterization of contrast agents for MRI, cell culturing and cytotoxicity test for biomaterials in vitro.
Development of 3D-printed gradient alloys for joint implant component
Vidhiaza was awarded a B.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Maryland, College Park in 2016. In 2021, he graduated from an EU-funded joint master’s degree program in tribology (TRIBOS+) that was coordinated by University of Leeds, University of Ljubljana, University of Coimbra, and Luleå University of Technology. His master thesis explored the tribological performance of coatings based on a carbon-alloyed transition metal dichalcogenide material with gradient composition under various environments. From his master thesis, he gained practical experience in surface characterization and tribological performance assessment.
Though his academic background is in materials science and engineering, Vidhiaza’s professional experience is mostly in the field of management. From 2016 to 2018 he was employed at Ernst & Young where he worked on various risk management projects for clients in the financial services industry. His most recent professional role was at Unilever where he worked as an assistant manager in supply chain, dealing with process improvement.
Additively manufactured biodegradable alloys for bone replacement
Giulio Cavaliere has a BSc in Materials Science from the University of Milano Bicocca. He was then awarded an MSc degree in Materials engineering from KU Leuven and, an MSc in Materials Science from the University of Milano Bicocca in the context of the EIT rawmaterials funded SUMA (sustainable materials) joint degree. He gained experience in analytical chemistry and process metallurgy working with Metallo (Aurubis group) in Belgium during his master’s thesis. He then worked as a project engineer for composite pressure vessels for hydrogen storage at Plastic Omnium. Starting from January 2022, He is now part of the BioTrib team under the Marie Curie – Innovative Training Network, researching new Mg-alloys for biodegradable implants.
Luleå University of Technology
Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, graduating in 2021, with a year of study at the University of Melbourne.
I have experience in the field of biomedical engineering with a focus on fretting corrosion characterization of Ni-Ti stents
Dilesh Raj has obtained bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from BML Munjal University, India. Throughout the four years, he was engaged with various technical and non-technical projects within the university as well as internship at the industries. After graduation, he worked as a mechanical engineer at FutureWorks Solutions Pvt. Ltd, where he was responsible for the supervision of the extrusion of steel as per the blueprints and drawings. He recently graduated with a joint master program in tribology, funded under the Erasmus + program. During his master thesis, he worked on bearing condition monitoring at Lulea University of Technology in collaboration with SKF.