Leading Team | Early Stage Researchers
University of Leeds
Pedro Luiz Lima dos Santos
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.
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.
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.