A Startup Lab in Central London


The Team

Dr. James Choi
Principal Investigator

Lecturer (British equivalent to tenured Professor)
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  • 2010 PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
  • 2006 MS, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
  • 2004 BSE, Computer Engineering, University of Michigan


  • 2013-present, Lecturer, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
  • 2011-2012, Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Acoustics

Ahmed El Ghamrawy
PhD Student


  • 2014-present PhD, Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2013 MSc, Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Imaging Group, Texas A&M University, TX, USA
  • 2010 BSc, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar 

Syed Mohd Nooh Bin Syed Omar
PhD Student


  • 2014-present PhD, Bioengineering, Imperial College London
  • 2006 MEng, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
  • 2004 BEng, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Sophie Morse
MRes/PhD Student (CDT in Medical Imaging)
2nd supervisor: Prof. Nick Long (Chemistry)


  • 2015-present MRes/PhD, King's College London and Imperial College London, UK
  • 2015 MEng, Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2014 BEng, Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK

Tiffany Chan
MRes/PhD Student (CDT in Neurotechnology)
1st supervisor: Prof. Ramon Vilar (Chemistry)


  • 2015-present MRes/PhD, Neurotechnology, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2015-MSci, Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK

Matthew Copping
MRes/PhD Student (CDT in Neurotechnology)
2nd supervisor: Dr. Magdalena Sastre (Medicine)


  • 2016-present MRes/PhD, Neurotechnology, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2016 MPhys, Physics, Cardiff University, UK

Javier Cudeiro
Research Assistant


  • 2015-2016 MRes, Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2014 Consultant Engineer, Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Group FENNSI, Spain
  • 2010 BEng, Biomedical Engineering (Spec. Tissue Engineering), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


We're a brand new lab and have several exciting projects available. We need help from biologists, physicists, chemists, and engineers.

Interested in being part of it all? Visit the Join the Lab Page!

UG Project Students

  • James Bezer
  • Cameron Smith
  • Catherine Bowden
  • Kevin Eckford
  • Daniel Ko
  • Matthew Layton
  • Carys Moller

Our Supporters

Alzheimer's Research UK

Medical Research Council

Royal Society

Action Against Cancer

Wellcome Trust

Michael Uren Foundation




Dr. Antonios Pouliopoulos
(Former PhD Student)

Current Placement

  • 2019-present Post-doc, Columbia University


  • 2013-2017 PhD, Bioengineering, Imperial College London
  • 2013 MSc, Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, University College London
  • 2011 BSc, Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Post-Doctoral Research Associates


  • Dr. Hasan Koruk
  • Dr. Rosy Favicchio

Project Students


  • MRes, Emily Woods
  • MRes, Julien Lin
  • MRes, Ioanna Karpathiou
  • MSc, Olivia Karathanou
  • MSc, Kenneth Shaw
  • MSc, Filippos Ioannou
  • MSc, Clément Gérard
  • MEng 3rd year, James Bezer
  • MEng 3rd year, Cameron Smith
  • MEng 3rd year, Catherine Bowden
  • MEng 3rd year, Kevin Eckford
  • MEng 3rd year, Daniel Ko
  • MEng 3rd year, Matthew Layton
  • MEng 3rd year, Carys Moller
  • UROP, Wontek Hong
  • UROP, Eunsoo (Alice) Lee


  • MSc, Caiqin Li
  • MSc, Pascal Ruetten
  • MSc, Sophie Heymans
  • MSc, Carole Lazarus
  • MSc, Niloufar Saharkhiz
  • MEng 4th year, Andrej Suler