Thanh Research Team


Dr Stephen Nesbitt, Honorary UCL Healthcare Biomagnetics and Nanomaterials Laboratory Manager.


2024 Dr Sara Abdel Gaber sponsored by The Academy of Medical Sciences/ Daniel Turnberg UK/ Middle East Travel Fellowship


Dr Liudmyla Storozhuk, EPSRC Research Associate, 2019-present

Dr Muhammad Imran Arshad, Pakistan HEC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2023-2024


Mr Stanley Smith, EPSRC studentship, 2020-2024

Mr Samyog Adhikari ACM CDT UCL-Dublin, 2020-2024

Mr Sergio Santander, UCL-ASTAR Singapore studentship, 2021-2025

Mr Dongdong Guo, UCL studentship, 2021-2025

Ms Mingyi Zheng, 2022-2026

Ms Sofia Patri, ACM CDT UCL-Imperial, 2022-2026

Mr Xinkai Hu, UCL-CSC studentship, 2022-2026.

Ms Caroline O’Sullivan, ACM (Advanced Characterisation of Materials) DTC UCL-Dublin, 2023-2027

Mr Nuno Horando, EPSRC DTP studentship, 2023-2027.

Ms Rhai-Anne Etienne, UCL-ASTAR Singapore studentship, 2023-2027

Mr Weiming Lyu, 2023-2027.


2022-2023  Mr Haoyu Wang, MSci in Physics

2022-2023  Mr Lewis Quin, MSci in Physics

2022-2023  Mr Arndy Tattersall, MSci in Physics


2024 Mr Roman Tinkov, Biophysics Summer Studentship


2023: Preslav Asenov, Daniel Baig, Ergi Daci, Jasmine Ghamsari, Yiding Guo, Vila Andela Petrovic, Megduth Sanmukhiya, Yizhen Wang, and Yunjian Wei. 3rd poster prize.




Prof Lanry Yung, Univeristy of Singapore, 2014-2015


Dr Stefanos Mourdikoudis,  2019-2020


Dr Diane Ung, BBRSC Research Associate, 2007-2008

Dr Nasir Ahmad, Higher Education Commission Pakistan, 2007-2008

Dr Duy H. Nguyen, RAE Newton Fellow, 2015-2016

Dr Kuan Boone Tan, RS Newton Fellow, 2015-2017

Dr Pingyun Li, China Scholarship Council Fellow, 2016-2017

Dr ALec LaGrow, EPSRC Research Associate, 2016-2018

Dr Bengi Ozkahraman, RAE Newton Fellow, 2017-2018

Dr Stefanos Mourdikoudis, EPSRC Research Associate, 2016-2019

Dr Katerina Loizou, EPSRC Research Associate, 2016-2019

Dr Jun Chen, Royal Society- National Nature Science Foundation International Exchange Fellow, 2016-2019

Dr Max Besenhard, EPSRC Research Associate, 2016-2020

Dr Liman Sai, China Scholarship Council Fellow, 2019-2020

Dr Sayan Pal, EPSRC Research Associate, 2020-2021


Dr Ian Robinson, 2005-2009. First Employer: Unilever Ltd, UK

Dr Le Trong Lu, 2006-2010. First Employer: Vietnam National Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). Currently Vice Director of Institute for Tropical Technology, VAST.

Dr Trinh Thang Thuy, 2009-2012. First Employer: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Dr Luke Green, 2009-2013. First Employer: Malvern Instruments Ltd, UK

Dr Cristina Blanco-Andujar, 2009-2013. First Employer: Toyohashi University, Japan

Dr Blanco-Andujar won 2014 Marshall Stoneham Prize for the best PhD thesis in the 2014 UCL Condensed matter and Materials Physics (CMMP) group.

Dr Marianne Monteforte. 2011-2015. First Employer: Strategic Business Insights, UK

Dr Roger Molto Pallares, 2012-2016. UCL-ASTAR Singapore studentship. First Employer: Northwestern University, USA.

Dr Pallares was awarded a Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Postgraduate Research Dean’s Commendations for 2016 for his outstanding performance in his PhD. He was also awarded Biophysics Prize for 2017.

Dr Valentina Mameli, 2013-2016. Joint PhD studentship with Sardina University, Italy. First Employer: Sardina University, Italy.

Dr Roxanne Hachani, 2012-2016 SLMS Grand Challenge Studentship. First Employer: Hopital Saint-Louis, Paris. France

Dr Razwan Baber, 2011-2015, EPSRC studentship. First Employer: Tes Global, UK

Dr Ana Estandardte, 2011-2015, EPSRC studentship. First Employer: University College London.

Dr Nick Hobson, 2012-2016, EPSRC studentship. First Employer: GW Pharmaceuticals plc, UK.

Dr Aziliz Hervault, 2013-2016, UCL-JAIST studentship. First Employer: Hutchinson Reserche & Innovation, France

Dr Xian Weng Jiang, UCL SLIM studentship, 2013-2016. First Employer: Lonza Biologics, UK.

Dr Georgios Kasparis, UCL studentship, 2015-2019

Ms Joyce Caoimhe, ACM DTC UCL-Imperial studentship, 2017-2021

Dr Le Thi Hong Phong, exchange PhD student from IMS, VAST, Vietnam, 2018.

Dr Pham Hong Nam, exchange PhD student from IMS, VAST, Vietnam, 2018.

Dr Simone Famiani, UCL-JAIST studentship, 2015-2019. First Employer:  STERLING S.P.A. Pharmaceuticals, Italy.

Ms Naomi Fuller, BBSRC UCL-King’s rotation PhD student, 2019-2020

Miss Lilin Wang, Self-funded, 2014-2020

Dr Francesco Rossi, UCL-ASTAR Singapore studentship, 2015-2020, First Employer: Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Lecturer)

Mr Andreas Sergides, ACM DTC UCL-Imperial studentship, 2015-2020

Dr Mateij Sebek, UCL-ASTAR Singapore studentship, 2017-2022.

Outstanding postgraduate physics research in Biophysics was awarded to Matej Sebek in recognition of the exceptional contributions to the interdisciplinary fields of materials science, optoelectronics, and biophysics through his thesis “Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Optoelectronic Applications.”

Dr Diana Raie, Newton Mosharafa PhD studentship, 2017-2022

The first Postgraduate (PhD) Innovation and Enterprise prize was awarded to Diana Ahmed (UCL Physics and Astronomy). Her project was acknowledged for its exceptional innovation and its potential to make a positive economic and societal impact. The competition’s goal was to inspire entrepreneurial spirit among the students.

Dr Thithawat Trakoolwilaiwon, Royal Thai Government studentship, 2018-2022

Ms Elizabeth Storey, UCL-ASTAR Singapore studentship, 2018-2022

Ms Antonia Gucic, CDT in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies rotation student, 2022

Ms Annie Regan, ACM (Advanced Characterisation of Materials) DTC UCL-Dublin studentship, 2019-2023

Ms Jindapa Nampeng, Royal Thai Government studentship, 2021-2024


Ms Kristin Vassileva, BBSRC rotation PhD student, 2017

Ms Giota Chondrou, MRC-Biophysics studentship, 2017

Ms Giyun (Laura) Yoo, BBSRC UCL-King’s rotation PhD student, 2018

Mr Mark Hardmeir, UCL studentship 2019.


2007-2008  Ms Nicola Julie Kay, MChem

2007-2008  Mr Patrick John Moran, MChem

2008-2009  Mr Daniel Dawson, MChem

2008-2009  Mr Alex McLennan, MChem

2009-2010  Mr Yimeng Ma, MSc in Nanotechnology

2009-2010  Mr Joshua W Owen, MChem

2010-2011  Ms Tania Fritz, MSc in Biomedicine

2010-2011  Ms Maria Brooks-Barlett, MSci in Chemistry

2010-2011  Mr Fang Gao, MSc in Nanotechnology

2010-2011  Mr Jeffrey Tan, MSc in Nanotechnology

2010-2012  Ms Reshma Unadkat, MSci in Chemistry

2011-2012  Mr Shravan Suresh, MSc in Nanotech & Regenerative Medicine

2011-2013  Mr Niall Maclean, MRes

2012-2013  Mr Nathan Johnson MSc in Physics

2012-2013  Mr John-Mark Sisman, MSci in Physics

2012-2013  Mr Kingsley Hannah, MSci in Physics

2012-2013  Mr Charalambos Klitis, MSc in Nanotechnology

2013-2014  Mr Kadyrov Ilyas, MSc in Nanotechnology

2013-2014  Ms Sara Mahiddine, MSc in Nanotechnology

2015  Mr Paul Bonijol, MSc

2014-2015  Mr Sungmyung Kang, MSc in Nanotechnology

2014-2015  Mr Ben Bishop, MSc in Nanotechnology

2014-2015  Ms Anwaar Khabou, MSci in Nanotechnology

2015-2016  Ms Amanda Smyth, MSci in Physics

2015-2016  Mr James Dunworth-Crompton, MSc in Physics

2015-2016  Mr  Frederick Brezina, MSc in Physics

2016-2017  Mr Max Zamblera, MSci in Physics

2016-2017  Mr Aritz Stern Erdocio, MSci in Physics

2016-2017  Mr Ervin Haihaj, MSci in Chemistry

2017-2018  Mr Gabriel Cheung, MSci in Physics

2017-2018  Ms Danitza Sithirangathan, MSci in Physics

2017-2018  Mr Horatio Cox, MSc Physics student

2017-2018  Ms Sarura Deeprasert, MSc Chemistry student

2018-2019 Mr James Gray, MSci in Physics

2018-2019 Ms Lisa Juurti, MSc in Physics

2018-2019 Ms  Wu Yuting, MSc in Chemistry

2018-2019 Ms Nur Hanisah Abu Talib, MSc Chemistry

2018-2019 Mr Ioanis Tsonas, MSc in Engineering

2019-2020 Ms Ana Alvarez Prendes, MSc in Chemistry

2019-2020 Mr Mayank Pant, MSc in Physics

2019-2020 Ms Feng Lijin, MSci in Physics

2020-2021 Ms Xiao Hang, MSci in Physics

2020-2021 Ms Sara Pinto Ahmad, MSc in Physics

2021-2022  Mr Ayotunde Adeeyo, MSci in Physics


2022: Maria Avramidou, Joel Cummings, Prashant Dandiker, Junlin Qiu, Yoanna Sarmadzhieva, Kristina Shuka, Frank Jiang, Yunfan Xu and Chenyang Qiu, Hanpu Liu, Esther Liubarski, Kelland O’Reilly, Kourosh Gharbi, Zory Davoyan, Rikuo Hasegawa, Harry Gui.

2021: Ahmed, Mohshin;  Bounous, Filippo Paolo; Capp, William Jack; Driscoll, Luke Peter; Rosli, Ilya Sarah; Tanase, Simona Maria and Wieser, Frederico Luis.

2019: Sean MacBride, Ivan Popov, Jennifer Lin, Grace Hymas, Amritpal Basi, Abigail Goh, Anja Rellstab and Wenhao Wu.

2018: Isabel Aldridge, Khadeejah Bepari, Ben Gayther, Augustine Mavor-Parker, Vinay Varsani, Jorge Vera Moreno, Nikolay Walters and M. Balla, J. Gannon, T. Inam-McDermott, R. Mason, W. Somogyi, L. Teh and N. Vekaria.


2005-2006  Mr Avinash Nanayakkara

2006-2007  Mr Richarch Pole

2006-2007  Mr Robert Harries

2007-2008  Mr Chao Liu

2007-2008  Ms Elizabeth Dowson

2008-2009  Ms Katherine Woodward

2008-2009  Ms Mohini Chauhan


2006 Mr Matthew Forster, 1st class MChem, Wellcome Trust VIP summer project

2006 Ms Jacqueline Wrench, MRC summer project student

2006 Mr Derek Cocker, MRC summer project

2006 Mr Christopher Bentley, IDBA summer project student

2006 Ms Marina Prewitz, IDBA summer project student

2007 Mr Isaac Bruce, Placement student

2008 Mr Daniel Dawson, Wellcome Trust Vacation Studentship

2008 Ms Elaine Wang, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2009 Mr Peter Edmunds, Wellcome Trust Vacation Studentship

2009 Mr Shaun Wood, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2009 Mr Paul Gorman, Nuffield Undergraduate Summer Studentship

2010 Mr Josh Owen, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2010 Mr Neel Makwana, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2010 Ms Ana Katrina C. Estandarte, University of Philippines Malina

2011 Mr Anthony Perera, Infonaut funded summer studentship

2012 Ms Jingyi Wang, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2013 Ms Victoria Gomez Murcia, Exchanged Summer Student from Spain

2014 Mr Stanislav Sokolov, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2014 Mr Benjamin Spanos, Condensed Matter & Materials Phys. studentship

2015 Mr Mohammed Fatah, Condensed Matter & Materials Phys. studentship

2016 Ms Hollie Packman, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2016 Mr Josh Tuffnell, IPLS Vacation Studentship

2017 Mr Markus Grueter, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2018 Ms Zuzana Hamasova, EPSRC Vacation Studentship

2018 Ms Ashely Kirs,  IPLS Summer Studentship

2018 Ms Nur Hanisah Abu Talib, Summer Student

2018 Mr Christoforos Efstathiou, Summer Student

2019 Ms Sara Pinto Ahmad, Summer Student

2019 Ms Rachel Duran, Summer Student

2021 Ms Xiao Hang, Institute for the Physics of Living Systems (IPLS) Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship

2021 Ms Chiara Argenti, IPLS Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship

2021 Mr David Andrade Waisman, IPLS Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship

2022 Ms Maria Yuffa, Brian Duff studentship

2023 Mr Preslav Asenov, Brian Duff studentship


2007 Mr Christopher Bingham

2007 Mr Jonathan Benwell

2007 Ms Charlotte Lynch

2008 Mr Luke McRedmond

2008 Mr Michael Ng

2008 Ms Charlotte Green

2009 Mr Connor Watts

2009 Mr Gabrielle Deehan

2010 Ms Shazeaa Ishamael

2014 Mr Jack McDermott

2014 Ms Mandy Elrayah

2014 Mr Fahim Islam

2015 M Mirusaire Ramarajaha

2015 Mr Omar Almubarak

2016 Ms Tobe Morkah

2016 Ms Georgina McCabe

2017 Ms Madelaine Donoher-Lamden

2017 Mr Abdulrahman Omar

2018 Mr Sayeed Ahmed

2018 Ms Afia Shakir

2019 Paramveer Singh

2019 Shania Waheed


2011 Dr Alaa Mohamed Ali

2011 Dr Aliaa Nassar, Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MB BCh)

2011 Dr Ziad Mansour

2013 – 2014 Mr Alex Dunn, University of New South Wales, Australia, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

2013 – 2014  Mr Douglas Dunn, University of New South Wales, Australia, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

2013 – 2014 Ms Ang Yan Shan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

2016 Ms Maria Theodossiou, National Centre of Scientific research Demokritos, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials, Sol-Gel lab, Greece.

2018 Mr Francis Perton,  Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg | IPCMS,  Chemistry of Inorganic Materials, University of Strasbourg, France

2019 Mr Julian Bonello, Department of Physics, Universtiy of Malta, Malta.

2019 -2021 Mr Gianmarco Stati, Eramus+ student from Università “G. d’ Annunzio”, Chieti-Rescara, Italy.

2019-2020 Mr Zheming Niu, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Bonn, Germany

2020-2021 Assistant Professor Hooiling Lee, University of Science, Malaysia. The collaboration was carried out on line to due to COVID-19.

2020-2021 Dr Maria Ana Huergo, Theoretical and Applied Physical Chemistry Research Institute (INIFTA), National University of La Plata, Argentina. Due to COVID-19, the visit could not be taken.

2020-2021 Mr Leandro Benavides, Buenos Aires University, Argentina. Due to COVID-19, the visit could not be taken.

2020-2021 Dr Ali Hussain Kassim Al-Saadi, King’s College London, 2020-2021

2021 Dr Francesco Rossi, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University

2021 Dr Julian Bonello, Department of Physics, University of Malta

2022 Dr Senem Çitoğlu, Acıbadem University Biomaterials Center, Turkey

2022 Associate Professor Bengi Özkahraman, Faculty of Engineering at Hitit University, Turkey

2022 Ms Warinthorn Jidapasirikul, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thailand

2022 Ms Chaniporn Punnanun, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Thailand

2023 Dr Francesco Rossi, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy

2023 Ms Valaria Gigli, Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

2023 Associate Professor Bengi Ozkahraman, Hitit University, Turkey.