Research team

Dr. I. Savina, Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, PhD in Polymer Chemistry, is an expert in the developing of novel material for biomedical and environmental application. She has been working in developing novel macroporous polymers, cryogels for more than 15 years and holds 2 patents on the novel cryogel preparation. Dr Savina has considerable experience in polymer chemistry, surface modification, and material characterisation. She is actively participating in national and international industry-focused research (UK Department of Trade and Industry, National Science Foundation, British Council, European Commission) and is a member of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (UK), the National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation of Republic of Kazakhstan and European Commission expert panel.


Flavia Bonalumi , PhD student.

Miss Flavia Bonalumi , PhD student.

Project: Engineering a bioartificial liver prototype using cell loaded macroporous hydrogel scaffolds.


  Miss Qiaoyi Wang, PhD Student

Project: Eco-friendly modification of antimicrobial nanoparticles for flax-based
functional textiles.



Miss Shima Khezri Azizi Far

Previous members

Dr Dmitriy Berillo, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellow.

Project: Cryo bacteria reactor: Development of the flow through bioreactor of 3D-structured bacteria for biodegradation of aromatic chloro-derivatives from contaminated water. (H2020-MSCA-IF grant)



Dr Sreejith Raveendran, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellow.

Project: Targeting Glioblastoma using Combinatorial Therapeutic Nanovaccine (GLIOMA) (H2020-MSCA-IF gran).



Areej Al-Jwaid, PhD student.

Project: Bioremediation of phenol using polymer supported bacteria.



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