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Tissue Mechanics Laboratory

Hierachical analysis and microstructural characterisation for tissue theranostics and regenerative medicine

Principal Investigator

Yuhang Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomechanics


E-mail: y.chen AT

Phone: +44 (0) 131 451 4386

Office: JN 2.32

Postdoctoral Researchers

Solenn Le Pense, Ph.D. 


B.Sc., Paris VI (2006); M.Sc., École des Ponts ParisTech (2010); Ph.D., Université Paris-Est (2013


Email: S.Le_Pense AT

Javier Palacio Torralba, Ph.D.


B.Eng. (2010) M.Eng. (2013), University of Zaragoza; Ph.D. (2016), Heriot-Watt


Email: j.palacio_torralba AT

PhD Students

Frank Yntema, PhD candidate 


M.Eng., Heriot-Watt University (2013)

Co-advisor: Prof. Jim Ritche


Email: fjy30 AT


Thesis: In Vivo Modelling of Tissue-scaffold System

Judith Abolle,  PhD candidate


B.Eng. M.Eng., University of East London

Co-advisor: Prof. Bob Reuben


Email: cja31 AT


Thesis: Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Steel Pipes for Impact Detection


Behnam Esfandiar,  PhD candidate


M.Sc., Politecnico di Milano (2013); B.Sc., Azad University, Marvdasht (2010)

Co-advisor: Prof. Bob Reuben


Email: be40 AT


Thesis: Tissue Mechanics: Multiscale Modelling and Structural Pathology

Jessica Barkhuisen,  PhD candidate


M.Sc., University of Edinburgh  (2014); B.Sci., University of Edinburgh (2013)

Co-advisor: Prof. Nik Willoughby (IB3)


Email: jlb2 AT


Swati,  PhD candidate


M.Sc., Dundee (2012); B.Tech., Bharath University, Chennai (2010)

Co-advisor: Prof. Bob Reuben


Email: s-1 AT


Thesis: Development of a Novel Diagnostic Tool for Angioplasty

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Antonio Candito,  PhD candidate


M.Sc., B. Sci. Bologna (2015);

Co-advisor: Prof. Bob Reuben


Email: ac59 AT


Thesis: Mechanics and Diagnostics of Prostate Tissue