Congratulations Khaow!

Congratulations Khaow!

Congratulations to Khaow on the successful  defence of his thesis on Corneal Tissue Engineering. We would all like to like to take this opportunity to wish him all the best for the future!

Au revoir

A temporary farewell to longtime member Oliver Armitage who has gone to work in the Biomimetic Materials Laboratory headed by Associate Prof. Francois Barthelat at McGill University. He will be gone for six months while he studies the microstructure of Antler at…

We have visitors

We have visitors

Annabelle Chan from the biomedical engineering group at the University of Sydney is visiting us here in the Oyenlab for six months. She is working on developing a system to fabricate patient specific implants rapidly. Custom-made implants often result in shorter…

Good luck, Ching!

Good luck, Ching!

Last night we said goodbye to group PhD student Ching Theng Koh, who successfully defended her thesis, “Fracture of Fibrous Tissue Membranes and Biomimetic Scaffolds,” and is headed back to Malaysia this evening to catch the tail end of the…

Can I get a Ph.D. in Collaboration?

Can I get a Ph.D. in Collaboration?

That is the title of an article written by current Oyen lab PhD student Jenna Shapiro, who is doing a degree that is not only interdisciplinary, but is intercontinental as well! Jenna is a joint PhD student between our lab,…

The ESB and baby turtles!

While PhD student Khaow was in Greece for the European Society of Biomechanics meeting, he filmed this beautiful and informative movie about endangered baby turtles. Enjoy!

We Have Visitors

We Have Visitors

The Oyenlab is pleased to welcome Laura Mozdzen who will be visiting us for just a couple of weeks from the group of Brendan Harley over at the University of Illinois. Laura has come to do some mechanical measurements of…

CUER Solar Car Resolution Launches

CUER Solar Car Resolution Launches

Group member Oliver Armitage has been a member of Cambridge University Eco Racing since before he joined us back in October 2010. Cambridge University Eco Racing – CUER – is a student run society that designs, builds and races highly…

Congratulations to Michelle Oyen, Reader in Bioengineering

Congratulations to Michelle Oyen, Reader in Bioengineering

As an aspiring academic myself the world of academic lectureships seems like a difficult mountain to reach, let alone climb. Hence I would like to congratulate my supervisor Dr Michelle Oyen for her recent promotion to Reader in Bioengineering. It…

Fibre Reinforced Hydrogels

Here is an outstanding video effort from PhD student Khaow Tonsomboon, showing the process of making fibre reinforced hydrogels for use as corneal tissue engineering scaffolds. Fibre reinforced hydrogels [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mgurhUyD6Q] The published JMBBM paper is here. Update: Thanks to @michelleoyen…

Michelle writes on Spider Silk

Michelle writes on Spider Silk

It is extremely common to hear someone say that “spider silk is stronger than steel” but it’s not true. Michelle attempts to debunk that myth with hard numbers, but to convince you to still care about spider silk for other…

Easter Eggs Live

Easter Eggs Live

Over Easter Sunday and Monday 2013 one of our PhD students Oliver Armitage re-created the shell of a Quail’s egg for the Channel 4 TV program Easter Eggs Live. Watch his segment here (video time 38:40). This work relates to…

Congrats to Khaow!

Congrats to Khaow!

PhD student Khaow Tonsomboon was a finalist in the Engineering category of the SET for Britain poster competition. Khaow and Michelle got to visit the Houses of Parliament and visit with local MPs of the finalists. Khaow with his poster,…

Oliver Publishes on Eggshell Growth

Oliver Publishes on Eggshell Growth

Oliver Armitage along with Daniel Strange and Michelle Oyen recently published in the Journal of Materials Research on the growth of the mineral phase of avian eggshell as it nucleates from the membrane. This marks a few milestones for different…

Group Christmas photo 2012

Group Christmas photo 2012

Group, Gangnam Style! Back row: PhD student Oliver Armitage, PhD student Ching Theng Koh, MEng student Annabel Butcher, PhD student Dan Strange, PhD student Khaow Tonsomboon. Front row: PhD student Carolin Oefner, MEng student Manon van Thorenburg, PhD student Jenna…

Carolin Goes to MRS Boston

PhD student Carolin Oefner recently attended MRS 2012 Fall meeting in Boston, MA. Check out the awesome video of her trip below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4aF91liMGk

Congrats to Ching and Dan!

Congrats to Ching and Dan!

This submission “Electrospun Scaffold – A Fibrous Material with Nanoscale Fibres”, by PhD students Ching Theng Koh and Daniel Strange, was selected for the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) prize in the 2012 Dept. of Engineering photo competition. The image is…

We're in Wired Magazine!

We’re in Wired Magazine!

Following on from the Google/Lego video, Dan and Michelle ended up in Wired Magazine (UK) for July 2012. You can read the article here. See how amazing a professional photographer makes our research lab look!

Congrats to Tam!

Congrats to Tam!

Tamaryn Shean has successfully defended her PhD thesis. Here are some photos from her PhD graduation.

Science World 2012

Science World 2012

PhD student Jenna and PI Michelle attended Fisher Science World 2012 at Wembley Stadium this week. Michelle was interested in seeing if the hype lived up to the reality in the form of keynote speaker Prof. Brian Cox. Jenna wanted…