prof mohan edirisinghe
- Roberts (Engineering Building)
- Torrington Place
- WC1E 7JE
- Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials
- Dept of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Engineering Science
My research activities address global materials processing, forming, manufacturing and healthcare challenges. Major themes of current investigation include:
(i) Novel materials processing and forming techniques with manufacturing as the focus
(ii) Generation and Encapsulation of biostructures for prevention (e.g. food engineering) and cure (e.g. drug delivery) therapeutics, e.g. contrast agents, magnetic vesicles, carriers for active pharmaceutical ingredients and fibrous structures
(iii) Preparation of coatings (for implants), inserts, scaffolds and new biomaterials for various biomedical engineering sectors
Further details are given in my personal pages at:
See descriptions under Research and Group
- Generation and Encapsulation of biostructures for prevention and care therapeutics
- Preparation of coatings (for implants), inserts, scaffolds and new biomaterials
- UCL Research collaboration for pulmonary hypertension
Encapsulation of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in poly-(lactide-co-glycolic acid) microspheres for biomedical applications.
Electrohydrodynamic bubbling: an alternative route to fabricate porous structures of silk fibroin based materials.
Design, construction and performance of a portable handheld electrohydrodynamic multi-needle spray gun for biomedical applications
Template-assisted electrohydrodynamic atomization of polycaprolactone for orthopedic patterning applications.
Preparation of multicompartment sub-micron particles using a triple-needle electrohydrodynamic device.
2000DSCDoctor of ScienceUniversity of Leeds
1983PhDDoctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Leeds
1980MScMaster of ScienceUniversity of Leeds
1978BAppScBachelor of Applied ScienceUniversity of Moratuwa
Mohan Edirisinghe was appointed to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London in December 2005 and he has actively pursued novel advanced materials processing and forming research, publishing over 300 journal papers. His current H-index is 38. He has given over 75 keynote/invited lectures. He has supervised over a 100 researchers and has been awarded grants to the value of over £20 million, with 34 EPSRC grants including two Platform Grants, enabling him to explore novel avenues for forming biomaterials and biostructures mainly for medical engineering applications. Since joining UCL, in the last eight years, over 20 researchers have already gained their UCL PhD with his supervision. A team of 15-20 researchers support his research laboratory on (Bio)Materials Processing, Forming and Manufacturing.
Professor Edirisinghe has been a University of London professor for over 10 years now. He was appointed a Guest Professor of Sichuan University in China, the National Engineering Research Centre for Biomaterials in 2008. In 2012 he was appointed a visiting professor at the Istanbul Commerce University (Turkey).
In 2005, 2009 and 2013 he was the recipient of a Royal Society Brian Mercer (Innovation) Feasibility Award, an unprecedented three times. He was awarded the 2009 Institute of Materials Kroll Medal & Prize for his research on inorganic materials, 2009 (Inaugural) EPSRC-Royal Society Interface Journal prize for the best paper published from the start of the journal to 2009, the 2010 Venture Prize and the 2012 UK Biomaterials Society President’s Prize for his outstanding contributions to the biomaterials field.
He is a member of many journal editorial boards including the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
- Bubble and capsule generation for combating specific diseases
- Direct writing of biomedical polymers
- Encapsulation for food engineering
- Generation of novel bioactive coatings with different topographies and inter-locking
- Mapping of electrospinning to prepare controlled structures
- Metallic orthopaedic alloy development
- New patch preparation for drug delivery
- Novel nano and micro encapsulation strategies
- Platform science and technology for encapsulation
- Platform science and technology for novel biomaterials processing and forming
- Platform science and technology for the development of novel forming routes
- Preparation of armoured bubbles
- dr benjamin schreiber
- dr markella ponticos
- dr erik arstad