Jayesh Bhatt and Niall Kent awarded CNIE Inspiration Grants

We are glad to announce that Dr Jayesh S. Bhatt (in collaboration with Dr David A. Faux and Prof Peter J. McDonald from University of Surrey) has been awarded a Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering Inspiration Grant to perform a collaboratory project – Modelling hierarchical transport network of rocks using multiscale modelling and X‐ray tomography between the CNIE at UCL and University of Surrey.We are glad to announce that Dr Jayesh S. Bhatt (in collaboration with Dr David A. Faux and Prof Peter J. McDonald from University of Surrey) has been awarded a Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering Inspiration Grant to perform a collaboratory project – Modelling hierarchical transport network of rocks using multiscale modelling and X‐ray tomography between the CNIE at UCL and University of Surrey.

We are also pleased to announce that Dr Niall Kent has been awarded a Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering Inspiration Grant to perform a collaboratory project between the CNIE at UCL and Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. This project builds upon two other successful research grants, Discovery-to-Use (EPSRC) and a Launchpad Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), to further develop a novel bone grafting material developed within the Centre.We are glad to announce that Dr Niall Kent has been awarded a Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering Inspiration Grant to perform a collaboratory project between the CNIE at UCL and Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. This project builds upon two other successful research grants, Discovery-to-Use (EPSRC) and a Launchpad Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), to further develop a novel bone grafting material developed within the Centre.


She will use ARCHER supercomputer for 6 months to study behavior of biomolecules confined in ordered amorphous silica through all-atom molecular dynamic simulations with explicit water and counter-ions.The simulations will provide a better understanding of the interplay between the adsorbed proteins and mesoporous materials which is necessary to improve drug delivery systems by improving stability and controlled release of the active drug at the site of interest.