We are proudly international!

Team

David Labonte
David Labonte

Principal Investigator

Keeping everyone motivated

Domna-Maria Kaimaki
Domna-Maria Kaimaki

Postdoctoral Researcher

Wet models of insect adhesion

Frederik Püffel
Frederik Püffel

PhD Student

The biomechanics of herbivory in leaf-cutter ants

Fabian Plum
Fabian Plum

PhD Student

Computer vision & Machine learning method to study behaviour in eusocial insects

Andrea Attipoe
Andrea Attipoe

PhD Student

The physics behind insect adhesion

Aurélie Levillain
Aurélie Levillain

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nanoindentation of insect cuticle and force measurements

MEng, MSc and MRes students

Joshua Ramkissoon
Joshua Ramkissoon

Meng

Eleanor Dobson
Eleanor Dobson

Meng

Junning Li
Junning Li

Meng

Undergraduate and Summer Students

Jonas Bünning
Jonas Bünning

Visiting student - Hochschule Bremen

Franka Nauert
Franka Nauert

Visiting student - Hochschule Bremen

Previous Members

Myrta Stoukidi (now with BIOS)
MEng Student (2018)

Theo Humbeeck
UROP | Imperial College

Gaurav Seth
Summer Student | Indian Institute of Technology, B.H.U.

Nathan Robins
UROP | Imperial College

Haaris Asghar
UROP | Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College

Gaspard Oliviers
UROP | Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College

Eleni Papafilippou
UROP | Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College

Collaborators

Mattia Bacca
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering | University of British Columbia | Canada | Website

Christofer J Clemente
Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecophysiology | Univeristy of the Sunshine Coast  | Australia | Website

Natalie C Holt
Assistant Professor in Muscle Physiology | Northern Arizona University | USA | Website

Walter Federle
Reader in Comparative Biomechanics | University of Cambridge | United Kingdom | Website

Richard Johnston
Associate Professor in the Materials Research Centre | Swansea University | UK | Website

Severin Dressen
Vice Director | Zoological Garden Wuppertal | Germany

Marleen Kamperman
Professor of Polymer Science | University of Groningen | Netherlands                             | Website

Benjamin Jarrett
Postdoctoral Researcher | Michigan State University | USA | Website

Jörg Müssig 
Professor for Biological Materials | City University of Applied Sciences | Germany | Website

Dominic Vella
Professor in Applied Mathematics | University of Oxford | United Kingdom | Website