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Iek Man Lei

About me: I'm a PhD graduate from the Biointerface group at the University of Cambridge.  My research interests center around soft and functional hydrogel materials for biomedical applications. 

Core skills:

Soft material science

  (hydrogels and elastomers)

• Additive manufacturing

• Machine development

• Embedded 3D soft material printing

• Biofabrication

• Python and Arduino programming

Research interest

Research interest

Research interest

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Embedded 3D printing soft materials

'3D printing machine learning' co-modelling of the current spread in neuromodulation implants

Copyright
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I.M. Lei, C. Jiang, et al. (2021) 3D printed biomimetic cochleae and machine learning co-modelling provides clinical informatics for cochlear implant patients. (Nat. Commun., 2021) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26491-6
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Printing soft morphing systems

Development of a custom-built

bioprinting platform

A preprint of this work can be found here.

Outreach

Publications

1.  I.M. Lei, C. Jiang, et al. (2021) 3D printed biomimetic cochleae and machine learning co-modelling provides clinical informatics for cochlear implant patients. Nat. Commun. 
2. C.L.C. Chan, I.M. Lei, et al. (2021) 3D printing of liquid crystalline hydroxypropyl cellulose – towards tunable and sustainable volumetric photonic structures. Adv. Funct. Mat.
3. S. Fathi, I.M. Lei, Y.Y.S. Huang. (2021) Visualizing cell extrusion deposition through a microcapillary tip with picolitre resolution. (Under Review)
4. Z. Li, I.M. Lei, et al. (2019) Solution Formulation and Rheology for Fabricating Extracellular Matrix-Derived Fibers Using Low-Voltage Electrospinning Patterning. ACS Biomater Sci Eng.
5. Z. Li, J. Tuffin, I.M. Lei, et al. (2018) Solution fibre spinning technique for the fabrication of tuneable decellularised matrix-laden fibres and fibrous micromembranes. Acta Biomater. 78:111-122.

Awards

2021

Selected participant at Global Young Scientist Summit, 2022

2017 - 2021

W D Armstrong Studentship, University of Cambridge

2021

Best graduate student award in the International Society for Biofabrication Twitter conference

2020

2017 - 2019

Macao Postgraduate Scholarship, Macao 

2012 - 2015

Special Scholarship of Macao Foundation, Macao 

Conferences

2021 

TERMIS - 6th World Congress (oral presentation)

2021 

International Society for Biofabrication Twitter Conference - Best graduate student award 

World Biomaterials Congress (oral presentation)

2020

2020

MRS Fall meeting (poster)

2019

MRS Fall meeting, Boston (poster)

BioMedEng19, London (oral presentation)

2019

2019

Joint conference of TCES and UKSB, Nottingham (poster)

2018

Conference of the European society for biomaterials (ESB), Maastricht (poster)