Contact Mohammad Hakim Khalili

Areas of expertise

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Structures and Materials


Mohammad received his BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He moved to the UK and obtained a MSc in Manufacturing Systems and Management from University of Salford in 2013. He worked in a project to design a temporary fastener for the Airbus A350XWB where his main focus was to design the experiments to measure localised surface stresses around the fastening area.

His passion of biomedical science and technology led him to take part in the 4-year PhD in CDT Ultra Precision Engineering a collaboration between Cranfield, Cambridge and Nottingham Universities.

Research opportunities

The aim of this research is to develop a 3D printing capability to fabricate micron size hydrogel structures. and to develop measurement system to determine the mechanical properties of those 3D structures using various techniques and compare them for their accuracy and repeatability.

The objectives are to review and refine designs for characterising 3D fabricated hydrogels and extract useful information on the stress-strain behaviour and deformation data of those hydrogels in hydrated environment. The aging effect is equally important, where changes in the property behaviour over time will also be examined in sample time intervals. That will allow to confirm if the structure is functional over a long period without significant changes in properties or to understand and predict the behaviour over the usage period.

Current activities

Additive manufacturing of polymeric materials

Micro/Nanomechanical Testing

Atomic force microscopy

Swelling and aging of polymeric material


Sophion Bioscience



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