3d mfm project

The Team

We have sought the right expertise with health and industry experience to form the 3D MFM initiative.

Professor John Clarkson

University of Cambridge

John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. He has written and edited several books on medical equipment design, inclusive design and process management. John also led the collaborative effort resulting in Engineering Better Care – a medically-specific project management tool. More recently, he has co-authored a report commissioned by Sir Patrick Vallance, under the agist of the academy of medical sciences entitled: Preparing for a Challenging Winter 2020/21.

Kanwalraj Moar

Addenbrooke's Hospital, CUH

Kanwalraj Moar is a Divisional Director at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and a Consultant Maxillofacial and Cleft Surgeon. She is dually qualified in medicine and dentistry and a graduate of the Nye-Bevin Leadership training programme (NHS Leadership Cambridge). She is also an examiner for JCIE. Being involved in management and clinical delivery has provided Kanwalraj with a first-hand insight into the challenges faced at both individual clinician- and hospital-based levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambika Chadha

Addenbrooke's Hospital, CUH

Ambika Chadha is a final year trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is qualified in medicine (Oxford) and dentistry (London). She has developed expertise in the 3D Photographic analysis of faces. She was awarded research fellowships for her work from both the Royal College of Surgeons and the Faculty of Dental Surgery and undertook a period of her research abroad. She brings to the 3D-MFM project expertise in the 3D analysis of faces and is establishing the extent to which fit-failure of FFP3 masks can be predicted.

Professor David Menon

University of Cambridge /
Addenbrooke's Hospital, CUH

David Menon is Professor and Head of the Division of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrookes Hospital, respectively. In 2006 he was appointed to the British Oxygen Professorship at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In 2013 he was re-appointed as NIHR Senior Investigator as one of the NIHR’s pre-eminent researchers. David’s extensive research expertise and anaesthetic perspective is invaluable in our work to stratify clinical risk in order to inform FFP3 usage as well as in the clinical evaluation of FFP3 prototypes.

Dr. Alexander Komashie

University of Cambridge

Alexander is a postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Fellow at THIS Institute with a background in mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing systems. He has a PhD is in Systems Engineering and is also a postdoctoral research associate in Healthcare Systems Design at the Engineering Design Centre (EDC), University of Cambridge. With expertise in the understanding of the complexities of healthcare delivery systems and how these impact on our ability to achieve sustainable improvement in care delivery.

Dr. James Ward

University of Cambridge

James is a member of the Healthcare Group in the Engineering Design Centre. He is also a founding member of the Health Foundation’s Q Initiative and a faculty member of Royal College of Physicians Quality Improvement programme. Before starting his PhD at Cambridge in medical device verification processes, James worked as an engineering designer for Cambridge Consultants Ltd. His research involves applying the learning from fields such as engineering & ergonomics/human factors to quality improvement and systems risk management in the NHS.

Dr. Sebastian Pattinson

University of Cambridge

Sebastian Pattinson is a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge developing 3D printed medical devices and learning 3D printing systems. Before joining the Department, Sebastian was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT where he developed new additively manufactured devices whose structure and composition are designed to improve interaction with the human body. He received Ph.D. and Masters degrees in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Fehmi Cirak

University of Cambridge

Dr Cirak is a Reader in Computational Mechanics at the University of Cambridge and is the Principal Investigator in the Computational Structural Mechanics Lab (CSMLab). His current research covers integrated geometric design and simulation, fluid-structure interaction, large-scale high-fidelity simulations and, most recently, statistical finite elements. Before Cambridge, he was for seven years at the California Institute of Technology, initially as a Postdoctorate Fellow and Senior Scientist at the Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR).

Professor Roberto Cipolla

University of Cambridge

Roberto Cipolla is a Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning and robotics. He has pioneered novel algorithms for the recovery of accurate 3D shape and motion from images and his expertise is especially relevant in the interpretation of 3D and 4D facial data from healthcare workers to better understand factors that contribute to and detract from FFP3 mask fit (subproject 2).

Professor Ravi Gupta

University of Cambridge /
Addenbrooke's Hospital, CUH

Ravi Gupta is Professor of Microbiology and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Virology. During the COVID-19 pandemic he has led on the UK’s first Point of Care (POC) PCR-based test and a follow-up implementation study. Recently he has published on the combined use of POC PCR and antibody-based tests in the clinical setting. Ravi’s insight into COVID-19 testing informs risk stratification and indications for FFP3 use. His expertise in quantitative PCR techniques is also being deployed in the evaluation of virucidal efficacy.

Dr. Timoleon Kipouros

University of Cambridge
Timoleon is a leading senior researcher in the Process Management and Change Management groups in the Engineering Design Centre where he also completed his PhD studies. At the same time he is a Lecturer in Computational Engineering Design Optimisation at Cranfield University. Timos pioneered the development and adaptation of multidimensional data visualisation and interactive analysis to engineering systems. Through his method silos can be bridged and new systems behaviour can emerge. He also holds a Graduate Certificate on Systems Engineering from MIT.

Sonya Sireau

Addenbrooke's Hospital, CUH

Sonya is a Chartered Engineer, registered Clinical Scientist and Head of Clinical Engineering Innovation (CEI) at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. She co-founded CEI in 2014 with a vision to translate engineering research into better patient care. She has since grown CEI into an outstanding team of engineers and scientists embedded inside the Trust with a diverse portfolio of novel medical devices. She joined the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellowship scheme to further increase the impact of CEI innovation projects During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has pivoted CEI efforts to respond to the emerging needs.

Daniel Marsden

Addenbrooke's Hospital, CUH

Daniel is a Clinical Engineer based in the Clinical Engineering Innovation (CEI) team at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust offering creative and design input to CEI innovation projects, alongside risk and project management. His personal interest in STEM/STEAM and maker movements enables him to add creativity into his work as an engineer. He applies holistic design principles to provide better patient care and has built up the medical devices innovation work in the Trust, contributing to a variety of projects involving clinical needs analysis, risk, design and research. 

Abigail Bush

Addenbrooke's Hospital, CUH
Abi is a Design & Innovation Engineer for the Clinical Engineering Innovation team, where she works designing and developing novel medical devices for the NHS.  After graduating in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, Abi has worked primarily in the humanitarian sector. Whilst working for Field Ready, she lead a field based project to investigate how additive manufacturing could be leveraged to improve disaster response, followed by subsequent contracts to investigate how local manufacturing can be used to promote disaster resilience. 

Amar Baden

Amar graduated from King’s College London Dental School in 2020, winning several prizes. During his time at University he founded his own clinical society, a role which included creating a digital membership/following of over 1,000 individuals on various social media platforms on which lecturers, interviews and practical content was posted from contributing clinicians across the world. He utilises this and other skills to help facilitate the 3D MFM project; collating the experiences of healthcare workers to create an FFP3 mask for future pandemics. 

Saba Yussouf

Invisi Smart Technologies
Chief Executive Officer

After graduating in Advanced Econometrics from CASS Business School, Saba began her career at Ernst & Young. She then invested in Nanotera Group, a research and development company for innovation in sustainable energy, and became the Director at the age of 28. Nanotera Group is now officially valued at $3 billion, and Saba continues to head the production of R&D patents for blue-chip companies, whilst being a full-time ambassador for the Kids Charity UK, aiding children with learning disabilities.

Timi Hesselhoj

Invisi Smart Technologies
Chief Scientific Officer

Timi is the founder of ‘The Meeting of Minds’ concept – with King’s College being the beneficiary. Timi was awarded Visiting Research Fellow. Within the biotech space, Timi was Director of Business Development, Strategy and Licensing for Regulon, a US based Biotech Company focused on oncology. Timi studied Molecular Biophysics at The Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, where she received her MRes. As a research fellow at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, her research was published in a high impact factor (IF) journal.

Professor Franca Fraternali

Invisi Smart Technologies
Scientific Advisor

Prof. Franca Fraternali received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Naples, spending part of the PhD at the Polytechnic of Zurich (ETH). She later worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute Pasteur in Strasbourg and at the European Molecular Laboratories in Heidelberg (EMBL). She was awarded the Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. and since 2018 is the Director of the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics. Prof. Fraternali is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Royal Society of Biology.

Professor Jeremy Ramsden

Invisi Smart Technologies
Scientific Advisor

Jeremy Ramsden was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Princeton and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, where he obtained his doctorate in the Institute of Chemical Physics for research on semiconductor nanoparticles. Visiting scientist at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Laboratory of Chemical Engineering), Zürich (1993) and the Biocenter (Institute of Biophysics) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged (1987). Professor and Chair of Nanotechnology at Cranfield University 2002-2011.

Jessal Naran

Invisi Smart Technologies
Product Development

Jessal graduated from the University of Manchester and began working as an Audiologist in flagship clinics.  He has gone on to brand and develop products in a number of businesses.