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Ali is material scientist and researcher with a focus on applied materials for sustainable design, medical applications and additive manufacturing.

Dr Ali Mohammed is a Senior Tutor (Research) in the Design Products MA at Design School in the RCA, and an honorary lecturer at the School of Design in Imperial College London.

Ali has research experience in tissue engineering, biomaterial synthesis, plant and algal biology, cancer biology, polymer chemistry and additive manufacturing. Ali’s research is highly interdisciplinary, combining elements of design, materials, physics and biology to address many of the pressing challenges in the modern world.

Ali completed his bachelors in Chemical Engineering (BEng) at UCL in 2009. After which, he worked as a Process Technologist for three years at Royal Dutch Shells' largest Gas To Liquid (GTL) plant to date, based in Ras Laffan (Qatar). There, he helped successfully and safely commission the plant to see it through to its first production of GTL fuel. He was awarded a Special Recognition Award in 2012 for his efforts during the start-up period. He then completed his MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, with a project supervised by Prof Julian Jones in the Biomaterials Group. He continued onto his PhD in the Jones' Group, and graduated in 2018. His research was based on advanced nanocomposite double network hydrogels for cartilage repair. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Larry Hench Prize for Excellence in Biomaterials Research. During his PhD, Ali also completed an associate degree at Harvard Medical School where he focussed on Cancer Biology Therapeutics.

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