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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom


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    Personal profile


    I am a Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering & Design at Aston University.

    I am actively involved with ARCHA (Aston Research Centre in Health Ageing). I am a member of the research strand: 'Technologies supporting healthy ageing'. 

    Research Interests

    Micro/Nano technologies, biomedical engineering, nonlinear dynamics and control, vibrations, numerical analysis and optimization methods, time series analysis and system identification of complex dynamical systems, signal processing and information technology. 

    Teaching Activity

    I teach dynamics and vibrations for 2nd and 3rd year students, and advanced nonlinear dynamics for MSc students.   


    • BE in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing
    • ME in Mechatronics, University of Science and Technology Beijing
    • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    • 2007 – date: Senior Lecturer, Aston University
    • 2002 – 2007: Lecturer, Aston University
    • 2000 – 2002: Senior Mechanical Engineer at the Global Research Center of General Electric in New York

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Fellow of IMechE, Charted Engineer

    Contact Details

    Phone: 0121 204 3592 


    Room number: MB147A

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    Research Output

    An investigation into the design of a device to treat haemorrhagic stroke

    Randhawa, H. S., Pearce, G., Hepton, R., Wong, J., Zidane, I. F. & Ma, X., 27 Nov 2019, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine.

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    Open Access
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  • An in-vivo pilot study into the effects of FDG-mNP in cancer in mice

    Aras, O., Pearce, G., Watkins, A. J., Nurili, F., Medine, E. I., Guldu, O. K., Tekin, V., Wong, J., Ma, X., Ting, R., Unak, P., Akin, O. & Xu, B., 20 Aug 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 8, e0202482.

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    Open Access
  • Tissue morphology and gene expression characterisation of transplantable adenocarcinoma bearing mice exposed to fluorodeoxyglucose-conjugated magnetic nanoparticles

    Watkins, A., Pearce, G., Unak, P., Guldu, O., Yasakci, V., Akin, O., Aras, O., Wong, J. & Ma, X., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. 14, 11, p. 1979-1991

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    Open Access