PhD Student, Department of Medicine
Ilya joined the department as a PhD student after being awarded the Adrian J Crisp PhD studentship. He arrived with an MSc in NanoMedicine and a BEng in Medical Engineering. He is interested in medical imaging, 3D bone analysis, 3D printing and tissue engineering. His research involves the development of biomarkers for the identification of Osteoarthritis. This is vital for early disease identification.
During his PhD he has worked in the Department of Medicine with Dr Ken Poole and in the Department of Engineering with Dr Graham Treece, Dr Andrew Gee, Dr Tom Turmezei, Dr Tristan Whitmarsh, on several studies concerning proximal femur analysis. These scientists developed a way of assessing the 3D structure and shape of cortical bone structure in life called Cortical Bone Mapping (CBM). Ilya has been using this technique throughout his PhD work.