Professor Mohan Edirisinghe FREng
Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials, University College London

Mohan Edirisinghe has systematically and continuously pioneered both fundamental and user-inspired engineering research, leading to remarkable progress and international excellence in processing and forming advanced materials.  He has invented many manufacturing processes and devices for the preparation of microbubbles, particles, capsules and fibres and has been awarded numerous prizes for his research, including the Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award for an unprecedented three times (2005, 2009 and 2013).  His seminal work has resulted in innovative engineering outcomes that have had enormous impact on industrial practice on a global scale, greatly advancing areas crucial to the betterment of life for humankind, such as optimal drug delivery, smart orthopaedic coatings and the translation of novel medical technologies from the laboratory to clinical practice.