The Stanley Lab - Current Team Members



Principle Investigator

Claire is a Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London and leads the Microbiome-Microscopy and Microfluidics Lab. Her research focusses on developing new microfluidic technologies to probe the interplay between living organisms found in soil environments at the single cell level. Claire has also established several collaborative projects in Switzerland, Europe and the USA. In her spare time she loves to dance and paint!



PhD Student

Felix is a postgraduate research student in the Microbiome-Microscopy and Microfluidics Lab and aligned with the Grantham Institute's Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP at Imperial College London. He investigates arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) using self-manufactured microfluidic devices. Before joining Imperial, Felix obtained a BSc and an MSc in Biotechnical Chemistry from Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. He likes sports, nature, films and music.


MRes Project Student

Rebecca is a student on the Molecular & Cellular Biosciences MRes at Imperial College. Her project focuses on developing a protocol to study how bacteria utilize fungal hyphae to move in unsaturated environments using a fungal-fungal interaction device. Outside of the lab, she enjoys caving, hiking and baking.


MEng Project Student

Nicola is an undergraduate student at Imperial College London studying Biomedical Engineering. Her final year research project focuses on using microfluidic devices to quantify growth rate and water uptake of different fungal species in order to understand their potential applications in bioremediation. Outside of her studies she enjoys netball, hiking and music.



PhD Student

Léa is a postgraduate research student in the Microbiome-Microscopy and Microfluidics Lab. Her research aims at deciphering the responsiveness of environmental spore communities using microfluidic chemostats. She holds a MSc in Bioengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and has worked for several years in the fields of medical devices and biotechnologies before returning to academia to pursue her PhD studies.


PhD Student

Cameron is an EPSRC CDT student at Imperial College London and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). His PhD is in Sustainable Civil Engineering and he is investigating microbial chemotaxis at petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites and the role chemotaxis plays in the natural attenuation (NA) of such sites. He likes badminton, running, film and photography.


MRes Project Student

Isha is an MRes Bioengineering postgraduate student at Imperial College London. Before joining, she finished her BSc(Hons) in Biotechnology at the University of Surrey. Her research focuses on developing a microfluidic platform to study yeast communities to understand their behaviour for application in biotechnology projects. Outside the lab, she enjoys going on long walks, drawing, and films.


Group Photo 2021!


Alejandro Gimeno

PhD Student (2017 - 2019)

Simon Binder

Masters Student (Apr 2019 - Sep 2019)

Eric Risse

Research Intern (Apr 2019 - Aug 2019)

Simone de Pasquale

Masters Student (Jan 2019 - Dec 2019)

Ming-Hui Hsung

Masters Student (Sep 2018 - Jan 2019)

Linus Ender

Bachelor Student (Apr 2017 - Sep 2017)

Andreas Buehler

Research Intern (2017 - 2018)