Prof. Ahmed Elsheikh (PI)
Ahmed Elsheikh graduated in 1985 with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering (University of Alexandria). Following research leading to an MSc and a PhD degree (University of Cambridge), he joined the Division of Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in 1992. He moved to Liverpool in 2010 to take up the post of Professor of Biomaterial Mechanics at the School of Engineering.
Professor Elsheikh leads the Ocular Biomechanics Research Group with interest in ocular material characterisation and numerical simulation of ocular biomechanical performance. Professor Elsheikh is a Chartered Engineer, a corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has published 2 books, over 70 journal papers and 30 conference papers. Dr Elsheikh has long practical experience as a structural engineer, and his recent work includes the development of a number of medical devices to help improve the management of eye diseases.
Ashkan Eliasy graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 with a MEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering. During two summer placements, he worked in the Centre for Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool, researching the implementation of x-ray scattering data of ocular microstructure in numerical simulation of ocular biomechanical behaviour. He joined Biomechanical Engineering Group in 2015 as a senior research associate. He is also the laboratory manager and conducting state-of-the-art research in material characterisation and numerical simulations, as well as the development of medical devices.
Eliasy is the chair at School of Engineering Research Associate Society (SERAS), steering committee member at Research Staff Association (RSA) at University of Liverpool. He is working with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as the vice-chairman of young professional society.
Bernardo is a medical doctor specialist in ophthalmology with fellowship training in anterior segment diseases (cornea and external diseases, cataract and refractive surgery). He obtained his PhD from Federal University of Sao Paulo and is currently a post-doc research associate at the biomechanical engineering group at University of Liverpool. His interests are numerical simulations and artificial intelligence applications to detect patients at risk of developing post-Lasik ectasia, corneal biomechanical applications of refractive surgery, keratoconus and other ectatic diseases.