Dr Mazher Iqbal Mohammed

  • Senior Lecturer Digital Fabrication
  • Co-Director Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

Dr Mazher Iqbal Mohammed is a senior lecturer in digital fabrication, a member of the Digital Design and Fabrication Research Group within the Loughborough University Design School and an Honorary Research Fellow with Deakin University’s School of Medicine.

His qualifications include a combined undergraduate Master’s in physics (MPhys) from the University of Edinburgh and an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in medical device biotechnology from the University of Strathclyde. Dr Mohammed has worked in academia for over ten years across several institutes both in the UK and Australia, including roles at Heriot Watt University, the Australian National University (ANU) and Deakin University. During this time, he has developed a highly multidisciplinary skill set working at the intersection of design, manufacturing, material sciences, chemistry and biomedical engineering.

Dr Mohammed’s research interests focus on digitally driven fabrication technologies, aimed at positively impacting human development and longevity. He is particularly interested in the intersection of disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing, design and data driven processes to develop innovative and practical solutions in fields ranging across healthcare, humanitarian technologies, closed-loop sustainable manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Notable Research Achievements

  • Development of a functional microfluidics prototype for the point of care detection of troponin cardiac biomarkers, for use in a clinical setting
  • Demonstrated use of CAD and 3D printing technologies to manufacture functional auricular facial prosthetic for a patient case study
  • Co-development of a world first basal osseointegrating combined maxilla-dental implant for a patient case study
  • World first demonstration of solar powered mobile waste plastic resource recovery and 3D printing system for the in-situ manufacturing of humanitarian aid supplies in remote developing nation setting


Mazher has practical experience in a range of prominent advanced manufacturing and design technologies and processes, including:

  • Additive Manufacturing, Design for Additive Manufacturing and Scanning/digitisation technologies
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Microsystems technologies – Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and biosensors
  • Device/Product Engineering - Medical devices and advanced instrumentation
  • Multidisciplinary skills - Analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biosensing and bio-integration