Keynote Speakers

Prof. Eleanor Stride

Eleanor Stride is a Professor of Engineering Science specialising in the fabrication of nano and microscale devices for targeted drug delivery at the University of Oxford.

She obtained her BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UCL where she was subsequently appointed to a Royal Academy of Engineering and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Research Fellowship in 2005 and a readership in 2010. In 2011 she was awarded an EPSRC Challenging Engineering grant and joined the Biomedical Ultrasonics, Biotherapy and Biopharmaceutical Laboratory (BUBBL) in the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering. She became a full Professor in 2014.

Her research interests lie in 3 complementary areas:

  • Micro and nanoencapsulation
  • Stimuli responsive drug delivery systems
  • Tissue and cellular biophysics

She has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 5 book chapters and 7 patents. Her work has been recognized through the award of a Philip Leverhulme prize, The EPSRC & Journal of the Royal Society Interface Award, the 2009 Engineering Medal at the Parliamentary Science, Engineering & Technology for Britain awards, the 2013 Bruce Lindsay Award from the Acoustical Society of America and the 2015 IET AF Harvey prize. She was made a fellow of the ERA foundation for her contributions to public engagement and promotion of Engineering, for example through the Born to Engineer series and documentaries for the BBC. In 2016 she was nominated as one of the top 50 most influential Women in Engineering and in 2017 was elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.