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Yvonne Reinwald

Yvonne Reinwald

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology


Dr Yvonne Reinwald is Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU Dr Yvonne Reinwald worked at the Institute for Science and Technology at Keele University, where she carried out research in regenerative medicine. She also taught cell biomechanics, bioreactors and biomaterials in tissue engineering.

In 2016, Dr Reinwald was awarded Robert Brown Early Stage Investigator Award of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society in 2016.

Research areas

Dr Reinwald’s research focuses on the evaluation of the performance of bioreactors for tissue engineering and clinical application by investigating the growth environment that cells and cell-constructs are exposed to during mechanical stimulation.

She also has an interest in characterisation of biomedical implants for the assessment of quality control criteria aiding manufacture and clinical translation.

External activity

Professional Societies:

  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society
  • The Tissue and Cell Engineering Society
  • Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine

Public engagement:

  • STEMNET Ambassador


Book Publications

Pluripotent stem cells and their dynamic niche” In: Tomizawa M, Pluripotent Stem Cells-From the Bench to the Clinic. Reinwald Y, Bratt J, El Haj AJ, InTech, 2016, ISBN 978-953-51-2472-6

Biomedical Devices. In: Silverstein MS, Cameron NR, Hillmyer MA, Porous Polymer. Reinwald Y, Howdle S., Shakesheff KM, Wiley, 2011, 324-357

Journal Publications

Online monitoring of mechanical properties of three-dimensional tissue engineered constructs for quality assessment. Reinwald Y, Bagnaninchi PO, Yang Y, Baba Ismail YM, El Haj AJ, USA2016.Proc. of SPIE, 9710, 971007-2

Comparability: manufacturing, characterisation and controls, report of a UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform Workshop. Williams DJ, Archer R, Archibald P, Bantounas I, Baptista R, Barker R, Barry J, Bietrix F, Blair N, Braybrook J, Campbell J, Canham M, Chandra A, Foldes G, Gilmanshin R, Girard M, Gorjup E, Hewitt Z, Hourd P, Hyllner J, Jesson H, Kee J, Kerby J, Kotsopoulou N, Kowalski S, Leidel C, Marshall D, Masi L,McCall M, McCann C, Medcalf N, Moore H, Ozawa H, Pan D, Parmar M, Plant AL, Reinwald Y, Sebastian S, Stacey G, Thomas RJ, Thomas D, Thurman-Newell J, Turner M, Vitillio L, Wall I, Wilson A, Wolfrum J, Yang Y, Zimmerman H, Regenerative Medicine, 2016, 11(5), 483-492

Dynamic 3D Culture: Models of Chondrogenesis and Endochondral Ossification. Foster N, Henstock JR, Reinwald Y, El Haj AJ, Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews, 2015

Evaluation of the performance of a hydrostatic force bioreactor for pre-conditioning of tissue engineered constructs. Reinwald Y, Leonard K, Henstock JR, Whiteley JP, Osborne JM, Waters SL, Levesque P, El Haj AJ, Tissue Eng Part C Methods, 2015, 21(1), 1-14

Interconnectivity and permeability of supercritical fluid foamed scaffolds and the effect of their structural properties on cell distribution. Reinwald Y, Johal RK, Ghaemmaghami AM,  Rose FRAJ, Howdle SM, Shakesheff KM, Polymer, 2014, 55, 435-444

Post-processing of polymer foam tissue scaffolds with high power ultrasound: a route to increased pore interconnectivity, pore size and fluid transport. Watson NJ, Johal RK, Glover Z, Reinwald Y, White LJ, Ghaemmaghami AM, Morgan SP, Rose F R A J, Povey M J W, Parker N G, Materials Science and Engineering C, 2013, 33, 4825-4832

Electrospun PLGA fibre sheets incorporating fluorescent nanosensors: self-reporting scaffolds for application in tissue engineering. Harrington HC, Rose FRAJ, Reinwald Y, Buttery LDK, Ghaemmaghami AM, Aylott JW, Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 68

Analysis of sintered polymer scaffolds under strain using synchrotron micro-computed tomography with in situ mechanical compression. Dhillon A, Kuhn G, Schneider P, Reinwald Y, White L, Levchuck A, Rose FRAJ, Muller R, Shakesheff KM, Rahman C.V., J Mater Sci: Mater Med, 2011, 22:2599–2605

Interconnectivity analysis of supercritical CO2-foamed scaffolds . Lemon G, Reinwald Y, White LJ, Howdle SM, Shakesheff KM, King JR, Comput Methods Programs Biomed, 2011, 106, 139-149

Cryogels: Freezing unveiled by thawing. Kumar A, Mishra R, Reinwald Y, Bhat S, Materials today 2010, 13(11), 42-44

In vivo bone formation by human marrow stromal cells in biodegradable scaffolds that release dexamethasone and ascorbate-2-phosphate. Kim H, Suh H, Jo SA, Kim HW, Lee JM, Kim EH, Reinwald Y, Park SH, Min BH, Jo I, Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2005, 15, 332(4), 1053-60

Press expertise

  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cells
  • Bioreactor technology
  • Biomaterials
  • Scaffold characterisation
  • In vitro tissue models
  • 3D Tissue Models
  • Orthopaedic tissue
  • Microcomputed tomography
  • Imaging