Mohamed Koronfel


Mohamed is a Beamline Scientist for beamline B24 and joined Diamond in 2020.

Tel: +44 (0) 123577 8331

Research Summary

  1. Biography and Research
  2. Publications
  3. Education
  4. Awards and Grants
Biography and Research -

Mohamed obtained BSc and MSc degrees in bioengineering before completing a PhD in material science from Imperial College London in 2018.

His thesis on the “Nanoscale degradation of orthopaedic implants” elucidated the physical and chemical changes in the implants wear nanoparticles under the conditions of an inflammatory immune response. As a regular user of various synchrotron facilities worldwide he developed expertise in an array of techniques including transmission X-ray microscopy and X-ray fluorescence microscopy.

Mohamed’s main research interest is understanding cell-nanoparticles interactions. He uses the facilities at B24 to understand the effect of nanoparticle properties on their cellular uptake, trafficking pathways and their impact on organelle metabolism.

Publications - +
  • Gomez-Gonzalez, M. A. et al. (2019) ‘Spatially Resolved Dissolution and Speciation Changes of ZnO Nanorods during Short-Term in Situ Incubation in a Simulated Wastewater Environment’, ACS Nano, 13(10). doi: 10.1021/acsnano.9b02866.
  • Koronfel, M. A. et al. (2019) ‘Chemical Evolution of CoCrMo Wear Particles: An in Situ Characterization Study’, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123(15), pp. 9894–9901. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00745.
  • Koronfel, M. A. et al. (2018) ‘Understanding the reactivity of CoCrMo-implant wear particles’, npj Materials Degradation, 2(1), p. 8. doi: 10.1038/s41529-018-0029-2.
Education - +
  • PhD in Material Science, Imperial College London, 2018
  • MRes in Healthcare Engineering (Nanomaterials stream), University College London, 2012 
  • MSc in Bioengineering, Imperial College London, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) in Bioengineering, University of Ulster, 2010 
Awards and Grants - +
  • The Faraday Institution grant of £3300 to recruit summer placement student
  • The Institute of Corrosion Galloway Award 2018 – national best student paper (
  • The Electrochemical Society travel grant to attend ECS 233rd Meeting in Seattle, USA

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