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Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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Group Alumni & Their Research

Visiting Scientists

  • Professor Mamoru Aizawa
    Meiji University, Japan
    • Production and Characterisation of Silicon Substituted Apatite Fibres
  • Dr. Mohamed Baba
    University de Blaise Pascal de Clermond-Ferrand, France
    • The effects of Molecular Weight and Porosity on Drug Release from Polyglycolide
  • Dr. Koh Mi-Young
    University of Nagoya
  • Dr. Carlos Peniche
    University of Havana, Cuba
    • Chitosan based biomaterials
  • Dr. Mei Tu
    Jinan University, China
    • Study on polymer/liquid crystal composite materials and their medical application
  • Dr. Masato Ueda
    Kansai University,Japan
    • TEM observation on the interface between surface modified Ti implants and living bone
    • Development of PGA-CaCO3 composites for biomedical applications
  • Dr. Hongbing Zhan

Post-Doctoral Research Associates and Fellows

  • Dr. Katie Atkinson
  • Dr. Jonathan Campbell
  • Dr. Jacqueline Capes
    • Self-assembling controlled release dosage forms
    • Production of nanoparticles of pharmaceutically relevant materials
  • Dr. Yuen Sin Cheong
    • Particle/particle interaction in micronised non-compressed cohesive blends
  • Dr. Meenakshi Dutt
    • Effect of cohesive forces on the flow of granulated particles
    • Influence of particle shape on tablet compaction
  • Dr. Xiaowei Fu
    • Investigation of particle packing and compaction for pharmaceutical powders using quantitative X-ray microtomography
  • Dr. Jessica Gwynne
    • Novel Biomimetic Strategy for Bone Regeneration
    • Development of a collagen-based artificial ligament
    • Physiologically Representative Variable Modulus Polyurethane Spinal Disc Prosthesis
  • Dr. Lianghao Han
    • Refinement of tablet compaction model to include compaction kinematic
  • Dr. Jie Huang
    • Characterisation of Hydroxyapatite and Substituted Apatites for Medical Devices
  • Dr. Judith Juhász
    • Production and in vitro Characterisation of Carbonate-Substituted Hydroxyapatite - Reinforced Hydrogel Coatings
    • Biological control of polymorph selection and dosage form
  • Dr. Peter Laity
    • Investigations of Tablet Compaction, Structure and Dissolution Characteristics
    • Polyurethanes for medical devices
  • Dr. Georgina Milroy
    • Pharmaceutical Tablet Microstruture
  • Dr Giovanni Offeddu
    • Collagen-based composite biomaterials as cellular scaffolds for the repair of cartilage
  • Dr. Yun Sun
    • Development of neuroelectronic interfaces for repair of damage to the nervous system
  • Dr. Jennifer Taylor
    • Electron Microscopy of Biomedical Polyurethanes
  • Dr. Eng San Thian
    • Thin Film Deposition of Silicon-Substituted Hydroxyapatite for Bone Tissue Replacement
    • Novel Forming of Nanoscaled Topography of Hydroxyapatite and Substituted Apatites via Electrostatic Spray Technology
    • Engineering an In Vitro Model of the Mammary Gland
  • Dr. Ranko Vrceli
    • Controlled Crystallisation onto Surfaces
  • Dr. Christopher Watling
    • Development of neuroelectronic interfaces for repair of damage to the nervous system
    • Complex Particles for Dry Powder Inhalation Devices
  • Dr. Alex Woesz
    • Production and characterisation of bioceramic-nanoparticle reinforced biopolymers as bone replacement materials
  • Dr. Charlie Wu
    • Influence of tablet shape on compaction mechanics
  • Dr. Xiang C. Zhang
    • Royal Society Industry Fellow (2012 - 2016)


  • Dr. Mark Akhshi
    • Biodegradable Glass-Ceramics for Bone Screws
  • Dr. Jose Araujo
    • Bioactive scaffolds containing nano- and microscaled extracellular signals as novel biomaterials for bone tissue engineering
  • Dr. Meera Arumugam
    • Cell Incorporation into Ceramic Porous Scaffolds
    • Developing Practical Applications of Stem Cell Technology - the Biomaterials Perspective
  • Dr. Jenny Ashworth
    • Customising Structural criteria for Cell Invasion in Collagen Scaffolds
  • Dr. Dunstan Barnes
    • Evaluation of the Failure Modes Exhibited by Calcium Phosphate Coated Polymeric Devices
  • Dr. Clark Barrett
    • Modelling degradation rate and drug release profile from PLGA-alpha-Tricalcium Phosphate biocomposites for use in bone tissue repair
  • Dr. Kylie Beasley
    • The energetic of particle interactions – a unified theme for predicting the behaviour of pharmaceutical powder systems
  • Dr. Sarah Bennett
    • The Effect of Particle Size on the Degradation of Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/Alpha-Tricalcium Phosphate Composites for Orthopaedic Applications
  • Miss Laura Vanessa Brown
  • Dr. Qian Cai
    • Bio-degradation Behaviour of Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesives
  • Dr. Victoria Corfield
    • Surface modification of polymers to enhance biocompatibility
  • Mr. Jasper Daniel
    • Material characterisation of novel biomaterials for use in total hip arthroplasty
  • Mr. Amit Desai
    • Fabrication and characterization of titanium-doped hydroxyapatite thin films
  • Dr. Kirsten Dickers
    • Drug delivery devices from polyglycolide
  • Dr. Sarah Egan
    • Surface Modification of PEEK to Enhance Cellular Response
  • Dr. Duygu Ege
    • Optimizing processing conditions of PCL-CHA nanocomposites and characterization of their properties
  • Dr. Lisa Ehrenfried
    • Co-continuous resorbable composites for in-situ, time-dependent scaffold formation
  • Dr. Emma Follon
    • Micro- and nano-identation of aged bone from the femoral neck
  • Dr. Robert Friederichs
    • Development of a 3D in vitro model of the cellular environment of bone using CaP particlesPhoto crosslinkable polyanhydride nano-structured microspheres for delivery of bioactive agents
  • Mr. Jan Girman
    • Novel Treatments for Spinal Facet Arthrosis
  • Mr. Mehdi Golozar
    • Plasma electrolytic oxide coatings on low-modulus β-type titanium alloys: applications to load-bearing orthopaedic implants
  • Dr. Chloë Grover
    • Development of collagen-elastin scaffolds for use in myocardial repair
  • Miss Yousun Ha
    • A New Generation of Pharmaceutical-containing Medical Devices: Optimisation and Characterisation using Nanoindentation
  • Dr. Mariam Habib
    • Phosphorylcholine-based surfaces for specific cell attachment
  • Dr. James Holder
    • Development of Silicon-Substituted Apatite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
  • Dr. Rachel Holdforth
    • Novel Conductive Gels for Nerve Regrowth
  • Dr. Edward Inns
    • The Development of collage-fibrinogen scaffolds to replicate the hematopoietic microenvironment
  • Dr. Raeid Jewad
    • Novel Methods of Tablet Manufacture with Complex Geometries
  • Dr. Anousha Kamvari-Moghaddam
    • Studies of Biodegradable Polymer Fibre Composites
  • Mr. Vsevolod Kachanov
    • SPS and conventional sintering of substituted apatites
  • Dr. Imran Khan
    • Environment-induced changes in biomedical polyurethanes
  • Dr. Jonathan Lawton
    • The Assessment of Phosphorylcholine and Modified Phosphorylcholine Polymers for Skeletal Tissue Engineering
  • Miss Yuwan Lin
    • Development of hydroxyapatite/hydrogel biocomposite for tissue engineering
  • Dr. Andrew Lynn
    • Advanced Scaffolds for the Repair of Articular Joint Defects
  • Mr. Ian Mackay
    • Bioactive Biodegradable Nano-composites
  • Dr. Patrick Marti
    • Characterisation of HA-Coated Implants Using Advanced Imaging Techniques
  • Dr. Laura Martin
    • Development of an amorphous alloy composition appropriate for use as a biomaterial
  • Miss Valerie Mellon
    • Tissue engineering and biological evaluation of novel biomaterials
  • Mr. Ismael Moreno Gomez
  • Dr. Arash Moavenian
    • Development of Collagen-GAG Scaffolds for Meniscus Repair
  • Dr. Leanne Mullen
    • Chemical Modification Tissue Engineering Scaffolds for Bone and Cartilage Repair
  • Dr. Ashutosh Naik
    • The effect of organosilane concentration on degradation time of PLGA-HA composites
  • Dr. Kartini Noorsal
    • Degradation and drug release studies of slowly degrading semicrystalline polymers
  • Dr. Munnawwar Patel
    • Hydrolytic degradation of Advanced Biocomposites
  • Dr. Nelesh Patel
    • In vivo assessment of hydroxyapatite and substituted apatites for bone grafting
  • Dr. Kendell Pawelec
    • Tailoring Ice-Templated Scaffold Structure for Biomedial Tussue Repair
  • Mrs. Sharlene Phillips
    • Polyurethane Biostability: Implications of Sterilisation & Accelerated in vitro Tests
  • Dr. Alex Porter
    • Ultrastructural comparison of hydroxyapatite and silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite for bone grafting applications
  • Dr. Susan Rae
    • Surface topography and filler effects on bioactive ceramic-polymer composites in vitro.
  • Dr. Fiona Rahman
    • Composites of poly(ethylmethacrylate)/tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate with tricalcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite for bone scaffolds
  • Dr. Annette Renouf
    • Micromechanisms of Deformation in Resorbable Polymers
  • Mr David Roche
    • Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Processing of Resorbable composite Scaffolds for bone repair
  • Mr. Carl Schroeder
    • Materials selection and novel preparation of bioerodible devices for controlled drug delivery
  • Mr. Carlos Schuster
    • Effect of Crosslinking on Cell Interactions with Collagen Films and Scaffolds
  • Mr. Aman Sharma
    • Combining Bone Morphogentic Proteins and Novel Nanocomposite
  • Dr. Rachel Sidda
    • Nanoindentation and graded Interfaces for Spinal Disc Prostheses
  • Mrs Helen Smalley
    • Customising the Manufacturing processes and composition of collagen-based scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering
  • Dr. Rose Spear
    • Functionalization of Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Stimulation of New Bone Growth
  • Dr. Qian Tang
    • Production and characterization of HA- and substituted HA-coatings using VPS
  • Dr. Susie Trevor
    • Stimulus Responsive 'Smart Materials' for Controlled Release and Targeted Delivery Within the Gastric Environment
  • Miss Charlotte Vacogne
    • Structure-property relationships in collagen
  • Dr. Ashley White
    • Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Bioceramics
  • Dr. Samuel Wilberforce
    • Mechanical properties of PLGA/nano-α-TCP composities for use as bone graft substitutes
  • Dr. Zhijie Yang (Jack)
    • Development and Characterisation of Bioactive, Bioresorbable α-Tricalcium Phosphate/Poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) Nanocomposite for Bone Substitution and Fixation
  • Dr. Shou Zou (David)
    • Optimisation of silicon substituted hydroxyapatite for bone graft

Visiting PhD Students

  • Dr. Claudia Botelho
    Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    • Silicon substituted hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications
  • Tomoyo Goto
  • Miss Maria Hammer
    Karl-Ruprechts-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Mr. Jan Hoehn
    University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Thermal and Mechanical Behaviour of Novel Bioactive Composites
  • Mr. Kyösti Kauppinen
    University of Oulu, Finland
    • Development and Biomedical Evaluation of Bioactive Composite Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration
  • Miss Wendy Ortega
    University of CINVESTAV, Mexico
    • Titania-Wollastonite Composites
  • Miss Isabel Villarreal
    University of CINVESTAV, Mexico
    • PMMA-Wollastonite Cements
  • Mr. Sujin Woottichaiwat
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    • Fabrication of porous hydroxyapatite bioceramics
  • Miss Kamolporn Wattanasirmkit
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    • A novel glass formulation for improved interfacial bonding in zirconia dental implants

Support Staff

  • Mrs Bonnie Cooper
  • Mrs Emilie Lallamond
  • Mrs Rebecca Merry
  • Miss Ffion Thomas
  • Ms Jo Clayton