Laboratory of
Biophysics and Surface Analysis


Welcome to the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis

Head of Division: Professor Phil Williams

Academic Staff : Professor Morgan Alexander , Dr Stephanie Allen , Dr Jonathan Aylott , Dr Josephine Bunch , Dr Jonathan Burley Professor Martyn Davies , Dr Frankie Rawson , Professor Clive Roberts , Professor Saul Tendler Dr Mischa Zelzer

The Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis is a multi-disciplinary group investigating fundamental and applied biomolecular, biomaterial and (bio)formulation problems at nano and micro scale to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, among many others.

Biophysics explains the biological functions of cells, tissues and organisms in terms of the structure and behaviour of biological molecules. Surface analysis underpins many developments in micro and nanotechnology, particularly in the area of healthcare.

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Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre Case Studies

Surface analytical case studies from the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre

Andreea Iuras wins Seah Prize at UKSAF meeting

Andrea Iuras has won the Seah Prize at the UK Young Surface Analyst of the year competition 2014. Well done Andreea!

Recent Publications

HOOK, A.L., CHANG C.-Y., YANG, J., LUCKETT, J., COCKAYNE, A., ATKINSON, S., MEI, Y., BAYSTON, R., IRVINE, D.J., LANGER, R., ANDERSON, D.G., WILLIAMS, P., DAVIES, M.C. and ALEXANDER, M.R., 2012. Combinatorial discovery of polymers resistant to bacterial attachment Nature Biotechnology. 30(9), 868-875 30(9), 868-875


SCOUTARIS, N., ALEXANDER, M.R., GELLERT, P.R. and ROBERTS, C.J., 2011. Inkjet printing as a novel medicine formulation technique Journal of Controlled Release. 156(2), 179-185

DE GRAFF, A.M.R., SHANNON, G., FARRELL, D.W., WILLIAMS, P.M. and THORPE, M.F., 2011. Protein unfolding under force: crack propagation in a network Biophysical Journal. 101(3), 736-744




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