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Ruth Goodridge

Associate Professor in Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing, Faculty of Engineering



Ruth Goodridge graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1999 with a BMedSc(Hons) degree in Biomaterials. After a year out to work at Biomaterials companies and research institutes in the UK, Australia and the US, she returned to the UK to pursue a PhD at the University of Leeds looking at the laser sintering of bioceramics. Upon completion of her PhD in 2004, she was awarded a JSPS Fellowship to investigate new materials for laser sintering at NAIST, Japan. She joined the Additive Manufacturing Research Group at Loughborough University in 2006, where she continued her research into new materials for Additive Manufacturing/3D-Printing, predominantly focusing on laser sintering of polymers and the use of AM for biomaterials/bioengineering. In April 2012, she moved to the University of Nottingham as part of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing.

Current projects include:

* Understanding processing of new materials by laser sintering, in particular polymer nanocomposites, thermoplastic elastomers, biomaterials, polyethylene.

* Using Additive Manufacturing to produce flow chemistry reactors.

* Surface modification of AM parts for medical applications.

* Jetting of biodegradable polymers

* Production of medical implants using AM.

* Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living (EPSRC Grant - EP/M026388/1)

* ADAM: Anthropomorphic Design for Advanced Manufacture (EPSRC Grant - EP/N010280/1)

Ruth Goodridge is part of the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Research Group.

Recent Publications

Current PhD Students

Mr Dominic Hui (Year 3) - Cytocompatibility of Nanostructured Degradable Materials for Additive Manufacturing

Mr Duncan Hickman (Year 3) - Design of additively manufactured lattice structures for medical implants

Mr Nicholas Southon (Year 3) - Polymer Laser Sintering

Miss Ngo Thuy (Year 2) - Upper limb prosthesis by multifunctional AM

Mr Obinna Okafor (Year 2) - Continuous Flow Reactors by Additive Manufacturing

Mr Samuel Irving (Year 2) - New Materials for Polymer Laser Sintering

Mr Yazid Lakhdar (Year 2) - Processing of Advanced Ceramics by Additive Manufacturing

Ms Katie Blake (Year 1) - Additive Manufacturing of Cardiovascular Devices

Ms Fiona Salmon (Year 1) - Additive Manufacturing of complex glass structures

Past PhD Students

Dr Jayasheelan Vaithilingham (Awarded 01/2015) - Surface Modification of Metal Additive Manufacturing Parts for Medical Applications

Dr Jiaming Bai - (Awarded 12/2013) - Laser Sintering of Polymer Nanocomposites

Mr Stefan Ziegelmeier (Awarded 12/2015) - Laser Sintering of Thermoplastic Elastomers

Mr Andrew Capel - (Awarded 2015) - Production of Flow Chemistry Reactors by Additive Manufacturing

Mr Sam Kilsby (Awarded 2015) - Design of biodegradable polymers for Jetting.

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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