Advanced Materials Research Group
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The group has a strong research portfolio across a wide range of biomaterials both in fundamental research and medical device applications.





Bio-materials Development

Bio and synthetic degradable polymer structure, degradable glasses, ceramics and substitution. Composites biomaterials using nanoparticulates and short and long fibres, Novel nano structures ceramics and glasses for bioactive and antimicrobial applications, porous structures. Capping agents and in situ processing of nano particles to aid dispersions or buffer degradable products.

Cell Surface Interactions and Biocompatibility

In vitro cyto-compatibility assessment of new materials, modified, patterned and functionalised surfaces. Exploring the chemical and physical and biological interactions. 


Tissue Engineering

Novel ceramic, polymer, metallic and composite scaffolds have been developed for tissue engineering applications primarily in respect to cartilage and bone. Chitosan, blends and composites have been investigated for vascular, cartilage and bone related applications. Scaffolds have been researched in 2D and 3D structures using immortalised cell lines and hMSC.

Bio-materials Manufacturing

Next generation manufacturing devices using metallic, glass, ceramic and polymer structures using a wide range of technologies including hydrothermal synthesis, spraying, atomisation, additive manufacturing, fibre drawing, extrusion, casting and coating technologies.



Advanced Materials Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD