I began my research career after completing a MEng undergraduate degree in 2012 reading Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering, at The University of Sheffield. I embarked on a PhD at the University in the department of Materials Science, investigating synthetic scaffolds for stem cell delivery & guided regeneration of bone. Since arriving in the School of Clinical Dentistry in 2015, I have worked on a variety of projects, mainly themed around biomaterials development for both guided tissue regeneration & antimicrobial purposes.
I specialise in additive manufacturing (CAD and CAM), electrospinning, biocompatibility and antimicrobial testing of biomaterial scaffolds. I have established collaborations with researchers in China, having been on a research exchange and having hosted a researcher. I have lectured on dental materials, manufacturing and digital dentistry to both masters student and undergraduates. I have also run seminars on the use of Autodesk Maya and Materialise Mimics to undergraduates, masters and PhD students.
I am working on two main projects: The first is with the UK EPSRC centre MeDe innovation designing topologically controlled electrospun membranes for bone regeneration. The second with the European consortium MOZART, testing antimicrobial mesoporous matrices against microbial biofilms.