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My key research interests are additive manufacturing, bioelectronics, biocompatibility and antimicrobial materials.  My teaching includes biomaterals (metals & polymers), dental materials, manufacturing and digital dentistry. I have run seminars on the use of Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Materialise Mimics.


From the beginning of 2020 I have been working with Professor Ivan Minev in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. This is as a PDRA in Implantable Bioelectronic Systems on the ERC funded project IntegraBrain.


I began my research career after completing a MEng undergraduate degree in 2012 in Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering, at The University of Sheffield. My PhD in the department of Materials Science investigated synthetic polyHIPE scaffolds for stem cell delivery & guided regeneration of bone.


In the School of Clinical Dentistry (2016 - 2019) I worked 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.



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Dr Thomas Paterson

Postdoc at the University of Sheffield