Our research group is located at the Kroto Research Institute and affiliated with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield. We use interdisciplinary approaches that integrate the concepts and expertise from chemistry, physics, biomaterials, cell biology and microbiology to develop materials and systems for biomedical applications.
Current research areas include:
Designed short peptides as antimicrobial/anticancer agents and gene delivery vectors.
Microfluidic fabrication of nanoparticles/liposomes for drug delivery.
3D bioprinting for tissue engineering. Inkjet printing of self-assembling peptides for cell patterning.
Reactive inkjet printing of self-propelling silk swimmers for enhanced mixing and sensing, micro-arrays for healthcare applications.
Inkjet printing of flexible/wearable devices.
Adsorption of natural and designed biosurfactants and their interaction with conventional surfactants at interfaces.
Surface functionalization of biomolecules for biocompatible surfaces, antimicrobial surfaces, and biosensor applications.