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 devices for biomedical applications.
Current research areas include:
Self-assembling peptides as antimicrobial, anticancer agents and gene delivery vectors.
Silk nanoparticles for drug and gene delivery.
Microfluidic fabrication of micro/nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
Inkjet printing of peptide based scaffolds for cell patterning.
Surface tension or enzyme powered silk swimmers for enhanced mixing and sensing.
Reactive inkjet printed micro-arrays for medical diagnosis.
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.