Niall Kent is investigating the use of bioactive glasses in medical bone-substitute cements
Professor Gleb Sukhorukov is developing remote-controlled nanocapsules with an exciting range of applications
Dr James Busfield is working towards the next generation of rubber, from improving the performance of car and aeroplane tyres, to developing new applications for ‘smart’ elastomers
Professor Robert Hill is working with bioactive glasses with a wide range of applications
Dr Marina Resmini is working with nanomaterials to develop new drug delivery systems
Dr Paul Anderson is harnessing the power of natural saliva to better protect teeth
Dr Mark Baxendale is developing flexible, lightweight and electronically conductive material
Smarter, cleaner, greener: twenty-first century materials outperform their twentieth century counterparts on every count. Materials science is one of the most exciting areas of scientific research, one with a direct impact on how we will live our lives in the future.
Academics at Queen Mary have an excellent track record in this field and, where appropriate, work with industrial partners and spin-out companies to bridge the worlds of academia and commerce.
Recent projects include: smart clothing designed to monitor vital signs and output real-time results to remote casualty teams in the case of an emergency; a drug delivery system that can be operated remotely to release precise and targeted doses; and a high-powered air drill that can cut through teeth using tiny particles of glass.