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Nottingham Trent University

Research Areas & Focuses

Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease (CHAUD)

  1. Development of biofilm models
  2. Antimicrobial efficacy of medical device materials
  3. Novel antimicrobials
  4. Microbiome research
  5. Biofilm development in Helicobacter pylori infections

Medical Technologies and Advanced Materials

    1. Formulation of inks and coatings
    2. Electrostatic spray coating of nanomaterials
    3. Synthesis of nanofibre materials and coatings
    4. Photonic processing (Extreme Ultraviolet to Infra Red) for ablation, surface modification, welding
    5. General coating processes used in device fabrication
    6. 3D printing of medical grade materials

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

For enquiries, please contact Samantha Mclean.

Facilities

Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease (CHAUD)

  • Bacteria and phage culture including microaerobic, anaerobic & bioreactor facilities
  • Biofilm models using Modified Robbins Device and Drip Flow bioreactors
  • Next-generation genomics suite – MiSeq and Nanopore
  • Galleria & tissue culture infection models
  • Microscopy suite – including SEM, TEM & AFM

Medical Technologies and Advanced Materials

  • Electrospinning and Electrospray Facilites
  • R2R coating and photonic processes
  • Robotic coating (Syringe, Spray, Jet, Dip)
  • Extensional rheology
  • 3D Printers (Stereolithography, Fused Deposition, Fused deposition Modelling, Silicone)
  • Speedmixers for Formulation and Grinding

Imaging Suite in the Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF)

  • Jeol JEM-2100Plus STEM with Gatan Rio16, BF, ADF, BEI and JED-SDD EDS detectors. High tilt and analytical double tilt holders are available.
  • Jeol JSM-7100F SEM with Oxford Instruments X-MaxN EDS detector. SEI, BEI and low vacuum modes are available.
  • Phenom ProX Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS detector. Tilting and low vacuum charge reduction stages are available.
  • Bruker Dimension Icon Scanning Probe Microscope with STM and liquid cell accessories available.
  • Leica SP5 LSCM with HyD upgrade. Enviromental chamber and motorised stage available.
  • Sample preparation facilities include Quorum sputter coater with glow discharge and an ultramicrotome.

Researchers

Lesley Hoyles, Biosciences / Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease (CHAUD)
John Hunt, Medical Technologies and Advanced Materials
Samantha Mclean, Biosciences / Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease (CHAUD)
Bob Stevens, Medical Technologies and Advanced Materials
Jody Winter, Biosciences / Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease (CHAUD)

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