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  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  Design of cranial reconstruction plates: integrating engineering analysis and understanding
  Dr A Gleadall
Applications accepted all year round

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Customised medical implants are widely used in healthcare for applications such as craniofacial reconstruction after trauma or tumour removal.
  Developing bioelectronic implants through fusion of stem cells and electroactive scaffolds
  Dr C Adams
Application Deadline: 28 October 2019

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This is a cross institution (Keele University and Lancaster University) and multidisciplinary PhD program with the primary goal to develop and test new materials for repairing spinal cord injury.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
  Evaluation of Metal Leaching from Implantable Medical Devices
  Dr A Managh, Dr B Cousins
Application Deadline: 28 March 2020

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This PhD studentship seeks to apply state-of the art laser ablation technology developed at Loughborough University to improve understanding of heavy metal ions in biomaterials research.
  “Smart” scaffolds for preventing post-surgery infections and evaluation in a simulated in vivo microenvironment
  Dr A Anastasiou
Applications accepted all year round

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Infections associated with bacterial colonisation around implants and scaffolds is a significant clinical problem both in orthopaedics and regenerative dentistry.
  Developing a tissue engineered/polyurethane blood vessel using bioengineering techniques
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof S Rimmer, Prof A M Graham, Dr K Riches-Suman
Applications accepted all year round

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Vein graft failure is a significant issue in cardiovascular disease patients, with restenosis caused by alterations in flow patterns leading to remodelling and disease progression.
  Developing Synthetic Models of the Cochlea to Investigate Cochlear Implant Stimulation Spread
  Prof M Bance
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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(PhD- suitable for engineering, materials, chemical engineering and biomedical backgrounds). (co-supervised by Professor George Malliaras, Dr Debi Vickers and Dr Bob Carlyon).
  Deformation avalanches in small-scaled components and how to prevent them
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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The prediction of plastic deformation of metals has been an important research topic for decades, which primarily reduces to the question of properly understanding the motions of dislocations as the major cause of plastic flows in metals.
  Detecting and Imaging oral blood vessels for disease monitoring using Heart-Rate Modulated Optical Coherence Tomography
  Dr P H Tomlins
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. This project offers an exciting opportunity to develop imaging technology for oral inflammation. Inflammation is an important condition underlying numerous human health conditions.
  New antimicrobial agents for biofilm-related infections
  Dr K Fairfull-Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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The adhesion of bacteria to surfaces and their subsequent ability to aggregate into colonies called biofilms is a significant problem in healthcare systems around the world.
  Enhancing Adoption of 3D Printing in Medical Technology Industry through Data Driven Decision Making
  Dr S Tavassoli, Assoc Prof B Abbasi
Applications accepted all year round

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The project investigates the adoption of disruptive technologies by focusing on the case of 3D Printing (3DP) in the Medical Technology (MedTech) industry.
  Improving language skills in children with hearing loss by developing a parent-delivered training programme based on Theory-of-Mind skills
  Dr A Heinrich, Dr H Chilton, Dr C Adams
Applications accepted all year round

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Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory deficit experienced by children. In the UK alone, more than 45000 children have a hearing loss.
  Temporal Design for the Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices
  Dr L Thomas-Seale, Dr R J Dyson
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr Lauren Thomas-Seale is a principle investigator in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Biodegradable composite materials (Bio-PolyMOFs) for applications in targeted delivery of drugs to improve healthcare and reduce antimicrobial resistance in developing countries and worldwide
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr A L Kelly, Dr M Katsikogianni
Applications accepted all year round

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Growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major global challenges and is linked to the use of unnecessarily high doses of orally administered antibiotics following medical surgery and infections.
  Manipulating bone tissue regeneration by bivalent cations
  Dr K Yeung
Applications accepted all year round

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Bone healing or repair is a biological process that can take weeks to months and patients suffering from bone fractures usually need extended time off work and away from normal activities.
  Smart implant and spine AI
  Dr J Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Our team is working on novel diagnosis methods and implants for spine disorders. The diagnosis tools cover form home based examinations to hospital screenings.
  Novel approaches to the long term release of biomacromolecules
  Prof R Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing. Title. Novel approaches to the long term release of biomacromolecules.
  Utilising mechanistic mathematical models to understand cellular heterogeneity of healthy human tendons #NDORMS-2020/7
  Dr S Snelling, Dr A Cribbs, Prof S Waters
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Tendons efficiently transfer force from muscles to the skeleton and are fundamental to all forms of motion. Tendons possess a distinct hierarchical organisation.
  Materials for Next-Generation Batteries
  Dr T Schoetz
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Theresa Schoetz. Co-supervisor Professor Themis Prodromakis. Project description.
  PhD Studentship in Biodegradable Polymers: New Directions in Controlled Radical Ring-opening Polymerization
  Dr P Roth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project involves the development of novel biodegradable polymers for applications in biomedicine and materials science. Accepted candidates will join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Surrey and work in the Roth research group in the recently renovated Joseph Kenyon laboratory.
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