The design of novel biodegradable polymeric nano- and micro- structures containing functional groups is of high importance in the biomedical field, and especially in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is one of several new technological breakthroughs that are expected to lead the factories of the future, where conventional equipment will be replaced by smart, flexible and customized systems.
Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites are promising in a variety of applications including stretchable electronic devices, soft robotics, actuators, sensors, wearable medical devices and soft tissue scaffolds.
Crystallisation is probably one of the most important unit operations in pharmaceutical industry for purification, as well as the generation of materials appropriate for formulation and application to the patient.
This well-established EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage delivers a 4-year doctoral training programme under the partnership between Queen's University Belfast and the University of Glasgow and additional collaboration partner the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC).