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New antimicrobial strategies for dental restorative materials

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Oral bacteria can attach to many restorative materials to form biofilms. In order to achieve long-term success of dental restorations, it is important to render dental materials with antimicrobial properties. Numerous chemical, physical and mechanical approaches have been used in clinic to prevent biofilm formation or treat dental materials associated infections.

The project aims at developing novel antimicrobial strategies by combining antimicrobial materials with other external stimuli e.g. light or ultrasound to deter oral biofilms formation in various dental restorative materials, including resin composites, cements, implants, adhesives and denture base. The project involves the formulation of material composition, microstructural and microbiological characterisation using a range of analytic and microscopic techniques such as XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, FTIR, LSCM and biofilm assays.

Applicants with a BSc or MSc (or equivalent) in Materials, Chemistry, Engineering or other relevant discipline are encouraged to apply. For further information, please contact Professor Bo Su,

When applying please select "PhD in Oral and Dental Science" within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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