Development of materials which interface with the body and provide enhanced functionality, such as drug delivery, infect
a. Photoactive Biomaterials
Research activities are focussed on materials which can resist a wide range of microbial pathogens using in situ generation of reactive oxygen species from the surfaces of materials.
b. Polymeric Medical Devices
Research activities focus on (i) the development of new methods of fabrication of materials suitable for construction of medical devices and (ii) enhancement of the function of devices through new methods of polymer synthesis, supramolecular assembly, surface modification, drug eluting materials and minimising adverse host responses to materials.
c. Sensor Development
Sensors research in the School focuses on novel methods for obtaining and analysing small volumes of blood, as well as blood-free diagnosis/patient monitoring using microneedles and developing point-of-care tests for microbial infection.