Bio-engineering the Future

Improving quality of life through novel healthcare technologies - Creating advanced medical solutions through innovative biomaterials.

Exemplar Research

Multi Functional Biomaterials

Structural Tissue Scaffolds

Our primary aim is to develop advanced porous structures with optimised mechanical properties and biological functionality.

Simulated femur hip implant

Clinical Orthopaedics and Surgical Techniques

Artificial Joint Design and Optimisation.

Working closely with Clinicians, we are optimising surgical techniques to bring direct benefits to patients undergoing total joint replacements.

Bioresorbable Materials

Tuning Material Behaviors to Enhance Biological Processes

Our primary aim is to develop advanced bone fixation devices which 'resorb' over time and are replaced by natural tissue.

Virtual reality demonstration

Virtual Reality

Providing Insight To Injury

Using advanced virtual reality systems to gain insight into digital representations of biological systems .


An EU RISE collaborative project with four global research institutes

BIaxial STRETCHing of PLLA-WS2 nanocomposites FOR thinner and stronger BIOMEDical scaffolds

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Our Research Family

Dr Alex Lennon


Cell and tissue mechanobiology, implant biomechanics, bio-engineering simulation

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Prof. Fraser Buchanan


Bio-resorbable medical materials, bioactive delivery systems, sterilisation processes

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Dr Dan Sun


Biomaterials, nanocomposites

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Dr Eoin Cunningham


Biomedical device development, biodegradable polymers, hard tissue scaffold production

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Dr Gary Menary

Senior Lecturer

Biomedical device development

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Prof. Biqiong Chen


Biomimetic elastomers and nanocomposite hydrogels for soft tissue engineering, nanocomposites for drug delivery, nanoparticles for bioimaging and cancer therapy

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Modern Facilities

Advancing Bio-engineering

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Our Extended Research Family

Research Centres


Research Centres

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