Antimicrobial coating industry is rapidly growing. This is to prevent the serious problems caused by bacterial adhesion and subsequent biofilm formation on the surfaces of many devices. In this project, we aim to develop silver-free and biocompatible metal-organic frameworks nanomaterial coating loaded with drugs for significantly improved antibacterial efficacy.
To undertake this research, we are seeking a highly motivated candidate with established hands-on experience in antibacterial and surface science.
Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, biomedical engineering or cell biology, possibly supported by an MSc Degree.
Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.
EPSRC funding is available to cover tuition fees and stipend are available for Home/EU students, but applications are also welcomed from self-funded students, or students who are applying for scholarships from the University of Edinburgh or elsewhere.