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. The project to be carried out in the Institute for Bioengineering at the University of Edinburgh is going to combine anti-adhesive approach to prevent bacterial adsorption and bactericidal method to achieve effective antimicrobial coatings.
To undertake this research, we are seeking a highly motivated candidate with established hands-on experience in antibacterial and surface science.
Dr Michael Chen
Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) inchemical 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.
Tuition fees + stipend are available for Home/EU students (International students can apply, but the funding only covers the Home/EU fee rate). Applications are welcomed from self-funded students, or students who are applying for scholarships from the University of Edinburgh or elsewhere.