Antimicrobial coatings for biomedical applications

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 materials, nanotechnology, chemistry, or biology.

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Closing Date: 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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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.

English language requirements need to be satisfied by EU/Overseas applicants. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.


Applications are welcomed from self-funded students, or students who are applying for scholarships from the University of Edinburgh or elsewhere. 

Further information and other funding options.

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