Porous Nanomaterials for Biomedicine

Electrospinning is a method of producing ultra-fine fibres (so called “nanofibers”), yielding materials with an enormous surface area to volume ratio. The fibrous mats generated are also highly porous (ca. 80% by volume) allowing these materials to be used as drug delivery systems where the solubility of poorly soluble drugs is enhanced and sensory materials. Recent work with the group has targeted at both these applications.

 Electrospun Nanofibers

An SEM micrograph of a sample drug-loaded electrospun nanofibers

Staff

  • Dr Ken White
  • Dr Nick Chatterton
  • Dr Samir Nuseibeh

Collaborations

  • Dr Gareth Williams (UCL)

PhD Students

  • Erum Noureen