PhD Studentship: Fabrication Biocompatible Coating enabling Drug Eluting on Demand

Queen Mary University of London

This PhD project will be placed along European project “Open characterisation and modelling environment to drive innovation in advanced nano-architectured and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces” (OYSTER). This project will be done by consortium of seven Universities and Research Institutions and 8 companies, mostly SMEs across Europe.

Major focus of the PhD project is in surface design, controlled adhesion and development of surface characterisation techniques and their standardization. In particular, the selected PhD student will contribute in biofunctionalisation of surfaces to make hydrophobic surface hydrophilic and to produce thin polymeric films with micro-packaged bioactive agents with release-on-demand properties. Further goal would be to make such a coating on various implants and stents. Developments of implants with designed mechanical properties with extra function such as “micro-packaged” drug what could be used to proliferate cell grow and/or antibacterial coatings. 

  • QMUL Research Studentship Details
    Available to Home/EU & International Applicants.
  • Full Time programme only
  • Applicant required to start in Late September/October 2018
  • The studentship arrangement will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend for up to three years (Currently set as £16,553 in 2017/18).
  • The minimum requirement for this studentship opportunity is a good Honours degree (minimum 2(i) honours or equivalent) or MSc/MRes in a relevant discipline.
  • If English is not your first language then you will require a valid English certificate equivalent to IELTS 6.5+ overall with a minimum score of 6 in Writing 5.5 in all sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking).
  • International applicants should refer to the following website at

Supervisor Contact Details
For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Prof Gleb Sukhorukov
Tel: 020 7882 5508 /+44 (0) 79 399 28158

Application Method
To apply for this studentship and for entry on to the Biomedical Materials programme (Full Time) please follow the instructions detailed on the following webpage:

Further Guidance:

Please be sure to include a reference to ‘2018 SEMS QMRS GS’ to associate your application with this studentship opportunity.

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