Research Fellow In Photo-Active Biomineral Engineering For Hard-Soft Tissue Diagnostics
University Of Leeds
Research Fellow in Photo-active Biomineral Engineering for Hard-Soft Tissue
Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a passion to uncover new methodologies for the treatment of load-bearing bones?Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
At the University of Leeds, we are involved in re-engineering of the damaged hard-soft tissue interface, for which we are embarking on a new EU-funded project on laser processing of biominerals on Ti-dental implants and modelling of phase changes, and engineering of a biocompatible photo-active materials for laser based spectroscopic monitoring of healing and infection management in the restored oral tissue and implants.
This is the second of two roles that will work together on the project. The first role is that of Research Fellow in Interaction of Short-Pulsed Laser with Biominerals (Laser Processing) (EPSPE1040).
The research on tissue diagnostic engineering will have impact on healing of damaged root bone and gum-tooth interface. The stabilisation of this hard-soft interface with in situ diagnostic will be engineered by engineering photo- active diagnostic interface using biomineral using short-pulsed laser. The photo-active layer characterisation will involve vibrational spectroscopy, photoluminescence, differential absorption spectroscopy, electron microscopy, XPS and X-ray diffraction. The knowledge of laser-based spectroscopy under different dry and wet conditions are important part of work programme. The biomaterials engineering will involve engineering of calcium phosphate mineral with suitable phosphor or colour centre which when excited emit photons for spectroscopic analysis using the differential absorption measurements.
The bio-minerals before and after will be characterised using number of materials and laser based spectroscopic characterisation for quantification of phosphor activity in dry, oral-fluid simulated, and cell-culture environment.
The long-term goal is to develop a non-invasive or minimally invasive spectroscopic and imaging protocol. For photo-active biomaterials engineering, two techniques will be developed for implant and tissue scaffold engineering.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Animesh Jha, School of Chemical & Process Engineering