The student would work within a team designing and characterising new materials that can be directly integrated with conventional wound dressings but will be able to report back to a healthcare provider the status of the wound. It will provide a periodic diagnostic of the healing process. Most importantly, the bandage would alert the patient/clinician to the onset of infection. Developing bandages that can not only monitor but which could act, autonomously to treat the emerging infection will be a key goal of the project.
First Supervisor: Davis, J Prof
Second Supervisor: Papakonstantinou, P Prof
Collaborator: Nottingham Trent University (microbial/wound assessment)
Collaboration: Prof Steve Forsythe, Head of Microbiology, Nottingham Trent University
The project would focus on the design of new materials that can enable the controlled electronic release of therapeutic agents for combatting baterial infection of slow healing wounds. The work is interdisciplinary in nature involving aspects of biochemical, chemical, microbial and materials sciences and seeks to build on previous work by Prof Davis.