Professor Jonathan Knowles
PhD, FIMMM, CEng, FRSC, CSci
of Biomaterials Science and Head of the Division of Biomaterials
and Tissue Engineering,
Eastman Dental Institute
New paper out in collaboration with the University of Westminster. Click here to view
Three papers to be published in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
Presentation at the Asian Biomaterials Congress, Busan, September 2011.
Jonathan Knowles wins UKSB Biocompatibles Endowed Prize.
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Jonathan Knowles appointed as visiting professor to Dankook University
As part of a long term collaboration Jonathan Knowles has recently been appointed as a visiting Professor to Dankook University as part of a drive to develop collaborations. He will be involved with the supervision of a number of students and direct their research projects.
New open access journal launched.
Following on from the continued success of the Journal of Biomaterials Applications, Sage launch a new journal, the Journal of Tissue Engineering, an open access format journal published by Sage, both edited by Jonathan Knowles.
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Two papers published in Advanced Functional Materials.
One on the antimicrobial effect of gallium and their controlled delivery (click here for a link to the paper) and one on the structural characterisation of silver doped glasses (click here for a link to the paper). Both of these papers are part of the ongoing collaboration between UCL and the universities of Kent and Warwick.
paper published using the new Lynx Eye detector to investigate phase
transitions in sol-gel glasses
collaborative paper between the Universities of Kent, Warwick and
UCL has published data on the synthesis of a ternary phosphate based
sol-gel and utilised amongst other techniques, combined TGA-DTA
and also high temperature X-ray diffraction to investigate the crystallisation
and subsequent melting events in this glass.
here to go to the paper.
Grant funding for pilot project on composites
collaborative project with the University of Nottingham has been
funded to investigate the feasibility of the production of phosphate
based glass fibre composites.
details are available here
data published in Advanced Materials
degradation and reprecipitation of phosphate based glass fibres
has recently been inverstigated in detail and also showed data on
an unusual phenomena, whereby the fibres dissolve and reprecipitate
to form tubes.
here to go to the paper.
funding obtained for a new fast detector for real time phase change
new Lynx Eye detector has been purchased for upgrading the Brüker
D8 Advance diffractometer which utilises silicon strip technology
to increase the data collection rate by a factor of 200. This will
allow studies with such materials as calcium phosphate cements to
characterise the setting reactions and also, when coupled with the
Anton Paar high temperature stage will be able to look at melting
and phase change phenomena in a variety of materials being studied,
such as sol-gel apatites and phosphate based glasses.
work published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials
carried out on the development of sol-gel derived nano-fibres for
hard and soft tissue surgery published in the journal Advanced
Click here to go to the paper
Knowles obtained his degree and then PhD in 1987 and 1991 respectively.
Following his PhD he worked at Aichi Medical University, Japan,
for six months as a Royal Academy of Engineering Overseas Visiting
Research Fellow. Following this he worked at Queen Mary and Westfield
College at the UK national centre for biomaterials research. In
1995 he was appointed to a lectureship in biomaterials and then
was made senior lecturer in 1997and then Reader in 1999.
2003 he was made a Professor of Biomaterials and continues as Head
of the Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.
principal research interests focus around the development of degradable
materials for hard and soft tissue surgery. These include degradable
glasses in bulk and fibre form and recent work is also centring
around the synthesis of new degradable polymers.
have a number of PDRA's and PhD's working on a variety of projects.
Details of some of the projects are below:
and GSK funded studentship working on the de and remineralisation
of dentine and enamel.
PhD studentship working on development of sol-gel derived apatite
Studentship working on the development of Co releasing glasses
has published over 200 refereed papers and numerous conference presentations.
Click HERE to go to a complete list of papers
in Chief of the Journal of Biomaterials
Editor in Chief of the Journal of Tissue Engineering
board member for Advances in Fluorine
of the Editorial Board of the
Journal of Dentistry
National and International Assignments
of the EPSRC Peer Review College 2000-2006
Chairman of the London Materials Society, Institute of Materials
was awarded the IADR Young Investigator award in 2001
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25 April, 2013