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I am a Professor of Oral Biomaterials Sciences and currently the Head of the Division of Dentistry part of the School of Medical Sciences.

I lead a dynamic and sizeable group of Postgraduate Research students at PhD and MPhil level at various research aspects of Dental Biomaterials, especially in resin-composites, ceramics and implants. I also supervise a number of Postgraduate Taught students completing an MSc in Endodontics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology for their respective Theses.



I was born in North Greece and came to Manchester for higher education studies.  I completed a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University.  I then developed an interest in medical research, partly due to the fact that my father is a dentist, which led me to do an M.Phil in the School of Pharmacy and a Ph.D in the School of Dentistry, both of them at The University of Manchester. 

I think Manchester is a vibrant and exciting place and I get the opportunity to indulge in my other passion, which is basketball.  I was Club Captain and Head Coach of The University of Manchester Basketball Club and proud to be a member of the prestigious XXI University of Manchester Club . I also coached Stockport Lapwings (EBL, Div II). Currently, I coach Stockport Atlas.

I am also the Head Governor for Ladybridge Primary School in Cheadle Hulme, a role that I cherish and enjoy interacting and assisting the local community.

Research interests

  • Development of novel biomaterial formulations, based on nanotechnology.
  • Molecular interaction between collagen and adhesive organic monomers using FTIR Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) AND Molecular Modelling.
  • Adhesive interactions with hard dental tissues and bone.
  • Photo-Polymerisation kinetics.
  • Dental and orthopaedic biomaterials.
  • Surface studies of biomaterials.
  • X-ray microtomography


Biomaterials BDS 2nd and 3rd years. Symposia in Years 1, 2 and 3.

Postgraduate Teaching for Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Implantology students.

My collaborations

Current PhD Students

  • Mohammed Alabbad
  • Abdulaziz Alayed
  • Abdulaziz Alhotan
  • Mohammed Aldafyan
  • Hamad Algamaiah
  • Saad Alotaibi
  • Hanan Aljohani
  • Ahmed Altarazi
  • Rafif Alshenaiber
  • Rua Babaier
  • Katwhar Bukhari
  • Shiyao Liu
  • Shaymaa Mudhaffer
  • Hunaida Tayeb
  • Halah Thanoon
  • Thei Vogiatzi
  • Meshari Alreshidi


  • Prof Julian Satterthwaite,  University of Manchester
  • Prof. D Herrera
    University of Madrid
  • Prof Vinicius Rosa
  • University of Singapore
  • Prof G Ntalos
    Technological Education Institution of Larisa
  • Prof. T Eliades
    Univesity of Zurich
  • Professor Ulrich Lohbauer, University of Erlangen
    University of Naples
  • Professor G Eliades
    University of Athens
  • Professor K D Jandt
    University of Jena
  • Professor Paul Brunton
    University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Prof Paulo Cesar, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof Alison Qualtrough
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester
  • Prof Hugh Devlin
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester
  • Dr Andrew Thomas, Photon Science Institute
    School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
  • Professor David Watts
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Nicola Tirelli
    School of Pharmacy, The University of Manchester

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Transactions Editor of the Academy of Dental Materials
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials
  • Member of the IADR
  • Member of Surface Science of Biologically Important Interfaces (SSBII)
  • The Photon Science Institute - research network
  • North of England Life Sciences Interface (NELSI)

Methodological knowledge

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM Nanoscope Illa)
Micro-CT (Skyscan 1072)
Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR)
Polymerisation Shrinkage strain & stress kinetics
Photo-Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC 7 Perkin Elmer)
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography HPLC - analysis of dentine-bonding agents & Log P & residual monomer (Waters 510)
Rheology of biomaterial formulations
Edge Toughness; Fracture Toughness
Wear - 2 & 3 body


B.Sc (Hons), M.Phil, Ph.D, FADM

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Areas of expertise

  • RK Dentistry

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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