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Research Topics: 1. Anti-Infection Biomaterials for Medical Devices; 2. New Technologies and Materials for the Diagnosis of Infection; 3. Bio-inspired Strategies to Prevent/Retard Microbial Contamination

20162022

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Research Interests

Surface engineering and characterisation

Antimicrobial surface and coating

Anti-adhesive surface and coating 

Bioresorbable polymers

Control release

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Dr Shuai Zhang is currently a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast. Dr Zhang graduated with a distinction degree in Material Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China in 2012 and obtained his PhD degree (Science and Engineering - Biomaterials) from University of Dundee in 2016. Following this he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Ninewells Hospital developing anti-infection coatings for meidcal divices. He has actively engaged in establishing collaboration with industrial partners and was awarded the Innovator of the Year 2018 Award for early-stage new business ideas. Later he joined Queen’s University Belfast as a research fellow working on the topic of bioresorbable devices for promoting bone fracture healing and was awarded a personal licence for animal research by the Department of Health in 2021. 

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
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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