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I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Bioresorbable Biomaterials, processing, evaluation and optimising - Tissue Scaffold fabrication methods - Orthopaedic fixation devices - Biodegradable polymers

19982020

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Interests

Bioresorbable biomaterials used in medical implants, including polymers and ceramics.

Professor Fraser Buchanan graduated with a first class degree in Materials Science and Metallurgy from Imperial College, London in 1987. After spending two years at Rolls-Royce, Bristol, working in an aerospace manufacturing environment, he undertook a PhD at University of Cambridge on the topic of high temperature carbon-carbon composites. Following this he worked at Cookson Group, Oxford, developing refractory systems for handing of molten steel and decorative glazes for the tile industry. He then returned to an academic environment, working on hip and knee joint replacements at University of Nottingham.

Research Statement

Professor Buchanan started as a new lecturer in Queen's in 1998 and was appointed as Chair in Biomaterials Engineering within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2010. He has been involved in various aspects of materials degradation research for the past 20 years. His research has more recently focused on the influence of process conditions and post-processing modifications on the performance of biomaterials such as calcium phosphate ceramics and bioresorbable polymers. His current research on calcium phopsphates focuses on two main areas. Firstly, optimising the performance of injectable calcium phosphate cements. Secondly, development of naturally derived bioresorbable calcium phosphates derived from marine algae. His research on bioresorbable polymers currently focuses on synthetic biocompatible polymers (e.g. aliphatic polyesters) such as polylactic acid (PLA) and polyglycolic acid (PGA). Projects include modification of degradation behaviour through incorporation of additives and electron beam treatment surface treatments.

Teaching

Materials 1 MEE1021 for stage 1 Mechanical, Product Design and Aerospace Engineers

Polymer Materials 3 MEE3062 for stage 3 Mechanical Engineers and Product Designers

Undergraduated projects, mainly relating the biomaterials and medical implants

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    A bespoke modular 3D printed pelvis phantom for validation of prostate SABR with dominant intra-prostatic lesion (DIL) boost regions

    McGarry, C., McCreery, C., Jeevanandam, P., King, R., Hounsell, A., Jain, S. & Buchanan, F., 27 Jun 2019.

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  • An Investigation of Diatom Biosilica Incorporation into 3D Printed Bioresorbable Scaffolds of Bone Repair

    Han, R., Matthew Julius, Buchanan, F. & Walsh, P., 08 Jul 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Prizes

    Activities

    Bioengineering in Ireland: 26th Annual Conference

    Fraser Buchanan (Chair)
    Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    World Biomaterials Congress 2020

    Fraser Buchanan (Member of programme committee)
    May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    University of Cambridge (External organisation)

    Fraser Buchanan (Advisor)
    Jan 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    4th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON BIOMATERIALS & BIOSENSORS

    Fraser Buchanan (Member of scientific committee)
    May 2019 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Invited Speaker: 4th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON BIOMATERIALS & BIOSENSORS

    Fraser Buchanan (Invited speaker)
    May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Impact

    Precision Techniques for Hip Joint Replacement Surgery Improves Quality of Life for over 10,000 Patients

    John Orr (Participant), David Beverland (Participant), Fraser Buchanan (Participant), Janet Hill (Participant), Alice Sykes (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impact, Health Impact

    Thesis

    Development and assessment of calcium phosphate bone substitutes for orthopaedic applications

    Author: Newe, C. F., Dec 2012

    Supervisor: Dunne, N. (Supervisor), Buchanan, F. (Supervisor) & Walker, G. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    In vitro osteoclast resorption of calcium phosphate bone substitutes

    Author: Martin, J., Dec 2015

    Supervisor: Buchanan, F. (Supervisor), Clarke, S. (Supervisor), Dunne, N. (Supervisor) & Nelson, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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