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Prof Mohan Edirisinghe
Roberts (Engineering Building)
Torrington Place
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  • Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

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Research Groups
Research Summary

My research activities address global materials processing, forming, manufacturing and healthcare challenges. Major themes of current investigation include:

(i) Novel materials processing and forming techniques with manufacturing as the focus, e.g. manufacturing functional materials structures for healthcare.

(ii) Generation and Encapsulation of biostructures for prevention and cure therapies using bubbles, particles, capsules and fibers with applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, antimicrobial filtration, wound care, food engineering etc.

(iii) Preparation of coatings (for implants), inserts and new biomaterials for various biomedical engineering sectors

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Teaching Summary

Current teaching is mainly to do with the MSc course on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering which Professor Edirisinghe designed and initiated in 2007. Each year, up to six masters students and up to six undergraduates do their research projects in his laboratory.

01-SEP-1999 – 30-NOV-2005 Professor of Materials Materials Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2000   Doctor of Science University of Leeds
1983   Doctor of Philosophy University of Leeds
1980   Master of Science University of Leeds
1978   Bachelor of Applied Science University of Moratuwa
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