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Nanotechnology and Bioengineering

UCLan research activity covers emerging nanotechnologies vital for medicine and engineering and our results are directly enhancing people’s lives and improving the environment in which we all live.

Nanotechnology and Bioengineering


UCLan’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering conducts research into areas at the interfaces of biological, chemical and physical sciences, exploiting the advantage of nanoscale structures and materials.

Our research focuses on emerging nanotechnologies that impact and has applications in medicine and engineering, to improve people’s lives and the environment in which we live.

The Institute brings together interdisciplinary teams of researchers and extensive facilities in the following areas:

To find out more about research in Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, contact Dr Joe Smerden, Guild Fellow in Nanophysics
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892700 Email:


Recent books published by staff at the Institute include Nanostructured Soft Matter; Fire Toxicity; Fire Retardancy of Polymers; Nanocomposite Coatings and Nanocomposite Materials; Biomechanics of Hard Tissues; Carbon-Based Nanomaterials. Dozens of journals are also contributed to each year.

The Institute of Physics Annual Prize for the best PhD thesis in Computational Physics in the UK and Ireland was awarded to Dr Marco Pinna in 2009.

Dr Manuela Mura received the 2010 Tadion-Rideal Prize from King’s College London.

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