PhD student Luca Barbieri successfully defends his PhD thesis

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PhD student Luca Barbieri

Luca successfully defended his work on Tuesday 2nd February in a viva in front of a panel of academic experts. 

Speaking about his work afterwards, Luca said: “After obtaining a MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan, I joined The Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces at the University of Liverpool”. 

“My PhD research ranged from chemistry to physics to microbiology, combining advanced spectroscopic and imaging techniques, seeking novel approaches to tackle the issue of bacterial colonisation of surfaces.  My PhD work investigated the behaviour of bacteria at a range of materials and surfaces, from antimicrobial polymers to nanostructured hard surfaces”.

“I am currently employed as a Chemical Analyst at Convatec, using a wide range of analytical techniques, wet chemistry and physical testing procedures to assess the physical properties and chemical fingerprint of wound dressings”.

Congratulations Luca!