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Dr Raechelle D'Sa

Senior Lecturer in Antimicrobial Biomaterials Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng


Personal Statement

Raechelle completed her BSc (Honours) in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Toronto. She then went on to undertake a Masters in Organic Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University. This was followed by by a short break in academia, during which time she obtained industrial experience as a research chemist at a contract research company (TDA Research, Inc., Golden, CO, USA). She subsequently came to the UK to obtain her PhD in Biomaterials. Her dissertation was on the surface modification of medically relevant polymers for increased biocompatibility at the University of Ulster. She went on to carry out postdoctoral research focusing on the study of mammalian and bacterial cells with surfaces structured at the nanometer scale. She joined the University of Liverpool as a lecturer in July 2013.

Personal Distinctions

  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Bursary (IPEM 2011)
  • Andrew Carnegie Research Fund (IOM3 2011)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Bursary (RSC 2011)
  • Best Poster Presentation at Nano-Molecular Analysis for Emerging Technologies IV Conference (NPL 2010)
  • Invited Departmental Seminar at York University, Canada (Invitation to Speak, York University, Canada 2010)
  • Best Oral Presentation at Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society meeting (Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society 2009)
  • UKRC Technical Training Grant (UKRC 2009)
  • Best Thesis Award-University of Ulster (University of Ulster 2009)
  • Best Poster Presentation-Institute of Biology (Institute of Biology 2007)
  • Best Poster Prize-Faculty of Engineering, University of Ulster (Faculty of Engineering, University of Ulster 2007)
  • DePuy Student Award-NIBES meeting (NIBES 2006)
  • Buhle Endowment Fellowship (Johns Hopkins University 2002)
  • Arthur D. Chambers Memorial Fellowship (Johns Hopkins University 2002)

Administrative Roles

  • School of Engineering Impact Lead
  • Early Career Researcher Forum
  • Ethics Committee
  • Student Without Borders Coordinator

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