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Dr Raechelle D'Sa

Senior Lecturer in Antimicrobial Biomaterials Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Research

Research Interest 1

Raechelle joined the University of Liverpool in July 2013. Her field of expertise is in Biointerface Engineering. A key theme of her research career to date has been to design biomimetic interfaces for both fundamental science and medical device applications. Her research involves incorporating engineering, materials and analytical chemistry to create novel interfaces capable controlling biological response. Specifically, research has focused surface modification of polymers using plasma treatment, plasma polymerisation and grafting of polymers (polysaccharides, polyethylene glycol (PEG)) to create protein, cell and bacterial resistant surfaces. Furthermore she has used extremely sensitive surface analytical techniques (XPS and ToF-SIMS) to understand the role of surface chemistry in biointerfacial science.

Research Grants

EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship 2016

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

July 2016 - March 2017

Antimicrobial Bandages for the Treatment of Wound Infections

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

May 2017 - April 2021

Nitric Oxide Delivery Platforms for Wound Healing Applications

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

March 2016 - March 2017

A platform for nitric oxide delivery

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

April 2015 - April 2016

Ambient Processing of Polymeric Web: Advanced Diagnostics and Applications

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

October 2013 - November 2016