Biomaterials and Biominerals

We use simulations to explore the interface between molecules and material systems. This interface controls many of the processes in living organisms, materials fouling and the spread of infection by germs. These simulations examine: how nature produces shells, bones and teeth and how we can replicate these processes; how cells and bacteria are able to bind to surfaces and form biofilms; the structure of molecular systems – such as monolayers and proteins.

Contact and personal webpages

  • Professor John Harding, Professor of Materials Simulation, has interests in the simulation of interfaces and thin films.
  • Dr Karl Travis
  • Dr Colin Freeman, Lecturer in Materials Simulation, specialises in the use of ab initio and classical simulations to explore the defects, interfaces and mixing properties of ceramic systems.
  • Dr Julian Dean