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Kathryn Murray

Development of Hydrophilic Polyurethanes for use in Wound Dressings

Polymer, Soft Matter and Colloid DTC, PhD supervised by Prof Stephen Rimmer [2014-2018] with SCAPA Healthcare

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Dr. Munira Shahbuddin

Development of konjac glucomannan hydrogel for wound healing.

Professor Sheila MacNeil and Professor Stephen Rimmer. [2009-2013]

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Dr. Katherine Brown

PhD Researcher [2008 – 2013] for Prof. S. Rimmer and Dr. L. Swanson.

Research involving the synthesis and fluorescence spectroscopy of novel fluorescent elastomers for use in security coatings. Including the synthesis of fluorescent labelled SBR, polyurethanes, polyurethane acrylates and acrylates.

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Ryan Taylor

Scaffolds with controlled mechanical properties for peripheral nerve regeneration

PhD project supervised by Prof. S. Rimmer, Prof. J. Haycock, and Dr. F. Claeyssens and is funded by the EPSRC [2012-2015]

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Dr Kathryn Swindells

Synthesis and characterisation of highly-branched poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) : a potential bacterial sensor molecule

A PhD student of the Rimmer and Swanson research groups based in the University of Sheffield {2010 – 2013]

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Dr. Kayleigh Cox-Novak

Graduated from the group in 2011 at the University of Sheffield.

Publications:

Paper: Poly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells

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Dr Prodip Sarker

Post Doctoral Research Fellow working with Dr. S Rimmer, funded by the EPSRC and the MoD  [2003-2006], then Research Scientist for Farapack Polymers UK LTD [2006 – 2011].

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Dr Joseba Alonso-Villaneuve

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Dmitrijs Limonovs

Development of Novel Tissue Constructs Using Hydrogel-3D Stem Cell Technologies

An EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre TERM PhD based at the University of York with Doctor Paul Geneva in collaboration with Prof. Rimmer at the University of Sheffield [2010-2013]

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Dr Amanda Barnes

DTC Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine PhD Student [2010-2014]

Working within the Centre for Immunology and Infection within the department of Biology and the Polymer laboratories at the university of Sheffield. My project aims to utilise polymer hydrogels as cell scaffolds for cells of the lymph node and the mesenchymal stem cell niche.

LinkedIn Profile: uk.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-barnes/13/1a0/8a9

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Dr Richard England

PhD project supervised by Dr. S Rimmer, and funded by the EPSRC [2006-2009]

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Dr James William Lapworth

Thermo-responsive, peptide-functional materials for cell-culture

PhD project supervised by Dr. S Rimmer and Prof. P.V. Hatton, and funded by the EPSRC [2005-2008].

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Dr Louisa Gilmore

Core-shell molecularly-imprinted particles for binding peptides

PhD project supervised by Dr. S. Rimmer and Prof. S. MacNeil, and funded by the BBSRC [2005-2008]

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Dr Sally Hopkins

The Development of Nanoparticles for Cell Protection

PhD project supervised by Professor Sheila MacNeil and Dr Steve Rimmer, funded by EPSRC and the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre at the Lifescience Interface. [2005-2008]

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Dr Joyleen Collier

Porous Acrylic Conetworks

PhD project supervised by Dr. Steve Rimmer and Prof. Sheila MacNeil, and funded by the EPSRC [2004-2007]