• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dr. Adrian Boyd was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials in 2011 at Ulster University and has research interests in calcium phosphate biomaterials, sputter deposited calcium phosphate coatings, resorbable magnesium alloys and additive manufacturing.

Adrian was awarded his primary degree in Applied Biochemical Sciences in 1996 from The Faculty of Science (Ulster University) and then received his PhD in Biomaterials Science from the Faculty of Computing and Engineering (Ulster University) in 2000. He spent a period in Industry working on the development of Raman spectrometers with Avalon Instruments before returning to Ulster University in 2003.

He is a leading member of the Biomaterials, interfaces and Tissue Engineering (BITE) Research Cluster within the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), part of the School of Engineering at Ulster University. He is currently treasurer and a council member of the UK Society for Biomaterials (UKSB), He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a past president, secretary and treasurer of the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society (NIBES).

Recent funded work is in the area of 3D printing of high temperature thermoplastics, 3D Bioprinting for Cardiac Tissue Models,  the coating of resorbable magnesium alloys for orthopaedics and the development of biomedical sensors and has received funding through the RAE, EPSRC, INTEREG VA, Invest NI, DELNI, and the Royal Society. Many of these projects involve close collaborations with industry and international partners. He also has extensive expertise in surface science and spectroscopy, namely, XPS, ToFSIMS, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy, and XRD.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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