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Jonathan Acheson

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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20152019

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Biography

Jonathan Acheson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC) at Ulster University. His primary role is working on a US-Ireland developing bioactive inorganic coatings for magnesium alloys with the overall aim to develop biodegradable magnesium alloys implant devices to replace conventional bone fixation products.

Jonathan’s research interests are focused on the development of organic/inorganic coatings and the creation of novel biomaterials for biomedical devices primarily focusing on bone related applications.

Jonathan attained his 1st class honours degree in Biomedical Engineering from Ulster University in 2014 pursuing a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast later that year and graduating with his PhD in 2018. His PhD encompassed the development of polymer-clay nanocomposite thin films for bone tissue scaffold applications via a process known as layer-by-layer assembly. These nanocomposite coatings were deposited onto 3D open cell structures for the purposes of tailoring the physical and mechanical properties of bone tissue scaffolds to match the properties of surround bone at the implant site. Jonathan focused on characterising the coatings under hydrated environments, optimising the hydrated mechanical properties and studying how to add functionality of controlled mechanical properties over time.

In his spare time Jonathan is a STEM ambassador, educating and exciting students about science and research encouraging future careers in STEM topics.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sep 20143 Jul 2018

Bachelor

1 Sep 20102 Jul 2014

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Research Output

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 7 Abstract
  • 3 Poster
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Paper
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    Nanocomposite-coated porous templates for engineered bone scaffolds: A parametric study of layer-by-layer assembly conditions

    Ziminska, M., Chalanqui, M. J., Chambers, P., Acheson, J., McCarthy, H., Dunne, N. & Hamilton, A., 20 Sep 2019, In : Biomedical Materials. 14, 6, p. 1-39 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Hydroxyapatite Coating of Magnesium Alloys for the Tailored Degradation of Resorbable Bone Fixation Products

    Acheson, J., Boland, E., Gallagher, L., Xu, Z., Roy, A., McKillop, S., Lemoine, P., Boyd, A. & Meenan, BJ., 9 Sep 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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    Activities

    • 4 Visiting an external academic institution

    University of Cincinnati

    Jonathan Acheson (Visiting researcher), Stephen McKillop (Visiting researcher)
    18 Jun 201819 Jun 2018

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    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Jonathan Acheson (Visiting researcher), Stephen McKillop (Visiting researcher)
    18 Jun 2018

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    North Carolina A and T State University

    Jonathan Acheson (Visiting researcher), Stephen McKillop (Visiting researcher)
    21 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

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    University of Pittsburgh

    Jonathan Acheson (Visiting researcher), Stephen McKillop (Visiting researcher)
    25 Jun 201826 Jun 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution