Dr. Aneeqa Nawaz

Dr. Aneeqa Nawaz

Visiting researcher, Institute of Space Technology Islamabad, Pakistan

Biological implication of the biomedical materials

Supervisor: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini


It is important to design biomedical materials that can meet the mechanical as well as biological properties of the human organ/part to be replaced. Accordingly, in the current project, microbiology, molecular biology, cell viability, and in-vivo characterization of various orthopedic, dental and skin implants will be conducted [1,2]. In the current stay at the Institute of Biomaterials the particular focus will be to investigate the cell response to mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticle based composites fabricated via electrophoretic deposition (EPD), 3-D printing, electrospinning, and centrifugal spinning. This research work will be conducted in the frame work of a current British Council funded project in which also Prof. Ipsita Roy, University of Sheffield, is an academic partner.

[1] Nawaz, A, Ur Rehman, MA. Chitosan/gelatin-based bioactive and antibacterial coatings deposited via electrophoretic deposition. J Appl Polym Sci. 2021; 138:e50220.

[2] Memoona A., et al., Centrifugal spinning of polyvinyl alcohol/sodium alginate-di -aldehyde-gelatin based antibacterial nanofibers intended for skin tissue engineering, Materials Letters 323, 2022, 132530.