The group has expertise ranging from materials science and engineering to cell biology and applies engineering methods to create environments to promote cell and tissue growth, and prevent bacterial adhesion. Their research interests focuses on promoting interactions on the nanometre to sub-micron scale for the purpose of underpinning the fundamental mechanisms that govern the mammalian cell-material and bacterial cell-material interface.

From this fundamental understanding, biomedical material surfaces with optimised chemistry, topography and energy can be engineered accordingly to produce a predicative biological response for applications ranging from antimicrobial surfaces, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Core projects include: