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Mr James Butler

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


PhD Candidate


2018-present PhD in Microbiology and Nanomaterials, University of Plymouth.
2017-2018 MSc Biomedical Science (Immunology), University of Plymouth.
2014-2017 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, University of Plymouth.

Professional membership

Member of Microbiology Society.

Research interests

During my previous study in biomedical science I developed interests in microbiology and immunology, coming together as a broad interest in infection science. In my PhD project I am combining this background in infection with materials science and chemistry, feeding into a multidisciplinary project broadly involving both biomedical science and engineering. During the project I also aim to broaden my interests and knowledge of infection control and prevention in healthcare settings.

PhD project title: "Development of a novel antibacterial resin-based silver nanocoating to protect patients from bioaerosol infections in hospitals"

PhD project supervisors: Dr Alexander Besinis, Professor Mathew Upton, Dr Peter Jenks, Dr Garry Farnham, Dr Alistair Cree.