Mr James Butler

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), achieved Distinction, University of Plymouth.
2014-2017 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, achieved 2:1, University of Plymouth.

Professional membership

Member of Microbiology Society

Member of Society for Applied Microbiology

Associate Member of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB)

Teaching interests

I have completed the Supporting Assessment, Learning & Teaching (SALT) workshop (November 2018).

Previous experience as a PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning Scheme) Leader and Senior Leader (2015-2017).

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 BesinisProf Mathew Upton, Dr Lewis Jones, Dr Garry FarnhamDr Alistair Cree