Viva Success for Peter Duckworth
28 September 2017
Congratulations to Peter Duckworth who passed his PhD viva (with minor corrections only) on Tuesday September 26th.
Peter's research focused on the development and testing of chlorhexidine-phosphate salts to be used as antimicrobial materials in wound dressings.
Wound dressings functionalised with these novel antimicrobials can be used to supply antiseptic to a wound over an extended time frame without the need for frequent dressing removal.
Peter's research, supervised by Dr Michele Barbour and in collaboration with Dr Sarah Maddocks at Cardiff Metropolitan University, was based in Dr Barbour's Oral Nanoscience group, in collaboration with the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) and the University's EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites.
Peter is now working as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on an EPSRC Global Challenges-funded project investigating biophysical stimulation-enhanced antimicrobial surfaces to combat implant-associated infections. This project is led by Prof Bo Su from the School's Biomaterials Engineering group, together with Dr Angela Nobbs from the School's Oral Microbiology group and Prof Bruce Drinkwater from Mechanical Engineering.