Dr Farzad Foroutan Theme I PDRA

Farzad obtained his PhD in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (UCL), UK. During his PhD, he was working on sol-gel synthesis of phosphate-based glasses for a wide range of biomedical applications thanks to the Mathematics and Physics Faculty and M3S industrial scholarships from UCL. Following the successful completion of his PhD work, he was employed by National Elites Foundation as a postdoctoral research associate to work with industrial partners on the development of novel antimicrobial materials for coating medical catheters, mentoring postgraduate students and teaching biomaterials and tissue engineering courses. During this time, he was in close collaboration with industrial partners from early concept through to biomedical products commercialisation, including technology confidence, early testing, investment implications and regulatory compliance.  From October 2017 until January 2019, Farzad has been working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey, UK on the EPSRC project “Bioresorbable 2D and 3D ordered mesoporous phosphate glasses for bone tissue regeneration and drug delivery applications”. As a result, mesoporous phosphate based glasses were successfully prepared for the first time and IP protection of the synthesis method and materials is now in process at the technology transfer office at the University of Surrey. Farzad joined the 2D-Health team in February 2020 as a postdoctoral research associate, working on Theme I of the project.