Paul Roach has a formal education in fundamental Chemistry, although has always driven multidisciplinary research and is particularly recognised for his work on advanced materials, interface science, nano-bio-interactions and micro-fabrication. His overall research aim is to combine his knowledge of chemical and bio‑surface engineering, and development of novel instrumentation, to revolutionise materials/ devices used in healthcare. More recently he has focussed on neural tissue fabrication in vitro, using microfluidic, 3D printing and surface chemical patterning technologies to construct living functional tissues. Paul has published and contributed invited talks in the areas overlapping (bio)materials, engineered surfaces and scaffolds, diagnostics and instrumentation for the manufacture of advanced materials.
As Co-I and Steering group member for an EPSRC-MRC funded CDT in regenerative medicine (Keele-Nottingham-Loughborough) Paul also sits on the UK Society for Biomaterials Council and the Exec Committee for the Royal Society of Chemistry Biomaterials Chemistry group. He also engages with outreach and cross-disciplinary activities as a NESTA-funded Crucible Fellow.
Institutional page: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/chemistry/staff/academic-research/paul-roach/