Professor Rasmita Raval

Rasmita Raval is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, the Director of the Surface Science Research Centre and the Director of the Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces at the University of Liverpool. Her research includes rational design of functional surfaces and bio-interfaces. There is strong emphasis on multi- and inter-disciplinarity and the research group expertise spans surface science, smart materials design, nanoscience, advanced  analytical tools, metrology,  imaging (from single atoms to cells), allied with microbiological and ‘omic approaches. This experimental effort is combined with modelling to yield detailed insights into molecular and biological responses and behaviour at surfaces and to establish structure-property relationships.

She has strong experience in engaging with the private sector by promoting active academic-industry R&D collaboration programmes, and has close collaborations with the NHS and clinicians. At the Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces, you will find a dedicated and expert multidisciplinary team to translate frontier research into antimicrobial and biofilm control technology platforms.

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