Lancaster University

Research Areas & Focuses

  1. Eradication of biofilms by cold plasma (electrical excited gas) jet technology, focus diabetic foot
  2. Anti-microbial surface coatings for eradication/prevention of micro-organisms
  3. Natural biofilms harbouring pathogens
  4. Development of amine rich coatings for antimicrobial applications
  5. Development of composite biomaterials
  6. Understanding chemical pathway of biofilm formation by vibrational spectroscopy
  7. Advancing the understanding of Biofilms with Raman Spectroscopy
  8. Understanding Biofilms: Plasma polymer coatings to control/ prevent biofilm formation and understanding chemical pathway to their formation by spectroscopy

Lancaster University

For enquiries, please contact Rob Short.


  • Plasma Jet Research Lab
  • Plasma Polymerisation
  • Microbiology labs (Class 2 and Class 3)
  • Vibrational spectroscopy labshere


Tim Douglas, Engineering
Bhagirath Ghimire, Department of Chemistry
Javad Naderi, Department of Chemistry
Roger Pickup, Biomedical and Life Sciences
Alexander Robson, Department of Chemistry
Rob Short, Material Science Institute
Ihtesham Ur Rehman, Engineering

Chemistry Department

Engineering Department