Research areas

  • RK Dentistry


I was born in North Greece and came to Manchester for higher education studies.  I completed a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University.  I then developed an interest in medical research, partly due to the fact that my fathermis a dentist, which led me to do an M.Phil in the School of Pharmacy and a Ph.D in the School of Dentistry, both of them at The University of Manchester.  After completing my Ph.D, I was employed by the School of Dentistry as a Research Associate.

I think Manchester is a vibrant and exciting place and I get the opportunity to indulge in my other passion, which is basketball.  I was Club Captain and Head Coach of The University of Manchester Basketball Club and proud to be a member of the prestigious XXI University of Manchester Club . I also coached Stockport Lapwings (EBL, Div II). Currently, I coach Stockport Atlas.

Collaborators and affiliated staff


  • Prof Julian Satterthwaite,  University of Manchester
  • Prof. D Herrera
    University of Madrid
  • Dr. G Ntalos
    Technological Education Institution of Larisa
  • Prof. T Eliades
    Univesity of Zurich
  • Professor Ulrich Lohbauer, University of Erlangen
    University of Naples
  • Professor G Eliades
    University of Athens
  • Professor K D Jandt
    University of Jena
  • Professor Paul Brunton
    University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Dr Alison Qualtrough
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester
  • Prof Hugh Devlin
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester
  • Andrew Thomas, Photon Science Institute
    School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
  • Professor David Watts
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Nicola Tirelli
    School of Pharmacy, The University of Manchester

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Transactions Editor of the Academy of Dental Materials
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials
  • Member of the IADR
  • Member of Surface Science of Biologically Important Interfaces (SSBII)
  • The Photon Science Institute - research network
  • North of England Life Sciences Interface (NELSI)

Methodological knowledge

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM Nanoscope Illa)
Micro-CT (Skyscan 1072)
Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR)
Polymerisation Shrinkage strain & stress kinetics
Photo-Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC 7 Perkin Elmer)
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography HPLC - analysis of dentine-bonding agents & Log P & residual monomer (Waters 510)
Rheology of biomaterial formulations
Edge Toughness; Fracture Toughness
Wear - 2 & 3 body


I am the PGR Director for School of Medical Sciences

I am the Director of Graduate Education for the Division of Dentistry.

I supervise a number of Postgraduate Research students at PhD and MPhil level. I also supervise a number of Postgraduate Taught students completing an MSc in Endodontics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology for their respective Theses.



B.Sc (Hons), M.Phil, Ph.D, FADM

Research interests

  • Development of novel biomaterial formulations, based on nanotechnology.
  • Molecular interaction between collagen and adhesive organic monomers using FTIR Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) AND Molecular Modelling.
  • Adhesive interactions with hard dental tissues and bone.
  • Photo-Polymerisation kinetics.
  • Dental and orthopaedic biomaterials.
  • Surface studies of biomaterials.
  • X-ray microtomography


Biomaterials BDS 2nd and 3rd years. Symposia in Years 1, 2 and 3.

Postgraduate Teaching for Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Implantology students.

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