Prof Julian Jones
The Jones groups's research interests are highly multidisciplinary but revolve around the development of nanostructured bioactive porous scaffolds for tissue engineering, including macroporous and nanoporous bioactive glasses and novel nanocomposite materials. The cellular response to macro and nano structure is vitally important and materials characterization is a key area. At the atomic scale, cutting edge characterization techniques are employed, such as neutron diffraction and synchrotron source X-rays. At the nano scale, high resolution electron microscopy and tomography are emplyed and at the macro level, X-ray microtomography with the development of novel 3D characterisation techniques are used.ResearchThe groups's research interests are highly multidisciplinary but revolve around the use of materials for regenerative medicine.A main aim is the development of a material that fulfils the criteria for an ideal scaffold for tissue engineering applications.