Liquid crystalline materials have been widely explored for applications in drug delivery [1-3].
The biggest challenge in this field of research is controlling the formation of the liquid crystalline structure and using this structure to manipulate drug delivery to optimise therapeutic outcomes.
This is a fully funded PhD studentship in cooperation with Janssen. In this PhD project, you will engineer a range of novel materials composed of liquid crystalline structures. These materials will be used to carry drugs and provide slow and controlled drug delivery after being injected or implanted in the body.
The successful student will work in the state-of-the-art drug delivery lab at the School of Pharmacy and receive excellent training on advanced materials sciences research and transferable skills to ensure they can build a successful career beyond their PhD.
The project is a close research collaboration with Janssen. The student will have a fixed period of exchange embedded within the Janssen's R&D team and gain insights into industrial research and product development.