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Dr John Hardy M.Sci., Ph.D., MRSC

Lecturer in Materials Chemistry

John Hardy

Lancaster University

Faraday Building

LA1 4YB

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 595080

Research overview

I am a multidisciplinary scientist with experience in chemistry, materials science, pharmacy and biomedical engineering. I am interested in developing materials for drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. I am particularly interested in bioelectronics (e.g. biodegradable conducting polymers, 3D printable conducting polymers) for drug delivery, tissue engineering and neuromodulation.

PhD supervision

I will advertise Ph.D. research projects as funding is secured via jobs.ac.uk.
Self-funded students are warmly encouraged to contact me to discuss mutually interesting research projects.

Contact me

Contact me by email: j.g.hardy@lancaster.ac.uk

Career Details

I read chemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Bristol, carrying out my final year research project on polymers and colloids under the supervision of Professor Brian Vincent, graduating with an M.Sci. (Hons) in 2002. My PhD on supramolecular chemistry was carried out under the supervision of Professor David K. Smith at the Department of Chemistry at the University of York, finishing in 2005. From 2006-2007 I was an Entente Cordiale Postdoctoral Research Fellow in metallosupramolecular chemistry mentored by Professor Jean-Marie Lehn and Professor Jack Harrowfield at the University of Strasbourg in France. From 2007-2010 I was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in biochemistry and bioengineering mentored by Professor Thomas Scheibel in the Engineering Department at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. From 2010-2014 I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in bioelectronics and biomedical engineering mentored by Professor Christine Schmidt (in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Florida in Gainesville) and Professor David Kaplan (Tufts University). From 2014-2015 I was an Industrial Research Fellow in biophotonics mentored by Professor Colin McCoy in the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast. I began my independent career as a 50th Anniversary Lecturer in Materials Chemistry co-appointed in the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Institute at Lancaster University in August 2015. My group develops materials that interact with electricity, light and magnetism; projects are highly interdisciplinary (typically involving chemistry, biology, engineering and physics) and partnerships with industry are frequent, productive and warmly welcomed.

Consulting:
We enjoy working with industrial partners to assist in the development and understanding of materials for a variety of technical and biomedical applications. We have years of experience in chemistry (analytical, materials, polymers, synthesis), engineering (biomedical, chemical), materials science and pharmacy. We offer access to a range of excellent equipment and the expertise to analyse the resulting data. We are happy to plan projects openly discussing the range and scope of deliverables to suit our partners needs. We offer opportunities for both short and long term collaborative work evidenced by intellectual property and publications in the scientific literature with our industrial partners. The contractual and financial arrangements are managed by our Business Partnerships and Enterprise Team, typically via our Business Partnerships Managers.

Research Grants

I have been supported by research councils (BBSRC, EPSRC), charities (Royal Society, Royal Society of Chemistry) and industry (multinationals including GSK, Syngenta, Teleflex, and SMEs including QuantumBase Ltd and Spheritech Ltd).

Current Teaching

ENGR407: Co-supervision of a group project with Allan Rennie and David Cheneler (2016/2017).
CHEM400: Research Project (Practical, 2016/2017)
CHEM381: Research Project (Practical, 2016/2017)
CHEM372: Advanced Chemistry Practical Research Skills (Practical, 2016/2017).
CHEM311: Biological Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Lectures, 2 hours, 2016/2017).
CHEM311: Biological Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Lectures, 2 hours, 2015/2016).
CHEM105: Inorganic Chemistry II (Practical, 16 hours, 2015/2016).

External Roles

Editorial Board Membership:

Apr 2017 – Present: Gels.
Sep 2015 – Present: Future Science OA.
Sep 2015 – Present: International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Professional Societies:

Sep 2016 – Present: Member: The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining: IOM3 (478185)
Jan 2016 – Present: Member: Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
International Society (TERMIS)
Dec 2015 – Present: Member: Society of Chemical Industry (SCI #49113)
July 2014 – Present: Member: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC #516734)

Committees:

Jan 2017 – Dec 2019: Royal Society’s International Exchanges Committee
Dec 2016 – Present: SCI Materials Chemistry Young Scientists Committee  
Feb 2016 – Present: Committee Member and Programme Secretary for the RSC Lancaster & District Local Section

 

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Business and Enterprise

Consulting:
We enjoy working with industrial partners to assist in the development and understanding of materials for a variety of technical and biomedical applications. We have years of experience in chemistry (analytical, materials, polymers, synthesis), engineering (biomedical, chemical), materials science and pharmacy. We offer access to a range of excellent equipment and the expertise to analyse the resulting data. We are happy to plan projects openly discussing the range and scope of deliverables to suit our partners needs. We offer opportunities for both short and long term collaborative work evidenced by intellectual property and publications in the scientific literature with our industrial partners. The contractual and financial arrangements are managed by our Business Partnerships and Enterprise Team, typically via our Business Partnerships Managers.

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