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Dr Natalia Karpukhina, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 5975
Room Number: Dental Physical Science, Francis Bancroft Building


Nov 2009 – present
Lecturer, Centre for Oral Growth and Development,
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry,
Queen Mary University of London

May 2007 – Oct 2009
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry,
Department of Materials, Imperial College London

Nov 2005 – Apr 2007
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Jun 2004 – Jun 2005
Guest Scientist, Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany

Dec 2001 – May 2004
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Physical Chemistry,
St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

Nov 2001 PhD in Physical Chemistry
Department of Physical Chemistry,
St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia


Research Interests:

I am working in area of biomedical materials. I use solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to investigate structure of various glasses, cements and apatites. Solid-state NMR is extremely powerful technique to study structure of solids in particular, amorphous solids, and equally informative for crystalline solids. We study structure of bioactive silicate and phosphate glasses containing halogen and other components. We also investigate the setting reactions in various dental and bone cements including glass ionomer cements, calcium, magnesium and zinc phosphate cements using solid-state NMR. We study structure and properties of dental glass ceramics and various substitutions in apatites. Using solid-state NMR in combination with other techniques we also study structure of teeth, bones and other natural apatites. We apply our knowledge on structure of various biomaterials for designing materials for specific biomedical applications. I supervise PhD students and MSc research projects.

Selected Publications:

PhD Supervision

Regarding self-funded opportunities enquire via email.

Currently no funded PhD opportunities are available.

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