Institute of Dentistry

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Professor Robert Hill, BSc. MsC. Ph.D. DIC.

Professor of Physical Sciences in Relation to Dentistry, Director of Research

Telephone: +44 20 7882 5974
Room Number: Dental Physical Science, Francis Bancroft Building


BSc. Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Wales 1979
Ph.D. Polymer Physics Imperial College 1984

Degradable Glasses, Bioactive glasses, Glass (ionomer) Polyalkenoate Cements, Restorative Filling Materials, Fracture and Failure. Apatites, Glass-ceramics.

Bioactive Glass Coatings for Dental and Orthopaedic Implants, Role of Strontium and Fluoride on Caries and Remineralisation, Porous Scaffolds. Bone substitute materials, Characterization of Glasses and Cements by Solid State NMR.


Research Interests:

My research interests include; Bioactive Glasses Glass (ionomer) Polyalkenoatecements, Glass-ceramics, Materials for Hard Tissue Restoration. Apatites Characterization of apatites, glasses and glass polyalkenoate cements using solid state NMR. I am currently working on new biodegradable cements for use as a degradable bone glue.
I established recently the Campus company Bioceramic Therapeutics that is based on strontium releasing bioactive glasses that stimulate osteoblasts and inhibit osteoclasts.
I am the UK representative of Technical Committee 4 of the International Congress of Glass that deals with glasses for Medical Applications and I am also the UK representive on Technical Committee 7 that deals with Nucleation and Crystallisation of Glass.

Selected Publications:

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