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Dr Polina Prokopovich  -  MSc PhD

Polina Prokopovich

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75820

Lecturer - To continue a joint appointment between the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Engineering.


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University (2006)
  • MSc (1st Class Honours) in Physical, Colloid and Surface Science from St Petersburg State University, Russia (2002)
  • BSc (1st Class Honours) in Chemistry from St Petersburg State University, Russia (2000)

Research Interests

Member of the School's Drug Delivery & Microbiology Research Discipline

  • Novel biomedical materials with functional properties for total joint and disc replacement.
  • Surface modification techniques to improve wear performance and biocompatibility of  materials for arthroplasty.
  • Mechanical and surface characterisation of materials and pharmaceuticals (nano- and macro scale).
  • Medical devices (inhalers, catheters and  implants) and Microbial infection.
  • Phenomena of adhesion and bioadhesion.
  • Intermolecular and intersurface forces,  friction and wear of  biological systems (native tissues and cells).
  • Drug delivery devices:  from formulation to  mechanics of  the devices.
  • Biocolloids.

Related links

Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre at Cardiff

Teaching Profile

Lecturer on MPharm degree  

Positions available 

A number of Projects (both experimental and computational modelling) are available for Erasmus and self-funded PhD students.

Fully funded PhD Studentship available for UK /EU students on “Mechanism of interaction of cells with nano- and micro- wear particles”, enquiries regarding the project:  Dr Polina Prokopovich, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,; +44 +44 (0) 29208 75808.