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Dr Polina Prokopovich

Dr Polina Prokopovich


Ysgol Fferylliaeth a Gwyddorau Fferyllol


  • 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)

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Positions available 

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

  • 2011 - present:  Cardiff Academic Fellow with subsequent appointment to Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2010 - 2011:  Research Fellow, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Leeds University, UK.
  • 2008 – 2010:  Research Associate sponsored by Astra Zeneca, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
  • 2007:  Scientist, 3M Health Care Ltd, UK.
  • 2003 - 2006 PhD, Chemical Engineering Department, Loughborough University, UK.
  • 2000 - 2002 MSc, Physical, Colloid and Surface Science, St Petersburg State University, Russia.
  • 1997 - 2000 BSc, Chemistry Department, St Petersburg State University, Russia.
  • PH1122  The role of the pharmacist in professional practice
  • PH1123  Structure and function of cells and microbes
  • PH1124  Human body systems
  • PH3114  Design, formulation and quality assurance of medicinal products
  • PH3202  Research methodology
  • PH4116  Pharmacy research or scholarship project

Research interests

  • 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.