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Dr Nichola Coleman

Nichola Coleman BSc, PhD, MRSC, CChem

Dr Nichola Coleman

Nichola J Coleman
BSc, PhD, MRSC, CChem

Senior Lecturer, Materials Chemistry

Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Dr Nichola Coleman graduated with a BSc Hons in applied chemistry and a PhD in inorganic cement chemistry from Aston University and has subsequently worked at the School of Pharmacy (University of London), Imperial College and the University of Sheffield.

Dr Coleman specialises in the transition from school/FE to HE in the natural sciences and mathematics. She works with school teachers, FE lecturers, the Royal Society of Chemistry and local government science consultants to inform the School of Science's undergraduate provision, outreach, widening participation and public engagement activities and welcomes enquiries from potential collaborators, teachers, lecturers, councillors and educationalists regarding any aspect of her teaching, research or outreach activities.

Course participation

  • Inorganic Chemistry (Level 4)
  • Practical and Professional Skills (Level 4)
  • Intermediate Chemistry (Level 5)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Level 6)
  • BSc Chemical Sciences Project – Research (Level 6)
  • Advanced Practical Techniques and Research Methodology (Level 7)
  • Open Course for Chemists (Level 7)
  • Special Topics in Chemistry (Level 7)
  • MChem Graduation Research Project – Research (Level 7).
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Chartered Chemist (CChem)

Dr Coleman's principal research interest is the preparation of silicate clays, zeolites, cements, glasses and mixed-metal frameworks for use in construction, ion exchange, water purification and implantable biomedical materials. Her research has been supported by the Royal Society, EPSRC, Royal Society of Chemistry, Nuffield Foundation and SEEDA. She works in collaboration with other researchers in China, Macedonia, Turkey, France and Spain.

Expertise

Hydrothermal synthesis; sol-gel; hydraulic cements; antimicrobial/antibacterial bioactive materials; in vitro bioactivity; materials characterisation; textural analysis (nitrogen gas sorption, BET surface area, BJH pore size distribution, helium pycnometry); 29Si, 27Al and 31P solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR); infrared spectroscopy (FTIR); scanning electron microscopy (SEM); differential thermal analysis (DTA); thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); powder x-ray diffraction (XRD); sequential extraction and leach testing methods for trace metals in soils, marine sediments and waste materials; mineral recycling; ion-exchange and kinetic modelling.

Other

Patent

Bellantone, M., Coleman, N.J., and Hench, L.L. 2000. Formulation, bioactivity and antimicrobial properties of a tailored bioglass produced by the sol-gel process. Patent No. WO0076486.

Funded research projects

  • 2012: The Nuffield Foundation, London - ~£5 000
    Science Bursaries for Schools & Colleges
  • 2011: The Nuffield Foundation, London - ~£2 000
    Bioactive Composites for Tissue Regeneration
  • 2011: The Nuffield Foundation, London - ~£3 000
    Science Bursaries for Schools & Colleges
  • 2010: The Nuffield Foundation, London - ~£2 000
    Science Bursaries for Schools & Colleges
  • 2010: Royal Society, London - £2 000
    'Stem Power' (Partnership Grant)
  • 2010: Royal Society of Chemistry, London: £750
    Research Grant
  • 2009: University of Malta - £5 000
    Analytical Consultancy
  • 2008: Royal Society of Chemistry, London: £1,580
    Ag-, Zn- and Sr-Substituted Tobermorites
  • 2007: Royal Society, London: £8,670
    Bioactive Zirconium Silicate Framework Structures for Bone-Contact Applications
  • 2007: The Nuffield Foundation, London: £1,190
    A Novel Approach to Glass Recycling
  • 2007: Royal Society of Chemistry, London: £1,560
    Radiopaque Calcium Alumino(silicate) Cements for Dental and Orthopaedic Repair
  • 2006: Nirex Ltd., Oxfordshire: £9,700
    Inorganic Sorbent Phases
  • 2006: Royal Society of Chemistry, London: £600
    Zirconium Phosphates for Bone Tissue Regeneration: a Feasibility Study
  • 2005: South East Proof of Concept Fund (Finance South East Ltd): £8,700
    Layer-lattice Calcium Silicate Substrates for Bone Regeneration
  • 2000: EPSRC – Waste and Pollution Management Programme: £57,600
    Synthesis of Zeolites Grant number GR/N25800/01
  • 2000: Roger Bullivant Limited, Walton Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 9UA: £13,500
    Drakelow Contaminated Land Remediation Project.

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, , , , and () . Microscopy and Microanalysis. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1170-1178. ISSN 1431-9276 ISSN 1431-9276

, , , , and () . Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica. pp. 1-6.

, , and () . Journal of Applied Oral Science. University of São Paulo. ISSN 1678-7757 ISSN 1678-7757

, , , , and () . Lasers in Medical Science. Springer London. pp. 705-711. ISSN 0268-8921 ISSN 0268-8921

, , and () . Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. Elsevier. pp. 242-248. ISSN 2095-1779 ISSN 2095-1779

, and () . BioMed Research International. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2314-6133 ISSN 2314-6133

, , , , , and () . Journal Of Microscopy. Blackwell Publishing. ISSN 0022-2720 ISSN 0022-2720

, , and () . Polimeros. Brazilian Polymer Association. pp. 311-316. ISSN 0104-1428 ISSN 0104-1428

, , , , and () . Microscopy and Microanalysis. Cambridge University Press. pp. 392-406. ISSN 1431-9276 ISSN 1431-9276

, and () . Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing. Institute of Mining Engineering, Wrocław University of Technology. pp. 685-694. ISSN 1643-1049 ISSN 1643-1049

, , , and () . Scientific Drilling. Copernicus Publications. pp. 51-58. ISSN 1816-8957 ISSN 1816-8957

and () . Dental Materials Journal. The Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices. pp. 458-465. ISSN 0287-4547 ISSN 0287-4547

and () . Dental Materials Journal. The Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices. pp. 805-810. ISSN 0287-4547 ISSN 0287-4547

, , , and () . Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. American Chemical Society. pp. 10820-10825. ISSN 0888-5885 ISSN 0888-5885

, , , and () . Conference Papers in Science. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2356-6108 ISSN 2356-6108

, and () . International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 11-16. ISSN 0141-8130 ISSN 0141-8130

, and () . Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing. Politechnice Wrocławskiej / Wroclaw University of Technology. pp. 5-16. ISSN 1643-1049 ISSN 1643-1049

, , , , , and () . Microscopy and Microanalysis. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1450-1457. ISSN 1431-9276 ISSN 1431-9276

, and () . Dental Materials Journal. The Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices. pp. 808-815. ISSN 0287-4547 ISSN 0287-4547

, , , , and () . Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. American Chemical Society. pp. 1861-1866. ISSN 0021-9568 ISSN 0021-9568

and () . Advances in Applied Ceramics. Maney Publishing. pp. 207-212. ISSN 1743-6753 ISSN 1743-6753

, , and () . Ceramics-Silikáty. Department of Glass and Ceramics (Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague) / Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic). pp. 196-200. ISSN 0862-5468 ISSN 0862-5468

, , and () . International Scholarly and Scientific Research & Innovation. International Science Index. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET). pp. 1178-1181.

and () . Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications. Elsevier B.V. pp. 427-433. ISSN 0928-4931 ISSN 0928-4931

() . International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.. pp. 366-382. ISSN 1478-9876 ISSN 1478-9876

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, , and () . In: 2017 2nd International Conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology (ICMSNT 2017). MATEC Web of Conferences.

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, and () . In: Acta Physica Polonica A. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics. pp. 571-575. ISSN 1898-794X ISSN 1898-794X

, , and () . In: Acta Physica Polonica A. Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics. pp. 580-583. ISSN 1898-794X ISSN 1898-794X

, and () . In: Frontiers: Bioengineering, Biotechnolology Conference Abstracts: 10th World Biomaterials Congress. Frontiers Media. pp. 1-1.

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