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Professor Peter Griffiths

Professor Peter Griffiths BSc, PhD, DSc

Professor Peter Griffiths

Professor Peter C Griffiths
BSc, PhD, DSc

Professor of Formulation, Head of Department for Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences

Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Professor Peter Griffiths' interest in nanotechnology, traditionally known as colloid science, started with a final year undergraduate research project on ferrofluids.  Thereafter followed a PhD (University of Bristol, 1991), focused on developing NMR and scattering methodology to quantify the dynamics of polymer-polymer and polymer-particle blends, that saw Professor Griffiths' interests broaden into concentrated particle dispersions, and then to polymer-surfactant and polymer-small molecule systems, with post-doctoral research periods at University of Bristol (1991-1993) and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (1993-1995).

In 1995, Professor Griffiths was appointed to a lectureship at Cardiff University that further consolidated these research themes, and took his attention towards the drug delivery field, in particular polymer-drug and polymer-protein conjugates, small molecule gels and vesicle dispersions.

Professor Griffiths’ contribution to the research field and education in general was recognized with the award of a DSc (University of Bristol, 2005), a "docenture" (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2005) and conferment of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC in 2002. He has also received distinguished service awards from both the SCI and the RSC.

Understanding, and ultimately controlling, the interactions of one group of molecules in a complex mixture is fundamental to many of the challenges we face over the next few decades, the associated need to be able to more efficiently assemble precisely controlled structures. Factors that determine these characteristic interactions are the subject of investigation in Griffiths' research, which utilizes, adapts and develops scattering and spectroscopic methodology to achieve its goals. To date, he has published just over 110 articles that have attracted over 2600 citations. His H-index is 31.

Professor Griffiths' current research activities are a healthy mix of "old and new"; the group continues to employ PGSE-NMR and SANS to examine polymer-polymer, polymer-surfactant and polymer-small molecule interactions.

More recently, Professor Griffiths has developed a significant interest in the design and preparation of multi-modal drug delivery systems, and as part of the Alexander FP7 consortium, the challenges associated with delivery of actives through mucosal layers.

A continuing interest is the elaboration of the fundamental structure-activity relationships of metallosurfactants, molecules that combine catalytic (chemical) activity with a physical (interfacial) activity. Newer projects are focusing on the role of polymers and particles in the stabilization of aqueous foams, and the design and preparation of hierarchical structured particles.

As a consequence of this output, the experimental toolbox employed by Professor Griffiths has been expanded to include a range of various spin-resonance techniques (pulsed-gradient spin-echo, PGSE-NMR, electrophoretic NMR, eNMR and electron paramagnetic resonance, EPR, as well as neutron scattering in conjunction with other lab based methodologies, such as surface tension, fluorescence and rheology.

, , , , , , and () . Soft Matter. Royal Society of Chemistry. ISSN 1744-683X ISSN 1744-683X

, , , , , , and () . Journal of Drug Targeting. Informa Healthcare. pp. 1-22. ISSN 1061-186X ISSN 1061-186X

, , , and () . Pharmaceutical Research. Springer US & AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0724-8741 ISSN 0724-8741

, , , , , , , , , , , , and () . Scientific Reports. Nature Publishing Group. ISSN 2045-2322 ISSN 2045-2322

, , , , , , , , and () . Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Wiley. pp. 2164-2175. ISSN 1932-6254 ISSN 1932-6254

, , , , and () . Soft Matter. Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 3612-3621. ISSN 1744-683X ISSN 1744-683X

, , , , , and () . Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. American Chemical Society. ISSN 0022-2623 ISSN 0022-2623

, , , , , and () . Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Elsevier. pp. 255-262. ISSN 0927-7757 ISSN 0927-7757

, , , , , , , , and () . Journal of Controlled Release. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 316-328. ISSN 0168-3659 ISSN 0168-3659

, , , , , and () . Langmuir. American Chemical Society Publications. pp. 8469-8477. ISSN 0743-7463 ISSN 0743-7463

, , and () . European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 218-222. ISSN 0939-6411 ISSN 0939-6411

, , , and () . Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Elsevier. pp. 35-43. ISSN 0021-9797 ISSN 0021-9797

, , , , , and () . European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 257-264. ISSN 0939-6411 ISSN 0939-6411

, , , , , and () . European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 230-238. ISSN 0939-6411 ISSN 0939-6411

, , , , , , , , and () . European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 464-476. ISSN 0939-6411 ISSN 0939-6411

, , , , , , and () . Soft Matter. Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 927-935. ISSN 1744-683X ISSN 1744-683X

, , , , , , and () . Nano LIFE. World Scientific Publishing Company. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1793-9844 ISSN 1793-9844

, , , , , , , , , and () . Nanoscale. Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing. pp. 13719-13725. ISSN 2040-3364 ISSN 2040-3364

, , , , , , , , , , and () . International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 264-271. ISSN 0378-5173 ISSN 0378-5173

, , , , , and () . Soft Matter. Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 3003-3008. ISSN 1744-683X ISSN 1744-683X

, , , , and () . Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 4963-4971. ISSN 2050-750X ISSN 2050-750X

, , , , , and () . Faraday Discussions. Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 101-116. ISSN 1359-6640 ISSN 1359-6640

, , , , , and () . Macromolecular Bioscience. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. pp. 641-649. ISSN 1616-5187 ISSN 1616-5187

, , , , , , , , , and () . Nature Communications. Nature Publishing Group. ISSN 2041-1723 ISSN 2041-1723

, , and () . Therapeutic Delivery. Future Science Ltd.. pp. 907-917. ISSN 2041-5990 ISSN 2041-5990

, , , , , , , , , , , and () . Soft Matter. RSC Publishing. pp. 9721-9727. ISSN 1744-683X ISSN 1744-683X

, , , , , and () . Journal of Controlled Release. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 173-179. ISSN 0168-3659 ISSN 0168-3659

, , , , , , , and () . Soft Matter. RSC Publishing. pp. 1981-1989. ISSN 1744-683X ISSN 1744-683X

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