Dr Samantha Booth

Dr Samantha Booth BSc, PhD, MRSC

Lecturer, Inorganic Chemistry

Dr Samantha Booth started her research career studying acid-base materials for dental repair using a combination of cements and bioactive glasses. She has been working at the interface of cell biology and inorganic chemistry ever since. Dr Booth has gone on to develop expertise in the development of biomaterials for bone repair.

She maintains an active interest in outreach and currently runs several workshops for schools on different aspects of chemistry.

Dr Booth welcomes enquiries from teachers, lecturers and potential collaborators.

Responsibilities within the university

  • New arrivals co-ordinator
  • Outreach ambassador.

Teaching and administrative activities

Course co-ordinator
  • Further Inorganic Chemistry.
Course participation
  • Further Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Practical and Professional Skills.


  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Research / Scholarly interests


  • Antimicrobial/antibacterial bioactive materials
  • In vitro bioactivity
  • Materials characterisation
  • Textural analysis (nitrogen gas sorption, BET surface area, BJH pore size distribution)
  • 29Si, 27Al and 31P solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)
  • Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Powder x-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Compressive and flexural strength testing
  • Surface hardness analysis and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES).



Booth SE, Nicholson JW. (2012) Restorative Materials. Patent No. WO2012101432.

Recent publications


Gjorgievska, Elizabeta S. , Nicholson, John W., Coleman, Nichola J., Booth, Samantha , Dimkov, Aleksandar , Hurt, Andrew P. (2017), Component release and mechanical properties of endodontic sealers following incorporation of antimicrobial agents. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. In: , , , . Hindawi Publishing Corporation, BioMed Research International, 2017: 2129807 ISSN: 2314-6133 (Print), 2314-6141 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2129807).

Conference proceedings

Coleman, Nichola Jayne , Hanarasinghe, Rajitha, Güçlü, Zeynep Aslı, Booth, Samantha Ellen (2017), In vitro bioactivity and setting times of white portland cement combined with different radio pacifying agents. MATEC Web of Conferences. In: , , In: Z. Chen, T. Pasang, K.T. Lau, M. Zhu (eds.), 2017 2nd International Conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology (ICMSNT 2017). MATEC Web of Conferences, , 109 (3003) (Ch. 3) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201710903003).