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Professor Nicola Tirelli (PhD, FRSC) - personal details

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Professor Nicola Tirelli

Role: Professor of Polymers and Biomaterials

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2480


Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT

Centre for Tissue Injury & Repair &  Manchester Pharmacy School





Professor Nicola Tirelli hols  a joint appointment as a Professor of Polymers and Biomaterials in the School of Pharmacy and in the Institute of Inflammation & Repair (MHS). He has joined The University of Manchester in December 2003 as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences,  and was promoted  to Chair of Polymers and Biomaterials in the same school in 2005, then holding also an appointment in the School of Materials (2010-15). Previously, he was Oberassistent, a position largely analogous to that of a Lecturer, at the ETH Zurich, Department of Materials, Institute of Biomedical Engineering headed at the time by Jeff Hubbell (12/98-12/02).


2005: EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow

2004: Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (endowed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Member of the American Chemical Society


1996 – PhD in Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa (Italy)

1992 – Italian “Laurea” (cum laude) – Master in Chemistry, University of Pisa (Italy)


Editorship: member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Wiley-VCH Macromolecular journals, and of the advisory board for Reactive & Functional Polymers (2006-2012 Editor-in-Chief for the journal) and Polymers for Advanced Technology.


 Clinical Applications in Biomaterials (3rd year and 4th year, course of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, MSc Biomaterials). Various taught modules and EBLs in the CDT in Graphene NowNano, CDT in Regenerative Medicine and MRes in Tissue Regeneration