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Dr Nick Silikas - personal details

Contact details

Role: Senior Lecturer in Dental Biomaterials Science

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 6747




I was born in North Greece and came to Manchester for higher education studies.  I completed a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University.  I then developed an interest in medical research, partly due to the fact that my fathermis a dentist, which led me to do an M.Phil in the School of Pharmacy and a Ph.D in the School of Dentistry, both of them at The University of Manchester.  After completing my Ph.D, I was employed by the School of Dentistry as a Research Associate.

I think Manchester is a vibrant and exciting place and I get the opportunity to indulge in my other passion, which is basketball.  I was Club Captain and Head Coach of The University of Manchester Basketball Club and elected as life-time member of the prestigious Club XI. I also coached Stockport Lapwings (EBL, Div II). Currently, I coach Stockport MagpieAtlas.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Member-At-Large of the Academy of Dental Materials
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials
  • Member of the IADR
  • Member of Surface Science of Biologically Important Interfaces (SSBII)
  • The Photon Science Institute - research network
  • North of England Life Sciences Interface (NELSI)


B.Sc (Hons), M.Phil, Ph.D, FADM


I am the School of Dentistry's Postgraduate Research (PGR) Tutor.

I supervise a number of Postgraduate Research students at PhD and MPhil level. I also supervise a number of Postgraduate Taught students completing an MSc in Endodontics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology for their respective Theses.

 I currently serve as the School's Safety Officer.


Biomaterials BDS 2nd and 3rd years. Symposia in Years 1, 2 and 3.

Oral and Craniofacial Biomaterials Science in Years 2,3 and 4.