Dr Nick Silikas - personal 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.