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Dr Nick Silikas - personal details

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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 proud to be a member of the prestigious XXI University of Manchester Club . I also coached Stockport Lapwings (EBL, Div II). Currently, I coach Stockport MagpieAtlas.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Transactions Editor 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 Director of Graduate Education.

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.



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

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