Together with Ruth Cameron I direct the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials. My research aims to expand the range and performance of bioactive scaffolds in clinical applications. I have a number of areas of interest including: the optimisation of substituted hydroxyapatite bone grafts; surface modification of orthopaedic implants using bioceramics; the preparation of bioactive and bioresorbable composites for tissue engineering and the development and optimisation of collagen scaffolds.
Pawelec KM, Husmann A, Best SM, Cameron RE. (2014) A design protocol for tailoring ice-templated scaffold structure. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11(92), 20130958
Shepherd DV, Kauppinen K, Brooks RA, Best SM. (2014) An in vitro study into the effect of zinc substituted hydroxyapatite on osteoclast number and activity. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A. 1552-4965
Grover CN, Farndale RW, Best SM, Cameron R. (2012).The interplay between physical and chemical properties of protein films affects their bioactivity. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 100 (9), 2401-2411
Yang ZJ, Best SM, Cameron RE. (2009) The influence of alpha-tricalcium phosphate nanoparticles and microparticles on the degradation of poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) Advanced Materials. 21(38-39), 3900-
Thian ES, Ahmad Z , Huang J, Edirisinghe MJ, Jayasinghe SN, Ireland DC, Brooks RA, Rushton N, Bonfield W, Best SM. (2008) The role of electrosprayed nanoapatites in guiding osteoblast behaviour
Biomaterials. 29 1833-1843.
Areas of expertise
Medical materials, collagen, materials characterisation, scaffolds, bioactive ceramics