Benjamin Hatton

 

Profile and Department: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Research Interests:

I joined the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in 2012, cross-appointed to IBBME, as an assistant professor, and manage a research group to engineer nano- and microstructured surfaces for biomaterial applications, with a particular focus on bacterial contamination of surfaces. Broadly speaking, we generate nano- and microstructured materials by a range of self-assembly, colloidal printing, lithography, electrospinning and elastomer molding fabrication tools. We have a number of research projects involved with surface wetting and adhesion, and investigate how surface chemistry and topography influence the adhesion mechanisms of bacteria and the growth of stem cells.

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