Christopher McCormick

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  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

20072023

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Biomedical Engineering Department.  I lead a multidisciplinary research team focused on the development of enhanced medical implants.    All of my research is carried out in collaoboration with academic colleagues drawn from pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and I have collaborations with a number of clinical groups and industry partners to help advance the more applied aspects of my programme.   

 

 

Teaching Interests

I am the Director of the MSc Biomedical Engineering Programme.  I also teach on a variety of modules within the MSc/MEng/BEng Biomedical Engineering degree programmes.  My current contributions include:

 

BE911 Engineering Science (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

BE919 Research Methodology (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

BE903 Cardiovascular Devices (Coronary Stents and Vascular Grafts lectures)

BE901 Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

BE101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

I also supervise final year undergraduate research projects and MSc projects.

Research Interests

I have a number of research interests which range from basic to applied research.  My current focus is on the development of cardiovascular and orthopaedic medical implants, which resist infection and integrate effectively with the surrounding cells and tissue. I am currently investigating the role that advanced polymer materials, novel drug delivery technologies, and intelligent monitoring systems have to play in this.  Of particular interest to me is the role that endogenous healing responses play in implant performance and how these might be modulated using regenerative medicine type approaches.  We are also exploring the mechanisms governing biofilm formation on medical implants and investigating how these might be inhibited through novel surface coatings. All of my research is carried out in multidisciplinary teams, with academic colleagues drawn from pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and I have collaborations with a number of clinical groups and industry partners to help advance the more applied aspects of my programme.   

Expertise & Capabilities

Cardiovascular implants

Drug Delivery Technology

Non-invasvie monitoring of cells and tissues

Synthetic Artery Manufacture

Infection Prevention

Modelling Vascular Response to Injury

Education/Academic qualification

University of Strathclyde

Doctor of Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Bachelor of Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

External positions

Vice Chair NET Grant Panel, Heart Research UK

Member , Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

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Projects

Research Output

Development of a bioactive polymeric drug eluting coronary stent coating using electrospraying

McKittrick, C. M., Cardona, M. J., Black, R. A. & McCormick, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Annals of Biomedical Engineering . 48, 1, p. 271-281 11 p.

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    Asymptotic analysis of drug dissolution in two layers having widely differing diffusivities

    Vynnycky, M., McKee, S., Meere, M., McCormick, C. & McGinty, S., 9 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics. 22 p.

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    Thesis

    Bioactive surfaces for improved coronary stent performance

    Author: Morgan, S., 21 Feb 2018

    Supervisor: McCormick, C. (Supervisor) & Black, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Prizes

    Scottish Crucible Award

    Christopher McCormick (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Stirling Medical Award

    Christopher McCormick (Recipient), Feb 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts: Challenges and Opportunities

    Christopher McCormick (Speaker)
    14 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Modelling & Experiments in Drug Delivery Systems

    Christopher McCormick (Member of programme committee)
    3 Sep 20185 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia