Professor Kevin Shakesheff is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science and Director of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Hub for Acellular Technologies. Kevin is a member of the University Executive Board.
Professor Shakesheff's independent scientific career began at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a NATO fellowship following a PhD and his qualification as a registered pharmacist. He returned to the UK as an EPSRC Advanced Fellow and became Professor of Tissue Engineering and Drug delivery in 2001 at the University of Nottingham. In 2013 he became a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award Holder. He was a Sub-Panel Member for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 2014. In 2011 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and in 2013 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biologists. In 2014 he was selected as one of the 10 most inspirational scientists in the UK by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (RISE Leader Award). Kevin’s research involves the use of materials to control drug release and cell behaviour in 3D.
Kevin is the Director of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Hub for Acellular Technologies. He has published over 250 papers on the design and application of biodegradable polymers in drug delivery and tissue engineering. He has played a leading role in the development of Pharmacy education at Nottingham and teaches on formulations for antibiotics and future medicines on the Masters of Pharmacy programmes.
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