Bluefield Centre for Biomaterials Ltd
Bluefield Centre for Biomaterials Ltd


Professor John Nicholson is the Director of the Bluefield Centre for Biomaterials Ltd


John Nicholson is a materials scientist who studied chemistry at Kingston University (BSc), then completed a PhD at London South Bank University. He also holds the DSc degree of the University of Greenwich.


John's career has included spells at the Laboratory of the Government Chemist, the Dental Institute of King's College, London, the University of Greenwich and, most recently, St Mary’s University, Twickenham.  In 2016, he was awarded the President's Prize of the UK Society for Biomaterials in recognition of his career contribution to the field.  John is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and also a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist.


Over the past 35 years, John's research has concentrated in glass-ionomer cements and related materials and, to date, has led to 200 scientific papers and 5 books.  In addition to his research, John acts as a consultant to university groups in various countries seeking to maximise their impact on scholarship through publication.  John is also involved in science outreach and schools work, and has given numerous lectures to Sixth forms and Universities on the topic of the chemistry of poisons.   John also pursues studies in the history of science, and is currently secretary of the RSC Historical Group.


In 2016, John was appointed honorary senior research fellow in the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.  He is married with four grown-up children, and lives in Hampton, West London.



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