IOM3 welcomes new President, Professor Serena Best

Posted by IOM3 - Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining on 8 January 2019

The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining has appointed its first woman President, Prof Serena Best, Deputy Head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

Serena studied Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK and in 1986 moved to Queen Mary College, University of London to study a PhD on the development of a bioactive ceramic – hydroxyapatite. Best headed up bioceramics activity for the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials under the Directorship of Professor Bill Bonfield at Queen Mary College in 1991, before moving to the University of Cambridge in 2000. There she researched bone replacement materials and has more recently focused on collagen scaffolds for a range of different applications for soft tissue repair.

In this article Serena talks to IOM3 about her ambitions for her two-year tenure.


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