Advanced Processing of Biomaterials

Utilizing a combination of electrochemistry, colloid and interface science, and bio-inspired chemistry, we aim to develop new scalable, tunable, and low-cost processing techniques for the fabrication of multi-functional biomaterials.

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Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2022, 9 (24), 2201009.


An Engineered Nanocomposite Copper Coating with Enhanced Antibacterial Efficacy.


D Nakhaie, TC Williams, B Velapatino, EA Bryce, MK Charles, E Asselin, A Clifford

Surface Engineering

The biological response of an interface can be tailored by tuning both surface chemistry and morphology. We design and characterize new smart surfaces for biomedical implants and high-touch surfaces, to prevent implant associated infections (IAIs) and surface-based transmission of infectious disease.

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ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2020, 2 (8), 3390-3396.


Electrochemical fabrication and characterization of pectin hydrogel composite materials for bone tissue repair.


A Clifford, A D’Elia, J Deering, BEJ Lee, K Grandfield, I Zhitomirsky

Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2019, 176, 115-121.


Biomimetic modification of poly-L-lysine and electrodeposition of nanocomposite coatings for orthopaedic applications.


A Clifford, BEJ Lee, K Grandfield, I Zhitomirsky


Towards portable and personalized disease diagnoses and treatment, we create new functional nanomaterials for point-of-care (POC) detection and monitoring of clinically relevant biomolecules.

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Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143 (14), 5281-5294.


Strategies for Biomolecular Analysis and Continuous Physiological Monitoring.


A Clifford, J Das, H Yousefi, A Mahmud, JB Chen, SO Kelley

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123 (26), 16186-16193.


Integrating TiO2 Nanoparticles within a Catecholic Polymeric Network Enhances the Photoelectrochemical Response of Biosensors.


A Victorious, A Clifford, S Saha, I Zhitomirsky, L Soleymani

Amanda Clifford, PhD, EIT


Assistant Professor | Department of Materials Engineering


Faculty of Applied Science | University of British Columbia


Musqueam Traditional Territory


309-6350 Stores Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada

Clifford Laboratory logo, Advanced Biomaterials Processing, Bioelectrochemisty & Biointerfaces, Amanda Clifford