Professor Maisoon Al-Jawad

Professor Maisoon Al-Jawad


I am Professor of Biological Physics and Biomineralisation in the School of Dentistry carrying out internationally recognised research in the highly interdisciplinary research fields of biomineralisation and biomimetic materials, working at the interface of physics, materials, biology, biomedicine and dentistry. Prior to this I was a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London (2009-2019), and before that I held an EPSRC Life Science Interface Fellowship at the University of Leeds (2006-2009), having obtained my BSc and PhD from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Leeds (2005).

I am a world-leading expert in understanding the physico-chemical processes and spatial and temporal structural changes occurring during dental enamel biomineralisation, demineralisation and remineralisation. Equally, I make globally recognised contributions to transforming this knowledge into biomimetic approaches to repair and replace lost hard tissues. Specifically, my expertise lies in combining in-house biophysical techniques with use of international advanced science facilities (synchrotron and neutron scattering techniques) to drive forward our understanding of hard tissue structures at multiple length-scales and interactions at protein-mineral interfaces to enable translation of oral and musculoskeletal sciences to innovative clinical applications.



  • Head of Department of Oral Biology
  • Head of Biomineralisation Research Group
  • School of Dentistry Athena Swan Lead

Research groups and institutes

  • Biomineralisation

Current postgraduate researchers

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