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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    1993 …2019
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    Research Interests

    Professor Tighe's research focuses on the design, synthesis and applications of biomedical polymers, a significant proportion of which are hydrogels, a term frequently used to describe polymers swollen with water. Current interests include novel materials for ophthalmic applications, drug delivery systems, bioadhesive polymers, synthetic materials for articular cartilage, lung surfactant and cornea. The research is interdisciplinary and involves strong interactive connections with relevant industrial companies.

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    Phone number: 0121 204 3428

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    Research Output 1993 2019

    Clinical and biochemical analysis of the ageing tear film

    Mann, A., Campbell, D., Mirza, Z., Hunt, O., Wolffsohn, J. S. & Tighe, B. J., 11 May 2019, In : British Journal of Ophthalmology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Age Groups
    Serum Albumin

    Structural modification of styrene Maleic anhydride copolymers for plant bioactive compound extraction

    Punyamoonwongsa, P., Kakumyan, P., Saichana, N. & Tighe, B., 1 Apr 2019, Materials Science and Technology X. Pinwanich, P. & Soisungval, A. (eds.). Trans Tech Publications, p. 351-357 7 p. (Key Engineering Materials; vol. 798 KEM).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Maleic anhydride
    Surface plasmon resonance
    Silver Nitrate

    Contact lens dehydration and its influence on contact lens clinical performance

    Molock, F., Bhamra, T., Franklin, V. & Tighe, B., 30 Jun 2018, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 41, Suppl 1, p. S52

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract


    Albumin in tears

    Author: Runstrom, G., 9 Jun 2013

    Supervisor: Tighe, B. J. (Supervisor) & Topham, P. D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Analytical techniques for the study of soft contact lens spoilation

    Author: Pearce, E., Dec 1991

    Supervisor: Tighe, B. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    A novel plasma etching and emission monitoring system (PEEMS) to assess protein and lipid spoilation for hydrogel contact lenses

    Author: Gill, U. S., Oct 1997

    Supervisor: Tighe, B. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    A study in radiopaque polymeric materials

    Author: Simmons, G. C., Apr 1975

    Supervisor: Tighe, B. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Biomaterial interactions with compromised tissue surfaces

    Author: Cooner, M., 18 May 2015

    Supervisor: Tighe, B. J. (Supervisor) & Mann, A. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy