• 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.

Contact Details

Phone number: 0121 204 3428
Email: B.J.Tighe@aston.ac.uk

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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