Dr Mohammed Abdul Hadis BSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Mohammed Abdul Hadis

School of Dentistry
Lecturer in Dental Materials Science

Mohammed Hadis is a Lecturer in Dental Materials Science and Biomedical Materials Science and has extensive experience biomaterials teaching and research. He is currently the deputy programme lead for the Dental Materials Science (MSc) programme and the admissions tutor for undergraduate Biomedical Materials Science. His subject specialities include, material science, biomaterials, polymers, metals and metal alloys and ceramic and cement systems. 

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0227-3681

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Lecturer in Dental Materials Science

  • PhD in Biomaterials, 2011 (University of Birmingham)
  • BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Pharmacology, 2007 (University of Birmingham)


Other activities

Editorial Boards

  • European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
  • Journal of Frontiers for Dental Medicine


  • Patent filed, Hadis MA, Davies D and Palin WM, ‘Novel light based therapeutic device for the treatment of traumatic brain injury’, UK Patent Application No 2006201.4; Phototherapy Device; The University of Birmingham.
  • Patent filed, Hafner S, Hafner M, Palin WM and Hadis MA, “Dental Varnish”, US Patent App 16/290,221
  • Patent application, Hadis MA, Milward MR, Cooper PR and Palin WM, “A handheld light-emitting device for reducing bacterial load, accelerated tissue repair and setting of dental resin composite restorative materials; ”, Jan 2017


  • Paffenbarger Award, Academy of Dental Materials, 2009. “Photoinitiator type and applicability of exposure reciprocity law in filled and unfilled photoactive resins”. J Leprince, M Hadis, AC Shortall, JL Ferracane, J Devaux, G Leloup, WM Palin
  • Heraeus Kulzer Award for innovation in materials testing, International Association for Dental Research, Barcelona, 2010. “Competitive light absorbers in curing photoactive resins”. M Hadis, AC Shortall, WM Palin


Recent publications


Hamidi, AS, Hadis, MA, Williams, RL, Grover, LM & Palin, WM 2024, 'Design and development of a new flowable and photocurable lactide and caprolactone-based polymer for bone repair and augmentation', Materials Advances. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3ma01049j

Stevens, AR, Hadis, M, Phillips, A, Thareja, A, Milward, M, Belli, A, Palin, W, Davies, DJ & Ahmed, Z 2024, 'Implantable and transcutaneous photobiomodulation promote neuroregeneration and recovery of lost function after spinal cord injury', Bioengineering & Translational Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1002/btm2.10674

Karatas, E, Hadis, M, Palin, WM, Milward, MR, Kuehne, SA & Camilleri, J 2023, 'Minimally invasive management of vital teeth requiring root canal therapy', Scientific Reports, vol. 13, no. 1, 20389 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-47682-9

Hamidi, A, Hadis, M & Palin, W 2022, 'Alternative co-initiators for photocurable dental resins: polymerisation, quantum yield of conversion and cytotoxicity', Dental Materials, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 1330-1343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dental.2022.06.001

Mohamad, SA, Milward, MR, Hadis, MA, Kuehne, SA & Cooper, PR 2022, 'Blue light photobiomodulation of dental pulp cells', Lasers in Dental Science, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41547-022-00152-3

Davies, DJ, Hadis, M, Di Pietro, V, Lazzarino, G, Forcione, M, Harris, G, Stevens, A, Soon, WC, Goldberg Oppenheimer, P, Milward, M, Belli, T & Palin, W 2022, 'Photobiomodulation reduces hippocampal apoptotic cell death and produces a Raman spectroscopic “signature”', PLOS One, vol. 17, no. 3, e0264533. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264533

Zancan, RF, Hadis, M, Burgess, D, Zhang, J, Di Maio, A, Tomson, P, Duarte, MAH & Camilleri, J 2021, 'A matched irrigation and obturation strategy for root canal therapy', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 4666 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83849-y

Altaie, A, Hadis, M, Wilson, V, German, M, Nattress, B, Wood, D & Palin, W 2021, 'An evaluation of the efficacy of LED light curing units in primary and secondary dental settings in the UK', Operative Dentistry. https://doi.org/10.2341/20-092-LIT

Shortall, AC, Hadis, MA & Palin, WM 2021, 'On the inaccuracies of dental radiometers', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 1, e0245830. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245830

Serrage, H, Cooper, P, Palin, W, Horstman, P, Hadis, M & Milward, M 2021, 'Photobiomodulation of oral fibroblasts stimulated with periodontal pathogens', Lasers in Medical Science, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1957-1969. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-021-03331-z

Abdelsalam Mohamad, S, Milward, MR, Kuehne, SA, Hadis, MA, Palin, WM & Cooper, PR 2021, 'Potential for direct application of blue light for photo-disinfection of dentine', Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, vol. 215, 112123, pp. 112123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2021.112123

Verzola, KC, Dressano, D, Saraceni, CHC, Gonçalves, LS, Hadis, M, Watts, DC, Palin, WM & Lima, AF 2020, 'Bis(4-methyl phenyl)iodonium as an alternative component to diphenyliodonium in camphorquinone-based ternary initiating systems', Dental Materials, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 1282-1288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dental.2020.06.002

Review article

Hadis, MA, Shortall, AC & Palin, WM 2024, 'The power of light – From dental materials processing to diagnostics and therapeutics', Biomaterial Investigations in Dentistry, vol. 11, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.2340/biid.v11.40308

Stevens, A, Hadis, M, Milward, M, Ahmed, Z, Belli, T, Palin, W & Davies, D 2022, 'Photobiomodulation in acute traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Neurotrauma. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2022.0140

Mohamad, SA, Milward, MR, Hadis, MA, Kuehne, SA & Cooper, PR 2021, 'Photobiomodulation of mineralisation in mesenchymal stem cells', Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 699-714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43630-021-00047-5

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