Dr Michael Hofmann PhD

Dr Michael Hofmann

School of Dentistry
Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials, Admissions Tutor Biomedical Materials Science

Contact details

The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
B5 7EG
United Kingdom

Mike Hofmann is a Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and also the Admissions Tutor for the Biomedical Materials Science course.


Mike has published extensively in the field of bone cements, dental cements and controlled drug delivery. His research has been supported by international funding bodies, EPSRC and Industry.


  • PhD (german “Dr. rer. nat”) 2003.
  • Masters (german “Diplom”) 1998.


Mike Hofmann graduated in Experimental Physics at the University of Wurzburg, Germany, in 1998 and obtained his doctorate in the Department for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Wurzburg in 2003.


In 2004 Mike came to the Biomaterials Unit, School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham as an EU Marie Curie Research Fellow. He was then appointed as a Lecturer in Biomaterials at the School of Dentistry in 2006 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011.


Teaching Programmes

Postgraduate supervision

Mike Hofmann is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Calcium phosphate cements for orthopaedic and dental application.
  • Portland cement based cements for dental application.

If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact Mike Hofmann on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)121 414 5005. or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.



  • Calcium phosphates, bone cements, dental cements, cementitious biomaterials for orthopaedic and dental application, controlled drug delivery.


  • Calcium phosphate bone cements for orthopaedic application.
    The research is carried out in national and international collaboration with collaborators from Canada, Germany and several UK Universities. The work has been supported by the EU and the EPSRC.
  • Alternative bone cements for orthopaedic application.
    The research is carried out in collaboration with an industrial sponsor. The work has immense commercial potential and a patent based on the research findings has been filed. The work is also supported by the EPSRC.
  • Portland-cement based cements for dental application
    The project has a substantial clinical and commercial potential  and is supported by a Mercia Spinner grant.
  • Novel silicate based bone cements
    The research is carried out in multidisciplinary collaboration between several Schools at the University of Birmingham.

Other activities

  • Teaching on the MSc Implant Dentistry Programme at Warwick Medical School.


JL O`Beirne, RM Shelton, PJ Lumley, MP Hofmann (2011), Influence of accelerated setting using Plaster of Paris addition on the long term properties of a Portland cement based dental material. Advances in Applied Ceramics, 110:157-161.

 MP Hofmann, AR Mohammed, Y Perrie, U Gbureck, JE Barralet (2009), High-strength resorbable brushite bone cement with controlled drug-releasing capabilities Acta Biomaterialia, 5: 43-49

LM Grover, MP Hofmann, U Gbureck, B Kumarasami, JE Barralet (2008), Frozen delivery of brushite calcium phosphate cementsActa Biomaterialia, 4: 1916-1923.

AM Young, PYJ Ng, U Gbureck, SN Nazhat, JE Barralet, MP Hofmann (2008), Characterisation of chlorhexidine-releasing, fast-setting, brushite bone cements Acta Biomaterialia, 4: 1081-1088.

KS Coomaraswamy, PJ Lumley, RM Shelton, MP Hofmann (2008), Evaluation of different radiopacifiers for an MTA-like dental cement. Key Engineering Materials, 361-363: 885-888.

JC Murphy, MP Hofmann, JL O`Beirne, KS Coomaraswamy, RM Shelton (2008), Monitoring the accelerated setting of Portland cement based dental materials. Key Engineering Materials, 361-363: 805-808.

JL O`Beirne, RM Shelton, PJ Lumley, MP Hofmann (2008), Accelerating the setting of Portland cement based dental materials using calcium sulphates. Key Engineering Materials, 361-363: 343-346.

S Mahmood, WM Palin, U Gbureck, O Addison, MP Hofmann (2008), Effect of mechanical mixing and powder to liquid ratio on the strength and reliability of a brushite bone cement. Key Engineering Materials, 361-363: 307-310.

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