Dr Mincy Raj Naduthottathil

Dr Mincy Raj Naduthottathil

School of Dentistry
Research Fellow

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Mincy Naduthottathil is a Research Fellow in the School of Dentistry. She obtained her PhD in Functional Nanomaterials from the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol in 2019. Her PhD was focussed on investigating the effect of matrix stiffness of biomimetic gelatin nanofibrous scaffolds on human cardiac pericyte behaviour.

She undertakes research in the field of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.


  • Ph.D in Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol, 2019
  • M.Tech in Nanotechnology, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), 2012
  • B.Tech in Biotechnology, Anna University, 2010


Mincy graduated in Biotechnology from Anna University, India in 2010. She gained her Masters in Nanotechnology from Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham University, India in 2012. After completion of her course, she continued there as a Senior Research Fellow, working in an industrial project in collaboration with TATA Chemicals. In 2014, she joined the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol, for PhD in an EPSRC funded project.

Her PhD was interdisciplinary based in the School of Dentistry, School of Chemistry and Bristol Heart Institute (BHI). Her work was based on the synthesis and characterization of electrospun gelatin nanofibrous scaffolds with different matrix stiffness and investigating their effects in determining the human cardiac pericyte behaviour in terms of its adhesion, proliferation and differentiation.

She joined the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham in July 2019 as a Research Fellow. Currently, she is working on developing cell encapsulated injectable hydrogels for treating cleft lips and palates.


Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

  • Electrospinning of nanofibrous scaffolds
  • Hydrogel synthesis and characterization
  • In vitro cell studies and in vivo studies
  • Nanoparticle synthesis and characterization

Wound Healing

Drug Delivery

Other activities

Public Engagement and Awards

  • First prize for three minute thesis presentation, University of Bristol,2018.
  • STEM Ambassador, 2017-2018
  • EPSRC Fellowship, 2014
  • TATA Fellowship, 2013
  • First prize for poster presentation in the Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Conference (AEDFC), 2012
  • DST Fellowship, 2010


Teaching second year Dental students for their laboratory practical’s in Biomaterials course, University of Bristol, 2016-2018


  1. Naduthottathil, M.R, Avolio, E, Carrabba M, Davis, S, Caputo M, Madeddu, and Su.B. (2019), The effect of matrix stiffness of biomimetic gelatin nanpfibrous scaffolds on human cardiac pericyte behaviour. ACS Applied Biomaterials, 2,10, 4385-4396.
  2. Kumar, P.T.S, * Praveen, G,* Naduthottathil, M.R, * Chennazhi, K.P and Jayakumar, R. (2014), Flexible, micro-porous chitosan-gelatin hydrogel/nanofibrin composite bandages for treating burn wounds. RSC Advances, 4, 650-81(*authors contributed equally)
  3. Kumar, P.T.S,* Naduthottathil, M.R,* Praveen, G,*Chennazhi, K.P,  Nair, S.V and Jayakumar R. (2013).In vitro and in vivo evaluation of microporous chitosan hydrogel/nanofibrin composite bandage for skin tissue regeneration. Tissue engineering:Part A, 19, 380-92.(*authors contributed equally)
  4. Kumar, P.T,  Vinoth-Kumar, L, Naduthottathil M.R, Raja Biswas, T.H,  Nair, S.V and Jayakumar, R.. (2013). Evaluation of wound healing potential of â-chitin hydrogel/nano zinc oxide composite bandage. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 30, 523-37.