Dr Artemis Stamboulis BSc, MSc, PhD, FIMMM, FHEA

Dr Artemis Stamboulis

School of Metallurgy and Materials
Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Nanomaterials

Contact details

School of Metallurgy and Materials
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

 Artemis Stamboulis has research interests in the development and the microstructural characterisation of materials for biomedical applications. She has published over 70 research papers in international scientific journals. Artemis has an active research group and has supervised to completion of more than 55 postgraduate students.

Artemis teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (MSc/MRes in Biomaterials) and is interested in Education Research and particularly in Threshold Concepts in Engineering.


  • PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 1997
  • MSc in Polymer Science and Technology, UMIST, 1992
  • BSc in Chemistry, Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1989


Artemis obtained a BSc in Chemistry (Biochemistry) from the Kapodistrian University of Athens, an MSc in Polymer Science and Technology from UMIST and a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1997. She then worked in the Department of Materials at Imperial College as a Marie Curie Research Fellow and later as Research Fellow until 2003, when she accepted a position as Lecturer in Nanotechnology in NIBEC, University of Ulster. In 2005, she moved to the University of Birmingham as Birmingham Fellow, and since 2012, she is a Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Nanomaterials.

Artemis has expertise in the area of Biomaterials and Nanomaterials, and her’ main research interests are in the microstructural characterisation of materials for biomedical applications as well as in multifunctional materials with emphasis in orthopaedic antimicrobial materials. Artemis has recently coordinated a 3-year Marie Sklodowska-Curie RISE programme.NEXT-3D and she is currently the PI and beneficiary in a Marie Curie ITN DOC-3D-Printing project. In this project, her team is developing 3D printed orthopaedic extremities using DLP and SLA based methods. She is also conducting research on ceramic powder development for SLS of ceramics in collaboration with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry. Artemis is also currently coordinating a Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN AIMed Antimicrobial Integrated Methodologies project aiming to develop novel antimicrobial materials based on antimicrobial peptides. Artemis is associated with the Institute of Healthcare Technologies and she is a funded scientific member of the Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre in Birmingham to develop bioinspired antimicrobial inks for 3D bioprinting. She has published over 70 research papers in international scientific journals, she has two international and US patents, five book chapters, she has co-edited one book, and she has more than 100 conference proceedings. Artemis has an active research group and has supervised successfully to completion above 55 postgraduate students to date. Her h-index is 27, and her work has been cited more than 3600 times.

Artemis teaches Biomaterials at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has an interest in education research and has completed two projects on Threshold Concepts in Engineering funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.



  • LH Biomaterials
  • LH Advanced Materials in Sports


  • MSc in the Science and Engineering of Materials/MRes in Biomaterials
  • Biomaterials Module coordinator

Postgraduate supervision

  • Synthesis of Antimicrobial Peptides
  • Antimicrobial ceramic, polymer and metal surfaces
  • 3D printing of ceramic finger joints
  • Development of bioceramic powders for selective laser sintering
  • Development of antimicrobial bioinks
  • 3D bioprinting


Main Research Themes

Biomedical glasses and glass ceramics: Artemis is interested in the structural characterisation of amorphous materials and specifically in the development and characterisation of biomedical glasses. Current research is based on modifying a series of glass compositions by component substitutions with metal oxides that are known for their antimicrobial properties, e.g. oxides of the lanthanide series. She is currently working with borate-silicate, silicate and aluminosilicate glasses that also exhibit luminescence properties for use in diagnostic medical devices.

Antimicrobial materials: Artemis has a strong interest in the development of novel antimicrobial materials based on antimicrobial peptides similar to human defensins. Apart from synthesising new peptide sequences, she is also interested in the immobilisation of these peptides on material surfaces (metals, polymers, ceramics). For this purpose, she is also using surface modification techniques such as plasma treatment. She is currently developing antimicrobial bioinks for 3D printing.

3D-printing of multifunctional ceramics for biomedical applications: Artemis is  currently working on the 3D printing of ceramic multifunctional materials for biomedical applications with main interest in SLS and SLA (DLP). Part of her work is also the development of ceramic powders for direct laser 3D printing.

Other activities


  • Hellenic Chemical Society   
  • UK Society for Biomaterials
  • Hellenic Society for Biomaterials
  • The American Ceramic Society
  • TMS

External engagement

  • External assessor for the evaluation –accreditation of Master in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (2 years, 120 ECTS) and PhD in Advanced Materials and nanotechnology (4 years, 240 ECTS) University of Cyprus (20-22 March 2019)
  • External examiner of the Biomaterials undergraduate programme at QMUL (2018-2022)
  •   Combat casualty care panel member for the evaluation of 2017 MRMC BAA for extramural medical research, USA
  • ERC reviewer 2020
  • EPSRC Materials Panel5th December 2015 and the EPSRC Engineering Panel 7-8 April 2020
  • Visiting Professor University of Valenciennes, France (2017),
  • Visiting professor at the University of Technology Sydney (2015-2017)
  • Visiting Professor at INP Toulouse CIRIMAT, France (2012)
  • NEWGEN (New generation biomimetic and customise implants for bone engineering) COST action (2014-2018)


Recent publications


TrzciƄska, Z, Bruggeman, M, Ijakipour, H, Hodges, NJ, Bowen, J & Stamboulis, A 2020, 'Polydopamine Linking Substrate for AMPs: Characterisation and Stability on Ti6Al4V', Materials, vol. 13, no. 17. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173714

Melo Rodriguez, G, Bowen, J, Zelzer, M & Stamboulis, A 2020, 'Selective modification of Ti6Al4V surfaces for biomedical applications', RSC Advances, vol. 10, no. 30, pp. 17642-17652. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ra11000c

Green, DW, Watson, JA, Watson, GS & Stamboulis, A 2020, 'Sequenced Somatic Cell Reprogramming and Differentiation Inside Nested Hydrogel Droplets', Advanced Biosystems, vol. 4, no. 8, 2000071. https://doi.org/10.1002/adbi.202000071

Green, DW, Stamboulis, A & Ben-Nissan, B 2020, 'Specifiable biomimetic microsponges for timed release of crystal entrapped biomolecules useful in bone repair', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 8, no. 32, pp. 7143-7148. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0TB01491E

Nandyala, S, Walsh, BM, Hungerford, G, Santos, JD & Stamboulis, A 2020, 'Time-resolved and fluorescence excitation-emission matrix measurements of lanthanide (Gd3+, Tb3+ and Dy3+) doped silver-zinc borate glasses', Materials Letters, vol. 273, 127935. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2020.127935

Karacan, I, Ben-Nissan, B, Wang, HA, Juritza, A, Swain, M, Mueller, W, Chu, J, Stamboulis, A, Macha, I & Taraschi, V 2019, 'Mechanical testing of antimicrobial biocomposite coating on metallic medical implants as drug delivery system', Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 104, 109757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2019.109757

Kabir, H, Nandyala, SH, Rahman, MM, Kabir, MA, Pikramenou, Z, Laver, M & Stamboulis, A 2019, 'Polyethylene glycol assisted facile sol-gel synthesis of lanthanum oxide nanoparticles: structural characterisation and photoluminescence studies', Ceramics International, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 424-431. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.09.183

Kabir, H, Nandyala, SH, Rahman, MM, Kabir, MA & Stamboulis, A 2018, 'Influence of calcination on the sol-gel synthesis of lanthanum oxide nanoparticles', Applied Physics A, vol. 124, no. 12, 820. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-018-2246-5

Zhang, S, Stamboulis, A & Ni, W 2018, 'The effect of boron substitution for aluminium on the microstructure of calcium fluoro-aluminosilicate glasses and glass ceramics', Journal of the European Ceramic Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2018.11.023

M. Hajiyavand, A, Saadat, M & Stamboulis, A 2017, 'A Mechanical Model for an Artificial Oocyte', International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 315-321. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJMO.2017.V7.605

Townsend, L, Williams, R, Anuforom, O, Berwick, M, Halstead, F, Hughes, E, Stamboulis, A, Oppenheim, B, Gough, JE, Grover, L, Scott, R, Webber, M, Peacock, A, Belli, A, Logan, A & De Cogan, F 2017, 'Antimicrobial peptide coatings for hydroxyapatite: electrostatic and covalent attachment of antimicrobial peptides to surfaces', Journal of The Royal Society Interface, vol. 14, no. 126, 20160657, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2016.0657

Townsend, L, Williams, RL, Anuforom, O, Berwick, MR, Halstead, F, Hughes, E, Stamboulis, A, Oppenheim, B, Gough, J, Grover, L, Scott, RAH, Webber, M, Peacock, AFA, Belli, A, Logan, A & de Cogan, F 2017, 'Antimicrobial peptide coatings for hydroxyapatite: electrostatic and covalent attachment of antimicrobial peptides to surfaces', Journal of The Royal Society Interface, vol. 14, no. 126. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2016.0657

Macha, I, Ben-Nissan, B, Santos, J, Cazalbou, S, Stamboulis, A, Grossin, D & Giordano, G 2017, 'Biocompatibility of a new biodegradable polymer-hydroxyapatite composite for biomedical applications', Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, vol. 38, pp. 72-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jddst.2017.01.008

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Bruggeman, M, Ijakipour, H & Stamboulis, A 2019, Defensin-Like Peptides and Their Antimicrobial Activity in Free-Form and Immobilized on Material Surfaces. in Peptide Synthesis. InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85508

Nandyala, S, Gomes, P, Hungerford, G, Grenho, L, Fernandez, MH & Stamboulis, A 2018, Development of Bioactive Tellurite-Lanthanide Ions-Reinforced Hydroxyapatite composites for biomedical and luminescence applications. in R El-Mallawany (ed.), Tellurite Glass Smart Materials. 1st edn, Springer, pp. 275-288.

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