News

03/03/18 - Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences dental review paper published
01/03/18 - Polyurethane biomedical paper submitted to Trans IMF
14/02/18 - Ashton's PhD major review
01/02/18 - Iodate paper submitted


08/10/17 - BNCT paper published in Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences
05/10/17 - Pharmacy Education paper published initially online on journal's website - Science Education International
12/09/17 - Southern branch IMF committee meeting, Basingstoke
06/09/17 - Kudos Focus Group meeting, London
30/08/17 - Publications committee meeting, Birmingham
23/08/17 - Re-exploring Kudos
23/08/17 - BNCT paper submitted
18/08/17 - AFM short course advertising commenced
09/08/17 - Sci Ed International paper accepted
08/08/17 - Ramen PhD meeting
07/08/17 - Microscopy section on Hom's paper completed
03/08/17 - Proof changes to RSC Advances paper
31/07/17 - RSC Advances paper accepted
27/07/17 - RSC Advances referee comments addressed
17/07/17 - Proof changes to TIMF SAC paper
30/07/17 - IMF publications committee meeting, Birmingham
07/07/17 - RSC Advances paper submitted
04/07/17 - Started AFM course forms
29/06/17 - Working on TIMF iodate paper
22/06/17 - Rita presenting poster at BNOS conference, Edinburgh
20/06/17 - Southern branch IMF committee meeting, Basingstoke
20/06/17 - Working on TIMF PU review paper this week
10/06/17 - Wrote TIMF SAC article
09/06/17 - Rita presenting poster at ScienceTogether conference, Portsmouth
05/06/17 - Start of 2 day visit to Teledyne, Alton
01/06/17 - Visit to Loyds Register, Southampton
25/05/17 - Rita metformin poster completed for ScienceTogether conference
23/05/17 - Attended 'All in the Air' IMF Southern Group meeting, Farnborough
26/04/17 - Visit to BAE Systems, Broad Oak
31/03/17 - Giving AFM presentation at GradNet South East England Physics Graduate School, University of Southampton, 29-31 Mar 2017
10/03/17 - BNOS Poster abstract submitted
09/03/17 - Attended VentureFest South in Winchester
09/03/17 - Paper published in TIMF about zincate treatments in electroless nickel coatings
06/03/17 - Biomaterials Research Laboratory founded
06/02/17 - Ashton Peat started P/T PhD

17/12/16 - Invited to give AFM presentation at GradNet South East England Physics Graduate School, University of Southampton, 29-31 Mar 2017
14/12/16 - Invited to be PhD external examiner at University of Strathclyde, May/Jun 2017
19/11/16 - Science Educational International paper resubmitted
17/11/16 - Visit by Coopervision to University of Portsmouth
14/11/16 - Oral presentation on 'AFM investigations of brain tumour cells' given at 2nd Microscopy Congress, Global Engage, London
09/11/16 - First PhD supervisory meeting with Raman Farahani
08/11/16 - Confident networking course
07/11/16 - PDR/appraisal meeting
01/11/16 - AFM reinstalled on floor 5
30/10/16 - Science Faculty BNCT PhD proposal submitted
05/10/16 - Ramen Farahani started P/T PhD
05/10/16 - Rita Buttrus PhD induction - Rita starts
30/09/16 - Jamila submitted MPhil/PhD Major Review
30/09/16 - TIMF zincating paper proof reading
26/09/16 - Creative thinking and Problem solving course
21/09/16 - Visit to Coopervision
19/09/16 - TIMF stats paper proof changes
08/09/16 - Started Jamila polyol NMR paper
07/09/16 - All supervisor meeting at Teledyne for Jamila's project
04/09/16 - Coauthored AFM chapter in book available for preorder on Amazon
25/08/16 - Referees comments addressed to Trans IMF surface engineering stats paper
23/08/16 - TIMF stats paper submitted
04/08/16 - Rita Buttrus will start F/T PhD in October
03/08/16 - CRUK proposal submitted
21/07/16 - Cathodic delamination corrosion paper accepted in Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology
15/07/16 - Two PhD adverts made live on FindAPhd.com
16/06/16 - Science Faculty Outreach Proposal accepted
06/06/16 - Proof reading of AFM book chapter completed
01/06/16 - Zincating paper submitted to Trans IMF
26/05/16 - PhD viva at University of Southampton
17/05/16 - Visit to NPL
05/05/16 - Science Faculty Outreach Proposal submitted
27/04/16 - Invitation to present at 2nd Microscopy Congress, London, Nov 14-15th, 2016, London
27/04/16 - Invitation to be external PhD examiner at University of Southampton
18/04/16 - Received extensive training on Ariol microscope from Leica
05/04/16 - Nigerian student interested in PhD position
02/04/16 - Cathodic delamination corrosion paper submitted to Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology
01/04/16 - Pharmacy education paper submitted to Science Education International
30/03/16 - Elsevier book chapter on dental polymer coatings submitted
16/03/16 - Open Labs University of the 3rd Age visit to labs
15/03/16 - Learning and Instruction paper submitted
06/03/16 - Second AFM-cancer Bionanoscience paper published, vol 6(1), 47-53
06/03/16 - First AFM-cancer Bionanoscience paper published, vol 6(1), 54-64
24/02/16 - Research Development Fund 2016 proposal submitted
28/01/16 - IBBS QR 2016 proposal submitted
06/01/16 - Second AFM-cancer Bionanoscience paper published online ahead of print

26/12/15 - AFM-cancer Bionanoscience paper published online ahead of print
23/12/15 - Started writing biguanide-cancer PhD proposal
15/12/15 - Educational Studies paper submitted
04/12/15 - Children with Cancer UK full proposal submitted
01/12/15 - Second AFM-cancer paper accepted for publication in Bionanoscience
30/11/15 - AFM-cancer paper accepted for publication in Bionanoscience
18/11/15 - Two revised AFM-cancer papers sent to Bionanoscience
04/11/15 - First Graduate School workshop GSDP105 Intro to SPSS
22/10/15 - First Graduate School workshop GSDP140 Writing & revising your thesis
18/10/15 - First of a 2 day visit by JPK Instruments to assist with AFM of cancer cell experiments
15/10/15 - Neurooncology paper published online
13/10/15 - Visit by 20 60+ individuals as part of UoP Ageing Network Lab Tour
08/10/15 - First of 5 lectures on unit P22184 Bioactives: Natural and Synthetic - natural origins, synthesis, drug delivery of simvastatin and metformin
05/10/15 - Children with Cancer UK first round proposals accepted
01/10/15 - Megan Eynon and Tugba Tabak start work on MPharm research projects
08/09/15 - Children with Cancer UK proposals submitted
08/09/15 - Paper accepted in Neurooncology
01/09/15 - Journal of Science Education and Technology paper submitted
30/08/15 - Second Bionanoscience paper submitted
29/08/15 - Bionanoscience paper submitted
12/08/15 - Russell Canterbury starts work experience in the lab
12/08/15 - Visit to University of Plymouth to meet collaborating partners
11/08/15 - Visit to Teledyne, Alton to see industrially-sponsored MPhil/PhD student
08/08/15 - Sebastien Josse leaves after successful ESCOM programme project
31/07/15 - Rita Butruss sent unconditional offer to study for an MRes with me on a neurooncology project in Jan 2016
29/07/15 - Chemistry Education Research and Practice paper submitted
26/07/15 - Self-funding PhD adverts prepared
22/07/15 - Temmy graduates with her PhD
17/07/15 - Progress in Polymer Coatings paper submitted
04/07/15 - Polymer coatings for biomedical applications paper tops 1000 downloads since being published in Jan 2014
17/06/15 - Natalia Blazecjzak leaves after successful Erasmus+ programme project
09/06/15 - Presented MPharm project work at International Business and Education conference, London. Awarded best paper in session
08/06/15 - Chaired session at International Business and Education conference, London
04/06/15 - AFM cancer paper submitted to Physical Biology
01/06/15 - Sebastien Josse starts ESCOM programme project
26/05/15 - Accepted invite to submit journal front cover image for our Biomaterials Science heparin imprint paper
26/05/15 - Biomaterials Science heparin imprint paper accepted
15/05/15 - Paper on drug delivery of nanoparticles to the brain published online in Acta Biomater.
22/04/15 - IBBS Research Seminar on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy presented
17/04/15 - PhD Internal examiner for Daniel Ibegue
17/04/15 - Natalia Blazecjzak begins Erasmus+ programme project
16/04/15 - Gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
24/03/15 - Corrosion Science paper submitted
11/02/15 - Visit to Bruker, Coventry
10/02/15 - Paper on drug delivery of nanoparticles to the eye published in Anal. Bioanal. Chem.

20/12/14 - New website jamesrsmith.net commenced
18/12/14 - Paper on drug delivery of nanoparticles to the brain submitted to Biomacromolecules
17/12/14 - Paper on AFM nanoindentation of cancer cells submitted to Neurooncology
27/11/14 - Invited to give IBBS Seminar. Planned for 22/04/15
20/11/14 - 2 Day visit to Microscopy Suite by artist Daksha Patel
17/11/14 - New microscope "Ariol System" being installed
21/10/14 - MPhil/PhD project meeting at Teledyne Impulse-PDM
17/10/14 - 3 MPharm projects commence
08/10/14 - 1st P22184 Video lecture added to Moodle and YouTube
01/10/14 - MPhil thesis examination completed for University of Strathclyde
22/09/14 - Jamila Joseph (Teledyne Impulse-PDM) starts part-time MPhil/PhD
18/09/14 - First draft of dental polymer review paper completed
10/09/14 - Submitted Dial-a-molecule EPSRC Grand challenge network proposal
13/08/14 - Schools Pharmacy outreach talk 'Lotions & Potions'
24/07/14 - Writing MPharm Yr 3 P22184 lectures from scratch
18/07/14 - Erasmus student Theresia Stich ends her successful studies in the Imaging Suite/BADD Group
08/07/14 - Presenting poster at BNOS Conference, Liverpool
07/07/14 - Artist Daksha Patel to begin collaborative studies in the Imaging Suite in Nov 2014
27/06/14 - Dr Steve Breakspear visit from Kao, Japan/Germany
16/06/14 - JPK NanoWizard 3 AFM being demonstrated in the lab this week; key experiments planned
23/05/14 - Invited to be an MPhil examiner at University of Strathclyde
22/05/14 - Jamila Joseph (Teledyne Impulse-PDM) to start a part-time MPhil/PhD with me in October
10/05/14 - AFM book chapter completed and submitted to Springer
25/03/14 - Abstract submitted to British Neurooncology Society (BNOS) Conference, Liverpool
21/03/14 - Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) meeting at University of Birmingham
14/03/14 - Paper accepted for publication in ePreservation Science
12/03/14 - Southern Branch of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trust visit Pulmonary Pharmacology Labs/Imaging Suite
03/03/14 - Erasmus student Theresia Stich begins her studies in the Imaging Suite/BADD Group (until Jul)
02/03/14 - Public View of Microworld Reflections exhibition
01/03/14 - Public View of Microworld Reflections exhibition
29/02/14 - Private View of Microworld Reflections exhibition
29/01/14 - Paper containing AFM work published in PLoS One
28/01/14 - 'Atomic force microscopy at Portsmouth' presentation given at University of Rouen
26/01/14 - Network collaboration visit to University of Rouen until 31/01/14
17/01/14 - Leverhulme outline application grant accepted
07/01/14 - New collaboration started with Prof Sophia Antimisiaris, University of Patras, Greece
01/01/14 - Trans IMF polymer coatings review paper published

20/12/13 - Cyanobacteria PLoS One paper involving AFM accepted
10/12/13 - Proofs returned for Trans IMF polymer coatings review paper
28/11/13 - Wellcome proposal submitted
28/11/13 - Theresia Stich from Germany will commence exchange visit with us 01/03/14-20/07/14
15/11/13 - Boron neutron capture therapy (for cancer) paper published in Bioinorg Med Chem Lett
15/11/13 - Hair friction paper published in J Appl Surf Sci
05/11/13 - Invited to give talk at University of Rouen and visit for a week in Jan 2014
04/11/13 - Dr Steve Breakspear 2 day visit from Kao, Japan/Germany begins
18/10/13 - MPharm projects start: 2 of the 3 are AFM projects - Sim & Lina
09/10/13 - Leverhulme art-science proposal submitted
01/10/13 - Audioslides completed for hair friction J Appl Surf Sci paper
30/09/13 - Polymer coatings review paper accepted by Trans IMF
17/09/13 - Chaired IMF Publications committee in Birmingham
13/09/13 - Polymer coatings review paper submitted to Trans IMF
20/08/13 - Hair friction paper accepted in J Appl Surf Sci
02/08/13 - Manar leaves for Eqypt having generated some excellents results for pubication
01/08/13 - Updating AFM with new monitors
03/07/13 - Exchange student 'Manar' (AFM project) from Egypt starts 08/07/13
02/07/13 - Agreed to start writing book chapter for Springer
02/07/13 - Gathering materials for writing book with Steve Breakspear
25/06/13 - 3 Day visit of Steve Breakspear from Kao, Japan/Germany
24/06/13 - Paper accepted in BMC Med. Gen.
13/06/13 - Proposal submitted to HEA
09/05/13 - External PhD viva: University of Strathclyde

05/12/12 - Canning Bicentenary Medal: Award to Zakari Makama and James R. Smith et al. for best practical paper in Transactions of the Institute of Materials Finishing 2011. Download
14/11/12 -Royal Microscopical Society Vice-president's Award: Creative interpretations of the microworld, James R. Smith in conjunction with artists Jacqui Lea, Jacqui Smith, Sandie Schulkins and Lynda Owen-Hussey. Project website: www.microworldreflections.com
05/09/12 - Invited presentation/exhibition: Think Smaller, J.R. Smith, INTECH Science Centre, Winchester.
22/06/12 - Invited presentation: Structural studies of proteins and cancer cells using STM and AFM. J.R. Smith, First AFM@Strathclyde Users Meeting, University of Strathclyde.
11/05/12 - Paper published online: AFM protein-protein interactions within the EcoR124I molecular motor. A.E. Sikora, J.R. Smith, S.A. Campbell and K. Firman, Soft Matter, 8(23) (2012) 6358-6363. Download
17/02/12 - Paper published: Receptors for hyaluronic acid and poliovirus: a combinatorial role in glioma invasion? Z. Maherally, J.R. Smith, Q. An and G.J. Pilkington, PLoS One, 7(2) (2012) e30691. Download

15/12/11 - Paper published: Electrochemically controlled release of antischistosomiasis agents from polypyrrole. Y. Li, R.J. Ewen, S.A. Campbell and J.R. Smith, J. Mater. Chem., 22(6) (2012) 2687-2694. Download
27/11/11 - Paper published: Insights into intermediate phases of human intestinal fluids visualised by atomic force microscopy and cryo-transmission electron microscopy ex vivo. D.G. Fatouros, A. Mullertz, J.R. Smith, M. Vertzoni and C. Reppas, Mol. Pharm., 9(2) (2012) 237-247. Download


www.port.ac.uk