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Structural, mechanical and swelling characteristics of 3D scaffolds from chitosan-agarose blends (2018)
Journal Article
Felfel, R. M., Gideon-Adeniyi, M. J., Hossain, K. M. Z., Roberts, G. A., & Grant, D. M. (2019). Structural, mechanical and swelling characteristics of 3D scaffolds from chitosan-agarose blends. Carbohydrate Polymers, 204, (59-67). doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.10.002. ISSN 0144-8617

This study aimed to explore the correlation between mechanical and structural properties of chitosan-agarose blend (Ch-Agrs) scaffolds. Porosity of Ch-Agrs scaffolds was constant at 93%, whilst pore sizes varied between 150 and 550 μm. Pore sizes of... Read More

Flexible and transparent films produced from cellulose nanowhisker reinforced agarose (2018)
Journal Article
Felfel, R. M., Hossain, K. M. Z., Kabir, S. F., Yee, S. L., Ahmed, I., & Grant, D. M. (2018). Flexible and transparent films produced from cellulose nanowhisker reinforced agarose. Carbohydrate Polymers, 194, doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.04.005. ISSN 0144-8617

Transparent and flexible nanocomposite films with a range of Agarose to Cellulose Nano-Whisker (CNW) ratios were produced using never-dried CNWs. The incorporation of never-dried CNWs within Agarose played an important role in the surface roughness (... Read More

Single solvent based film casting method for the production of porous polymer films (2018)
Journal Article
Hossain, K. M. Z., Felfel, R. M., Ogbilikana, P. S., Thakker, D., Grant, D. M., Scotchford, C., & Ahmed, I. (2018). Single solvent based film casting method for the production of porous polymer films. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 303, doi:10.1002/mame.201700628. ISSN 1438-7492

A single solvent based film casting process for fabricating porous polymer films was developed in this study. The porous film was produced by mixing concentrated polylactic acid/ chloroform solution (20 wt%) and fresh chloroform solvent followed by f... Read More

Phosphate glass fibres and their composites (2016)
Book
Hossain, K. M. Z., Felfel, R. M., Grant, D. M., & Ahmed, I. (2016). Phosphate glass fibres and their composites. In D. S. Brauer, A. R. Boccaccini, & L. Hupa (Eds.), Bioactive Glasses: Fundamentals, Technology and ApplicationsRoyal Society of Chemistry. doi:10.1039/9781782622017-00257

An overview of the research conducted utilising phosphate glass fibres (PGFs), their manufacturing processes and utilisation potential for biomedical applications is presented in this chapter. Phosphate glasses of varying compositions in the form of... Read More