RoyceBIO Steering Group

Prof Serena Best

Prof Serena Best
Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge

Professor Serena Best a member of the RoyceBIO steering group.

Serena Best is Professor of Materials Science, at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John’s College. She co-directs the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials (along with Professor Ruth Cameron). Her research interests encompass the production and characterisation of tissue engineering scaffolds for soft- and hard tissue repair, with particular focus on the development of functionalised collagen scaffolds for tissue regeneration, 3D printing of degradable polymers and composites and bioactive ceramics for bone repair.

She was President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) from Jan 2019 – Dec 2020 and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng). She is also a Fellow of Federation of Institutions for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE) and the European Academy of Sciences (FEURASC). She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2017 for services to Biomaterials Engineering.