Nick Silikas is a Reader in Dental Biomaterials Science. He is the Director of Graduate Education for all taught and research degrees in Dentistry in Manchester.
He is also the Postgraduate Research Director of Medical Sciences overseeing over 400 PhD students in six major disciplines (Dentistry, Cardiovascular Sciences, Medical Education, Cancer Sciences, Developmental Biology and Diabetes).
He graduated in Chemistry in Manchester and then he completed his Master of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry in Pharmacy. Finally, he obtained his PhD in Dental Materials in Dentistry.
He has worked within the field of dental biomaterials since 1996. His research has generated more than 100 papers, which have received over 4000 citations and an h index of 39 (google scholar) and i10 index of 70.
He has >150 presentations in international conferences and 75 abstracts since 2001 in IADR-related conferences. He has been extensively involved in the supervision of postgraduate students both at PGT and PGR level. He has successfully supervised >25 PGR students.
He has been elected as a Fellow of The Academy of Dental Materials, FADM, since 2004 awarded to international researchers with “a high level of achievement and demonstrated leadership in dental materials research”.
He has been elected as a member-at-large in the Academy of Dental Materials Board (2010-2014). ADM is the main international body for Dental Materials and this role meant a voting position in a 6-member Board involved in making strategic decisions for ADM and promoting and disseminating dental materials research worldwide.