Dr Serena Best
Dr Serena Best is Reader in Ceramics and Medical Materials at the
University of Cambridge. Educated at the University of Surrey, she received a
BSc (Eng.) in 1986 with Upper Second Class Honours, followed by a PhD from the
University of London (1990).
Chairman, Biomedical Applications Division
Following a short post-doctoral period working in
industry for the Cookson Group, she joined the Interdisciplinary Research
Centre in Biomedical Materials in 1991. She has been internationally recognised
for her work on bioceramics and in 1999, received the Jean Leray award from the
European Society for Biomaterials. She is a Chartered Engineer through the
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Founding Member of the UK
Society for Biomaterials.
Dr Best is the Associate Editor for the Journal of
Materials Science: Materials in Medicine and is a member of the Editorial Board
of British Ceramic Transactions. She has published more than 80 papers.