Council 2006-2007

Dr Serena Best
Chairman, Biomedical Applications Division

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).

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.