Sherif ELSHARKAWYPostdoctoral Research Fellow



Area of Study

Postdoctoral fellow

Project: Bioengineering of Protein-peptide Scaffolds for Dental and Biomedical Tissue Engineering Applications

Key Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Dentistry
  • Biomineralization
  • Oral Biology
  • Microscopy

Sherif is a qualified dentist and oral surgeon who holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Oral Medicine (BDS) with honours degree from Alexandria University, Egypt (2010). After completion of a postgraduate Tissue Engineering course at Alexandria University, he become interested in research that lead to discover novel treatment modalities. Therefore, he moved to UK, accomplished his MSc in Oral Biology with Distinction at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and ranked top of the class (2014). He worked during his master degree on synthesizing biomimetic ordered apatite crystals for dental implant coating, and biological hard tissues repair and regeneration.

Sherif is currently a PhD student at the Mata Group after receiving a scholarship from the Institute of Bioengineering (QMUL). His research focuses on engineering protein-based membranes and gels with mineralizing domains in order to develop novel hierarchically ordered apatite crystals as a step towards dental enamel regeneration. He is also interested in precisely guide the nucleation and crystal growth into specific locations and directions using micro/nano fabricated topographies. He is fascinated by modern microscopic and spectroscopic techniques. Sherif has awarded the prestigious IADR Heraeus Kulzer award (2016).


Cross-linking of a Biopolymer-Peptide Co-Assembling System” K. E. Inostroza-Brito, E. Collin, A. Poliniewicz, S. Elsharkawy, A. Rice, A. E. del Rio, X. Xiao, J. C. Rodriguez-Cabello, A. Mata A, Acta Biomaterialia, (2017) In Press.

“Preferential nucleation and crystal growth on microfabricated topography” S. Elsharkawy, E. Tejeda-Montes, M. Al-Jawad and A. Mata, Materials Today, 19 (2016) 478-480.

“Synthesis of Biomimetic Apatite Crystals for Dental Implant Coatings” S. Elsharkawy and M. Al-Jawad,  Journal of Dental Research, 94 (2015)  .


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Alexandria University, Egypt

MSc in Oral Biology
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK

PhD in Medical Engineering
Queen Mary University of London, UK

Honours and Achievements

  • Winner of IADR Heraeus Kulzer in Dental Materials, Seoul, South Korea, April 2016.
  • Winner of Early Career Lecture Competition, Royal Microscopy Society, UK, December 2016.
  • Winner of Cover Image Competition, Materials Today Journal, Volume 19, issue 8, August 2016.
  • Travel Award, Gordon Research Conference (Biomineralisation), August 2016.
  • Travel Award, Armourers and Braziers in Materials, August 2016.

contact details

+44 (0)20 7882 8770
School of Engineering & Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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