Smart Surfaces

Antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global public health.

Bacteria, transferred via surfaces, results in nasty infections that kill thousands worldwide every year. Previously treated effectively with antibiotics, the widespread and over-use of antibiotics has given rise to resistant infections, known as superbugs.

What’s the solution?

The focus is shifting to prevention rather than cure. Here at UCL, we are developing smart surfaces that can kill bacteria either through light or are able to self-clean to reduce our future dependence on antibiotics.