Dr Brian Cousins

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Name: Brian Cousins Email: brian.cousins@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 02077940500 ext. 35375
Department: Research Department of General Surgery Fax:
Position: Lecturer in Nanotechnology and Biomaterials Address: UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, Centre for Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine, Royal Free NHS Trust Hospital Campus, Pond St, Hampstead, NW3 2QG
Research Domain: Infection, Immunology & Inflammation, Nanotechnology (Frontier Disciplines), Personalised Medicine Web Page: Personal Web Page

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Research Activities

Biomaterials

Nanomaterials

Polymer nanocomposites

Surface modification

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UCL Collaborators

Dr Gavin Jell; Prof Alexander Seifalian

External Collaborators

Publications

    2013

    • Tan A, Farhatnia Y, Goh D, G N, de Mel A, Lim J, Teoh S-H, Malkovskiy AV, Chawla R, Rajadas J, Cousins BG, Hamblin MR, Alavijeh MS, Seifalian AM (2013). Surface modification of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane poly(carbonate-urea) urethane (POSS-PCU) nanocomposite polymer as a stent coating for enhanced capture of endothelial progenitor cells. Biointerphases, 8(1), 23 - 41. doi:10.1186/1559-4106-8-23
    • de Mel A, Naghavi N, Cousins BG, Clatworthy I, Hamilton G, Darbyshire A, Seifalian AM (2013). Nitric oxide-eluting nanocomposite for cardiovascular implants.. J Mater Sci Mater Med, , - . doi:10.1007/s10856-013-5103-2
    • Naghavi N, de Mel A, Alavijeh OS, Cousins BG, Seifalian AM (2013). Nitric oxide donors for cardiovascular implant applications.. Small, 9(1), 22 - 35. doi:10.1002/smll.201200458
    • Farhatnia Y, Tan A, Motiwala A, Cousins BG, Seifalian AM (2013). Evolution of covered stents in the contemporary era: clinical application, materials and manufacturing strategies using nanotechnology.. Biotechnol Adv, 31(5), 524 - 542. doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2012.12.010
    • Klanrit P, Loh W, Darbyshire A, Cousins BG, Birchall M, Seifalian AM (2013). Development of 3D tissue engineered larynx scaffold using POSS-nanocomposite materials. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2013.05.108

    2012

    • de Mel A, Chaloupka K, Malam Y, Darbyshire A, Cousins BG, Seifalian AM (2012). A silver nanocomposite biomaterial for blood-contacting implants.. J Biomed Mater Res A., , - . doi:10.1002/jbm.a.34177.
    • de Mel A, Cousins BG, Seifalian AM (2012). Surface modification of biomaterials: a quest for blood compatibility.. Int J Biomater, 2012, 707863 - . doi:10.1155/2012/707863

    2011

    • Rafiei Y, Bakhshi R, Cousins BG, Seifalian AM (2011). OPTIMIZATION OF HEMOCOMPATIBLE STENT COATING USING POSS-PCU NANOCOMPOSITE POLYMER.
    • Ahmed M, Ghanbari H, Cousins BG, Hamilton G, Seifalian AM (2011). Small calibre polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanocomposite cardiovascular grafts: influence of porosity on the structure, haemocompatibility and mechanical properties.. Acta Biomater, 7(11), 3857 - 3867. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2011.06.051
    • Solouk A, Cousins BG, Mirzadeh H, Solati-Hashtjin M, Najarian S, Seifalian AM (2011). Surface modification of POSS-nanocomposite biomaterials using reactive oxygen plasma treatment for cardiovascular surgical implant applications.. Biotechnol Appl Biochem, 58(3), 147 - 161. doi:10.1002/bab.22
    • Ghanbari H, Cousins BG, Seifalian AM (2011). A nanocage for nanomedicine: polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS).. Macromol Rapid Commun, 32(14), 1032 - 1046. doi:10.1002/marc.201100126
    • Cousins BG, Ahmed M, De Mel A, Darbyshire A, Seifalian AM (2011). HEMOCOMPATIBILITY OF POSS-PCU NANOCOMPOSITE POLYMERS.
    • Solouk A, Cousins BG, Mirzadeh H, Shokrgozar MA, Seifalian AM (2011). BIOMIMETIC MODIFICATION OF POSS-PCU NANOCOMPOSITE USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY.
    • Solouk A, Cousins BG, Mirzadeh H, Seifalian AM (2011). Application of plasma surface modification techniques to improve hemocompatibility of vascular grafts: A review. BIOTECHNOL APPL BIOC, 58(5), 311 - 327. doi:10.1002/bab.50

    2010

    • De mel A, Rafiei Y, Cousins BG, Sefalian AM (2010). Surface modification of biomaterials. Methods, analysis and applications. Ch 10. Modifying biomaterial surfaces to optimise interactions with blood. In (Ed.), (pp. 255 - 273). : Woodhead Publishing.
    • Antoniadou EV, Cousins BG, Seifalian AM (2010). Development of conductive polymer with carbon nanotubes for regenerative medicine applications.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 2010, 815 - 818.

    2009

    • Cousins BG, Donald T, Patrick A, Williams R, Ulijn RV (2009). Biomedical applications of electroactive polymer actuators. In Carpi F, Smela É (Ed.), Biomedical applications of electroactive polymer actuators (pp. 43 - 57). : Wiley.
    • Li Y, Cousins BG, Ulijn RV, Kinloch IA (2009). A study of the dynamic interaction of surfactants with graphite and carbon nanotubes using Fmoc-amino acids as a model system.. Langmuir, 25(19), 11760 - 11767. doi:10.1021/la9011636
    • Cousins BG, Das AK, Sharma R, Li Y, McNamara JP, Hillier IH, Kinloch IA, Ulijn RV (2009). Switchable surfactants: Small 5/2009.. Small, 5(5), - . doi:10.1002/smll.200990022
    • Cousins BG, Das AK, Sharma R, Li Y, McNamara JP, Hillier IH, Kinloch IA, Ulijn RV (2009). Enzyme-activated surfactants for dispersion of carbon nanotubes.. Small, 5(5), 587 - 590. doi:10.1002/smll.200801184

    2008

    • Cousins BG, Zekonyte J, Doherty P, Garvey M, Williams RL (2008). Manufacturing a nanometre scale surface topography with varying surface chemistry to assess the combined effect on cell behaviour. International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials (IJNBM), 1(3), 320 - 338. doi:10.1504/IJNBM.2008.016878

    2007

    • Cousins BG, Allison HE, Doherty PJ, Edwards C, Garvey MJ, Martin DS, Williams RL (2007). Effects of a nanoparticulate silica substrate on cell attachment of Candida albicans.. J Appl Microbiol, 102(3), 757 - 765. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2006.03124.x
    • Cousins BG, Garvey M, Fink J, Williams RL, Doherty PJ (2007). Biomaterial substrates.

    2006

    • Lord MS, Cousins BG, Doherty PJ, Whitelock JM, Simmons A, Williams RL, Milthorpe BK (2006). The effect of silica nanoparticulate coatings on serum protein adsorption and cellular response.. Biomaterials, 27(28), 4856 - 4862. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.05.037

    2004

    • Cousins BG, Doherty PJ, Williams RL, Fink J, Garvey MJ (2004). The effect of silica nanoparticulate coatings on cellular response.. J Mater Sci Mater Med, 15(4), 355 - 359.

    • Cousins BG, Doherty P, Fink J, Garvey M, Williams RL (). Uses of biomaterial substrates.