Dr Nicholas Aldred
Research Associate

Introduction

My research interests include marine larval ecology, bioadhesion and bioadhesives, physical interactions at biointerfaces and marine biofouling. Currently, I am employed on a US Office of Naval Research grant where I inform the development of non-toxic antifouling coatings through investigation of the adhesion and adhesives of barnacle cypris larvae. My research approach generally involves use of physical science techniques, probe microscopes and biosensors for inferring the properties of micro-adhesive deposits by proxy.

Postgraduate Supervision

PhD Student, Sofia Franco, studying aquaculture of the edible stalked barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes.

Projects