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Dr Susan Sandeman

Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 642053


Research Interests

  • Tailored nanoporous carbon adsorbents, polymers and composites for the removal of inflammatory biotoxins by haemoperfusion
  • Oral sorbent modulation of gut dysfunction in the treatment of liver and kidney disease
  • Corneal biomaterials for tissue replacement and regeneration
  • Measuring biocompatibility and cell-biomaterial interactions
  • Natural biopolymers
  • Nanotechnology

Research Projects

  • National Institute for Health Research i4i project entitled “An adsorbent device to promote toxin removal during haemodialysis” (ADEPT). Start date 1-2-13. £378,234 (Principal Investigator)
  • EU FP7 Marie Curie Industry-Academia partnerships and pathways (IAPP) project. “Adsorbent carbons for the removal of biological toxins” (ACROBAT). Start date 1-12-2012. €1451,705 (Principal Investigator)
  • TSB:Sepsis II: advancing biomarker use in sepsis management. Validation of protein biomarkers to diagnose the early onset of sepsis. Start date 1-6-12. £389,550 (Co-investigator)
  • Kidney Research UK funded project “A Pilot Study to Investigate the Effects of Oral Mesoporous Carbon on Organic Azotaemic Toxins and Chronic Kidney Disease”. Start date 1-1-12. £38,601. (Co-investigator)
  • Brighton Business Investment Fund award entitled “Mesospherical oral carbon for the treatment of liver disease” Start date 12-2010. £32,480. (Principal Investigator)
  • The optimization of a novel carbon adsorbent filtration device to augment renal replacement therapy (DART), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) i4i FPD1 project (Principal Investigator)
  • Advanced first response respiratory protection (FRESP), European Framework 7 (FP7) security theme collaborative project (Lead researcher)
  • Adsorbents for extracorporeal medical devices and bioseparations (MONACO-EXTRA), European FP7 Marie Curie Industry-Academia partnerships and pathways (IAPP) project (Contributing researcher)
  • Flax - Increasing its value in society, Interreg IVA European project (Contributing researcher)
  • Novel composite materials for corneal reconstruction and ophthalmic drug delivery, Royal Society Funded I Year International Networking Joint Project (UK-China) (Contributing researcher)


  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering course, BY342 - Ophthalmic biomaterials and tissue regeneration
  • University Research Development Framework (URDF) course team, Lecturer in Unit 1 (Introduction to Doctoral Research, Scientific Method), Unit leader (Unit 5: Developing your Research Profile)


Recent Publications

Number of items: 24.

Fok, Elsie, Sandeman, Susan, Guildford, Anna and Martin, Y.H. (2015) The use of an IL-1 receptor antagonist peptide to control inflammation in the treatment of corneal limbal epithelial stem cell deficiency BioMed Research International, 2015. ISSN 2314-6133

Sandeman, Susan, Howell, Carol, Phillips, Gary, Zheng, Yishan, Standen, Guy, Pletzenauer, Robert, Pletzenauer, Andrew, Basnayake, Kolitha, Owen, Boyd, Holt, Stephen and Mikhalovsky, Sergey (2014) An adsorbent monolith device to augment the removal of uraemic toxins during haemodialysis Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 25 (6). pp. 1589-1597. ISSN 0957-4530

Weng, Tingting, Jianwei, Guo, Xinming, L., Yingde, C., Xuejiao, Yang, Zhang, Kun, Zhang, Buning, Yin, Guoqiang, Mikhalovsky, Sergey, Mikhalovska, Lyuba, Savina, Irina, Howell, Carol and Sandeman, Susan (2014) Synthesis of the polymerizable room temperature ionic liquid AMPS – TEA and superabsorbency for organic liquids of its copolymeric gels with acrylamide Designed Monomers and Polymers, 17 (2). pp. 140-146. ISSN 1385-772X

Howell, Carol, Sandeman, Susan, Phillips, Gary, Mikhalovsky, Sergey, Tennison, S.R., Rawlinson, A.P. and Kozynchenko, O.P. (2013) Nanoporous activated carbon beads and monolithic columns as effective hemoadsorbents for inflammatory cytokines International Journal of Artificial Organs, 36 (9). pp. 624-632. ISSN 0391-3988

Howell, Carol, Mikhalovsky, Sergey, Sandeman, Susan, Jalan, Rajiv and Macnaughtan, Jane (2013) Porous carbon particles for use in the treatment or prevention of liver disease .

Huhtinen, Reeta, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, Rose, Susanna, Fok, Elsie, HOWELL, CAROL, Froberg, Linda, Moritz, Niko, Hupa, Leena and Lloyd, Andrew (2013) Examining porous bio-active glass as a potential osteo-odonto-keratoprosthetic skirt material Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 24 (5). pp. 1217-1227. ISSN 0957-4530

Zheng, Yishan, Gun'ko, V.M., HOWELL, CAROL, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, PHILLIPS, GARY, Kozynchenko, O.P., Tennison, S.R., Ivanov, A.E. and MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY (2012) Composites with macroporous poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogels with attached activated carbon microparticles with controlled accessibility of a surface ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 4 (11). ISSN 1944-8244

Mikhalovsky, Sergey, Sandeman, Susan, Howell, Carol, Phillips, Gary and Nikolaev, V.G. (2012) Biomedical applications of carbon adsorbents In: Tascon, Juan, ed. Novel carbon adsorbents. Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 639-669. ISBN 9780080977447

Presser, Volker, Yeon, Sun-Hwa, Vakifahmetoglu, Cekdar, HOWELL, CAROL, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, Colombo, Paolo, MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY and Gogotsi, Yury (2012) Hierarchical porous carbide-derived carbons for the removal of cytokines from blood plasma Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1 (6). ISSN 2192-2640

SANDEMAN, SUSAN, Petersson, Malin, Wiezell, Sara, HOWELL, CAROL, PHILLIPS, GARY, Zheng, Yishan, Tennison, S.R., Kozynchenko, O.P. and MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY (2012) Characterising nanoporous carbon adsorbents for biological application to chronic kidney disease Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 2 (1). ISSN 2157-9091

Tripisciano, C., Kozynchenko, O.P., Linsberger, I., Phillips, Gary, Howell, Carol, Sandeman, Susan, Tennison, S.R., Mikhalovsky, Sergey, Weber, V. and Falkenhagen, D. (2011) Activation-dependent adsorption of cytokines and toxins related to liver failure to carbon beads Biomacromolecules, 12 (10). pp. 3733-3740. ISSN 1525-7797

HOWELL, CAROL and SANDEMAN, SUSAN (2011) Carbon adsorbents for blood purification .

Sandeman, Susan, Gun'ko, V.M., Bakalinksa, O.M., Howell, Carol, Zheng, Y., Kartel, M.T., Phillips, Gary and Mikhalovsky, Sergey (2011) Adsorption of anionic and cationic dyes by activated carbons, PVA hydrogels, and PVA/AC composite Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 358 (2). pp. 582-592. ISSN 0021-9797

Yachamaneni, Saujanya, Yushin, Gleb, Yeon, Sun-Hwa, Gogotsi, Yury, HOWELL, CAROL, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, PHILLIPS, GARY and MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY (2010) Mesoporous carbide-derived carbon for cytokine removal from blood plasma Biomaterials, 31 (18). pp. 4789-4794. ISSN 0142-9612

Sandeman, Susan, Jeffery, Hannah, Howell, Carol, Smith, Martin, Mikhalovsky, Sergey and Lloyd, Andrew (2009) The in vitro corneal biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite coated carbon mesh Biomaterials, 30 (18). pp. 3143-3149. ISSN 0142-9612

Xinming, L., Yingde, C., LLOYD, ANDREW, MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, HOWELL, CAROL and Liewen, L. (2008) Polymeric hydrogels for novel contact lens-based ophthalmic drug delivery systems: a review Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 31 (2). pp. 57-64. ISSN 1367-0484

Sandeman, Susan, Howell, Carol, Mikhalovsky, Sergey, Phillips, Gary, Lloyd, Andrew, Davies, G.J., Tennison, S.R., Rawlinson, A.P. and Kozynchenko, O.P. (2008) Inflammatory cytokine removal by an activated carbon device in a flowing system Biomaterials, 29 (11). pp. 1638-1644. ISSN 0142-9612

Yushin, G., Hoffman, E., Barsoum, M.W., Gogotsi, Y., HOWELL, CAROL, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, PHILLIPS, GARY, LLOYD, ANDREW and MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY (2006) Mesoporous carbide-derived carbon with porosity tuned for efficient adsorption of cytokines Biomaterials, 27 (34). pp. 5755-5762. ISSN 0142-9612

HOWELL, CAROL, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, PHILLIPS, GARY, LLOYD, ANDREW, Davies, J.G., MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY, Tennison, S.R., Rawlinson, A.P., Kozynchenko, O.P., Owen, H.L.H., Gaylor, J.D.S., Rouse, J.J. and Courtney, J.M. (2006) The in vitro adsorption of cytokines by polymer-pyrolysed carbon Biomaterials, 27 (30). pp. 5286-5291. ISSN 0142-9612

SANDEMAN, SUSAN, HOWELL, CAROL, PHILLIPS, GARY, LLOYD, ANDREW, Davies, J.G., MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY, Tennison, S.R., Rawlinson, A.P., Kozynchenko, O.P., Owen, H.L.H., Gaylor, J.D.S., Rouse, J.J. and Courtney, J.M. (2005) Assessing the in vitro biocompatibility of a novel carbon device for the treatment of sepsis Biomaterials, 26 (34). pp. 7124-7131. ISSN 0142-9612

Mehta, J.S., Futter, C.E., Sandeman, Susan, Faragher, Richard, Hing, K.A., Tanner, K.E. and Allan, B.D.S (2005) Hydroxyapatite promotes superior keratocyte adhesion and proliferation in comparison with current keratoprosthesis skirt materials British Journal of Ophthalmology, 89 (10). pp. 1356-1362. ISSN 0007-1161

Sandeman, Susan, Lloyd, Andrew, Tighe, B.J., Franklin, V., Li, J., Lydon, F., Liu, C.S.C., Mann, D.J., James, S.E. and Martin, R. (2003) A model for the preliminary biological screening of potential keratoprosthetic biomaterials Biomaterials, 24 (26). pp. 4729-4739. ISSN 0142-9612

Eleftheriadis, H., Cheong, M., SANDEMAN, SUSAN, Syam, P.P., Brittain, P., Klintworth, G.K., LLOYD, ANDREW and Liu, C. (2002) Corneal toxicity secondary to inadvertent use of benzalkonium chloride preserved viscoelastic material in cataract surgery British Journal of Ophthalmology, 86 (3). pp. 299-305. ISSN 0007-1161

Sandeman, Susan, Faragher, Richard, Allen, Marcus, Liu, C. and Lloyd, Andrew (2001) Does MMP-2 expression and secretion change with increasing serial passage of keratocytes in culture? Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 122 (2). pp. 157-167. ISSN 0047-6374

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