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Dr Christopher McCormick

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

I gained my BEng Chemical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 2001 and subsequently spent two years working with ExxonMobil, within their Process Technology and Applications Division at Fawley Refinery in Southampton.  I then returned to Strathclyde to undertake an EngD within the EPSRC Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre, and was among the first cohort of students to gradaute from the centre in 2008.  Following a period of post-doctoral research carried out jointly between the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the Biomedical Engineering Department, I took up my current position as Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow in 2014. 

I have a number of research interests which range from basic to applied research.  My current focus is on the development of cardiovascular medical implants, which perform better and last longer than existing devices and I am currently investigating the role that advanced polymer materials, novel drug delivery technologies, and intelligent monitoring systems have to play in this.  Of particular interest to me is the role that endogenous healing responses play in implant performance and how these might be modulated using regenerative medicine type approaches.  All of my research is carried out in multidisciplinary teams, with academic colleagues drawn from pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and I have collaborations with a number of clinical groups and industry partners to help advance the more applied aspects of my programme.   


Modelling drug release from polymer-free coronary stents with microporous surfaces
Vo Tuoi T. N., Morgan Sarah, McCormick Christopher, McGinty Sean, McKee Sean, Meere Martin
International Journal of Pharmaceutics Vol 544, pp. 392-401, (2018)
3D biofabrication for tubular tissue engineering
Holland Ian, Logan Jack, Shi Jiezhong, McCormick Christopher, Liu Dongsheng, Shu Wenmiao
Bio-Design and Manufacturing, (2018)
Overview of cardiovascular stent designs
McCormick Christopher
Functionalised Cardiovascular StentsFunctionalised Cardiovascular Stents, (2017)
Polymer-free drug-eluting stents
McCormick C.
Functionalised Cardiovascular StentsFunctionalised Cardiovascular Stents, (2017)
A polymer coated cicaprost-eluting stent increases neointima formation and impairs vessel function in the rabbit iliac artery
McCormick Christopher, Jones Robert L., Wadsworth Roger M., Mullen Alexander B., Kennedy Simon
Pharmacology and Pharmacy, (2016)
Corrigendum to "Does anisotropy promote spatial uniformity of stent-delivered drug distribution in arterial tissue?" [Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 90 (2015) 266-279]
McGinty Sean, Wheel Marcus, McKee Sean, McCormick Christopher
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Vol 96, pp. 699-702, (2016)

more publications


Impact Acceleration Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 / R170483-112
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 31-Mar-2020
Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland. MRC Confidence in Concept / R180246-105
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2018 - 28-Feb-2020
Modelling Arterial Healing: a feasibility study
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Mar-2018
Impact Acceleration Account - University Of Strathclyde 2012 / R120526-214
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 31-Mar-2017
Drug-eluting technologies
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator) MacLean, Michelle (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Sep-2020
Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre Renewal | Morgan, Sarah
Black, Richard (Principal Investigator) McCormick, Christopher (Co-investigator) Morgan, Sarah (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 21-Feb-2018

more projects


Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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