Laurent Bozec

Associate Professor

Other Appointments

D.U.T., D.U., B.Sc., Ph.D.


Dr. Bozec is a specialist in atomic force microscopy, which looks at molecules and cells at the nanoscale. He utilizes nanometronomy to study everything from bacterial infections, diseases of collagen, polymers and implant materials and more. 


Head of Research, Eastman Institute, UCL (2015-18)

Director (and founder) of the Eastman Centre for Postgraduate Research, UCL Eastman Dental Institute (2015-17)

Senior Research Fellow, UCL Medicine / London Centre for Nanotechnology

Select Publications

Loaiza, S., Ferreira, S. A., Chinn, T. M., Kirby, A., Tsolaki, E., Dondi, C., . . . Auner, H. W. (2018). An engineered, quantifiable in vitro model for analysing the effect of proteostasis-targeting drugs on tissue physical properties. Biomaterials, 183, 102-113. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.08.041

Ferreira, S. A., Motwani, M. S., Faull, P. A., Seymour, A. J., Yu, T. T. L., Enayati, M., . . . Gentleman, E. (2018). Bi-directional cell-pericellular matrix interactions direct stem cell fate. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 9, ARTN 4049. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06183-4
Bridarolli, A., Odlyha, M., Nechyporchuk, O., Holmberg, K., Ruiz-Recasens, C., Bordes, R., & Bozec, L. (2018). Evaluation of the Adhesion and Performance of Natural Consolidants for Cotton Canvas Conservation. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. doi:10.1021/acsami.8b10727

Pattem, J., Davrandi, M., Aguayo, S., Allan, E., Spratt, D., & Bozec, L. (2018). A Multi-scale Biophysical Approach to Develop Structure-Property Relationships in Oral Biofilms. Scientific reports, 8 (1), 5691. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23798-1

Ahmed, T., Nash, A., Clark, K. E., Ghibaudo, M., de Leeuw, N. H., Potter, A., . . . Bozec, L. (2017). Combining nano-physical and computational investigations to understand the nature of "aging" in dermal collagen. Int J Nanomedicine, 12, 3303-3314. doi:10.2147/IJN.S121400