Professor Leigh T. Canham

Silicon: from chips to toothpaste...
Wednesday 9 March 2011

That was the message of the School colloquium given by one of our Lab's five Honorary Professors, Leigh Canham from Intrinsiq Materials. Not content with discovering visible light emission from nanostructured silicon films, a massively cited piece of work in opto/electronics, Leigh went on to show that nano-Si is biocompatible and used it as a drug delivery vehicle for cancer treatment. Now he's turned to health, wellness and beauty! That's where the toothpaste comes in...