Nicola Judge

Postdoctoral Associate (2023 - Present)

Nicola is working on the synthesis of novel nanofiber scaffolds for nerve regeneration. She has her MChem in Chemistry with a specialization in materials from The University of Edinburgh (2019). She completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Heise at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a thesis titled “Development of Ring Opening Miniemulsion Polymerisation of N-Carboxyanhyride Monomers for the Formation of Polypeptide Nanoparticles“. She enjoys hiking, baking and spending time with her dog Bojangles when she is not educating the lab on British slang.


Judge, N., Georgiou, P. G., Bissoyi, A., Ahmad, A., Heise, A., Gibson M,I.; ‘High Molecular Weight Polyproline as a Potential Biosourced Ice Growth Inhibitor: Synthesis, Ice Recrystallization Inhibition, and Specific Ice Face Binding’, Biomacromolecules, 2023

Wang, L., Zhongmin, G., Ho, Y., Zhou, J., Judge, N., Li, Y., Wang, W., Jinyao, L., Wang, Y.; ‘ Block Co-PolyMOC Micelles and Structural Synergy as Composite Nanocarriers’, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, 14, 30546.

Judge, N., Pavlovic, D., Moldenhauer, E., Clarke, P., Brannigan, R., Heise, A.; ‘Influence of the block copolypeptide surfactant structure on the size of polypeptide nanoparticles obtained by mini emulsion polymerisation’, Polymer Chemistry, 2022, 13, 2822-2830.

Judge, N., Wang, L., Ho, Y., Wang, Y.; ‘Molecular Engineering of Metal-Organic Cycles/Cages for Drug Delivery’, Macromolecular Research, 2018, 26, 1074-1084.