Dr Fraser Buchanan

Lecturer in Materials

Queen's University

Ashby Building, Stranmillis Rd
N. Ireland
United Kingdom
PH: 44 (2890) 274130
Fax: 44 (2890) 661729
Email: [email protected]


  • Ageing of Medical Polymers
  • Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene used in human joint replacements
  • Bioabsorbable polymers used as medical implants

Major Qualifications

Ph. D. (Materials Science)

B. Sc. (Engineering, Hons)

Major Publications

1. Kurtz S.M., Muratoglu O.K., Buchanan F., et al. "Interlaboratory Reproducibility of Standard Accelerated Ageing Methods for Oxidation of UHMWPE" Biomaterials, 22(13) 1731-1737, 2001.

2. Buchanan F.J., White J.R., Sim B., et al. "The Influence of Gamma Irradiation and Ageing on Degradation Mechanisms of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene" J. Mater. Sci:Mater. in MEd. 2(1) 29-37 2001.

3. McCullough S., Buchanan F.J., Orr J.F., et al. "Effect of Temperature and Mixing Conditions on Quality and Consistency of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Bone Cement" Plast. Rubber. Compos. 29(7) 378-384 2000.

4. Buchanan F.J., Sim B., Downes S. "Influence of Packaging Conditions on the Properties of Gamma-Irradiated UHMWPE Following Accelerated Ageing and Shelf Ageing" Biomaterials 20(9) 823-837 1999.

5. Buchanan F.J., Sim B., Downes S. "Effect of Sterilisation and Aging on Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene used in Medical Implants" Plast. Rubber Compos. Pro 27(3) 148-153 1998.

Professional Institution Membership

Institute of Materials MIM

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