SAgE Research Fellow, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK (https://research.ncl.ac.uk/biofouling/).

Dr Nick Aldred studied for his Bachelors Degree in Marine Biology at the University of North Wales, Bangor, before commencing Doctoral research on the adhesion and adhesives of barnacles and mussels in the laboratories of Prof. Tony Clare and Prof. Jim Callow. Nick has since committed a decade of research to better understanding the settlement and adhesion processes of marine invertebrate larvae, with funding from the Office of Naval Research supporting a broad portfolio of interests. In particular, Nick has developed particular expertise in the laboratory evaluation of novel antifouling materials using assays of barnacle adhesion and larval behaviour. Running parallel to this applied biofouling research, Nick has continuing interests in the fundamental processes of biological adhesion and recently sat on the scientific committees of the 1st and 2nd International Conferences on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives. In 2012 Nick accepted a visiting position as William James Professor of Pure and Applied Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University and in 2014 he was selected as a SAgE Faculty Research Fellow at Newcastle University. Nick is author of over 35 papers relating to biofouling and bioadhesion processes and to date continues his research in the Newcastle University Biofouling Laboratory.