Andrew Hayles

Research Associate

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Andrew Hayles is a current research associate within the Medical Nanoengineering group in the College of Medicine and Public Health. He has expertise in microbiology, with a focus on the interactions between bacteria and antimicrobial biomaterials. Andrew's research aims to characterize these interactions and investigate how they can be manipulated to combat the threats of biofilm formation and drug resistance in bacteria. He has 3 years experience working in industry-linked projects aimed at developing titanium based antimicrobial surfaces for orthopaedic and periodontal implant applications. 


Andrew is scheduled to complete his PhD thesis in 2023, and is currently employed as a full-time research associate until September 2025. He has published several research articles and reviews in high impact journals, and has collaborated with external research groups nationally.

Honours, awards and grants
  • Invited speaker at Adelaide Dental Research Day 2022
  • Inside front cover of Advanced Materials Interfaces vol. 9 no. 12 (
  • Faculty of Science Outstanding Achievement Award (University of Adelaide)