Prof Liam Grover is a biomaterials scientist whose research focuses on designing materials that enhance the tissue regeneration process. He studied for both his undergraduate degree and his PhD on the development of a novel bioresponsive ceramic (under the supervision of Jake Barralet) at the University of Birmingham, UK. On completion of his PhD, Prof Grover spent two years working in the labs of Jake Barralet and Marc McKee at McGill University, Montreal, where he was awarded a CIHR Skeletal Health Scholarship to study the role of a range of proteins and condensed phosphates in the formation of minerals. He returned to the University of Birmingham in 2006 to establish a research group in the School of Chemical Engineering. Since 2006, he has been involved in raising more than £20m of research funding that has provided the University of Birmingham with an exceptional infrastructure for the development of medical technologies and directs the Healthcare Technology Institute located within the Institute for Translational Medicine. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed publications, four book chapters, has been an inventor on eight patent applications and has taken three medical technologies to the point of clinical trial. He was made a fellow of the Institute of Materials at 30 and was made one of the youngest full Professors in the history of the University of Birmingham at 32.