Our research on titanium dioxide presented in sunny Toledo
Three scientists from Department of Biomaterials presented their research on TiO2 biomaterials at the 14th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society in Toledo.
Two of our PhD students and one postdoc were representing our department at the biannual conference of the European Ceramic Society in Spain last week.
Benjamin Müller gave a talk on grain boundary corrosion in porous TiO2 bone scaffolds and how to prevent the corrosion during bone healing. This study is part of his PhD thesis which he'll be submitting to the Faculty of Dentistry later this year.
David Wiedmer presented his research based on catalytic activation of TiO2 nanoparticles as a new treatment strategy for peri-implantitis, while the poster presented by Hanna Tiainen focused on microstructural changes in TiO2 bone scaffolds during high temperature densification of the scaffold material. As proof of the interdisciplinary nature of our research work, Hanna ended up explaining the results shown on her poster to a researcher working for Rolex. Life is so easy for those guys: no need for animal testing, they can put their ceramic components directly to human trials...