His Majesty the King's Gold Medal

Our postdoc fellow Hanna Tiainen has been awarded His Majesty the King's Gold Medal.

The proud gold medallist

His Majesty the King's Gold Medal is awarded to young researcher for meritorious research at the University of Oslo.

Hanna Tiainen received the award for her PhD dissertation Highly porous TiO2 scaffolds for bone repair, which focused on development and characterisation of a porous ceramic material that can stimulate bone regeneration. As a recipient of the award, Hanna will have a private meeting with His Majesty the King Harald V of Norway.

 - It is of course a great honour to receive this prestigious award, not only for me but for the entire department. Doing research in our field is always a team effort, and we have a very interdisciplinary group at our department with excellent team spirit. We are a very motivated group of scientists who help out and support each other in our research projects, so it's nice to see our hard work getting acknowledged, Hanna says.

The day was celebrated with a cake

As postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biomaterials, Hanna continues to do further research on the TiO2 bone scaffolds. In addition, Hanna is involved in projects related to stimulation of bone regeneration using hydrogel materials and various biomolecules, surface modification of dental implants, and investigating bone formation in the absence of gravity.


Tags: Kings medal, Tiainen, titanium dioxide, awards
Published June 30, 2015 1:58 PM - Last modified Sep. 9, 2015 9:30 PM