Erasmus student from Munich
Mathias Dorn from Technische Universität München joined our lab for half a year to do research on surface modification of titanium dioxide bone scaffolds.
Meet our student researcher Mathias Dorn
During my master studies in medical technology and engineering at the Technische Universität München, I specialized in product development and plastic technology. While I was working at the Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering in Munich, I learned about the possibility to do the research work for my master thesis at the Department of Biomaterials. As I had previously got in touch with medical applications such as implant technologies and the role of surface modification related to tissue engineering, I had the pleasure to join the research group in Oslo for six months.
What have you learned in Oslo?
The project I am currently working on together with David Wiedmer and Hanna Tiainen attempts to reduce bacteria colonization on the surface of porous titanium dioxide bone scaffolds. My research work focuses on developing a sol-gel coating on the scaffold material and evaluating the effect of the coated surface on degradation of organic dyes. This degrading effect can result from formation of reactive oxygen species on the coated implant surface, which may indicate potential antimicrobial effect when the scaffold is implanted in bone.
Department of Biomaterials offers a wide variety of scientific instruments and research equipment as a basis for high research quality. Furthermore, an enthusiastic, experienced, and international team provides an encouraging working environment creating an amazingly helpful and welcoming atmosphere. Additionally to the beautiful nature surrounding and the wide range of cultural and leisure activities offered by the city of Oslo, scientific talks, several seminars and also the relaxed after work sessions with colleagues and friends contributed to an overall great and truly memorable stay in Oslo.