Master student from Germany
Thao Ha from Hanover joined our group for four months to work on her master thesis and she thoroughly enjoyed her stay in Oslo.
Meet our Erasmus student Thao Ha
During my university career, I have discovered a passion for bone implants which has its origin in my previous practical placement in Canada, where I did research on knee and hip implants. My passion has remained unchanged, although I am already on my 5th semester of master degree studies in biomedical engineering at the Leibniz University in Hannover. Thanks to the cooperation between my home university and the University of Oslo, I got the opportunity to expand my knowledge in biomaterials. I have been staying at the University of Oslo from August until December 2017 where I have been writing my master thesis on investigating the effect of different sintering conditions on doped TiO2 scaffolds. .
What has she learned during her stay in Oslo?
When I worked on my master thesis, I learned a lot about the use of different evaluation methods such as the SEM, EDX and micro CT. Moreover, it has strengthened my thoughts about working in the biomedical research field, where knowledge of different methods and techniques are very advantageous for my future career.
Before I came to Oslo, I had never worked with sintering or even thermodynamics in general. It was a complete new field for me and I had to start from the beginning. At this point, I want to thank my supervisor Anne who patiently supported me in every way. Above all, I very much appreciate the people working in the lab who have ensured a familiar atmosphere and supported me whenever I had any questions, and because of who I looked forward to coming to the lab every day.
Photos by Florian Weber / UiO