Final meeting IKYDA project

Prof. Bikiaris zu Besuch an unserem Lehrstuhl

Professor D. Bikiaris of the Chemistry Dept. at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, visited out Institute in the week 9-13 December 2013. During his visit the last meeting of our DAAD funded IKYDA project took place. This project, entitled: “Novel bionanocomposites for bone tissue engineering”, was successfully carried out (2012-2013) and enabled the exchange of senior and young researchers between our Institute and AUT to carry out experimental studies on the fabrication and characterisation of a range of biodegradable nanocomposites containing silicate and other oxide nanofillers intended for bone tissue engineering. The project led to publications [1, 2] and other papers are in preparation.
The principal investigators are Prof. D. Bikiaris (AUT) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (pictured). (Click image to enlarge)

[1] I. Grigoriadou et al., Evaluation of silica-nanotubes and strontium hydroxyapatite nanorods as appropriate nanoadditives for poly(butylene succinate) biodegradable polyester for biomedical applications, Composites Part B (2013) in press.
[2] Papageorgiou, G. Z., et al., Crystallization and Melting Behavior of Poly(Butylene Succinate) Nanocomposites Containing Silica-Nanotubes and Strontium Hydroxyapatite Nanorods, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., (2013) in press.