Halle-Jena-Erlangen collaboration on bioactive glass-ceramics: Remote DFG project meeting

On 25th May 2020 Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and Qaisar Nawaz (PhD student) attended the remote progress meeting of the DFG funded project on advanced microstructural characterisation of bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics. In this project, researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS), group Nanomaterials and Nanoanalytics (GNN), Halle, the Institute of Biomaterials at FAU and the group of Prof. Delia Brauer, at Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research, University of of Jena, collaborate in the field of advanced and in-situ characterisation of a series of bioactive glasses (BGs) and glass-ceramics. Different compositions of BGs are investigated, which are developed by melting and by sol-gel techniques. Our latest article from this project has been published (Open Access) recently in the J. of the American Ceramic Society [1]. In the photo Ms Altair Contreras (University of Jena), Dr. Araceli de Pablos-Martín (IMWS), Mr Qaisar Nawaz (Biomaterials Erlangen) Prof. Delia Brauer (Univ. of Jena) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini.

[1] Q. Nawaz, et al., New insights into the crystallization process of sol‐gel–derived 45S5 bioactive glass, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (2020) in press.