Kick-off meeting of the international (Pakistan-UK-Germany) project on antibacterial materials
The kick-off meeting of the international project “Development and characterization of drug free bioactive glass nanoparticles for biomedical applications” funded by the British Council under the Pakistan-UK Education Gateway scheme took place online on 5th March 2021. There were presentations of the three principal investigators: Dr. Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman (alumnus of our Institute, PhD graduated in 2018), currently at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Institute of Space Technology (IST) Pakistan, Prof. Ipsita Roy, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini. The research projects being carried out in the different laboratories was also presented. The project will develop antibacterial bioactive glass nanoparticles for biomedical applications, specifically to develop composite coatings to improve the performance of traditional metallic orthopedic implants. Within this project, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers based in Pakistan and UK will have the opportunity to carry out part of their research projects in our Institute.