Prof. Delia Brauer, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, visits the Institute of Biomaterials

Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. Brauer and Dr. Chartier standing in the hall of the institute, looking at the camera.

On 10th May 2024, we received the visit of Prof. Delia Brauer and Dr. Coralina Chartier, from the Professorship for Bioactive Glasses, Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research at the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. After the successful completion of our previous DFG funded project on advanced characterisation of bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics (see for example refs. /1-3/), we started the plans for a new research collaboration and will focus on new tools to characterise and assess the in vitro bioactivity of bioactive glasses of different compositions. Prof. Brauer and Dr. Chartier visited also our laboratories.

[1] Q. Nawaz, et al., Crystallization study of sol–gel derived 13-93 bioactive glass powder,J. Europ. Ceram. Soc. 41 (2021) 1695-1706.

[2] Q. Nawaz, et al., Mapping the elemental and crystalline phase distribution in Cu2+ doped 45S5 bioactive glass upon crystallization, CrystEngComm, 24 (2022) 284.

[3] Q. Nawaz, et al., Comparison of microstructure, sintering behavior, and biological response of sol-gel and melt-derived 13–93 bioactive glass scaffolds, Open Ceramics 15 (2023), 100407.