Ander Soto Erauskin

Ander Soto Erauskin

Visiting student (Mondragon University, Spain)

Development and characterization of novel multicomponent coatings for biomedical applications


Supervisors:  Zhiyan Xu, Prof. Aldo R.Boccaccini

Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is a powerful technique to assemble metals, polymer, ceramics, and composite materials into 2D, 3D, and intricately shaped implants [1]. Recently, EPD is being used to architect coatings to improve biological properties along with the controlled release of drugs. During this project, different nanoparticles (e.g., BG) will be explored to develop functional coatings on implant surfaces with the aim of providing beneficial properties by EPD technique [2]. It is expected that when the coatings deliver drugs or protein molecules the therapeutic potential of the implants will be greatly improved.

[1] Boccaccini, A. R., et al., Electrophoretic deposition of biomaterials, J. Royal Soc. Interface 7 (2010) Issue suppl_5.

[2] Akhtar, M. A., et al., Electrophoretic Deposition of Copper (II)–Chitosan Complexes for Antibacterial Coatings, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21(7) 2020, 2637.