Dr. Parichart Naruphontjirakul

Dr. Parichart Naruphontjirakul

Visiting researcher (Biological Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)

Mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles for orthopedic applications


Collaborators: Meng Li, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

This research project is aimed to synthesize copper doped mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles (Cu-MBGNs) with controlled morphology to promote bone formation. Cu-MBGNs are designed for orthopedics and bone tissue engineering applications. In this project, Cu containing MBGNs are synthesised through the sol-gel process following a protocol established at the FAU Institute of Biomaterials [1]. In addition, this project focuses on fabricating Cu-MBGNs-polymer composite nanofibers using electrospinning. Moreover, Cu-MBGNs will be applied as coatings on the surface of scaffold using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique in order to improve physiochemical and biological properties of the scaffold. This project is funded by the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, and the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (Grant No. RGNS 64-098).

[1] Zheng, K., et al., Synthesis of copper-containing bioactive glass nanoparticles using a modified Stöber method for biomedical applications, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 150 (2017) 159-167.