Visiting PhD student (University of Parma)

Development of composite bioactive glass – calcium phosphate nanomaterials for medical applications

Supervisors in Erlangen: Dr. Kai Zheng, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini


Lorenzo Degli Esposti is a PhD student in Material Science and Technology from University of Parma. He conducts his research work at Bioceramics and Biohybrid Composites Group of the Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) under the supervision of Dr. Michele Iafisco and Dr. Anna Tampieri. His main research interest is the study and development of calcium phosphate nanoparticles for nanomedical application. The project being carried out at the FAU Institute of Biomaterials is supported by JECS Trust of the European Ceramic Society, and the aim is to develop a new class of bioactive glass – calcium phosphate nanomaterials with tailored bioactivity. Sol-gel derived bioactive glasses [1] are being used in the project.

[1] K. Zheng, A. R. Boccaccini, Sol-gel processing of bioactive glass nanoparticles: A review, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 249 (2017) 363-373.

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