Prof. dr. ir. Annabel Braem

Prof. dr. ir. Annabel Braem

Gastwissenschaftlerin  (Visiting professor, KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering, Leuven, Belgium)


Design-of-experiments for alternating current electrophoretic deposition of bovine serum albumin on titanium

Mitarbeiter: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini

Alternating current electrophoretic deposition (AC-EPD) can be a valuable tool in increasing the immobilization rate of biomolecules on metal implant surfaces [1,2]. However, a fundamental understanding of how to control the deposition yield is not well understood yet. The current research stay aims at investigating the links between various key AC-EPD parameters on the process performance by implementing a design-of-experiments approach for the AC-EPD of the model biomolecules on titanium. The project is carried out  in the framework of a travel grant from FWO-Vlaanderen (K225418N)

[1] A. Braem, et al. Alternating current electrophoretic deposition for the immobilization of antimicrobial agents on titanium implant surfaces, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9 (2017) 8533-8546.

[2] J. Song, et al. Electrophoretic deposition of chitosan coatings modified with gelatin nanospheres to tune the release of antibiotics, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (2016) 13785-13792.