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Materials for biomedical applications & Metallic glasses

Electrochemical nanostructuring of surfaces of bulk metallic glasses on Ti-Cu basis for improvement of their biocompatibility

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 458057521, 11/2021- 10/2024

(A. Gebert)

Nanomaterial-based Biosensors for Pandemics

IFW Excellence Program 2022, 10/2022-09/2025

(M. Medina-Sanchez, C. J. Querebillo, A. Gebert)

BIOfilm-REsistant Materials for hard tissue Implant Applications (BIOREMIA)

EC-H2020-MSCA-ITN, EC: grant no. 861046, 01/2020-12/2023

(M. Calin, A. Gebert) (coordinator institute)

Additive manufacturing of dense and open-porous specimen made of beta-Titanium-Niobium and material-specific tailoring of their mechanical properties for individualised implant applications

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 419952351, 01/2020-12/2022

(A.Gebert, M. Zimmermann)

OsteoLas — Laser-based processing of a novel near-beta Ti alloy for fabrication and functionalization of bone implants for patients with age-related osteoporosis

Funding authority:     Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Funding code:     100382989
Duration:     23.12.2019–31.03.2022


Partial project: Selective Laser Melting of implant-specific specimen made of a near-beta Ti-Nb-Zr alloy and characterization of their microstructural and biofunctional properties  

For the fabrication of implants, laser-based technologies are gaining rapidly growing importance. Additive Manufacturing techniques such as Selective Laser Melting (SLM) are regarded as THE key technologies for metal implants. They offer a great potential for the fabrication of patient-specific bone implants. In the focus of current research on bone implant materials, are novel (near-) beta Ti alloys, with biocompatible compositions. Owing to their low Young’s modulus values, they can lead to effectively reduced implant stiffness and thus, to improved adaption to bone properties. Likewise, implant surfaces with best suitable biofunctional properties are important. For novel Ti alloys, new concepts are being developed for attaining tailored implant surface functionality with regard to roughness, topography and chemistry enabling improved osseointegration. Those new developments are in particular relevant for patients with systemic bone diseases like osteoporosis.

Aim of the OsteoLas project is the material-specific development of an integrated laser technology-based process chain for the fabrication of orthopedic specimen made of a novel near-beta Ti-Nb-Zr alloy with tailored microstructure and surface properties. At IFW Dresden, metallic implant-relevant specimen is fabricated by means of Selective Laser Melting (SLM). The effect of process parameters on the morphology and the microstructure and on resulting mechanical properties are investigated in detail. The optimum parameters for the fabrication of specimen with low stiffness, high strength and with maximum design flexibility will be identified. In cooperation with the group Surface functionalization at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS) (Link), tailored surface structures with different roughness, topography and chemistry are realized by means of the innovative Direct Laser Interference Patterning (DLIP) and those states are characterized by surface analytical methods. The biocompatibility of these new materials will be evaluated by means on cell biological studies. Based on the gained knowledge, optimum parameter sets will be employed or the fabrication of demonstrators, i.e. complex implant geometries and their performance will be assessed.


Dr. rer. nat. Annett Gebert
Abt. Chemie funktioneller Materialien
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden
(IFW Dresden)
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Tel. +49 (0)351 4659275


Stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue of Zr-based bulk metallic glasses

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 224063632, 11/2012-10/2015, 01/2016-06/2019 in SPP1594 Topological engineering of ultra-strong glasses

(A. Gebert, E. Kerscher)

Development of new Ti-based alloys for improvement of the anchoring and fracture healing of diseased bone

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, TP M1, grant no. 107540325, 07/2010-06/2019 in SFB-Transregio 79 Materials for tissue regeneration within systemically altered bone

(A. Gebert, J. Eckert, M. Zimmermann)

Vitrified metals technologies and applications in devices and chemistry (VitriMetTech)

EC-FP7-MC-ITN, EC: grant no. 607080, 09/2013–08/2017

(M. Calin, J. Eckert)

Electrochemical micromachining of high strength metallic glasses

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 187803932, 10/2010-04/2015

(A. Gebert, M. Uhlemann)

Plastic deformation mechanism of metallic glasses and composites

DAAD-PPP joint project IFW Dresden - Chinese Academy of Science / Institute of Metal Research –Shenyang, 01/2010–12/2012

(M. Calin)

New Ti-based amorphous alloys for biomedical applications

DAAD-PPP Vigoni joint project IFW Dresden- Università di Torino, Italy, 01/2010–12/2012

(M. Calin)

Cluster materials with competing properties

Pakt für Forschung und Innovation 2008, Leibniz Gemeinschaft, 01/2008–12/2010

(U. Kühn, A. Gebert, M. Uhlemann)

Bulk amorphous and nanostructured light-weight metallic materials with improved mechanical properties

Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung, Inter-institutional joint project IFW Dresden – Univ. ‘Politehnica’ Bucharest, 04/2003-03/2008

(M. Calin, L. Schultz)

Ductilisation of bulk metallic glasses by length-scale control in BMGs composites and applications (Ductile BMG Composites)

EC Research and Training Network, EC MRTN-CT-2003-504692, 01/2004–12/2007

(J. Eckert, A. Gebert)

Negative electrodes on basis of new magnesium alloys with high glass-forming ability

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 5412054,03/2004–02/2007

(A.Gebert, L. Schultz)

New bulk metallic glasses and composites

EC Marie-Curie-Host-Fellowship, EC HPMD-CT-2001-00094, 02/2002-01/2006

(J. Eckert, A. Gebert)

Environmental degradation of metallic materials, corrosion protection by surface modification, mechanical and electrochemical degradation of Zr-based metallic glasses under the effect of hydrogen

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, WTZ- project with IGCAR India, 01/2000-12/2003

(A. Gebert)

Bulk metallic glass-forming alloys and nanocrystallisation, properties and application

EC Research and Training Network, EC: HPRN-CT-2000-00033, 06/200-05/2003

(J. Eckert, A. Gebert)

Electrochemical properties of bulk glass-forming multicomponent Zr-base alloys

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 5227750, 04/2000-03/2003

(A. Gebert, L. Schultz)

Materials for magnetic applications & Magnetoelectrochemistry

Imprinted magnetic textures

IFW Excellence Program 2021, 11/2021-10/2024

(V. Neu, I. Soldatov, K. Leitner, A. Gebert)

NanoCones – Magnetic field assisted one-step electrodeposition of Co-Fe-Ni nanostructures

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 381712986, 01/2018-12/2020
Beethoven 2 – Polish German Funding Initiative

(M. Uhlemann, K. Eckert, P. Zabinski)

Definition and selection of specific and relevant tests for the development and production control of high performance permanent magnets (II)

Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik, grant no. FVA 670, 03/2011-02/2014

(O. Gutfleisch, A. Gebert)

Nano-structured electrochemical energy storage for autonomous microsystems

Pakt für Forschung und Innovation 2011, Leibniz Gemeinschaft, 01/2011–12/2013

(O.G. Schmidt, H. Ehrenberg, A. Gebert, M. Uhlemann)

Electrochemical deposition of magnetic layer system in magnetic fields

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, TP C6, grant no. 5485123, 01/2002-12/2012 in SFB 609 Electromagnetic flow control in metallurgy, crystal-growth and electrochemistry

(M. Uhlemann, A. Gebert)

Effect of homogeneous and non-homogeneous magnetic fields on the corrosion behaviour of ferro- and paramagnetic metals and their compounds

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 33934400, 09/2007-02/2011

(A. Gebert, L. Schultz)

Definition and selection of specific and relevant tests for the development and production control of high performance permanent magnets (I)

Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik, grant no. FVV1010, 09/2009-02/2011

(O. Gutfleisch, A. Gebert)

Synthesis of nanocrystalline permanent magnets and their corrosion properties

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant no. 5358925, 06/2002-05/2005

(A. Gebert, O. Gutfleisch)

Application support and hosting of research fellowship awards:

Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung, Erasmus, CSC, DAAD, SMWK, VolkswagenStiftung

Science & Society

Improving the gender diversity management in materials research institutions (DIVERSITY)

EC- FP7-‘Science in Society’, SSA grant no. 230253, 01/2009-12/2011

(M. Calin, O. Gutfleisch)    (coordinator institute)

Strengthening the Role of Women-Scientists in Nanoscience (WomenInNano)

EC- FP6-‘Science and Society’, SSA grant no. 016754, 10/2005–03/2008

(M. Calin, A. Gebert) (coordinator institute)