Recent Highlights

First Training Workshop of BIOREMIA EU project

BIOREMIA Workshop entitled “Research methodology, characterisation techniques, and reporting scientific results” was held on 1.10. - 2.10.2020, as an online event with more than 50 participants from 13 countries.

It aimed at introducing the PhD fellows to the whole Consortium members and so to integrate them into the BIOREMIA community. The workshop provided outstanding interdisciplinary training for the researchers involved, with lectures on structural and mechanical characterisation techniques of biomaterials, biomechanics of skeleton, basics of microbial diversity, introduction to biomaterial-associated infection, biofilms and ethical issues.

BIOREMIA ("BIOfilm-REsistant Materials for hard tissue Implant Applications") is a 4-year project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (European Network Training, GA No. 861046). The key idea behind this project is to tackle the implant-associated infections problem by proposing innovative material-based solutions with enhanced antibacterial and antifouling functionality for bone-related applications (orthopedics and dentistry).

Two BIOREMIA PhD students are hosted by our institute (IKM / Chemistry of Functional Materials):

  • Ludovico Andrea Alberta is working on: ‘Low-rigidity beta-type Ti-based alloys with intrinsic antibacterial and anti-biofilm properties’ (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariana Calin)
  • Marina Roshchina is working on: ‘Oxidative stress effects, corrosion and electrochemical response of new metastable Ti alloys with bacteria-killing oxide-based coatings’ (Supervisor: Dr. Annett Gebert)

In-Depth Study of Li4Ti5O12 Performing beyond Conventional Operating Conditions

M. Uhlemann, M. Madian, R. Leones, S. Oswald, S. Maletti, A. Eychmüller, D. Mikhailova

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 33, 37227–37238

https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c10576

Posterpreis auf der Fachtagung "Werkstoffe und Additive Fertigung"

Der Posterpreis wurde im Rahmen der Fachtagung "Werkstoffe und Additive Fertigung" von der Bundesvereinigung-GRAT „Gesellschaft für Ressourceneffizienz und Additive Technologien“ e. V. verliehen. Die Fachtagung vom wurde in diesem Jahr als Web-Konferenz durchgeführt.

Predicting the dominating factors during heat transfer in magnetocaloric composite wires

Maria Krautz, Lukas Beyer, Alexander Funk, Anja Waske, BrunoWeise, Jens Freudenberger, Tino Gottschall

Materials and Design 193 (2020) 108832

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108832

Phase transformations in a Cu–Zr–Al metallic glass

Qi Cheng, Xiaoliang Han, Ivan Kaban, Ivan Soldatov, Wei Hua Wang , Yong Hao Sun, Jiri Orava

Scripta Materialia 183 (2020) 61–65

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.03.02