The development of novel electrochemically-deposited hydroxyapatite (and other calcium phosphate) coatings for orthopedic and dental implants. Coatings prepared in our lab have already demonstrated better performance than commercial plasma-sprayed coatings and are currently
on the way to market.
Check the Smart Bioactive Trabecular Coating (SBTC) sold by SGS Dental (http://sgs-dental.com/index.php/surface-treatment/).
The use of Bio-Ferrography for diagnosing osteoarthritis or cancer, determining the efficacy of drug treatments, and monitoring the wear of artificial joints. Our lab is the leader in this area worldwide.
Additive manufacturing (AM): electrochemical printing and directed energy deposition (DED).
mechanical behavior of as well as hydrogen interaction with additive manufactured (3D-printed) alloys.
polymers for Space applications.