Biomaterials

Group Web Site: http://biomaterials.mtrl.ubc.ca


General Group Overview

The Biomaterials Group at the department of Materials Engineering focuses on health related materials issues. We are especially interested in developing novel materials with dental, orthopedic, and pharmaceutical applications.

Projects

Currently, our main areas of research activity are:

  • Knee and hip replacements
  • Cardiovascular stents and scaffolds
  • Wound dressing materials
  • Bioactive coatings and drug delivery materials
  • Three dimensional scaffolds
  • Bone mechanics and hip fracture

Graduate Studies

Biomaterials is a multidisciplinary field. Great opportunities are open to enthusiastic students with education background in Physics, Chemistry, Materials and other engineering fields. Graduate students can register for either a Ph.D. or an M.A.Sc. degree in the Departments of Materials Engineering. Students can also register for the Biomedical Engineering program (www.BME.ubc.ca) through the Materials department

Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate students may choose the Biomaterials option and learn biomaterials through our lecture courses, and the design projects. Students may also apply for Co-op students or research assistants in above biomaterials projects.


Faculty

Faculty

Frank Ko

August 19, 2020

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Research interests:

Nanofibre technology, biomaterials, surgical implants, textile structural composites

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FacultyGraduate advisor

Tom Troczynski

August 20, 2020

Professor
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Research interests:

Processing, microstructure and properties of ceramics, refractories, bioceramics, ceramic coatings (sol-gel, thermal sprayed), adhesion of ceramics to metals, ceramic and metal matrix composites, semiconductive and photocatalytic ceramics. ceramics for fuel cells, ceramic sensors, fracture and wear of ceramics, polymer matrix composites

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Rizhi Wang

August 20, 2020

Professor
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Research interests:

Biomaterials, biomechanics, biomimetics

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