Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman


Bioactive and antibacterial coatings for biomedical applications based on electrophoretic deposition


Investigator: Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman (Phd Student)Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman

Cauerstraße 6
91058 Erlangen

room 0.211

phone: +49 (0)9131 85-20221



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

This project will investigate the electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique to produce a new generation of bioactive coatings with antibacterial capability. Both direct current (DC) and alternative current (AC) EPD will be investigated [1]. The coatings will be based on combination of biocompatible polymers incorporating inorganic (nano)particles and therapeutic drugs. Coatings for orthopedic and vascular applications will be produced and characterised in terms of microstructure, surface and mechanical properties, degradability and biological performance.

[1] A. Chávez-Valdez, A. R. Boccaccini, Innovations in electrophoretic deposition: Alternating current and pulsed direct current methods, Electrochimica Acta, 65, 2012, 70-89.