Fabrication and characterization of electrophoretically deposited chitosan-bioactive glass composite coating on Mg-based substrate

 

Investigator: Dr. Ing. Agnieszka Witecka (Visiting researcher from Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)Agnieszka Witecka

 

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

 

The aim of this project is the fabrication by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) and the characterization of novel chitosan-bioactive glass coating on Mg-based substrates [1]. This project will focus on selection of components of the novel composite coating, optimization of the EPD parameters and coating characterization, including microstructure, degradation behavior and biocompatibility with osteoblast cells. This research is founded by project MINIATURA 1 (National Science Centre in Poland) and involves collaboration between our Institute and the home institution (Department of Mechanics of Materials, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland).

[1] S. Heise, et al., Electrophoretic deposition and characterization of chitosan/bioactive glass composite coatings on Mg alloy substrates, Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 232, 456-464.