ESR 13: Bactericidal properties of precious metal-based glassy alloys: an industrial design approach towards a novel class of anti-biofouling materials
- Host institution: PX Services SA (PXS), Switzerland
- Supervisor: Dr. Andreas Blatter (andreas.blatter(at)pxgroup.com)
- ESR 13: Juan José Londoño Rueda (JuanJose.LONDONO(at)pxgroup.com)
- To achieve excellent bactericidal properties by chemical and topological design of precious metal-based glasses for dental applications
- Fabrication of precious metal bulk amorphous alloys containing Cu and/or Ag by casting and optional by additive manufacturing
- Topological modifications by thermoplastic surface patterning
- Study an oxidation approach to increase the Cu / Ag surface concentration
- Evaluation of degradation / corrosion kinetics in simulated body fluids (metal ion release and electrochemical measurements)
- Feasibility / scale-up study for the manufacturing of small dental parts.
- Quantitative relationship between bactericidal properties and design aspects
- "Best-practice" guidelines for optimized processing
- Understanding the design – processing – property relationship for a roadmap scheme of the production of dental parts at semi-industrial scale.
The ESR will travel abroad for research secondments at different institutions within the BIOREMIA Network (e.g. at Montanuniversität Leoben-Austria, Goeteborgs Universitet-Sweden, Yale University-US) and will participate in specialised training meetings and international conferences.
The ESR will enroll in the doctoral program at Montanuniversität Leoben- Austria.
ESR 13: Juan José Londoño Rueda
PX Services SA (PXS), Switzerland
Juan José Londoño received in 2017 a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia, and a Master in Engineering degree from the same institution in 2019.