Projets de recherche récents

Novel technologies for engineering closure of non-healing skin wounds

2018/19-2019/20 • $348,985 • PI,CO
In normal individuals, most skin wounds close within a few days. However, in patients with*diabetes or vascular problems skin wounds can stay open leading to development of a*"chronic" or non-healing wound. Such wounds commonly cause tremendous psychological*and physical suffering for the...

Hybrid Biomaterials for Orthopedic and Craniofacial Applications

2017/18-2019/20 • $72,000 • PI
The rise in life expectancy in developed countries has led to an increase in age-related skeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and periodontitis with corresponding increase in demand for materials that can replace and integrate with bone. In addition, over 2.2 million patients...

Novel Hybrid and Nanocomposite Materials for Biomedical Applications

2012/13-2016/17 • $100,000 • PI
The rise in life expectancy in developed countries has led to an increase in age-related skeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis with corresponding increase in demand for materials that can replace and integrate with bone. In addition, over 2.2 million patients per year...

Advanced 3D metal additive manufacturing for dental metal substructures

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
The use of additive manufacturing (AM) (commonly termed 3D printing) in dentistry has gained momentum over the last 30 years,where computer aided design and manufacturing is used for production of dental restorations. Potential benefits of AM forfabrication of metal substructures are...

In-Situ and In-Operando Monitoring of Nanostructure Growth In Green Solvents

2014/15 • $149,945 • PI,CO
This NSERC Research Tools Infrastructure (RTI) will provide our team of nanotechnology researchers at Western with a small scale low voltage benchtop TEM for in-situ studies using green solvents. Our focus will be on measuring nanowire and polymer nanocomposite formation during synthesis...

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