ESR 8 – Substituted Hydroxyapatite

Muhammad Maqbool – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Lucideon Ltd

The Project:  The project is to develop and characterise substituted Hydroxyapatite for antibacterial applications by optimisation of series of multiple substituents in hydroxyapatite (Single element substitution as well as combination of multi-elements substitution).  Novel synthesis route will be developed for controlled release of ions in multi-substituted hydroxyapatite for antibacterial applications.  This substituted hydroxyapatite will be fully characterised in terms of physicochemical properties, antibacterial functionality and biological compatibility in order to assess its suitability for antibacterial applications.

The Researcher:  Muhammad Maqbool from Pakistan has an academic background of Masters in Material Sciences and Engineering from Institute of Space Technology Islamabad Pakistan (2012-2014).  He research experience in biomedical materials includes working in Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials IRCBM, COMSATS Lahore Pakistan (2014-2015).  His research curiosities comprise of synthesis, characterisation, mechanical testing and biological evaluation of bioactive ceramics for tissue engineering applications.  Apart from academia, his extracurricular activities include playing football and badminton.  He is always eager to occupy his leisure time in visiting new places, observing different cultures and linking to new people from diverse nations.

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