Biomaterials and Bioengineering

Research and development of bio-medical materials for use in oral cavity and human body have been carried out in our department. The investigations(see “Research Projects”) concerning about from basic materials science to production of prototype are in progress to improve the material properties, append new functions to current materials and create a new material.

 

Tel: +81-88-633-9125

Fax: +81-88-633-9125

E-mail: hamada.dent (at) tokushima-u.ac.jp


Members

  • Kenichi HAMADA, Professor
  • Kazumitsu SEKINE, Lecturer
  • Masahiro HIASA, Assistant Professor
  • Emi UYAMA, Assistant Professor
  • Eriko OKA, Technical Official

 

  • Ji-Young BAE, Graduate Student
  • Yoko HENMI, Graduate Student
  • Yumika IDA, Graduate Student
  • Shihoko INUI, Graduate Student
  • Noboru KAJIMOTO, Graduate Student

 

Education

Programs for DDS course students are “Introduction of dental and medical biomaterials”, “Materials science”, “Strength of materials”, and “Clinical dental materials including metal, polymer and ceramic”. These programs are developing basic science and engineering that can be used to formulate advanced composite materials in dental and medical clinics. Subjects of course work for PhD degree are “Biomaterials for hard tissue replacement”.

 

Research Projects

  1. MRI-compatible non-magnetic bio-medical alloys.
  2. Porous titanium with bio-medical functions.
  3. Surface treatment to improve the bone-conductivity of titanium.
  4. Self setting calcium-phosphate bone cement indicating high strength.
  5. Structural modification and surface modification for activating cellular function.

 

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