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Functional materials and surfaces

Research and development of medical materials and surfaces.

Our researchers analyse and optimize materials and surfaces for medical applications, characterising biomaterials for implants, surgical tools, diagnostic devices, etc. We also carry out static and dynamic mechanical strength tests (tensile and compression, endurance, service life), as well as removal torque tests and damage analysis using electron microscopy.

For the development and characterization of new implant surfaces (e.g. antibacterial surfaces) we structure and functionalize surfaces down to the sub-µm scale. We develop bio-resorbable free-form implants made of Mg and three-dimensional NiTi lattice structures, which in future could be used as intelligent implants.

Projects

Oberflächendesign

Materialwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen.

to Oberflächendesign

Statische und dynamische Festigkeitsprüfung

Lebensdauerprüfung und Schadensanalyse.

to Statische und dynamische Festigkeitsprüfung

Our Team

Prof. Dr. Michael de Wild
Dr. Federico Dalcanale
Dr. Federico Dalcanale Research Associate
Telephone : +41 61 228 53 27 (direct)
Felix Schuler
Felix Schuler Research Associate
Telephone : +41 61 228 53 64 (direct)
Raphael Mohler
Raphael Mohler Scientific Assistant
Telephone : +41 61 228 60 18 (direct)

Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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