10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: MAT6309
Pre-requisites: At least one A2 level of Chemistry, Biology or Physics

Aims/Description: This module will explore contemporary biomaterials science and will focus on state of the art production methods for biomaterials manufacture. We will look at: rapid prototyping techniques for biomaterials manufacture, e.g. stereolithography, plasma coating techniques, electrospinning and fibres, foams for scaffolds, metal foams, metal coatings, ceramics processing/analysis, bioactive glasses and bioprinting. For all these, examples of recent literature will be used. The module will examine how the properties of the materials determine it's function and which processing techniques are optimum for specific applications, with a focus on implant materials and tissue engineering scaffolds. 

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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