Development of Bioactive Glasses for Biomedical Applications

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At the Nano Open Webinar on April 5, Dr. Ifty Ahmed, from University of Nottingham will talk about development of bioactive glasses for biomedical applications.

In this talk Dr. Ahmed will highlight some important developments in the field of bioactive glasses. He will then go through some of the recent work from his group in developing resorbable materials from bioactive glasses and how he developed porous glass microspheres (from a range of bioactive glasses). He will also showcase some recent work on developing magnetic biomaterials.

The webinar will be held in English.

To register for the Nano Open Webinar that will take place on April 5, 2023 at 11:00 am on Zoom:

About Dr. Ifty Ahmed

Dr. Ifty Ahmed is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, based within the Faculty of Engineering, Advanced Materials Research group. Hi research has centred on manufacture of resorbable biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications, spanning development of phosphate-based glasses and their biocomposites (as resorbable implant materials). Phosphate-based glasses are unique amorphous biomaterials due to their fully resorbable characteristics, which can be made to completely dissolve in aqueous environments with controllable degradation rates (from days, weeks/months to several years). His group has recently developed a process for manufacturing silid (dense) and highly porous glass microspheres, which are up to 80% porous with fully interconnected porosity.

Dr. Ahmed’s laboratories at University of Nottingham are equipped with melt-draw and preform draw glass fibre manufacturing processes and he has developed flame spheroidisation processes to manufacture inorganic microspheres. He has mentored 5 postdoctoral researchers, successfully managed 31 PhDs to completion and has published over 150 journal publications, 6 book chapters and 2 patent applications.