Horizon 2020
European Union Funding
for Research & Innovation
Scientist working on a microscope

ESR 9: Corrosion and electrochemical response of new metastable Ti alloys with bacteria-killing oxide-based coatings

Project Description

This project focuses on the fundamental description of mechanisms of metal toxicity and corrosion for new beta-Ti-alloys and/or Ti-based metallic glasses as well as the development of bacteria-killing oxide-based surface coatings and the analysis of their impact on those phenomena.

The tasks comprise fundamental electrochemical studies and metal release analyses in simulated body fluids and accompanying surface analytical characterization. By means of electrochemical treatments, nanostructured surface states will be generated and doped with bactericidal agents (e.g. Cu, Ga, Zn or Ag); those coatings will be subjected to surface analytics. In collaboration with BIOREMIA partners in vitro biological studies are planned.

The ESR will participate to the Network meetings and will benefit from the training secondments.


ESR 9: Adnan Akman

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), Germany

Adnan Akman pursued his master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 2021.