Prof Nikolaos Silikas


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Research interests

  • Development of novel biomaterial formulations, based on nanotechnology.
  • Molecular interaction between collagen and adhesive organic monomers using FTIR Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) AND Molecular Modelling.
  • Adhesive interactions with hard dental tissues and bone.
  • Photo-Polymerisation kinetics.
  • Dental and orthopaedic biomaterials.
  • Surface studies of biomaterials.
  • X-ray microtomography

Methodological knowledge

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM Nanoscope Illa)
Micro-CT (Skyscan 1072)
Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR)
Polymerisation Shrinkage strain & stress kinetics
Photo-Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC 7 Perkin Elmer)
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography HPLC - analysis of dentine-bonding agents & Log P & residual monomer (Waters 510)
Rheology of biomaterial formulations
Edge Toughness; Fracture Toughness
Wear - 2 & 3 body


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display