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Department of Biomaterials

Director: Professor George Eliades
Secretary
: Margarita Sakelliou
Contact Details
: Phone.: (+30) 210-746-1319, Email: marsakel[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr
Address
: 2 Thivon Str, 11527, Goudi, Athens, Greece

General description

The Department of Biomaterials was established in 1999 and is the first authorized Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in the field of biomaterials. 

The aims and the scope of the Department include: a) Support of the educational, research and clinical activities of Dental School of NKUA and other departments of Universities associated with the assessment of laboratory and clinical behavior of biomaterials; b) Research, development and optimization of technology and applications of biomaterials as well as the supplement of services to third bodies, c) Collaboration with domestic and international research centers and universities d) Development of curriculum and organization of lectures and conferences in the filed of biomaterials and e) the contribution to various social needs related to the field of biomaterials.

The Department offers MS and PhD programs in Dental Biomaterials. The MS program is focused on theoretical and practical educations in materials science and characterization including instrumental analysis and especially non-destructive characterization. The PhD program is structured combining courses, advancing training in experimental techniques and interdisciplinary research. The aim of the PhD program is to develop clinicians and academic teachers with expertise in understanding materials science and the complex role of the biological environment in modifying the clinical performance of biomaterials.  

Faculty-Staff

Facilities

The Department of Biomaterials occupies approximately 150 m2 at the basement of the New Building of Dental School.
The whole room is air conditioned by a central air conditioning unit and is protected by a fire safety system. The big analytical units and their accessories have been located in isolated rooms with individual air conditioning units while their electrical power is supplied through a UPS. The environmental conditions are constantly monitored by digital hydrometers, thermometers and oxygen detectors.

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