Jennifer Hermann Muñoz

Jennifer Hermann Muñoz, M. Sc.

Department Werkstoffwissenschaften (WW)
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Biomaterialien)

Cinvestav Querétaro

externe Doktorandin

Cinvestav Querétaro, Mexiko


Biocompatible Composites with Multifunctional Properties Based on Bioactive Glass and Bovine-Derived Hydroxyapatite

Betreuer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Dr.-Ing. Juan Muñoz Saldaña (Cinvestav Querétaro)


From the physiological point of view, the process of bone regeneration is driven by the streaming potential as well as piezoelectric phenomena as a result of the collagen fibers movement. These facts must be considered for the design of biomaterials for bone replacement/regeneration in order to ensure adequate biocompatibility of the implant and hence faster patient recovery [1]. In this sense, the study and development of novel materials that can mimic the bone regeneration process represents a huge opportunity to positively impact the field of bone tissue engineering. In this work, a study of the mechanical, electrical, physicochemical and biological properties of a quasi-ternary system composed by bioactive materials (bioactive glass, BG, and bovine-derived hydroxyapatite, HAp) and functional ceramics is proposed. The main motivation is to find a synergistic combination of the HAp osteoconductivity, BG osteoinductivity and piezoelectric properties to enhance the performance of implantable devices. The research is carried out in the framework of a collaborative project between CINVESTAV Querétaro, Mexico and the FAU Institute of Biomaterials.