Bioceramics 33 RSC Poster Prize winners

Bioceramics 33

RSC Poster Prize Winners

Sponsored by Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Biomaterials Science.

Congratulations to our RSC poster prize winners from the Bioceramics 33 conference in Switzerland!



Winner of the RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry B poster prize:


Selase Torkornoo

Poster Title: “Optimizing Parameters for Atom Probe Tomography Analysis of β-Tricalcium Phosphates.”


Selase Torkornoo is a PhD candidate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung & RWTH University, advised by Prof. Baptiste Gault, a professor of atomic scale characterization at Imperial College London. She received her B.S. (2015) in Engineering Science with Nanomedicine concentration from University of Virginia in the USA, and M.S. (2018) in materials science & engineering from University of Leeds in the UK. Prior to her PhD, she worked in industry at multiple semiconductor and display equipment companies, developing surface treatments and thin film coatings. Currently, her PhD research focuses on studying the effect of microstructure and chemical impurities on physio-chemical properties of bioactive materials as part of a collaboration with Dr. Marc Bohner from the RMS Foundation. She is undertaking nanoscale analysis using atom probe tomography (APT), a burgeoning nanoscale composition mapping technique.


Winner of the RSC Biomaterials Science poster prize:

Johannes Konrad

Poster Title: “Modification of mineral bone substitutes with bisphosphonates.“


Johannes Konrad is currently a PhD student at the Department for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Würzburg, supervised by Prof. Dr. Uwe Gbureck. He completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Functional Materials at the University of Würzburg. At that time, focusing on the long-term deformation behavior of technical plastics. During his PhD, he has primarily researched the interaction mechanisms of pharmaceutical agents with mineral bone cements for their application as pharmacologically active bone substitutes.

We are delighted to celebrate the successes of early careers researchers and would like to also congratulate all the participants for the Bioceramics 33 poster sessions. It is amazing to see so many diverse and enthusiastic early career researchers all gathered in one place, sharing their passion and desire to play their part in making the world a better place.

We look forward to reading all your future research in materials (bio)chemistry.

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