Bone prosthetics utilizing nanospring-based interface

Dr. Jamie Hass, DVM, PhD, was a graduate student in the group and soon to finish her PhD in Physics. Her research project was to develop an interface between bone and prosthetics utilizing nanosprings coated with metal and metal oxides that promote cell proliferation and calcination of bone. She determined that the idea nanospring coating combination is TiO2 followed by a coating of Au nanoparticles. However, ZnO also has some benefits.