Three FunGlass students received a JECS Trust grant

We are really proud to congratulate our PhD students Avnee Chauhan, Mai- Phuong Truong and Reza Samiee on receiving a JECS Trust grant for their research projects to be carried out in collaboration with the partner institution of their choice.

  • Avnee Chauhan, Joint Glass Centre (Vitrum Laugaricio – VILA) :

Project topic: Experimental and theoretical study of the multicomponent rare-earth high entropy oxide for optical applications

The proposed research activity mainly focuses on the preparation of single-phase High entropy ceramics for investigating the optical properties application. For this purpose, in the framework of the JECS Trust project following synthesis of transparent ceramics, characterization techniques, and their optimization process are planned at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS in Germany from 15 May to 15 August 2023.

  • Mai- Phuong Truong, Department of Functional Materials:

Project topic: Transparent Oxyfluoride Glass-ceramics proccesed by Spark Plasma Sintering

The proposed collaborative activity will focus on producing transparent glass-ceramics with fluoride phases by incorporating glass powders with synthesised LiGdF4:Ho/Yb nanoparticles, followed by Spark Plasma Sintering of the mixture. The primary objective is to investigate the efficiency of Ho3+ down-conversion in glass-ceramics in relation to the luminescence yield of the final products for optical and/or optoelectronic applications.

The host institute will be Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio ICV- CSIC, Spain. ICV is a strategic center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Its objective is to generate scientific knowledge in the field of ceramics and glass to transfer knowledge to the productive sector. This project will be led under the supervision of Dr. Maria Jesus Pascual.

  • Reza Samiee, Department of Coating Processes:

Project topic: Silicon substituted hydroxyapatite nanocomposite coating reinforced with double layered hydroxide deposit on nitinol alloy: bioactivity and electrochemical properties

This work is aiming at the investigation of Sr / Ga based LDH incorporation as an active/passive filler with drug/ion release ability to increase the biological performance of HAp coating and hinder the accessibility of corrosive species to the metallic substrate.

The host institute will be Institute of Biomaterials, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg under supervision of Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini.