Medical Materials

In the Medical Materials Course, students will engage in research and development of titanium alloy and other metallic biomaterials from design to manufacturing, processing and evaluation under a system of collaboration with medical and dental researchers.

Designing Metal for Medicine Based on Metallurgy

Alloy, Structure and Morphology Design of Metals for Medicine Based on Material Science and Engineering

  • Professor Hidemi Kato Professor
    Hidemi Kato

Structure and morphology of metals are designed by metallurgical methods to develop new metals for medicine with high biocompatibility and excellent biological function.

  • Dealloying reaction design to remove toxic Ni element from SUS316L surface

    Dealloying reaction design to remove toxic Ni element from SUS316L surface

  • EDS results on cross section of SUS316L surface in which toxic Ni element has been selectively removed in a Mg liquid

    EDS results on cross section of SUS316L surface in which toxic Ni element has been selectively removed in a Mg liquid

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering for Biomedical Applications

Development of highly functional medical metallic materials by combining advanced metal processing technique and state-of-the-art 3D additive manufacturing technology

  • Professor Akihiko Chiba Professor
    Akihiko Chiba

In order to establish advanced medical technology, it is important to study highly functional metallic materials as biomaterials. Our laboratory combines EBM technology, which is the cutting-edge three-dimensional modeling technology, with basic technologies such as plastic working such as forging and rolling processing used in the development of general industrial materials and heat treatment technology. Using the latest analytical techniques and computer simulation, we are developing metallic materials for high performance medical use, through systematic studies on microscopic and nanoscale structural changes occurring inside the material, based on the mechanism of characteristic expression.

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Artificial knee joint made of Co0Cr-Mo alloy fabricated by EBM.

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    Artificial knee joint made of Co0Cr-Mo alloy fabricated by EBM.

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Artificial knee joint made of Co0Cr-Mo alloy fabricated by EBM.

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    Artificial knee joint made of Co0Cr-Mo alloy fabricated by EBM.