Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy

Research group carries out highly international studies in biomaterials processing and characterization, materials for hydrogen economy, powder metallurgy, other new materials solutions and their processing phenomena modelling.
Biomedical scaffold
Biomedical scaffolds

Our research areas:

  1. Biomaterials for medical devices and tissue engineering

  2. Materials solutions for sustainable hydrogen economy

  3. Applied powder metallurgy

The Research Group for Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy is led by Prof. Michael Gasik.

The core competence of the group is “materials design – manufacturing – structure – properties – testing – applications” thermodynamic and engineering modelling and management:

  • Inorganic materials design and processing
  • Materials phase equilibria calculation, phase compositions and reactions experimental studies
  • Special materials solutions for industrial applications (high temperature processes, power generation, tools, coatings, biomaterials)
  • Materials synthesis special processes (plasma, microwave energy and special treatment)
  • Processes simulation and optimisation (fluid dynamics (CFD), heat and mass transfer, chemical processes kinetics, numerical modelling)
  • Unique tailored combined analytical services (thermal calorimetry, thermogravimetry, dilatometry, gas analysis, thermal properties measurement, particle size analysis, fuel cell testing)

We are active in studying and development of life materials solutions for healthcare and sustainable energy applications.

Research work is being intensively carried out in international projects (EU, IEA, Japan).

Michael Gasik

Life materials solutions which work

Michael Gasik

Research group members:

Latest publications:

Biomechanical characterization of engineered tissues and implants for tissue/organ replacement applications

Michael Gasik 2020 Biomaterials for Organ and Tissue Regeneration : New Technologies and Future Prospects

Multi-material Ti6Al4V & PEEK cellular structures produced by Selective Laser Melting and Hot Pressing

F. Bartolomeu, M. Buciumeanu, M. M. Costa, N. Alves, M. Gasik, F. S. Silva, G. Miranda 2019 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

Predicting the output dimensions, porosity and elastic modulus of additive manufactured biomaterial structures targeting orthopedic implants

F. Bartolomeu, J. Fonseca, N. Peixinho, N. Alves, M. Gasik, F. S. Silva, G. Miranda 2019 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

Metallurgical Gallium Additions to Titanium Alloys Demonstrate a Strong Time-Increasing Antibacterial Activity without any Cellular Toxicity

Andrea Cochis, Barbara Azzimonti, Roberto Chiesa, Lia Rimondini, Michael Gasik 2019 ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Development of β-TCP-Ti6Al4V structures

M. M. Costa, R. Lima, F. Melo-Fonseca, F. Bartolomeu, N. Alves, A. Miranda, M. Gasik, F. S. Silva, N. A. Silva, G. Miranda 2019 Materials Science and Engineering C

Damping and mechanical behavior of metal-ceramic composites applied to novel dental restorative systems

S. Madeira, M. Gasik, Júlio C.M. Souza, F. S. Silva, Bruno Henriques 2019 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

Understanding mechanobiology – Linking the mechanical stimulation to cellular response

F. Melo-Fonseca, Ines Mendes Pinto, Michael Gasik, Filipe Samuel Silva, G. Miranda 2019 Resumos alargados do 8º Congresso Nacional de Biomecânica

A study on the production of thin-walled Ti6Al4V parts by selective laser melting

G. Miranda, S Faria, F. Bartolomeu, E. Pinto, N. Alves, N. Peixinho, Michael Gasik, F.S. Silva 2019 Journal of Manufacturing Processes

Zirconia implants with improved attachment to the gingival tissue

Khalil Shahramian, Michael Gasik, Ilkka Kangasniemi, X. Frank Walboomers, Jaana Willberg, Aous Abdulmajeed, Timo Närhi 2019 JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY

Novel laser surface texturing for improved primary stability of titanium implants

Laura Tiainen, Pedro Abreu, Mihaela Buciumeanu, Filipe Silva, Michael Gasik, Rodrigo Serna Guerrero, Oscar Carvalho 2019 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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