Cecilia Persson

professor at Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Science

Email:
Cecilia.Persson[AT-sign]angstrom.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 7911
Mobile phone:
+46 70 2489624
Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
752 37 UPPSALA
Postal address:
Box 534
751 21 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My research focuses on biomaterials, biomechanics and the interaction in between. Projects revolve around the development and characterization of new biomaterials and implants but also characterization of soft and hard tissues. Current activities largely revolve around additive manufacturing, or 3D-printing, of new biomaterials and implants.

Read more on www.teknik.uu.se/bms/

Keywords: biomaterials biomechanics materials science mechanical engineering biomedical engineering

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Biography

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

2018, Professor in Applied Materials Science with Specialization in Biomaterials. Uppsala University.

2015, Docent (Assoc. Prof.) in Engineering Science with Specialization in Materials Science. Uppsala University.

2009, PhD in Mechanical Engineering. University of Leeds. Thesis title: Biomechanical modelling of spinal cord and bone fragment interactions during a vertebral burst fracture.

2004, MSc in Materials Engineering. European degree (EEIGM) with triple diploma from Luleå University of Technology, Lorraine University of Technology (EEIGM), Technical University of Catalonia. Master thesis at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, on bone cements.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

2018-ongoing. Professor, Uppsala University.

2015 - 2018. Senior lecturer / Assoc. Prof., Uppsala University.

2011 - 2015. Lecturer / Ass. Prof., Uppsala University.

2009 - 2011. Researcher, Uppsala University.

2006 - 2009. PhD student, University of Leeds.

2005 - 2006. Researcher, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.


Research

My research focuses on biomaterials, biomechanics and the interaction in between. Projects revolve around the development and characterization of new biomaterials but also characterization of soft and hard tissues. Other projects focus on the design and characterization of implants, alone or in combination with tissues.

Ongoing projects:

  • Degradable bone augmentation materials
    • Injectable, bioactive gels
    • Fibre-reinforced ceramics
    • 3D-printable composites
  • Permanent bone augmentation materials
    • Low-modulus bone cements for spinal applications
  • Wear resistant biomedical coatings
    • Silicon nitride based coatings for joint implants
    • Combinatorial sputtering of biomedical coatings
  • Characterization of tissue mechanical properties
    • Tissue-level trabecular bone
  • Bone fracture treatment systems
    • The effect of augmentation materials on screw attachment in bone
    • The effect of screw design on screw attachment as a function of bone morphology
    • Patient-specific design of implants for critical-sized defects
  • Improved models for biomaterial and implant design evaluation
    • Improved synthetic models of trabecular bone

Publications

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