KU Leuven

Project coordinator, Lead beneficiary of WP2 and WP7
NOMAD - dental implants
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Founded in 1425, KU Leuven is a research intensive university, a setting for both fundamental and applied research, with a strong inter- and multidisciplinary background and a clear international orientation. As a center of advanced education, engineering, innovation, and research output/valorization in various fields, it has been recognized by Reuters as the ‘Most Innovative University of Europe’. Four research groups divided over the two departments of Materials Engineering and Oral Health Sciences are teaming up to participate in NOMAD.

The project is coordinated by Prof. Annabel Braem of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering research group having a strong focus on the development of new biomaterials and surface treatments for dental implants. The Advanced Ceramics and Powder Metallurgy research group led by Prof. Jozef Vleugels in close co-operation with the BIOMAT research cluster led by Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek bring in expertise on the additive manufacturing of zirconia dental restorations.

Furthermore, clinical expertise in periodontal therapy, amongst others using prebiotics, is implemented by the Periodontology & Oral Microbiology research group led by Prof. Wim Teughels. Finally, KU Leuven innovation manager Dr. Karin Thevissen will closely collaborate with KU Leuven R&D for technology transfer activities.

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