LAURA MONTANARO

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Deputy Rector
Member (Board of Governors)
Member (Academic Senate)

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Institute Institute of Science and Engineering of Materials for Innovative Technologies
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Funded by competitive calls

  • LONGLIFE - ADVANCED MULTIFUNCTIONAL ZIRCONIA CERAMICS FOR LONG-LASTING IMPLANTS, (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Product

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    Abstract

    The aim of LONGLIFE is to develop new multi-functional zirconia oral and spine (lumbar inter-vertebral disc) implants, with a perfect reliability and a lifetime longer than 60 years. Such an ambitious goal, motivated by the risks and costs associated to revision surgery, will only be reachable by an improvement of the Low Temperature Degradation (LTD) resistance of zirconia and by an enhancement of the osseointegration capabilities of the implants in contact with bone. As zirconia-based ceramics are the only oxides able to couple high stress resistance and fracture toughness thanks to transformation toughening, a strong effort will be given to the improvement of their stability in the presence of water, without decreasing their toughness and strength. Osseointegration will be improved by the chemical and topographical modification of the surface. We aim at producing zirconia surfaces able to decrease the risk of bacterial adhesion and improve bone apposition, for better clinical success. Given the specific nature of ceramics, especially versus the risk of brittle failure, we aim at developing new ceramic-oriented designs for the implants, and not just ‘copy and paste’ from metal implants as it is generally done at present. This ‘implants by design’ approach will ensure a better, long-lasting success of oral and spine implants. At last, the LONGLIFE consortium will develop acceleration tests which will be able to reproduce more effectively the different degradation mechanisms and their interplay in a multi-physics approach, in order to ensure an implant reliability and lifetime superior to current implants’.

    Countries

    • Svezia
    • Germania
    • Francia
    • Italia
    • Lussemburgo
    • Lettonia

    Institutes/Companies

    • RISE IVF AB
    • DOCERAM MEDICAL CERAMICS GMBH
    • KISCO INTERNATIONAL SA
    • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
    • WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA
    • AKEO PLUS
    • NTTF COATINGS GMBH
    • PLAZMA KERAMIKA TECNOLOGIJA SIA
    • ANTHOGYR SAS
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
    • KISCO INTERNATIONAL SAS

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • Gel-casting di idrossiapatite nanostrutturata per la realizzazione di scaffolds ceramici, (2007-2009) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Development of ceramic scaffolds made of nanostructured hydroxyapatite through a gel-casting process

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • PROGETTAZIONE DI MATERIALI CERAMICI CELLULARI PER LA FILTRAZIONE DI POLVERI FINI DISPERSE IN FLUSSI GASSOSI, (2004-2008) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • Sviluppo di un nuovo disegno di sensore di gas per deposizioni multiple a strato spesso, (1999-2001) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Investigation on an improved disegn of a gas sensor by thick-film multiple depositions

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica

Funded by commercial contracts

  • ACCORDO QUADRO DI COLLABORAZIONE ISTITUZIONALE TRA IL POLITECNICO DI TORINO E ARPA - AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE AMBIENTALE DEL PIEMONTE, (2015-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Framework agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • ARPA - AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE AMBIENTALE -
  • INDIVIDUAZIONE E SVILUPPO DI TEMI DI RICERCA DI BREAKTHROUGH, (2011-2011) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • ENI S.p.A.

    Departments