Developing physical properties of hierarchical nanostructures for biomedical applications

  1. Ramón Rial Silva
Supervised by:
  1. Juan Manuel Ruso Beiras Director

Defence university: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Year of defence: 2021

  1. Verónica Isabel Dodero Bedaña Chair
  2. Silvia Barbosa Fernández Secretary
  3. María Elena Blanco Castiñeiras Committee member
  1. Department of Applied Physics

Type: Thesis


The present dissertation focuses on the different properties of selfaggregation processes of mixed molecular systems with the aim to design and optimize complex structures that promote the triggering of sequences leading to the deposition, nucleation and growth of hydroxyapatite crystals with the proper geometry and orientation. New strategies and novel synthetic routes were effectively developed, resulting in economically viable materials that mimic the structure and composition of the extracellular matrix, making them eligible and suitable for numerous applications in tissue regeneration and biomedical engineering.