“The implants undergo heat treatment at 400-900°С. That is why we need to study heat treatment’s effect on the mechanical characteristics of porous Ti-Ni alloys and characteristic temperatures of martensitic transformation. We need to investigate whether the heat treatment influences functional degradation,” explains Kirill Dubovikov.
"We applied for the Erasmus+ program with our colleagues from Germany in 2020. We won, but couldn’t start the program because of COVID-19 restrictions. As the head of the laboratory, I had no doubts as to who would be the first to be sent to Germany. Kirill has always been very interested in his research topic,” says Ekaterina Marchenko.Kirill Dubovikov has been working at the Laboratory of Medical Alloys and Shape Memory Implants since 2018. The master’s student adds that the knowledge from Germany will be the foundation of his later publications.
Biomedicine is one of the TSU priority programs. The work of the megagrant won by the Laboratory of Medical Alloys and Shape Memory Implants is a new step towards cutting-edge research that will solve the most serious issues of bioimplants – ensuring patient safety, effective treatment, and adequate choice of an implant.