The European Ceramic Society
YCN representative - Estonia
YCN representative for the Estonian Ceramic Society
Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Turku Clinical Biomaterials Center-TCBC, Department of Biomaterials Science, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland
Dr. Nikhil Kamboj is currently working as a researcher at Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia. He defended his PhD in 2020. His Ph.D. revolves around additive manufacturing of novel feedstock in the powder bed comprising bioglasses and bioceramics processed through powder bed selective laser processing (selective laser melting and selective laser sintering techniques) to fabricate scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. During his Ph.D. thesis, it was proven that how the different bio-mimetic designs of the bioceramic scaffolds by modulating the pore size, porosity, and topography would lead to differential expression of bone marker genes. The findings suggested that the as-fabricated scaffolds could be used for assorted bone types like long and flat bones.
In the light of the aforementioned Ph.D. results, he was awarded by the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) to attend ACerS (American Ceramic Society) Winter Workshop and 44th international conference on advanced ceramics and composites, Florida, USA, where he delivered an invited talk and simultaneously was chairing the symposium on Next generation Bioceramics and Biocomposites. At the same conference, he became acquainted with the Young Ceramists Network (YCN), where he meet present and former YCN committee members.
He has received several travel grants from the European Social Fund’s Doctoral studies and Internalisation Programme DoRa, which is carried out by Foundation Archimedes, as well as Kristan Jaak scholarship (funded by Estonia), initiated in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research to travel to Institute of Ceramics and Glass, Madrid, Spain (ICV), University of Turku, and AALTO University, Finland.
Continuing on the same line where he finished his Ph.D., he is now actively working with Turku Clinical Biomaterials Center, Department of Biomaterials Science, Faculty of Medicine, Turku, Finland on the osteo-immunomodulatory properties of the bioceramic and bioglasses scaffolds.
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