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8 toledo alumni magazine | fall 2008 www.utoledo.edu/alumni/ toledo alumni magazine | fall 2008 9www.utoledo.edu/alumni/ here's looking at you, kid
 

Summary: 8 toledo alumni magazine | fall 2008 www.utoledo.edu/alumni/ toledo alumni magazine | fall 2008 9www.utoledo.edu/alumni/
here's looking at you, kid
UT research on the edge
counterattack on wounds of war
battlefield wounds attack with a one-two punch. first
is the wounds'potential for infection, hemorrhage and
shock, and the frequent presence of burns or fractures.
second is the frequent association of combat-related
wounds with complications: bones that don't knit
together, limbs that become shortened or deformed.
offering a double-fisted response, abdul-majeed azad
phd, an associate professor in ut's chemical
engineering department, is working to develop a new
treatment for potentially infected combat-related
wounds, and a biocompatible material capable of
enhancing bone regeneration.titanium dioxide, with
its well-known photoactive antimicrobial attributes,
seems to fit the bill. its fibers might be electrospun
into breathable mats or grown onto titanium (pure or
alloyed) implants; both modes, azad believes, can

  

Source: Azad, Abdul-Majeed - Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo

 

Collections: Materials Science; Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization