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Dental Implants and Orthopaedic Prostheses Biomimetic Design Approach
Release time:June 27, 2024

Topic: Dental Implants and Orthopaedic Prostheses Biomimetic Design Approach

Speaker: Prof. Antonio Apicella

Time: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 15:00-16:00

Venue: Room 301, Building 5, Xueyuan Road Campus


An innovative, design-driven, approach in conceiving, developing, producing, using new materials can be effective in strengthening the competiveness and success of creative industries linked to manufacturing (e.g., biomedical, architecture, automotive, and crafts), adding value to industrial products. The vision that the research and the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge can be driven by an evolutionary design process, where creativity determines the vision of a new product by triggering an evolutionary design that repeatedly involves technological development of material, shape and structure. Biomedical products (dental implants and hip join prostheses) evolutionary design case studies based on these principles have been specifically addressed to the dissemination and spreading of innovative materials (ceramo-polymeric hybrids) and technologies (3D printing). The use of the evolutionary design in the creative medical industry sectors, while adopting sustainable and socially responsible approach to improve patient’s health and comfort conveys a holistic view of the industrial design process in the field of biomedical application.

About the Speaker:

Prof. Antonio Apicella holds a PhD in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering working on industrial cooperation projects with international companies operating in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, Advanced Materials, Industrial Design, Nano-materials, Polymer technology, Biomaterials and biomedical applications. He is the former head of the Advanced Material Lab of the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design of the University of Campania and director of the Bachelor and Master Industrial Design Schools of the University of Campania. He is carrying out his base and industrial research activities in the field of the advanced materials, polymer, composite, structural colors, glassy metals and shape memory alloys.

School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering