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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Bioceramic Materials*


Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Tomaž Kosmač
doc. dr. Andraž Kocjan


Students become acquainted with biocompatible ceramic materials and products, their fabrication and properties, and their application in biomedicine.


· Biocompatibility: principles and test methods
· Interaction of tissue and organs with biocompatible ceramic materials and products, biological integration of substitutes
· Overview of the most important bioceramic materials and products in medicine: dental prosthetics, homoelastic hip joints, bone substitutes, synthetic eye lenses, catheters, parts of artificial organs, bioceramic coatings
· Designing, fabrication and pre-clinical testing of bioceramic materials and products

Course literature:

Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, (B. D. Ratner, A. S. Hoffman, F. J. Schoen, J. E. Lemons, Accademic Press 1996

The latest articles from scientific journals.

Significant publications and references:

KOSMAČ, Tomaž, OBLAK, Čedomir, JEVNIKAR, Peter, FUNDUK, Nenad, MARION, Ljubo. The effect of surface grinding and sandblasting on flexural strength and reliability of Y-TZP zirconia ceramics. Dent Mater. [Print ed.], 1999, vol. 15, str. 426-433

KOSMAČ, Tomaž, NOVAK, Saša, KRNEL, Kristoffer. Hydrolysis assisted solidification process and its use in ceramic wet forming: dedicated to professor Dr. Drago Kolar in memory of this brilliant scientist and teacher. Z. Met. kd., 2001, vol. 92, str. 150-157

KRNEL, Kristoffer, KOSMAČ, Tomaž. Reactivity of aluminum nitride powder in aqueous silicon nitride and silicon carbide slurries. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2002, vol. 85, str. 484-486

DAKSKOBLER, Aleš, KOSMAČ, Tomaž, CHEN, I-Wei. Paraffin-based process for producing layered composites with cellular microstructures. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2002, vol. 85, str. 1013-1015

KOSMAČ, Tomaž, MARION, Ljubo, OBLAK, Č., DAKSKOBLER, Aleš, OBLAK, Čedomir. Y-TZP dental posts with a core for aesthetic restoration of endodontically treated teeth - a production rationale. Mater. sci. forum, 2003, vol. 413, str. 243-250


Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
• seminar and oral exam

Students obligations:

• seminar and oral exam