Research

IGCE main research areas are biomaterials for bone tissue replacement and regeneration; eco materials or environmentally friendly material development and research, including the exploration of Latvian natural resources such as illite clay. Latest research direction is biotechnology and bioreactor design. Students are welcome to take part in research.

Biomaterials R&D:

  • Calcium phosphate (e.g. hydroxyapatite and various tricalcium phosphates) ceramic materials for bone replacement and regeneration
  • PMMA and calcium phosphate bone cement
  • Calcium phosphate/polymer composites and hydrogels
  • Microencapsulation of biologically active substances
  • Bimodal porous calcium phosphate bioceramic scaffolds for controlled drug delivery, tissue engineering, bone regeneration
  • Implant prototypes
  • In collaboration with Riga Stradins University: in vitro, in vivo and Pre-Clinical studies

Ecomaterials R&D:

  • Thermoelectric materials based on titanium dioxide
  • Electrochemical drinking water treatment technology
  • Ceramic extrusion processes
  • Properties of Latvian clays, including sorption
  • Sorption processes of various materials
  • Ceramic nanoparticles for various aplications

Biotechnology:

  • Designing of photobioreactors
  • Cultivation of unaxenic micrioalgae, e.g. spirulina
  • Fermentation process research and modeling