Guido Manuel DE LA TORRE OLVERASlovak Academy of Science- Departments of Ceramics
My name is Guido De La Torre. I did my undergrad at the University of Guayaquil in Chemical Engineer I worked obtaining collagen and its effect as an edible protective layer using nisin as a preservative in meat and cheese products. My master's degree is in chemical engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics. I am currently doing a Ph.D. in the Slovak Academy of Science in the ceramic department under Dr. Monika Tatarkova's supervision in bioceramics. While I was reading about ceramics and bioceramics, I read about the ESB group that creates a willing environment for young researchers as Ph.D. and PostDoc.
The main focus of my research is to develop a bioceramic with mechanical and biological properties. For this reason, we started to work with silicon nitride as a dense body using spark plasma sintering and with various additives to improve their properties. In addition, we employed different methods to create a bioactive surface. First, one uses plasma or chemical etching, and the second uses oxyacetylene flame. This is my first year in this project; we had generated promising preliminary data about cell viability. O
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