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Group 1 – Calcium phosphates and composites

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Group leader: (temporary substitute) Dr. Janis Locs

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3162-7431

Janis Locs received his PhD in Materials Science in 2009, his main competences are synthesis and investigation on composites and calcium phosphate-based biomaterials proposed for orthopaedic and maxillofacial implant applications. So far Janis Locs have been involved (including coordination) in many international research projects (H2020, ERA.NET etc.). Among the experience in ceramic and composite technologies, for 7 years he has been also a scientific expert in European Chemicals Agency, dealing with chemical and process compliance in industry with REACH regulation. Currently he is a head of the Institute of General Chemical Engineering at Riga Technical University.

Fields of expertise: synthesis of calcium phosphates and composites, ceramic technologies, sintering, instrumental analysis of materials

BBCE project´s main objective is to establish a joint Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI) and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (FAU) on the one hand and RTU RBIDC, LIOS, RSU and RSU IS on the other hand.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857287