ICoBT 2018


Plenary talk

Joshua Jacobs

Rush University Medical Center, USA

Presentation topic: Wear and corrosion of total joint replacement: Clinical ramifications

Joshua J. Jacobs, M.D. is the William A. Hark, M.D./Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and the Vice Provost for Research of Rush University.

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Thomas Angelini

University of Florida, USA

Presentation topic: Soft matter contact mechanics: Old principles and new methods

Dr. Thomas E. Angelini is an associate professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida.

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Jianshe Chen

Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

Presentation topic: Tribological principles of oral texture sensation and perception

Dr. Jianshe Chen is a specially appointed professor of food science at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China.

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Marc Masen

Imperial College London, UK

Presentation topic: Tribology and skin injury

Marc received his MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

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Claude Rieker

Zimmer Biomet, Switzerland

Presentation topic: Which parameters are key to assure a secure taper connection in total hip arthroplasty

After having studied material sciences at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Claude Rieker studied the rapid solidification of stainless steels at the University of Neuchâtel and obtained his PhD in 1990.

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Topic: What is hip - metal or ceramic?

Moderator: John Medley

University of Waterloo, Canada

John Medley received his BASc in 1974 and MASc in 1979, both from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD from the University of Leeds in 1982.

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Pro: Alfons Fischer

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Alfons Fischer received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechanical engineering from the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany in spring of 1980.

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Con: Hani Haider

University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

Hani Haider PhD is a Professor and Director of UNMC’s Orthopaedic Technology Research Laboratory. He has led over 80 research grants/contracts in Nebraska, totaling over $10M, from 28 different orthopaedic companies from the USA, Europe and Japan.

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