Conference Proceeding

Synchrotron SAXS of collagen biomaterials for industrial applications

Dr. Katie Sizeland,
Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne, Australia

The research advances basic knowledge by revealing the structural basis of materials properties, boosts understanding which improves industrial processes control, and then informs the development of improved new materials.

Dr Katie Sizeland is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Australian Synchrotron on the SAXS/WAXS beam line. Her research is based on the structure and physical properties of collagen biomaterials. She collaborates with industry partners on research projects with medical and industrial applications including research into scaffolds for tissue engineering and skin reconstruction, replacement heart valve leaflets, and leather.

The research advances basic knowledge by revealing the structural basis of materials properties, boosts understanding which improves industrial processes control, and then informs the development of improved new materials. This poster gives a snapshot of current projects and results obtained including work on leather, pericardium, and scaffolds for tissue engineering applications.

Published: 27 April 2017