Piedad N. De Aza
Head of Department
Miguel Hernandez de Elche University
Piedad N de Aza studied Chemistry at the Autonoma University of Madrid and Ceramic at the Santiago de Compostela University where she received her PhD. She did a postdoctoral stage at the IRC in Biomaterials at the Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (U.K.) working on in vitro and in vivo behavior of bioceramics. At this moment, she is the Head of the Materials Science, Optic and Electronic Technology Department, Professor of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and Researcher in the Bioengineering Institute at the Miguel Hernandez de Elche University.
Design and developing new polycrystalline biomaterials (dense and porous) with controlled microstructures making use of appropriated phase equilibrium diagrams and to study, a part of their physical properties, their behaviour in vitro (stem cells) and in vivo (bioactivity in rats and rabbits). Actually, main emphasis is putting on the tissue engineering field study of the tissue-ceramic implant interfaces.