Development of infection resistant percutaneous implants

PhD defence, Monday, 25 February 2019. Jeppe Dehli.

2019.02.25 | Olivia Elsebeth Belling-Nami

Jeppe Dehli.

During his PhD studies, Jeppe Dehli has researched how a seal can be formed between skin and a percutaneous implant. Percutaneous implants are implants that penetrate through the skin, and are clinically used for example to bone-anchored hearing devices and prosthetics. Due to the lack of a permanent seal between the skin and the implant, many patients experience infections at the implant site.

Jeppe Dehli has investigated the effect of changing both the surface chemistry and the mechanical properties of the implant in order to achieve a permanent seal. The new research findings contribute with understanding of how skin interacts with implant materials, as well as suggesting different implant functionalization methods to reduce the infection rate for percutaneous implants.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Monday, 25 February 2019 at 13.15.
Place: Building 1593, room 012, the Lecture Theatre, iNANO House, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of PhD thesis: Development of a novel percutaneous implant and investigation of the skin-implant interphase
Contact information: Jeppe Dehli, e-mail:, tlf.: +45 2991 9002
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Bert Müller, Biomaterials Science Center (BMC), University of Basel, Switzerland

Associate Professor Judith Kuntsche, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark

Professor Duncan Sutherland (chair), iNANO, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Senior Researcher Morten Foss, iNANO, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English.

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520 and 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.

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