Congratulations on successful PhD defence to Maria Pettersson

We are happy to report that Maria Pettersson at Uppsala University successfully held her PhD defence some days ago on her thesis ‘Silicon nitride for total hip replacements’.

GRATTIS! From the LifeLongJoints community.

Maria worked on proving some of the base hypotheses of the silicon nitride coatings, such as their good wear resistance, the dissolution of the wear particles, the slower dissolution of the actual coating, as well as looking into the fretting behaviour of bulk silicon nitride in a simulated taper contact. Maria was based at Uppsala University but taking advantage of the LLJ collaboration has done some of her research at the University of Linköping as well as the University of Leeds.

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