SDI: Compositional factors affecting the efficacy of a Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) surface treatment material. (2021-22)

Compositional factors affecting the efficacy of a Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) surface treatment material (2021-22)

Date close:
Sunday, 5th September 2021

This project is proudly funded and supported by SDI Limited.

5 Brunsdon Street, Bayswater, Victoria 3153.
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Description of the project:

This project will involve the investigation and development of a light-cured, resin-based (methacrylate) coating system to supplement a key dental restorative material (GIC).

Formulation work will involve raw materials selection and formulation of monomers, photoinitiators, stabilisers and other additives.

Formulations will be evaluated for properties such as Strength, Hardness, Wear Resistance and Adhesion.

Project Aims:

Develop and recommend prototype formulations suitable for use as coating material for GIC

Available to:
All Students
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Employment Type:
Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
Hold an Australian permanent resident/humanitarian visa, or
Hold an international student visa (Must be Melbourne placed during placement period)

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2021 to end of February 2022.

Selection and Required Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar

  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select

  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project(s) you apply for

  • Quick Learners, adaptable and enthusiastic.

  • Career goals and ambitions

  • Successful interview with industry partner

  • Experience in formulating and evaluating test compositions.

  • Mechanical testing of materials (Hardness, Strength, Wear, etc)

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.

  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.

12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
Date close:
Sunday, 5th September 2021

SDI Limited is primarily involved in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of specialist dental materials. SDI’s products are a combination of innovation and excellence to provide the ideal restorative materials for the dental profession.

All of SDI’s products are manufactured in Victoria, a state in the south east region of Australia. SDI’s products are sold through distributors and retailers in over 100 countries throughout the world. SDI has offices and warehouses in Chicago, USA; Cologne, Germany; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Founded in 1972, SDI is fast becoming a world leader in specialist dental materials and in 1985, SDI was publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.