Effect of Polyacrylic Acid on Performance of Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs) (2019-20)

Effect of Polyacrylic Acid on Performance of Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs) (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by SDI Limited


Project title:
Effect of Polyacrylic Acid on Performance of Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs)
Description of the project:

GGlass Ionomer Cements (GICs) set by an acid-base reaction between fluoro-alumino silicate glasses and polyacrylic acid solutions. They are used in a range of dental applications due to favourable properties such as fluoride release and adhesion to dentine and enamel without the requirement for a separate adhesive.. Understanding the impact of compositional variance in the Polymeric component is required to optimise both mechanical properties and product stability. The proposed project will investigate a series of GIC formulations and their effects on physical and mechanical properties such as compressive strength and curing behaviour.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by SDI Limited

Location:
Bayswater, Vic,  3153
Description of the project:

GGlass Ionomer Cements (GICs) set by an acid-base reaction between fluoro-alumino silicate glasses and polyacrylic acid solutions. They are used in a range of dental applications due to favourable properties such as fluoride release and adhesion to dentine and enamel without the requirement for a separate adhesive.. Understanding the impact of compositional variance in the Polymeric component is required to optimise both mechanical properties and product stability. The proposed project will investigate a series of GIC formulations and their effects on physical and mechanical properties such as compressive strength and curing behaviour.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

The objective of the project is to determine the compositional factors affecting the performance of self curing GICs and to propose an optimised formulation for further investigation.

Available to:
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Postgraduate students
PhD students (coursework and research)
Faculty or Department:
Engineering
Science
Sector:
Manufacturing
Employment Type:
Scholarship

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 2019 to end of February 2020.

Selection 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
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

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.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2019 through to February 2020 - you must be enrolled as a full time student during this period.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.
Duration:
12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
2
Application process:

Please apply through the 'APPLY HERE TO LODGE YOUR OPTIONS FOR THE MITI SUMMER PROGRAM (2019-20)' Project

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

SDI Limited

SDI Limited is primarily involved in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of specialist dental materials.

All of SDI's products are manufactured at our Bayswater facility in Victoria, Australia. SDI's products are distributed through distributors and retailers in over 100 countries throughout the world. SDI has offices and warehouses in Chicago, USA; Cologne, Germany; Dublin, Ireland and Sao Paulo, Brazil.