International exchange is important for both our research and education. We meet up with Ekaterina Chudinova, PhD student with focus on coatings for the 3D-printed biomedical implants.
Who is Ekaterina?
I’m 24 years old and from Tomsk, Russia. I’m a PhD student of the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. My profession is engineer-physicist.
How come that you have chosen to work with Sports Tech Research Centre?
I was invited to Mid Sweden University by SportsTech Research Centre for a month and a half to conduct joint research between the two partner universities. My supervisor is Dr. Andrey Koptioug.
What kind of project have you been working with during your stay?
I took part in the activities of the Additive Manufacturing group of Sports Tech Research Centre related to 3D-printing of the biomedical implants and bioactive coatings of their surfaces. The purpose of my visit was to learn the process of manufacturing samples from low-modulus alloys for future research. In addition, I worked with different type of other new materials.
Thanks to Dr. Andrey Koptioug I've gained a lot of experience and valuable knowledge. It’s very important for my job. In the future I would like to continue working with low-modulus alloys because it is related to the topic of my PhD studies. I’m very glad that I had an opportunity to work in Additive Manufacturing group because I got not only a good experience, but during the stay I was together with a very friendly, highly qualified team. And I hope that I get the chance to work here again.