Past IMI-NFG Research Exchange (RE) Participants
During my stay, I also learned about the synthesis of a new type of a bioactive glass by the sol-gel technique from an expert in this field ( Dr. Ana Marques from Portugal ) and some of the characterization techniques. I also had the chance to prepare the bioactive glass by myself and do some experiments to evaluate its bioactivity and enhance its structure which were possible because of available facilities in Lehigh University but not readily available in my institute back in Egypt.
Further, the interaction with other research teams in Lehigh and Princeton facilitated a lot in exchanging our knowledge through our different backgrounds and helped us to configure our needs to reach our goal. Indeed, it was a great opportunity for me to be in a different culture and working environment which made it a very wonderful experience for me.