Olafur Sigurjonsson is the new president of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials
Dr. Olafur E. Sigurjonsson, associate professor at the Biomedical Enigineering deptartment at RU School of Science and Engineering, is the new president of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials (ScSB).
In his research, Olafur focuses on the fairly recent field of biomaterials, amongst other subjects. These are materials that can be used in the treatment of patients. One of the most common uses for biomaterials is titanium used in dentistry. “Then there are the more experimental uses that are still being researched in a field called tissue engineering,“ says Olafur. He is also head of research at the Blood Bank at Landspitali University Hospital.
The Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials was founded in May 2008. The main focus of its activities is centred on organizing an annual Biomaterials meeting in Scandinavia and the Baltic states, and thereby promoting cross-fertilization of Biomaterials research in Scandinavia, Iceland, Finland and the Baltic states. In addition to academic researchers, the society regards students and industry as very important members of the society.