Vilupanur Ravi, professor and chair of the chemical & materials engineering department, co-authored an article along with several Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate students and others in JOM, a technical journal published by the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The article, ¿The Environmental Stability of Boron-containing Titanium Alloys for Biomedical Applications,¿ was published in the June issue.
¿Medical and dental implants and their interactions with the human body are important areas of study,¿ Ravi says. ¿Aging populations and drastically escalating health care costs add to the urgency in making advances in this field. In this study, we discuss a new class of titanium alloys that are promising candidates for implant applications.¿
In addition, Ravi served as the advisor to the June issue of JOM, representing the Corrosion and Environmental Effects Committee of the Structural Materials Division of TMS. He provided advising for the topic ¿Biomaterials II: Corrosion Issues in Biological Environments.¿
Ravi also wrote a commentary, ¿Biomaterials II: Corrosion Issues in Biological Environments,¿ published in the same issue. He discusses the importance of electrochemical techniques in determining the stability of candidate metallic alloys. The commentary also provides a brief discussion and summary of four related articles covering various aspects of the topic.