Workshop Title:

Computational Modelling and Experimental Analysis of Galvanic Corrosion Process and Characterization of the Implantable Biomaterials


June 30th, 2023 (GMT+3)


Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Eskişehir Osmangazi University


  • Biomaterials
  • Galvanic Corrosion
  • Finite-Element Analysis
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Material Characterization

Workshop Chair:

Assistant Professor in Eskisehir Osmangazi University

Personal Bio:

Omer Burak Istanbullu is an Assistant Professor and department vice chair of Biomedical Engineering Department at Eskisehir Osmangazi University. After studying in the field of biomedical engineering and specializing on tumor segmentation from magnetic resonance images at Erciyes University, he then pursued a Master's program at Istanbul Technical University and Erciyes University with the scope of biomaterial-medical imaging device compatibility. Following the Master's degree, he received a Ph.D. from Erciyes University, in the field of biocompatibility improvement of implantable intravascular biomaterials using biomimetic surface modification approaches. Dr. Istanbullu is experienced in the development and improvement of biocompatible materials using biomimetic approaches, combining the computational methods and experimental analysis to achieve the most effective solutions for the challenges related to biomaterials. His research interests include surface modification by biomimetic approaches, diamond-like carbon and carbon nanotubes, electrochemical, thermal and mechanical characterization of biomaterials, anticorrosive and biocompatible surface development. The overall goal of Dr. Istanbullu through his work is contributing to the development of new and innovative biomaterials that have the potential to reduce the biomaterial-based risks in the field of biomedical engineering.

Workshop Committee Members:

Dr Ömer Burak İSTANBULLU, Eskişehir Osmangazi University,

Dr Sultan BÜTÜN ŞENGEL, Eskişehir Osmangazi University,

Workshop Description:


Research on implantable biomaterials has increasingly become a milestone in functionalized material design and risk reduction. Galvanic corrosion is one of the risks and a process that implantable metallic biomaterials face, which occurs when two dissimilar metals are in contact with each other in an electrolyte solution, such as bodily fluids. This can lead to degradation and functional loss of the implant, resulting in potential adverse effects on the patient's health. Therefore, the characterization of the biomaterials is essential to evaluate the material-based patient safety. Computational modelling is a useful tool for predicting and analysing the galvanic corrosion process and the characterization of implantable biomaterials. Utilizing computational analysis is essential in shedding light on the determination of the most effective methods in the design, development and production of biomaterials. This workshop will focus on both computational and experimental analysis of galvanic corrosion mechanism and characterization of the implantable biomaterials such as metallic couples in orthopaedics and stent-on-stent systems in cardiovascular surgery. 


This workshop focuses on the latest advances in computational modelling techniques and their applications in the study of galvanic corrosion and the characterization of implantable biomaterials. The addressed study will cover topics such as the development of models to predict the corrosion behaviour of different biomaterial designs, the evaluation of the long-term performance of implants, and the design of more corrosion-resistant and biocompatible materials. The goal of this workshop is to discover and decide the most efficient design and material selection for implantable metallic couples to reduce galvanic corrosion and biocompatibility risks by combining experimental studies with the design and analysis in the virtual environment. The workshop will also provide a platform for researchers and professionals to exchange ideas and collaborate on future research in this field. Experts from academia and clinics are also invited to share their experiences, insights, and latest research findings, with the aim of fostering collaboration and accelerating the translation of computational modelling into practical applications in the field of biomaterials research and healthcare.

Scope and Information for Participants:

This workshop covers the topics of biomaterials design, electrochemical analysis and characterization, surface modification and functional enhancement regarding improved anti-corrosive and biocompatible features. The topics will be addressed by both finite element analysis and practical galvanic corrosion analysis, including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and Tafel analysis. Molecular dynamic simulation studies and practical approaches for analysing and characterizing the biomaterials in terms of implant and patient safety are also welcomed within this workshop.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions, network with peers, and learn about cutting-edge computational modelling techniques and applications in biomaterials.


Büyükdere Meşelik Yerleşkesi, 26040 Odunpazarı/Eskişehir, Turkey



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