Biomaterials and Glass Science
B.S. Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1998
M.S. Glass Science, Alfred University, 2000
Ph.D. Glass Science, Alfred University, 2003
Phone: (607) 871-3143
Location: McMahon Building, Room 120
My group is primarily engaged in developing glasses for biomedical and biotechnology applications using our knowledge of glass chemistry and processing. Traditional melting and sol-gel processing techniques are used to synthesize the desired glasses. Bioactive glasses are of particular interest, including the development of compositionally novel bioactive glasses that harness the natural link between trace metals and physiological response. We are also involved in work on hollow glass microspheres for hydrogen gas storage.
Current and Recent Projects
- Adsorption of biomolecules to glass surfaces
- Novel glasses for DNA purification
- Anti-inflammatory properties of bioactive glasses
- Melt-and-Sol-gel derived bioactive glasses
- Glass formulation
- Hollow glass microspheres for hydrogen storage and composite materials
- Glass corrosion
Select Publications and Patents
M.M. Hall and A.G. Clare (2005). Effect of glass dissolution products on the detection of proteins by silver staining. J Biomed Mater Res, 75B: 435-441.
M.M. Hall. Influence of hydroxyl content on selected properties of 45S5 bioactive glass. To be published in J Biomed Mater Res.
M.L. Schmitt, M.M. Hall, and J.E. Shelby. (2006). Preparation of hollow glass microspheres from sol-gel derived glass for application in hydrogen storage. J Non-Cryst Solids, 352: 626-631.
D.C. Clupper, J.L. Gough, M.M. Hall, A.G. Clare, W.C. LaCourse, and L.L. Hench (2003). In vitro bioactivity of S520 glass fibers and initial assessment of osteoblast attachment. J Biomed Mater Res, 67A: 285-294.
M.M. Hall, S.A. Wallace, and C.A. Click. Processing of calcium metaphosphate glass foams. Submitted to Glass Technology.
M.M. Hall and A.G. Clare. Effect of excess methanol addition on the morphology of sonogel-derived silica. To be published in J Sol-Gel Sci Technol.