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Mathew M. Hall PDF Print E-mail

Director CACT
Associate Professor
Biomaterials and Glass Science

Educational Background:
B.S. Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1998
M.S. Glass Science, Alfred University, 2000
Ph.D. Glass Science, Alfred University, 2003

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Phone: (607) 871-3143
Location: McMahon Building, Room 120

Research Overview
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.


Industry Advisors

As a complement, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) is building a "Team" of Industry Advisors from a broad spectrum of industries experienced in a wide range of industries such as Energy, Healthcare, and Environment.

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The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology is sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Short Courses

For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or those just being introduced, Short Courses are a good option. Designed for professionals in the ceramics and glass industry, these intensive courses offer a chance to update knowledge of the field in a short period of time.  Courses range from detailed, in-depth examinations of very specific topics to broader introductory classes.

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