Team Leader Bioceramics, Senior Scientist Bioceramics & Biocompatibility Group
Dr N. Döbelin studied physics from 1996 to 1997 and earth sciences from 1997 to 2002 at the University of Bern. He specialized in mineralogy and crystallography and spent three months in South Africa for his geological studies. In 2002 he graduated with a thesis on «Stepwise dehydration of Cd- and Sr-exchanged heulandite». His PhD thesis, written from 2002 to 2006, is entitled «Synthesis and structural characterization of the microporous titano-silicate AM-2».
N. Döbelin’s research activities focus on resorbable synthetic bone substitute materials. His is a specialist for the Rietveld method for quantitative and structural characterization of crystalline components in powder samples by X-ray diffraction. He also organizes round robins and teaches at various universities and institutions in Europe.