Doctoral thesis defense in Materials Science and Engineering by Ms. Salwa El Baakili


The Euromed University of Fez (UEMF) is pleased to inform the public of the doctoral thesis defense in '' Materials science and engineering ''

The thesis defense will take place on Monday May 13, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at the UEMF

Location : the Great Hall of the Incubator (LOC001994)

The thesis will be presented by Ms. Salwa EL BAAKILI Under the theme:
“Electrophoretic Deposition of a Novel Bioactive Glass on
Dense and Porous Metal Implants for Bone Tissue Applications”




This study emphasizes the critical role of the implant-bone interface in ensuring implant stability, durability, and integration. The process involves the migration and differentiation of osteogenic cells, leading to new bone formation. To address challenges like implant instability and corrosion, bioactive coatings on metallic substrates are explored. The coatings aim to increase bioactivity, stimulate bone growth, and protect against corrosion and mechanical mismatches. In this thesis, bioactive glass (BG) coatings on 3D printed stainless steel 316L parts were achieved using electrophoretic deposition (EPD). Various BG compositions were synthesized and characterized, with promising results in terms of bioactivity and drug release. The incorporation of ion dopants and the use of chitosan as a polymer matrix further enhanced the coatings' properties. Overall, the research showcases the potential of EPD in producing composite coatings with improved biological and anti-corrosive properties for biomedical applications.




This thesis will be presented to the jury members: 



First and last name



Prof. Hammouti Belkheir (PES)


Euromed University of Fez

Pr. Nejjari Chakib (PES)


Euromed University of Fez

Prof. Lachkar Mohammed (PES)


Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University- FS-Fez

Prof. El Abed Soumya (PES)


Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University- FST-Fez

Prof. Ibn Souda Koraichi  Saad (PES)


Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University- FST-Fez

Pr. Bricha Meriame (PH)


Euromed University of Fez

Prof. El Mabrouk Khalil (PES)


Euromed University of Fez