Organization profile

Organization profile

The Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) is a multi-disciplinary resource dedicated to furthering research and development in biomaterials, and biomechanics. The MDRCBB has the physical facilities, equipment, and faculty expertise for collaborative studies with researchers within and outside the School of Dentistry. This includes faculty from other departments, graduate students, undergraduate dental students, and visiting researchers. The MDRCBB research environment is based on collaboration among the MDRCBB faculty members and other researchers. The Center welcomes researchers to present their ideas to the MDRCBB faculty and to discuss methods that will best achieve their goals. MDRCBB faculty regularly provide their expertise and train researchers in the use of the Center's technology, which include simulators of chewing and tooth brushing, 3D scanning, Finite Element Analysis, the Virtual Dental Patient, Fracture toughness and microhardness testing, and simulations of artificial caries and remineralization.

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Collagen Engineering & Materials Science
Dentin Medicine & Life Sciences
Tooth Medicine & Life Sciences
carbopol 940 Chemical Compounds
Stem cells Chemical Compounds
Keratinocytes Medicine & Life Sciences
Adhesives Medicine & Life Sciences
Bone Chemical Compounds

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Zhou Ye

Person: Professional-in-Training


Projects 2017 2022

Dermal Interface

Aparicio, C., Kidwai, F. K. & Kidwai, F. K.



Project: Research project


Research Output 2008 2019

  • 22 Article
  • 3 Conference article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
7 Citations (Scopus)

Self-assembly dynamics and antimicrobial activity of all l- and d-amino acid enantiomers of a designer peptide

Ye, Z., Zhu, X., Acosta, S., Kumar, D., Sang, T. & Aparicio, C., Jan 7 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 1, p. 266-275 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self assembly
Amino acids
Amino Acids

Comparison between two post-dentin bond strength measurement methods

Zhu, L., Li, Y., Chen, Y-C., Carrera, C. A., Wu, C. & Fok, A., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 2350.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Shear Strength
Finite Element Analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Molecular Weight and Concentration of Poly(Acrylic Acid) on Biomimetic Mineralization of Collagen

Qi, Y., Ye, Z., Fok, A., Holmes, B. N., Espanol, M., Ginebra, M. P. & Aparicio, C., Aug 13 2018, In : ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 4, 8, p. 2755-2766 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carbopol 940
Molecular weight