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64 3 479 5189
Senior Lecturer
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
BDentTech(Hons) BSc PhD (Otago)
Research summary


My research interest is on the failure analyses of amorphous and crystalline materials under in situ and in vitro conditions. My expertise are macro and nano-scale mechanical properties testing as well as structural, adhesive and cyclic failure analysis using both experimental testing and finite element methods. My main research area is dental materials science and biomechanics.


Chia, Y. X., Li, K. C., Zwirner, J., Cooper, P., Mei, M. L., & Ekambaram, M. (2024). Effect of blood decontamination procedures on the microshear bond strength of resin-modified glass ionomer cement to resin composite. Operative Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.2341/23-104-l Journal - Research Article

Abdelmoneim, D., Coates, D., Porter, G., Schmidlin, P., Li, K. C., Botter, S., Lim, K., & Duncan, W. (2024). In vitro and in vivo investigation of antibacterial silver nanoparticles functionalized bone grafting substitutes. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.37757 Journal - Research Article

Wan, B., Man, Z., Li, K. C., Swain, M. V., & Li, Q. (2024). On elastoplastic behavior of porous enamel: An indentation and numerical study. Acta Biomaterialia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2024.05.038 Journal - Research Article

Krishnan, C. S., Li, K. C., Tompkins, G. R., Lyons, K. M., & Cannon, R. D. (2024). Effects of simulated long-term exposure to bottled, neutral pH electrolyzed oxidizing water on the properties of denture base resins. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2024.03.034 Journal - Research Article

Chen, A. M.-C., Ekambaram, M., Li, K. C., Cooper, P. R., & Mei, M. L. (2024). A scoping review of the influence of clinical contaminants on bond strength in direct adhesive restorative procedures. Journal of Dentistry, 145, 104985. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2024.104985 Journal - Research Other

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