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Sir John Walsh Research Institute researcher profile

Dr KC Li

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Rehabilitation
Research summaryBiomaterials

Research

My research is focused on the analysis of amorphous and crystalline materials, relating their structure, composition and various thermal/mechanical conditions to the strength, adhesion and failure mechanisms in both monolithic and bi-layered systems. I apply this expertise in the areas of porcelain restorations and biomechanics and forensic analysis.

Publications

Zwirner, J., Safavi, S., Scholze, M., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Busse, B., … Hammer, N. (2021). Topographical mapping of the mechanical characteristics of the human neurocranium considering the role of individual layers. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 3721. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80548-y

Jum'ah, A. A., Brunton, P. A., Li, K. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Simulated clinical adjustment and intra-oral polishing of two translucent, monolithic zirconia dental ceramics: An in vitro investigation of surface roughness. Journal of Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2020.103447

Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Mechanical properties of laser-sintered 3D-printed cobalt chromium and soft-milled cobalt chromium. Prosthesis, 2, 313-320. doi: 10.3390/prosthesis2040028

Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Adhesion of porcelain to three-dimensionally printed and soft milled cobalt chromium. Journal of Prosthodontic Research, 64, 120-127. doi: 10.1016/j.jpor.2019.05.007

Sharma, A., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Sharma, L. A., Prior, D. J., & Duncan, W. J. (2020). Is titanium–zirconium alloy a better alternative to pure titanium for oral implant? Composition, mechanical properties, and microstructure analysis. Saudi Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2020.08.009

Journal - Research Article

Zwirner, J., Safavi, S., Scholze, M., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Busse, B., … Hammer, N. (2021). Topographical mapping of the mechanical characteristics of the human neurocranium considering the role of individual layers. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 3721. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80548-y

Jum'ah, A. A., Brunton, P. A., Li, K. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Simulated clinical adjustment and intra-oral polishing of two translucent, monolithic zirconia dental ceramics: An in vitro investigation of surface roughness. Journal of Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2020.103447

Sharma, A., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Sharma, L. A., Prior, D. J., & Duncan, W. J. (2020). Is titanium–zirconium alloy a better alternative to pure titanium for oral implant? Composition, mechanical properties, and microstructure analysis. Saudi Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2020.08.009

Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Adhesion of porcelain to three-dimensionally printed and soft milled cobalt chromium. Journal of Prosthodontic Research, 64, 120-127. doi: 10.1016/j.jpor.2019.05.007

Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Mechanical properties of laser-sintered 3D-printed cobalt chromium and soft-milled cobalt chromium. Prosthesis, 2, 313-320. doi: 10.3390/prosthesis2040028

Ratnayake, J., Guan, G., Polonowita, A., Li, K. C., Gray, A., Waddell, J. N., Loch, C., & Brunton, P. A. (2020). Can the measurement of jaw-opening forces assist in the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders? Journal of Oral & Facial Pain & Headache, 34(3), 199-205. doi: 10.11607/ofph.2587

Poilliot, A., Li, K. C., Müller-Gerbl, M., Toranelli, M., Zhang, M., Zwirner, J., & Hammer, N. (2020). Subchondral bone strength of the sacroiliac joint: A combined approach using computed tomography osteoabsorptiometry (CT-OAM) imaging and biomechanical validation. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103978

Mudliar, V. L., Li, K. C., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). The influence of undercut depths on the accuracy of casts poured from irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials. Heliyon, 6, e03143. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e03143

Porter, G. C., Tompkins, G. R., Schwass, D. R., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., & Meledandri, C. J. (2020). Anti-biofilm activity of silver nanoparticle-containing glass ionomer cements. Dental Materials, 36, 1096-1107. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2020.05.001

Scholze, M., Safavi, S., Li, K. C., Ondruschka, B., Werner, M., Zwirner, J., & Hammer, N. (2020). Standardized tensile testing of soft tissue using a 3D printed clamping system. HardwareX, 8, e00159. doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2020.e00159

Jansen van Vuuren, W.-A., Wong, P., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K. M., Li, K. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2018). Effect of a glaze layer on adhesion energy between resin cements to zirconia ceramic. International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, 84, 451-456. doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2018.03.003

Swain, M. V., Gee, C., & Li, K. C. (2018). Influence of ageing on glass and resin bonding of dental glass-ceramic veneer adhesion to zirconia: A fracture mechanics analysis and interpretation. Acta Biomaterialia, 74, 454-463. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.04.049

Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. (2017). Investigation of the elastic modulus, tensile and flexural strength of five skull simulant materials for impact testing of a forensic skin/skull/brain model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 68, 303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.02.023

Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2017). Additive technology: Update on current materials and applications in dentistry. Journal of Prosthodontics, 26(2), 156-163. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12510

Li, K. C., Tran, L., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2016). Porcelain bonding to novel Co-Cr alloys: Influence of interfacial reactions on phase stability, plasticity and adhesion. Dental Materials, 32(12), 1504-1512. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2016.09.008

Li, K. C., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2015). Microstructure, phase content, and thermal stability of a cast Co-Cr dental alloy after porcelain sintering cycles using electron backscatter diffraction. Journal of Materials Research, 30(14), 2188-2196. doi: 10.1557/jmr.2015.178

Li, K. C., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2015). Comparison of the microstructure and phase stability of as-cast, CAD/CAM and powder metallurgy manufactured Co–Cr dental alloys. Dental Materials, 31(12), e306-e315. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2015.10.010

Ting, S., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Prior, D. J., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & Swain, M. V. (2014). Influence of a tungsten metal conditioner on the adhesion and residual stress of porcelain bonded to cobalt-chromium alloy. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 112(3), 584-590. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.12.009

Li, K. C., Ting, S., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2014). Microstructural analysis of Co-Cr dental alloy at the metal-porcelain interface: A pilot study. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(4), 138-142.

Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Prior, D. J., Ting, S., Girvan, L., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & Swain, M. V. (2013). Effect of autoclave induced low-temperature degradation on the adhesion energy between yttria-stabilized zirconia veneered with porcelain. Dental Materials, 29(11), e263-e270. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2013.08.204

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Journal - Research Other

Dissanayake, S. S. M., Ekambaram, M., Li, K. C., Harris, P. W. R., & Brimble, M. A. (2020). Identification of key functional motifs of native amelogenin protein for dental enamel remineralisation. Molecules, 25(18), 4214. doi: 10.3390/molecules25184214

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