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Sir John Walsh Research Institute researcher profile

Mr Ludwig Jansen van Vuuren

PositionSenior Lecturer; Dental Technology Programme Convenor
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Rehabilitation
QualificationsBTechDent NatDipDentTech MTechDent
Research summaryDental biomaterials

Research

Mr Jansen van Vuuren's research interests are the mechanical properties and microstructure of bio-materials and dental hard tissues. He is currently investigating the structure, microstructure and chemical composition of human, reptile, dolphin, and shark teeth, and relating the arrangement of these structures to their mechanical properties.

Research and collaboration

With his current research on dental hard tissues, he is working with researchers within the Sir John Walsh Research Institute and collaborating locally with researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Geology, nationally with the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (University of Auckland), and internationally with the School of Anatomical Sciences (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa).

Publications

Jansen van Vuuren, L., Kieser, J. A., Dickenson, M., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2016). Chemical and mechanical properties of snake fangs. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 47(7), 787-795. doi: 10.1002/jrs.4903

Jansen van Vuuren, W.-A., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Torr, B., & Waddell, J. N. (2016). Adhesion between zirconia and indirect composite resin. International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, 69, 72-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2016.03.011

Jansen van Vuuren, L., Loch, C., Kieser, J. A., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser, S. J. (2015). Structure and mechanical properties of normal and anomalous teeth in the sand tiger shark Carharias taurus. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 3(2), 29-36.

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

He, L.-H., Yin, Z.-H., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Carter, E. A., & Liang, X.-W. (2013). A natural functionally graded biocomposite coating: Human enamel. Acta Biomaterialia, 9, 6330-6337. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.12.029

Journal - Research Article

Jansen van Vuuren, L., Kieser, J. A., Dickenson, M., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2016). Chemical and mechanical properties of snake fangs. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 47(7), 787-795. doi: 10.1002/jrs.4903

Jansen van Vuuren, W.-A., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Torr, B., & Waddell, J. N. (2016). Adhesion between zirconia and indirect composite resin. International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, 69, 72-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2016.03.011

Tawse-Smith, A., Ma, S., Wu, H., Yeah, A., Jansen Van Vuuren, L., & Jansen van Vuuren, W. (2015). Changes in surface characteristics of moderately roughened grade IV titanium disc following a standardised implantoplasty technique: An in-vitro study. Brazilian Journal of Periodontology, 25(2), 22-33.

Jansen van Vuuren, L., Loch, C., Kieser, J. A., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser, S. J. (2015). Structure and mechanical properties of normal and anomalous teeth in the sand tiger shark Carharias taurus. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 3(2), 29-36.

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., 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

Loch, C., Swain, M. V., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Kieser, J. A., & Fordyce, R. E. (2013). Mechanical properties of dental tissues in dolphins (Cetacea: Delphinoidea and Inioidea). Archives of Oral Biology, 58(7), 773-779. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2012.12.003

He, L.-H., Yin, Z.-H., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Carter, E. A., & Liang, X.-W. (2013). A natural functionally graded biocomposite coating: Human enamel. Acta Biomaterialia, 9, 6330-6337. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.12.029

He, L.-H., & Jansen van Vuuren, L. (2012). Development of a dental model hardener. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(1), 13-18.

He, L.-H., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Planitz, N., & Swain, M. V. (2010). A micro-mechanical evaluation of the effects of die hardener on die stone. Dental Materials Journal, 29(4), 433-437. doi: 10.4012/dmj.2009-094

Jansen van Vuuren, L., Odendaal, J. S. J., & Pistorius, P. C. (2008). Galvanic corrosion of dental cobalt-chromium alloys and dental amalgam in artificial saliva. South African Dental Journal, 63(1), 40-44.

Jansen van Vuuren, W., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & van Eeden, R. (2007). Esthetic and practical method using glass composite veneering material to fabricate artificial soft tissue on full arch titanium implant bridges. International Dentistry South Africa, 9(4), 74-78.

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Journal - Research Other

Peché, W.-A., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & Park, C. (2011). Full-arched milled titanium implant bridge: Technical report. New Zealand Dental Journal, 107(3), 101-103.

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