Great Success from CIU Academician and Her Student

Cyprus International University (CIU), Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering Academic Staff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doğa Kavaz; along with Savior A. Umoren, Edidiong A. Essien and Moses M. Solomon, invents an industrial innovation in corrosion prevention. This innovation was patented in August 2020, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Explaining that by using biochemically enriched titanium nanocomposite, an antimicrobial and sterilization effect is created on surfaces, Kavaz stated that the study in question is an industrial application that provides corrosion prevention.

The first part of the patent, which is the biochemically enriched titanium nanocomposite preparation, characterization, stabilization and the antimicrobial studies; was performed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kavaz and CIU PhD graduate Edidiong A. Essien, in the well-equipped laboratories of the Cyprus International University.

Kavaz confirmed that the second part of the patent was invented by Savior A. Umoren and Moses M. Solomon of the King Fahd Petroleum and Minerals University, of whom they were collaborating with.

The main component of the Project was an Olive tree leaf
Kavaz stated that in the study, the titanium nanocomposites were biochemically enriched with olive leaf extract from olive leaves, that are plentiful in Cyprus, and results displayed 100 times more protection when compared with other materials in terms of corrosion resistance, and said, "Corrosion prevention effect develops depending on concentration and temperature."

Kavaz stated that the most important contribution of the patent is that the nanocomposite can be applied on different surfaces such as metal, glass, concrete and ceramics and went on to say that “as long as it is not scraped off the surface, it can sterilize the surface continuously by the photocatalytic method.”

Drawing attention to the importance of the patent in question, Kavaz said, "This invention can bring the academic and industrial sectors closer to each other, and solve the corrosive nature of steel pipes, iron and other corrosion elements in a way that will benefit humanity.”

For further details on this work…

Kavaz stated that anyone who wishes to obtain further details on this work may visit address, and benefit from the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology.

News Date: September 22, 2020