Mohn, Dirk, Dr.

Address

ETH Zürich

Professur für Katalyse 

HCI  E 103 

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich

Switzerland

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Interests

  • Application of nanoparticles in medical science and dentistry

Activities

  • Nanoparticulate biomaterials and their use in dentistry
  • Novel materials for dental applications, especially for root canal treatment

 

Year Position
2011- current Postdoctoral research at the Functional Materials Laboratory, ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Department of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Uni Zurich, Center for Dental Medicine
2008 - 2011 PhD student at the Functional Materials Laboratory, ETH Zurich
2007 Master thesis at Imperial College London (GB): “Investigation of nano-sized bioactive glassparticles in composite materials”
2003 - 2008

BSc and MSc studies in Chemical and Bio Engineering at ETH Zurich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences

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Highly elastomeric poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate) based natural polymer composite for enhanced keratinocyte regeneration
Ranjana Rai, Judith A. Roether, Jonathan C. Knowles, Nicola Mordan, Vehid Salih, Ian C. Locke, Michael P. Gordge, Aine McCormick, Dirk Mohn, Wendelin J. Stark, Tajalli Keshavarz, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Ipsita Roy
International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 66 (7): 326-335, London: Taylor & Francis, 2017.
Interactions between the Tetrasodium Salts of EDTA and 1-Hydroxyethane 1,1-Diphosphonic Acid with Sodium Hypochlorite Irrigants
Philippe Biel, Dirk Mohn, Thomas Attin and Matthias Zehnder
Journal of Endodontics, 43 (4): 657-661, New York: Elsevier, 2017.
Bioactive glass containing silicone composites for left ventricular assist device drivelines: role of Bioglass 45S5® particle size on mechanical properties and cytocompatibility
Nicholas H. Cohrs, Konstantin Schulz-Schönhagen, Florian Jenny, Dirk Mohn and Wendelin J. Stark
Journal of Materials Science, Berlin: Springer, 2017.
Effect of endodontic irrigants on biofilm matrix polysaccharides
Pune N. Tawakoli, Kjartan T. Ragnarsson, Dan K. Rechenberg, Dirk Mohn and Matthias Zehnder
International Endodontic Journal, 50 (2): 153-160, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 2017.
Incorporation of particulate bioactive glasses into a dental root canal sealer
Susanne Heid, Philipp R. Stoessel, Tobias T. Tauböck, Wendelin J. Stark, Matthias Zehnder and Dirk Mohn
Biomedical Glasses, 2 (1): 29-37, Warsaw: De Gruyter Open, 2016.
Nanoscale bioactive glass activates osteoclastic differentiation of RAW 264.7 cells
Rainer Detsch, Matthias Rübner, Pamela L. Strissel, Dirk Mohn, Erwin Strasser, Wendelin J. Stark, Reiner Strick and Aldo R. Boccaccini
Nanomedicine, 11 (9): 1093-1105, London: Future Medicine, 2016.
Oral biofilm and caries-infiltrant interactions on enamel
Pune N. Tawakoli, Thomas Attin and Dirk Mohn
Journal of Dentistry, 48 (2016): 40-45, s.l.: Elsevier, 2016.
Preclinical in vivo Performance of Novel Biodegradable, Electrospun Poly(lactic acid) and Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Nanocomposites: A Review
Claudia Holderegger, Patrick R. Schmidlin, Franz E. Weber and Dirk Mohn
Materials, 8 (8): 4912-4931, Basel: MDPI, 2015.
Magnetically deliverable calcium phosphate nanoparticles for localized gene expression
Michela Puddu, Nicolas Broguiere, Dirk Mohn, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Wendelin J. Stark and Robert N. Grass
RSC Advances, 5: 9997-10004, London: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015.
Effect of Low Direct Current on Anaerobic Multispecies Biofilm Adhering to a Titanium Implant Surface
Philipp Sahrmann, Matthias Zehnder, Dirk Mohn, André Meier, Thomas Imfeld and Thomas Thurnheer
Clinical implant dentistry and related research, 16 (4): 552-556, S.l.: Wiley, 2014.
Functionalizing a dentin bonding resin to become bioactive
Tobias T. Tauböck, Matthias Zehnder, Thomas Schweizer, Wendelin J. Stark, Thomas Attin and Dirk Mohn
Dental materials, 30 (8): 868-875, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014.
Effect of Direct Current on Surface Structure and Cytocompatibility of Titanium Dental Implants
Philipp Sahrmann, Dirk Mohn, Matthias Zehnder, Wendelin J. Stark, Thomas Imfeld and Franz E. Weber
International journal of oral and maxillofacial implants, 29 (3): 735-742, Carol Stream: Quintessence Publishing, 2014.
Regenerable cerium oxide based odor adsorber for indoor air purification from acidic volatile organic compounds
R.A. Raso, A. Stepuk, D. Mohn, D. Paunescu, F.M. Koehler and Wendelin J. Stark
Applied catalysis B, Environmental, 147: 965-972, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014.
A New Method to Assess Available Chlorine in Small Volumes of Liquid
Dan-K Rechenberg, Kjartan T. Ragnarsson, Sina Rueger, Leonhard Held, Dirk Mohn and Matthias Zehnder
Journal of Endodontics, 40 (4): 534-537, New York: Elsevier, 2014.
In vitro reactivity of Sr-containing bioactive glass (type 1393) nanoparticles
A. Hoppe, B. Sarker, R. Detsch, N. Hild, D. Mohn, Wendelin J. Stark and A.R. Boccaccini
Journal of non-crystalline solids, 387: 41-46, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014.
Heat-Induced Dry Tailoring of Porosity in Polymer Scaffolds
Nora Hild, Matteo L. Abaecherli, Dirk Mohn and Wendelin J. Stark
Macromolecular materials and engineering, 298 (11): 1143-1148, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2013.
PH-dependent antibacterial effects on oral microorganisms through pure PLGA implants and composites with nanosized bioactive glass
N. Hild, P.N. Tawakoli, J.G. Halter, B. Sauer, W. Buchalla, Wendelin J. Stark and D. Mohn
Acta biomaterialia, 9 (11): 9118-9125, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013.
Novel strontium-doped bioactive glass nanoparticles enhance proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells
L.A. Strobel, Nora Hild, Dirk Mohn, Wendelin J. Stark, A. Hoppe, U. Gbureck, R.E. Horch, U. Kneser and A.R. Boccaccini
Journal of nanoparticle research, 15 (7): 1780, Dordrecht: Springer, 2013.
Nanocomposites of high-density polyethylene with amorphous calcium phosphate: In vitro biomineralization and cytocompatibility of human mesenchymal stem cells
Nora Hild, Roland Fuhrer, Dirk Mohn, Stephanie B. Bubenhofer, Robert N. Grass, Norman A. Luechinger, Kirill Feldman, Claudio Dora and Wendelin J. Stark
Biomedical Materials, 7 (5): 054103, Bristol: Institute of Physics, 2012.
Bioactive glass (type 45S5) nanoparticles: In vitro reactivity on nanoscale and biocompatibility
M. Mačković, A. Hoppe, R. Detsch, D. Mohn, Wendelin J. Stark, E. Spiecker and A.R. Boccaccini
Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14 (7): 966, Dordrecht: Springer, 2012.
Use of NIR light and upconversion phosphors in light-curable polymers
Alexander Stepuk, Dirk Mohn, Robert N. Grass, Matthias Zehnder, Karl W. Krämer, Fabienne Pellé, Alban Ferrier and Wendelin J. Stark
Dental Materials, 28 (3): 304-311, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012.
Optimization of Bioglass Scaffold Fabrication Process
Qizhi Chen, Dirk Mohn and Wendelin J. Stark
Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 94 (12): 4184-4190, Easton, PA: American Ceramic Society, 2011.
Accelerated mineralization of dense collagen-nano bioactive glass hybrid gels increases scaffold stiffness and regulates osteoblastic function
Benedetto Marelli, Chiara E. Ghezzi, Dirk Mohn, Wendelin J. Stark, Jake E. Barralet, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Showan N. Nazhat
Biomaterials, 32 (34): 8915-8926, Kidlington: Elsevier, 2011.
Accelerated mineralization of dense collagen-nano bioactive glass hybrid gels increases scaffold stiffness and regulates osteoblastic function
Benedetto Marelli, Chiara E. Ghezzi, Dirk Mohn, Wendelin J. Stark, Jake E. Barralet, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Showan N. Nazhat
Biomaterials, 32 (34): 8915-8926, Kidlington: Elsevier, 2011.
Elektrochemische Desinfektion dentaler Implantate: Eine Machbarkeitsstudie
Dirk Mohn, Matthias Zehnder, Wendelin J. Stark and Thomas Imfeld
Implantologie, 19 (2): 151-159, Berlin: Quintessenz, 2011.
Biocompatibility and bone formation of flexible, cotton wool-like PLGA/calcium phosphate nanocomposites in sheep
Oliver D. Schneider, Dirk Mohn, Roland Fuhrer, Karina Klein, Käthi Kämpf, Katja M.R. Nuss, Michèle Sidler, Katalin Zlinszky, Brigitte Von Rechenberg and Wendelin J. Stark
Open Orthopaedics Journal, 5: 63-71, Bussum: Bentham Open, 2011.
Incorporation of Reactive Silver-Tricalcium Phosphate Nanoparticles Into Polyamide 6 Allows Preparation of Self-Disinfecting Fibers
Lukas C. Gerber, Dirk Mohn, Giuseppino Fortunato, Monika Astasov-Frauenhoffer, Thomas Imfeld, Tuomas Waltimo, Matthias Zehnder and Wendelin J. Stark
Polymer engineering & science, 51 (1): 71-77, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2011.
Two-layer membranes of calcium phosphate/collagen/PLGA nanofibres: In vitro biomineralisation and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells
Nora Hild, Oliver D. Schneider, Dirk Mohn, Norman A. Lüchinger, Fabian M. Köhler, Sandra Hofmann, Jolanda R. Vetsch, Benjamin W. Thimm, Ralph Müller and Wendelin J. Stark
Nanoscale, 3 (2): 401-401, Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011.
Reactivity of calcium phosphate nanoparticles prepared by flame spray synthesis as precursors for calcium phosphate cements
Dirk Mohn, Nicola Doebelin, Solène Tadier, Riccardo E. Bernabei, Norman A. Luechinger, Wendelin J. Stark and Marc Bohner
Journal of materials chemistry, 21 (36): 13963-13972, Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011.
Electrochemical Disinfection of Dental Implants: A Proof of Concept
Dirk Mohn, Matthias Zehnder, Wendelin J. Stark and Thomas Imfeld
PLoS ONE, 6 (1): e16157, Lawrence, Kan.: Public Library of Science, 2011.
Composites made of flame-sprayed bioactive glass 45S5 and polymers: Bioactivity and immediate sealing properties
D. Mohn, C. Bruhin, N.A. Luechinger, Wendelin J. Stark, T. Imfeld and M. Zehnder
International endodontic journal, 43 (11): 1037-1046, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Light-curable polymer/calcium phosphate nanocomposite glue for bone defect treatment
Oliver D. Schneider, Alexander Stepuk, Dirk Mohn, Norman A. Luechinger, Kirill Feldman and Wendelin J. Stark
Acta biomaterialia, 6 (7): 2704-2710, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010.
Spherical calcium phosphate nanoparticle fillers allow polymer processing of bone fixation devices with high bioactivity
Dirk Mohn, Duygu Ege, Kirill Feldman, Oliver D. Schneider, Thomas Imfeld, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Wendelin J. Stark
Polymer engineering and science, 50 (5): 952-960, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.
Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) multifunctional composite scaffolds for tissue engineering applications
Superb K. Misra, Tahera Ansari, Sabeel P. Valappil, Dirk Mohn, Sheryl E. Philip, Wendelin J. Stark, Ipsita Roy, Jonathan C. Knowles, Vehid Salih and Aldo R. Boccaccini
Biomaterials, 31 (10): 2806-2815, Kidlington: Elsevier, 2010.
Radio-opaque nanosized bioactive glass for potential root canal application: Evaluation of radiopacity, bioactivity and alkaline capacity
D. Mohn, M. Zehnder, T. Imfeld and Wendelin J. Stark
International endodontic journal, 43 (3): 210-217, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Elastomeric nanocomposites as cell delivery vehicles and cardiac support devices
Qizhi Chen, Liyu Jin, Wayne D. Cook, Dirk Mohn, Ebba L. Lagerqvist, David A. Elliott, John M. Haynes, Nicholas Boyd, Wendelin J. Stark, Colin W. Pouton, Edouard G. Stanley and Andrew G. Elefanty
Soft matter, 6 (19): 4715-4726, Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010.
Two-layer membranes of calcium phosphate/collagen/PLGA nanofibres: In vitro biomineralisation and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells
Nora Hild, Oliver D. Schneider, Dirk Mohn, Norman A. Luechinger, Fabian M. Koehler, Sandra Hofmann, Jolanda R. Vetsch, Benjamin W. Thimm, Ralph Müller and Wendelin J. Stark
Nanoscale, 3 (2): 401-409, Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010.
Effect of nanoparticulate bioactive glass particles on bioactivity and cytocompatibility of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) composites
Superb K. Misra, Tahera Ansari, Dirk Mohn, Sabeel P. Valappil, Tobias J. Brunner, Wendelin J. Stark, Ipsita Roy, Jonathan C. Knowles, Paul D. Sibbons, Eugenia V. Jones, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Vehid Salih
Journal of the Royal Society. Interface, 7 (44): 453-465, London: The Royal Society, 2010.
Sintering of core–shell Ag/glass nanoparticles: Metal percolation at the glass transition temperature yields metal/glass/ceramic composites
Aline C.C. Rotzetter, Norman A. Luechinger, Evagelos K. Athanassiou, Dirk Mohn, Fabian M. Koehler and Robert N. Grass
Journal of materials chemistry, 20 (36): 7769-7775, Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010.
Fine-tuning of Bioactive Glass for Root Canal Disinfection
T. Waltimo, D. Mohn, F. Paqué, T.J. Brunner, Wendelin J. Stark, T. Imfeld, M. Schätzle and M. Zehnder
Journal of dental research, 88 (3): 235-238, London: Sage, 2009.
Comparison of nanoscale and microscale bioactive glass on the properties of P(3HB)/Bioglass (R) composites
Superb K. Misra, Dirk Mohn, Tobias J. Brunner, Wendelin J. Stark, Sheryl E. Philip, Ipsita Roy, Vehid Salih, Jonathan C. Knowles and Aldo R. Boccaccini
BIOMATERIALS, 29 (12): 1750-1761, Kidlington: Elsevier Ltd., 2008.

Patents

  • D. Mohn, M. Zehnder, T. Imfeld, W.J. Stark, Radio-opaque bioactive glass materials, PCT application, WO2012097967 (A1), February 2012
 
 
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