Advisory Board

Dr. Morten Foss

Morten Foss, Ph.D. is Senior Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Morten’s major research interests are the interactions of micro and nanostructured materials with biological systems (protein, cell, and tissue). In the interdisciplinary research field of biocompatibility he is closely collaborating with experts from molecular biology, cell biology, and orthopedics.
His papers include QCM-D studies of attachment and differential spreading of pre-osteoblastic cells on Ta and Cr surfaces, Monitoring cell adhesion on tantalum and oxidized polystyrene using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation, Nanostructure of the neurocentral growth plate: Insight from scanning small angle X-ray scattering, atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, Extracellular matrix remodelling during cell adhesion monitored by the quartz crystal microbalance, Plasma CVD: process capabilities and economic aspects, and Morphology, proliferation, and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells cultured on titanium, tantalum, and chromium surfaces. His patents include Biosurface Structure Array and Biocompatible Material for Surgical Implants and Cell Guiding Tissue Culture Surfaces.
Morten earned his Ph.D. degree in surface physics from University of Aarhus in 1994. Between 1993 and 1996 he was employed at Grundfos A/S to support the interface between large scale production and R&D of hybrid electronics. In the period 1996 to 2000 he led a number of research projects at Danish Technological Institute where he developed new types of superhard and non-stick coatings produced by P-CVD and IBAD-DLC. He joined iNANO in 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Physics. He is currently a Senior Scientist at iNANO responsible for applied aspects of biocompatibility.