Russell Giordano

Professor (Restorative Sciences, Biomaterials, MSE)

  • Office 780 Harrison Avenue
  • Phone 617-638-5592

Professor (Restorative Sciences, Biomaterials, MSE)

  • Primary Appointment Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Education Dr. Giordano received specialty training in prosthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and performed research at the Ceramics Processing Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology leading to a D.M.Sc. degree in 1991 and a Certificate in Prosthodontics.
  • Additional Affiliations Director of Biomaterials
    Assistant Dean for Patient Care in the Office of Clinical Affairs
    Materials Science & Engineering
  • Areas of Interest Fabrication of multiple phase interpenetrating ceramic composites.This research involves the infusion of various types porous ceramic matrices with resins, glasses and metals to fabricate materials for CAD-CAM machining systems as well as novel medical and dental implant devices.

    Effects of machining and polishing conditions on ceramic materials. Research has involved the analysis of residual stress development as well as strength alteration due to machining and polishing. Milling devices such as the CEREC 2 (CAD-CAM device) as well as the Celay (manual copy milling) have been used to fabricate test specimens from a variety of ceramic materials. These conditions have been compared to controlled sequential machining and polishing to analyze the effects of milling tools, load, solutions, and devices on ceramics.

    New Materials Analysis. Many new materials are introduced to the dental community each year. A number of our projects involve characterization and analysis of mechanical, physical and chemical properties of ceramic, composite resin and metal restorative systems.
  • Research Areas Fabrication of multiple phase interpenetrating ceramic composites.

Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty (MSE), Primary Faculty (MSE)