Welcome to the Grandfield Research Group at McMaster University, Canada. Our team focuses on the development and characterization of biomaterials– pioneering the investigation of bone-implant interfaces and mineralized tissues with multiscale, multidimensional and correlative microscopies. The insights made through this work are contributing to the design of novel materials for improved implant success, and an improved understanding of healthy and pathological mineralized tissues, such as bones and teeth.







Scholarship congrats to Dakota (NSERC CGS) and Bryan (OGS).

Asad, Arjun and Ariana join the lab for the summer!

Latest paper is out in Advanced Materials Interfaces.

Recent Publications

Shah, F.A., Lee, B.E.J., Tedesco, J. et al.(2017) Micrometer-Sized Magnesium Whitlockite Crystals in Micropetrosis of Bisphosphonate-Exposed Human Alveolar Bone. Nano Letters,17 (10), 6210-6216.

Tedesco, J., Lee, B.E.J., Lin, A. Y-W., et al. (2017) Osseointegration of a 3D printed stemmed titanium dental implant: A pilot study. International Journal of Dentistry, Accepted Oct 2017.


Wang, X. Y., Langelier, B., Shah, F.A.,  Korinek, A., Bugnet, M., Hitchcock, A.P., Palmquist, A., Grandfield, K. (2018) Biomineralization at Titanium Revealed by Correlative 4D Tomographic and Spectroscopic Methods. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1800262.

Multiscale Microscopy of Biomaterials

Grandfield Research Group | Dr. Kathryn Grandfield | Assistant Professor | Materials Science and Engineering School of Biomedical Engineering | McMaster University, ETB rm 403 | 1280 Main St W, Hamilton ON Canada L8S 4L7

Research funded by:

Multiscale Microscopy of Biomaterials

Recipient of Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2017) and

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Early Researcher Award (2018)