Delia Brauer

Delia Brauer

Professor of Bioaktive Glasses
Delia Brauer
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

Delia studied Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry at Jena University and at University of Northumbria (UK) before doing a PhD research project on degradable phosphate glasses and glass/polymer composites for medical applications at Otto Schott Institute, University of Jena. After postdoctoral research projects at University of California San Francisco (USA), Imperial College and Queen Mary, University of London (both UK) and Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan) she returned to Jena University as a junior professor in early 2012. In August 2017 she was made a full professor.

  • CV

    Professional Experience

    since 08/2017
    Full Professor (W2) for Bioactive Glasses, Otto-Schott-Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany.

    offer (in German: "Ruf") of a full (W2) Professorship for Bioactive Glasses at the University of Jena

    Successful 4-year evaluation

    03/2012 - 08/2017
    Juniorprofessorship, Otto-Schott-Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. First 4 years of juniorprofessorship funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation, Germany.

    05/2007 - 01/2012
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dental Physical Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary University of London;
    from 5/2007 to 08/2009: Department of Materials, Imperial College London
    Supervisor: Robert G. Hill

    including: 4 months (03/2010 - 6/2010) research at the Department of Frontier Materials, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
    Supervisor: Toshihiro Kasuga

    09/2005 - 04/2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences,
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Supervisors: Sally J. Marshall, Grayson W. Marshall

    07/2002 - 08/2005
    Research Assistant (PhD student), Otto-Schott-Institut für Glaschemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
    Supervisor: Christian Rüssel

    including: 6 months (06/2004 - 11/2004) research at the Department of Orofacial Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Supervisors: Wu Li, Stefan Habelitz

    10/2001 - 06/2002
    Research Assistant, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
    Supervisor: Jürgen Einax

    04/2000 - 10/2000
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Institut für Technische und Umwelt-Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
    Supervisor: Günter Kreisel


    Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

    Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, SGT (2016)
    Gottardi Prize of the International Commission on Glass (2015)
    Short Term Research Fellowship awarded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS (2009)
    Short Term Research Fellowship awarded by Heinrich J. Klein Foundation for the Advancement of Science (2004)
    PhD Grant awarded by the Free State of Thuringia (2001)
    Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme of the Foundation of German Business (1998-2001)


    Education and Qualifications

    07/2002 - 06/2005
    PhD Thesis: "Resorbable phosphate glasses and composites for biomedical applications"
    Supervisor: Christian Rüssel, Otto-Schott-Institut für Glaschemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

    11/2000 - 09/2001
    Diploma (i.e. MSc) Thesis: "Lowering of detection limit in voltammetry by application of Fourier- and Wavelet-Transform" (in German)
    Supervisor: Jürgen Einax, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

    10/1998 - 09/2001
    Diplom (MSc) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

    including: 6 months (09/1999 - 02/2000) studies (Environmental Chemistry) at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    10/1996 - 09/1998
    Vordiplom (i.e. BSc) Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany



    Technical Committee 04 (TC04, Bioglasses) of the International Commission on Glass (ICG), since 2018: Chair of TC04
    Technical Committee 23 (TC23, Education) of the ICG
    Society of Glass Technology (SGT)
    Board of Fellows of the SGT
    Basic Science and Technology Committee (BSTC) of the SGT
    German Society of Glass Technology (Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft, DGG)
    German Society for Material Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde, DGM)
    Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena, Germany
    Jena Center for Microbial Communication, Jena, Germany



    Editorial Board member of the journal "Dental MaterialsExternal link" (Elsevier) since 2020
    Associate Editor of the journal "Biomedical GlassesExternal link" since 2014



    German (native speaker)
    English (fluent in writing/reading/speaking)
    French (intermediate)
    Spanish (intermediate)

  • Invited Talks

    DA Avila Salazar, P Bellstedt, DS Brauer
    Studying the dissolution of phosphate glasses by 31P NMR, Society of Glass Technology Annual Meeting, 2 – 4 September 2019, Cambridge, UK

    DS Brauer, J Brandt-Slowik, L van Wüllen, J Massera, L Hupa
    Influence of B for Si substitution on properties of bioactive phospho-silicate glasses, 2nd Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT-2) & 4th International Conference on Innovations in Biomaterials, Biomanufacturing and Biotechnologies (Bio-4), 21 – 26 July 2019, Toronto, Canada

    DS Brauer, DA Avila Salazar, R Wetzel, X Lu, L Chung, RA Martin, J Du
    The role of magnesium and zinc in bioactive glasses, 25th International Congress on Glass, 9 – 14 June 2019, Boston, USA

    DS Brauer
    Bioactive glasses: controlling dissolution & ion release via modifier ionic radius, 15th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids & 14th European Society of Glass Conference, 9 - 13 July 2018, Saint-Malo, France

    DS Brauer
    Bioactive glass innovations for use in toothpastes, European Dental Materials Conference, 31 August - 01 September 2017, London, UK

    DS Brauer, DA Avila Salazar, P Bellstedt
    Following phosphate glass dissolution by 31P NMR, The 9th International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts and the 2nd International Conference on Phosphate Glasses, Crystals and Melts, 24 - 28 July 2017, Oxford, UK

    DS Brauer, L Hupa
    Improving the processing of bioactive glasses
    International Conference on Advances in Glass Science and Technology (ICAGST), 23 - 25 January 2017, Kolkata, India

    DS Brauer
    Bioactive glasses - introduction to their compositions, structure and properties
    ICG Tutorial, 19 - 21 January 2017, Kolkata, India

    DS Brauer
    The role of fluoride in the chemical nanoheterogeneity of phospho-silicate glasses, Turner Legacy Symposium at the SGT Centenary Conference & 13th ESG Conference, 5 - 9 September 2016, Sheffield, UK

    DS Brauer, L Hupa
    Correlating the structure of highly disrupted phospho- and borosilicate glasses with their chemical durability and processing, 13th International Conference on the Structure of Non-Crystalline Materials (NCM13), 24 - 29 July 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    DS Brauer
    Glass for biomedical uses: controlling dissolution, ion release & crystallisation (presentation of the Gottardi winner), Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Glass, 20 - 23 September 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

    DS Brauer, R Brückner, M Tylkowski, L Hupa
    Dissolution of mixed alkali bioactive glasses, 14th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids, 20 - 25 September 2015, Niagara Falls, NY, USA (cancelled owing go overlap in dates with ICG, Bangkok)

    C Blaess, D Groh, S Reinsch, R Müller, DS Brauer
    Improving the sintering of bioactive glasses: Influence of compositional changes on viscosity, crystallisation and sintering (Keynote Presentation: Ceramics and Glasses for Healthcare), 14th Conference of the European Ceramic Society, 21 - 25 June 2015, Toledo, Spain

    DS Brauer, M Blochberger
    Influence of Mg and Zn substitution on bioactive glass dissolution at neutral and acidic pH, Glass & Optical Materials Division (ACerS GOMD) and Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft (DGG) Joint Annual Meeting 2015, 17 - 21 May 2015, Miami, Florida

    DS Brauer, E Gentleman, RG Hill, N Karpukhina
    Fluoride-containing bioactive glasses - from structure to cell compatibility, 26th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), 31 August - 3 September 2014, Liverpool, UK

    DS Brauer
    Fluoride-containing glass-ceramics for optical applications, International Symposium on Ceramics Nanotune Technology (ISCeNT-3), 2 - 4 March 2014, Nagoya, Japan

    DS Brauer
    Designing new bioactive glasses - understanding the structure property relationship, International Symposium on Ceramics Nanotune Technology (ISCeNT-2), 6 - 8 March 2013, Nagoya, Japan

    DS Brauer
    Tooth structure and properties at the dentin-enamel junction (DEJ), invited speaker at the Restorative Dentistry Lunchtime Meeting, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK, 27 Sept 2010

    DS Brauer
    Tooth properties near the dentin-enamel junction, invited speaker at the London Oral Biology Club, UK, 23 Feb 2010