Boyd, Daniel

Phone: (902) 494-6347


Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, Department of Applied Oral Sciences

Academic Credentials:
BSc (University of Limerick, Ireland), PhD (Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland)
Professional Appointments:
Cross appointment, School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculties of Medicine and Engineering (Dalhousie University)
Cross appointment, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, QEII (NSHA)

Books and Book Chapters:
S. Kehoe, N. Kilcup, R. Abraham, D. Boyd (2017) Glasses for the embolization of hypervascularized tumors, In A.R. Boccaccini, D.S. Brauer, L. Hupa (Eds.), Bioactive Glasses: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications, Royal Society of Chemistry. pISBN 978-1-78262-976-4

M. Looney, S. Kehoe, R.J. Abraham, D. Boyd. (2017) Regulatory aspects of Bioactive Glasses: A basic primer on design control. In H Ylanen (Ed.), Bioactive Glasses: Materials, Propoerties and Applications, Woodhead Publishing. pISBN 9780081009369

Kehoe, S., Kilcup, N., Abraham, R., Boyd, D. (2017). Chapter 20: Glass Materials in Interventional Radiology and Interventional Oncology. In A.R. Boccaccini, D.S. Brauer, L. Hupa (Eds.), Bioactive Glasses: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications, Royal Society of Chemistry. pISBN 978-1-78262-976-4

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (last 5 years):

J. Doucet, L. Kiri, K. O’Connell, S. Kehoe, R.J. Lewandowski, D.M. Liu, R.J. Abraham, D. Boyd. Advances in Degradable Embolic Microspheres: A State of the Art Review. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 2018. DOI: 10.3390/jfb9010014

K. O’Connell, C. Pierlot, H. O’Shea, D. Beaudry, M. Chagnon, M. Assad, D. Boyd. Host responses to a strontium releasing high boron glass using a rabbit bilateral femoral deficit model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Volume 44, Pages 4397-4397, 2017.

A. Syme, C. Church, G. Mawko, J.P. Archambault, R. Lewandowski, D. Liu, S. Kehoe, D. Boyd, R. Abraham. Monte Carlo stimulations of the dosimetric properties of a novel glass microsphere for transarterial radioembolization. Medical Physics, Volume 44, Pages 4397-4397, 2017.

E.C. Henry, G. Mawko, R. Lewandowski, D. Liu, D. Boyd, R. Abraham, A. Syme. Internal dosimetry of a novel Y-90 glass microsphere in transarterial radioembolization. Medical Physics, Volume 44, Pages 4388-4388, 2017.

C. Church, G. Maweko, JP. Archembault, R. Lewandowski, D. Liu, S. Kehoe, D. Boyd, R. Abraham, A. Syme. Dose Kernal and Self-Shielding Calculations for a Novel Glass Microsphere for Transarterial radioembolization. Medical Physics, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/mp.12717

K. MacDonald, R.B. Price, D. Boyd. The feasibility and functional performance of ternary borate filled hydrophilic bone cements: realizing therapeutic thresholds of strontium release. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, Volume 8, Page 28, 2017

Sharmin, N., Hasan, M.S., Rudd, C.D., Boyd, D., Werner-Zwanziger, U., Ahmed, I., Parsons, A.J. (2017).Effect of boron oxide addition on the viscosity-temperature behaviour and structure of phosphate-based glasses. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials,105(4) 764-777

Issa, Y., Watts, D.C., Boyd, D., Price RB. (2016).Effect of curing light emission spectrum on the nanohardness and elastic modulus of two bulk-fill resin composites. Dental Materials,32(4) 535-550

Pierlot, C.M., Kiri, L., Boyd, D. (2016).Effect of Ge/Si ratio on genotoxicity of germanium-containing glass ionomer cements. Materials Letters,168:151-154

Kiri, L., Filiaggi, M., Boyd, D. (2016).Methotrexate-loaded glass ionomer cements for drug release in the skeleton: An examination of composition-property relationships. Journal of Biomaterials Applications,30(6) 732-739

Alhalawani, A.M.F., Curran, D.J., Boyd, D, Towler, M.R. (2016).The role of poly(acrylic acid) in conventional glass polyalkenoate cements. Journal of Polymer Engineering,36(3) 221-237

Valliant, E.M., Dickey, B.T., Price, R., Boyd, D., Filiaggi, M.J. (2016).Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy as a tool to study the setting reaction in glass-ionomer cements. Materials Letters,185:256-259

O'Connell, K., Pierlot, C., O'Shea, H. Beaudry, D., Chagnon, M., Assad, M., Boyd, D. (2016).Host responses to a strontium releasing high boron glass using a rabbit bilateral femoral defect model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials, 10.1002/jbm.b.33694

Placek, L.M., Keenan, T.J., Li, Y., Yatongchai, C., Pradhan, D., Boyd, D., Mellott, N.P., Wren, A.W. (2016).Investigating the effect of TiO2 on the structure and biocompatibility of bioactive glass. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials,104(8) 1703-1712

Dickey, B., Price, R., Boyd, D. (2016).Exploring the unexpected influence of the Si:Ge ratio on the molecular architecture and mechanical properties of Al-free GICs. Journal of Biomaterials Applications,31(5) 730-742

MacDonald, K., Hanson, M.A., Boyd, D. (2016).Modulation of strontium release from a tertiary borate glass through substitution of alkali for alkali earth oxide. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 443:184-191

Pierlot, C.M., Kiri, L., MacDonald, K., Dickey, B., Valliant, E., Chagnon, M., Assad, M., Filiaggi, M.J., Boyd, D. (2016).A pilot evaluation of an aluminum free glass ionomer cement using a sub-chronic osseous defect model in New Zealand white rabbits. Materials Letters, 184:301-304

NB Kilcup, S Gaynard, U Werner-Zwanziger, E Tonkopi, J Hayes, D Boyd. Stimulation of apoptotic pathways in liver cancer cells: an alternative perspective on the biocompatibility and utility of biomedical glasses, Journal of Biomaterials Applications 2016 30(10):1445-59 doi: 10.1177/0885328215621663

B Dickey, R Price, D Boyd. Evidence of complex species controlling the setting reaction of glass ionomer cements. Dental Materials 2016 32(4):596-605.

K O’Connell, M Hanson, H O’Shea, D Boyd. Linear release of strontium ions from high borate glasses via lanthanide/alkali substitutions, Journal of Non- Crystalline Solids. 2015. 430:1-8.

NB Kilcup, U Zwanziger, E Tonkopi, D Boyd. Unanticipated stabilization of zinc-silicate glasses by addition of lanthanum: implications for therapeutic inorganic ion delivery systems, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 2015. 429:83-92

C Mehrvar, DJ Curran, AMF Alhalawani, D Boyd, MR Towler. Comparative study of Weibull characteristic strength and mean strength of GPCs to confirm the minimum number
of samples needed for confident strength reporting, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2015; 43: 53-58.

L Kiri, M Filiaggi and D Boyd. Methotrexate-loaded glass ionomer cements for drug release in the skeleton: An examination of composition-property relationships, Journal of Biomaterials Applications 2015; May 4. doi: 10.1177/0885328215584294 [Epub ahead of print]

Kiri L, Boyd D. Predicting composition-property relationships for glass ionomer cements: A multifactor central composite approach to material optimization. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2015 Jun;46:285-91. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 25828159.

Kilcup N, Tonkopi E, Abraham RJ, Boyd D, Kehoe S. Composition-property relationships for radiopaque composite materials: pre-loaded drug-eluting beads for transarterial chemoembolization. J Biomater Appl. 2015 30(1):93-103. PubMed PMID: 25690386.

Valliant EM, Gagnier D, Dickey BT, Boyd D, Joseph Filiaggi M. Calcium polyphosphate as an additive to zinc-silicate glass ionomer cements. J Biomater Appl. 2015 Jan 26. pii: 0885328215568985. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:25627650.

S Kehoe, S Amensag, M Looney, RJ Abraham, D Boyd. “Imageable” zinc-silicate glass microspheres for transarterial embolization: A renal artery embolization study. Biomedical Glasses 1, 2015, 70-79. 10.1515/ bglass-201500007.

Zhang X, Werner-Zwanziger U, Boyd D. Composition-structure-property relationships for non-classical ionomer cements formulated with zinc-boron germanium-based glasses. J Biomater Appl. 2015 Apr;29(9):1203-17. doi:10.1177/0885328214557906. Epub 2014 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 25391445.

Hasan MS, Werner-Zwanziger U, Boyd D. Composition-structure-properties relationship of strontium borate glasses for medical applications. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014 Nov 4. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.35361. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:25366812.

B Dickey, A Lee, XF Zhang, D Boyd. The effect of composition and annealing on the properties of aluminum-free GPCs: A preliminary evaluation, Materials Letters 2014, Volume 129, pp. 191-194

S Kehoe, M Looney, N Kilcup, E Tonkopi, C Daly, RJ Abraham, D Boyd. Effects of gamma-irradiation and accelerated aging on composition- structure-property relationships for radiopaque embolic microspheres, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 2014, Volume 402, pp. 84-90.

AMF Alhalawani, L Placek, AW Wren, DJ Curran, D Boyd, MR Towler. Influence of gallium on the surface properties of zinc-based glass polyalkenoate cements, Materials Chemistry and Physics 2014, Volume 147, Pages 360-364.

Hasan MS, Kehoe S, Boyd D. Temporal analysis of dissolution by-products and genotoxic potential of spherical zinc-silicate bioglass: "imageable beads" for transarterial embolization. J Biomater Appl. 2014 Oct;29(4):566-81. doi:10.1177/0885328214537694. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 24913613.

Hossain KM, Hasan MS, Boyd D, Rudd CD, Ahmed I, Thielemans W. Effect of cellulose nanowhiskers on surface morphology, mechanical properties, and cell adhesion of melt-drawn polylactic Acid fibers. Biomacromolecules. 2014 Apr 14;15(4):1498-506. doi: 10.1021/bm5001444. Epub 2014 Mar 28. PubMed PMID:24725085.

Killion JA, Kehoe S, Geever LM, Devine DM, Sheehan E, Boyd D, Higginbotham CL. Hydrogel/bioactive glass composites for bone regeneration applications: synthesis and characterisation. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2013 Oct;33(7):4203-12. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2013.06.013. Epub 2013 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 23910334.

A Alhalawani, D Curran, B Pingguan-Murphy, D Boyd, MR Towler, A novel glass polyalkenoate cement for fixation and stabilisation of the ribcage, post sternotomy surgery: An ex-vivo study. Journal of Functional Biomaterials 2013 4(4):329-357; doi:10.3390/jfb4040329

AW Wren, T Keenan, A Coughlan, FR Laffir, D Boyd, MR Towler, MM Hall. Characterisation of Ga2O3-Na2O-CaO-ZnO-SiO2 bioactive glasses, Journal of Materials Science, 2013, Volume 48

BT Dickey, S Kehoe, D Boyd. Novel adaptations to zinc–silicate glass polyalkenoate cements: The unexpected influences of germanium based glasses on handling characteristics and mechanical properties, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2013, Volume 23, Pages 8-21.

P Hong, M Bezuhly, D Boyd, S Beyea. Enhancement of bone consolidation in mandibular distraction osteogenesis: A contemporary review of experimental studies involving adjuvant therapies, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 2013, Volume 66, Pages 883-895.

Y Xiang, J Du, LB Skinner, CJ Benmore, AW Wren, D Boyd, MR Towler. Structure and diffusion of ZnO–SrO–CaO–Na2O–SiO2 bioactive glasses: a combined high energy X-ray diffraction and molecular dynamics simulations study, RSC Adv., 2013, Volume 3, Pages 5966-5978.