She is Scientific Director of the BioCell Lab, Laboratory of Biocompatibility and Cell Culture at Politecnico di Milano. In May 2008, she was nominated a member of The International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICFBSE), a title of public recognition for those members who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and engineering.
Biomaterials, Polymers, Materials Characterization
Shen-Ming Chen(???) received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. From 2010, he has been a Distinguished professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He has been the Dean(Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000.His research interest includes Nanocomposite materials research, organic electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, conducting polymer Electrochemistry, Nanoelectrochemistry, chemical sensors, biosensors, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis.
Biomaterials and Nanomaterials
Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken, of the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Nano Materials Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), and a recipient of the President of Israel Achievement Award for coordination of a European Funded Research. Gedanken is a pioneer of sonochemistry – a discipline in which chemical reactions are accelerated through the application of ultrasonic sound waves. His many discoveries include a process that removes heavy metals ions from polluted water using aquatic plants and microwave radiation – a fast and low-cost method for producing purified water on the one hand, and metallic nanoparticles on the other hand.
Nanotechnology Research, Materials Research, Drug Discovery, Drug Design, Drug Delivery, Anti-cancer Drug, Infectious Diseases, Renewable Energy Research
Dr. Chandra P. Sharma was Senior Scientist G and Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Trivandrum and has been Head, Biosurface Technology Division, SCTIMST Thiruvananthapuram from January 1980 to February 2014. He has been Associate Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, and Associate Dean, PhD Affairs, SCTIMST Thiruvananthapuram. He is presently Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University and Hon. Emeritus Professor, CBEAS, Purbanchal University, Nepal. He is basically a Solid State Physicist from IIT Delhi and received his training in Biomaterials area in the University of Utah (USA) with Prof. D.J. Lyman as a graduate student and in the University of Liverpool, England with Prof. D.F. Williams as a Post Doctoral Research Associate. Dr. Sharma has been awarded FBSE by The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science & Engineering (IUS-BSE) in 2008 and FBAO (Fellow Biomaterials and Artificial Organs) by Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs (India) in 2011. He was also British Council Scholar/Research Fellow at Institute of Medical and Dental Bioengineering, University of Liverpool, UK during June 1989 to September 1989 under Indo-UK Programme, British High Commission, New Delhi. Dr. Sharma has published over 370 research papers with over 5000 citations (Scopus) and has processed 38 patents including in Canada, European Union, Japan and USA. He has edited several special issues of International Journals as a guest editor and a book with Dr. Michael Szycher on Blood Compatible Materials and Devices with Technomic Publishing Company - 1991. He is also editor of the book "Biointegration of Medical Implant Materials: Science and Design" with CRC Press/Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010, Update on Chitosan: A Non-Viral Gene Delivery Vector" with Dr. Viola B Morris - Smithers Rapra, 2012 and "Oral Delivery of Insulin" with Dr. Sonia TA - Woodhead Publishing, 2014. He has been recognized with various awards and honors such as MRSI medal (1994) and MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize Award 2009 - Materials Research Society of India, Distinguished Scientist award - Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (SBAOI) and shares Whitaker and National Science Foundation Award - International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO) USA and Hall of Honors - International Biomaterials Center, USA (Founder Prof. C. William Hall). He has delivered many key note addresses, plenary lectures, invited lectures, IUS-BSE lecture and chaired sessions in National and International conferences including World Biomaterials Congresses and TERMIS World Congresses. Dr. Sharma also chaired and organized a symposium in the 7th World Biomaterials Congress, Sydney, Australia, May 17-21, 2004 on “The Scientific Basis for Biocompatibility and Biological Safety” for SBAOI with a keynote address of Prof. D.F. Williams. He has organized the Indo-Australian Conference on “Biomaterials, Implantable Devices and Tissue Engineering” (BITE 2005) as a Co-Chair with Dr Ramshaw, 2nd Indo-Australian Conference on “Biomaterials, Implants, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” (BITE&RM 2007) as a Co-chair with Prof. C. Rolfe Howlett at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum on January 19-21, 2005 and January 10-12, 2007 respectively. He has been the Co-chair of the 3rd Indo-Australian Conference with Prof. Laura Poole-Warren at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia on January 21-23, 2009. He has also been the Co-chair of the 4th Indo-Australian Conference, 25th Aniversary celebration of SBAOI and 4th General Meeting of STERMI with a theme "Innovations in Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Systems" along with Prof. Harish Padh, L.M. Manocha and Prof. Zee Upton held at Sardar Patel University, Ahmedabad on February 10-12, 2011. He was the Co-Ordinator of the Workshop organised by Prof. David F Williams, Editor-in-Chief, Biomaterials during March 16-17, 2011 at SCTIMSt with a theme "New Visions for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine". He has organized the 19th Annual General Meeting of MRSI with a symposium on “Materials for Hostile Environments” during February 14-16, 2008 as a Co-Chair with Dr. G.S. Bhuvaneshwar at SCTIMST. Dr Sharma chaired and organized a symposium on “Diabetes Technologies” for SCTIMST with a key note address of Prof. N.A. Peppas in the World Biomaterials Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 28-June1, 2008. Dr. Sharma also organized two symposia on “Nonviral gene delivery vectors: challenges and future perspectives” and “Tissue engineering applications in wound healing: challenges and future perspectives” during the 9th World Biomaterials Congress held at Chengdu, China from June 1- 2012. Dr. Sharma was WBC Ambassador 2012 in Chengdu China. Dr. Sharma chaired a session entitled "Biomaterials and Biocompatibility" and organized a symposia entitled "Tissue Engineering and Implants: Role of Biocompatibility" (with a keynote by Prof. D.F. Williams) during the TERMIS AP 2013 Annual Conference (Oct 23-26, 2013) held at Wuzhen, China. Dr. Sharma was also Co-Chair of the first three national conferences of SBAOI (1987-89). He has also delivered invited/special lectures in various Universities such as Columbia University (USA), Kansas State University (USA), Nanyang Technical University, Singapore and Philipps University, Marburg, Germany (under DST-DAAD programme). His staff and students have received several awards like Institute Award for best scientific contributions SCTIMST (Chandy T., 1989), Whittaker Foundation and National Science Foundation Student paper Award (Sindhu CV, 1997), “Bajpai-Saha” award for the best paper presentation, SBAOI (Sindhu CV - 1996, Shefi Angel - . Dileep KJ - 1998), MRSI Best poster presentation award (Sunny MC - 1994, Paul W. -1996 & 1998), Best oral presentation award, MACRO 2004 (Kaladhar K, 2004), Elsevier Travel Award (Viola M. - 2008, Soniya TA - 2008), Rudolf Cimdins Scholarship (Viola M., 2009), AAPS International Affairs Committee Travel Award (Sonia TA 2010), SBAOI Best Oral Presentaion Award (Paul W. and Susan Alex 2012) etc. Paul W. was awarded with FBAO (Fellow - Biomaterials and Artificial Organs) by Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) in 2011. Dr. Sunita Prem Victor was awarded the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA), DBT New Delhi in 2014. Dr. Sharma is member of editorial board of several international journals and many national and international societies and reviewer of reputed journals such as Molecular Pharmaceutics, Langmuir, Biomacromolecules and Biomaterials etc. He is listed in MARQUIS WHO'S WHO, Reed Elsevier Inc., NJ. He has also been chosen as the International Man of the Millennium by IBC Cambridge, England. He is the founder of the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (SBAOI) and the Society for Tissue Engineeering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI). He is the founder editor - Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs - a journal published by SBAOI. He has been the member of IUSBSE since 2003 and observer member since 1996 and has represented SBAOI as Ambassador in the WBC 2004 - Sydney and WBC 2008 - Amsterdam. He is also the council member of TERMIS-AP, 2005-08, 2008-10. He has also been President SPSI, Trivandrum Chapter and Convener MRSI, Trivandrum Chapter, India. The projects ongoing and completed by his group relate to the development of Small Diameter Vascular Graft, Hemoperfusion Column, Artificial Wound Dressing Materials - Transdermal Delivery system, Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite, development of nanoparticles and its uses towards drug (peptide) delivery systems and coatings to enhance tissue compatibility of implants, Hemodialysis membranes, improvement of Bioprosthetic Heart valve via surface modifications, and Oral Insulin Delivery Systems (under NMITLI, CSIR, New Delhi) using pH sensitive microspheres/nanoparticles loaded with liposome/ b-cyclodextrin derivatives/ lipids encapsulated insulin. Basic activities also relate understanding of blood/tissue-material interactions at the interface. In case of chitosan, an encouraging wound healing material, Dr. Sharma's group has studied for the first time during 1990s that its haemostatic potential is independent of classical coagulation cascade and appears to be an interaction between the cell membrane of erythtocytes and chitosan. His laboratory has completed prestigious programmes under NMITLI-CSIR New Delhi on oral delivery of insulin and has been awarded the FADDS project (Facilities for Micro/Nanoparticles based Advanced Drug Delivery Systems) under Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Programme, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, with a funding of over US$ 1 million. It is being planned to convert FADDS as a National Facility with a funding of about US$ 3 million.
Biomaterials and Artifical organs
Zhenan Bao joined Stanford University in 2004 and is currently holds the rank of Professor in Chemical Engineering. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Precourt Institute, Woods Institute, Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics and Bio-X. Professor Bao received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from The University of Chicago in 1995 and joined the Materials Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. She became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2001. Professor Bao currently has more than 300 refereed publications and ~65 US patents. She served as a member of Executive Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society and Executive Committee Member for the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering division of the American Chemical Society. She is an Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Science. She was an Editor for Polymer Reviews and Synthetic Metals and she serves on the international advisory board for Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communications, ACS Nano, Nature Asian Materials, Materials Horizon and Materials Today. She is one of the Founders and currently sits on the Board of Directors of C3 Nano Co., located in Hayward, California. She is Fellow of AAAS, ACS, MRS, SPIE, ACS POLY and ACS PMSE. She was awarded the ACS Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in 2013 ACS Cope Scholar Award in 2011, and was selected by Phoenix TV, China as 2010 Most influential Chinese in the World-Science and Technology Category. She is a recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize in 2009, IUPAC Creativity in Applied Polymer Science Prize in 2008, American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award 2001, R&D 100 Award, and R&D Magazine Editors Choice Best of the Best new technology for 2001. She has been selected in 2002 by the American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee as one of the twelve Outstanding Young Woman Scientist who is expected to make a substantial impact in chemistry during this century. She is also selected by MIT Technology Review magazine in 2003 as one of the top 100 young innovators for this century. She has been selected as one of the recipients of Stanford Terman Fellow and has been appointed as the Robert Noyce Faculty Scholar, Finmeccanica Faculty Scholar and David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar.
Polymers, Sensor devices, Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Biomechanism
DR. SHIV KUMAR CHAKARVARTI, born on May 1st, 1945 in Hyderabad, Sind. He has completed his matriculation and graduation from Punjab University, M.Sc. (Physics) and Ph.D. (Physics) from Agra University and Kurukshetra University, respectively. His fields of interest are Nano-/micro Technology, Electronics, Instrumentation, Experimental Nuclear Physics/Engineering, General Physics, Solid State Physics, and Remote Sensing. Presently, he is working as a Professor and Asso. Dean Research and Development at Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Sector- 43, Faridabad, Haryana, India. Prof. S. K. Chakarvarti also served as a Dean Academic, Chairman and Professor, at Physics Department, National Institute of Technology (Institution of National Importance), Kurukshetra, Haryana, India. INNOVATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS IN TEACHING: In the pursuit of teaching and learning, the visual and audio strategies and displays have a potent role to play in the efficient, purposeful and accomplished dissemination of knowledge. Keeping this in mind that seeing is more powerful than hearing; Prof. Chakarvarti had developed many Lecture-Demonstration set-ups for use in class and laboratory as well. This change in otherwise routine teaching pursuit strategies has a remarkable effect on the students as assessed from the feedback received. The demonstrations include working models/displays and experimental setups illustrating the basic principles of Electromagnetic Induction phenomenon, Optics and associated aspects, electronic modules (logic combination gates), teaching aids besides some demonstrations simulating the nuclear scattering phenomenon etc. Prof. S. K. Chakarvarti, has organized various stage shows at different colleges and national conferences, some of them are mentioned below: (H.P.University,Shimla; Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar(IAPT National Conference);Panjab University,Chandigarh; Govt College for Girls,Chandigarh; Panjab College of Engineering, Lalru,Panjab; Govt College, Bhatinda; Govt College, Ludhiana;MLN College, Yamuna Nagar;Khalsa College, Yamuna Nagar; DAV College for Women,Yamuna Nagar;IB College, Panipat; Haryana College of Engg and Technology, Kaithal;Kurukshetra Science and Panorama Centre, Kurukshetra; KLM Dav College for Women, Faridabad; GGGSD College,Palwal; Govt PG College,Karnal; DAV College for Women, Karnal ; MVN College of Engineering,Palwal, Aggarwal College, Ballabgarh etc.) Read Also:DR. POONAM TANDON, PROFESSOR, Physics Department, University of Lucknow As an outcome of Prof. Chakarvarti interest in innovative methods of teaching and learning Physics, he has been published 23 research papers/articles on demonstration/ teaching pursuits in International /National Journals of repute (details, given below). Besides this, Prof. Chakarvarti as a Chairman Board of Studies has also been actively involved in curriculum development/syllabi modification and revision of Kurukshetra University, NITKurukshetra besides other universities, which is an equally important activity in teaching sphere. Prof. Chakarvarti had taught M.Tech Instrumentation and M.Tech nanotechnology classes besides UG B.Tech, guided research (published more than 615 research papers with more than 855 citations), produced more than 17 Ph.Ds (details are given further), Ex-Chairman, Ex-COE, Ex-Dean Academic at National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India and Presently Asso. Dean Research & Development & Professor ECE at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India. Prof. Chakarvarti served as an expert member on the panel of National Board of Accreditation (NBA), All India Council of Technical Education(AICTE), New Delhi, and expert member on the panel of Conferred Membership of American Nano Society. Read also: DR. V. K. JINDAL, SUPERANNUATED AS PROFESSOR AND COORDINATOR OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS IN PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH. . PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE : Total Teaching Experience: 48 years (UG: 48+ years, M.Tech Instrumentation: 33+ years, M.Tech nanotechnology: 3 years) Had taught M.Tech Instrumentation and M.Tech nanotechnology classes besides UG B.Tech, guided research (published more than 680 research papers with more than 1575 citations), produced more than 18 Ph.Ds(details given further), Ex-Chairman,Ex-COE,Ex- Dean Academic at National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India and Director Research and Admissions/Assosc. Dean Research & Development & Professor ECE at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India.
Biomaterials, Polymers, Materials Characterization