Orthopaedic Biomaterials

The Orthopaedic Biomaterials Special Interest Group is focusing on new technologies and materials advances in orthopaedic surgery. The three immediate goals of this emerging Special Interest Group are: 1) solicitation of new members for the Special Interest Group from current Society membership and from non-members actively engaged in research and development of improved materials for orthopaedics, 2) identification of key issues in orthopaedic materials that should be addressed within the Society, and 3) cooperation between Special Interest Group membership and the chairman of the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting to assist in the coordination of the scientific program.

Officers

Chair: Bingyun Li, PhD 
Associate Professor
West Virginia University Medical School
Dept of Orthopaedics
PO 9196 HSS
1 Medical Center Dr
Morgantown, WV 26506-9196
t: (304) 293-1075
e: bili@hsc.wvu.edu

Vice Chair: Kelvin Yeung, PhD
Associate Professor
The Univ. of Hong Kong Medical Center, Queen Mary Hospital
102 Pokfulam Road
Dept. of O & T
Hong Kong SAR, 
Hong Kong
t: 852-2855-4654
e: wkkyeung@hku.hk

Secretary/Treasurer: J. Amber Jennings, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
Biomedical Engineering
330 Engineering Technology
Memphis, TN 38152
t: (205) 310-3153
e: jennings.amber@gmail.com

Program Chair: Tolou Shokuhfar, PhD
Assistant Professor
Michigan Technological University
Mechanical Engineering
1400 Townsend Dr
Houghton, MI 49931
t: (906) 370-7657
e: tshokuhf@mtu.edu

Web Contact: Nate Webb, MS
Sr Research Engineer
Wright Medical Technology
1023 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
t: (901) 867-4695
e: nathan.webb@wmt.com

Student Contact: Sweetu Patel
Michigan Tech
861 Kent Cir.
Bartlett, IL 60103
t: (630) 550-0101
e: sweetup@mtu.edu

Industry Representative: Seth McCullen
Poly-Med Inc
51 Technology Dr
Anderson, SC 29625
t: (864) 434-9581
e: seth.mccullen@poly-med.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Roche C. de Guzman
Assistant Professor
Hofstra University
133 Hofstra University,
203 Weed Hall,
Department of Engineering
Hempstead, NY 11549
t: (516) 463-7058
e: roche.c.deguzman@hofstra.edu
 

Past Chair: Esmaiel Jabbari, PhD
University of South Carolina
301 South Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
t: 803-777-8022
e: jabbari@mailbox.sc.edu
 

Click here for membership list (member log-in required - only available to members of this committee)

Visit the Orthopaedic SIG Community Page (member log-in required)

Back to SIGs overview

SFB News

Design and test new polymers with clinical uses in mind, urge Nicholas A. Peppas and Ali Khademhosseini.