Surface Characterization & Modification

The Surface Characterization and Modification Special Interest Group emphasizes two major research topics: 1) improving understanding of biomaterial surface structure and its relationship to biological performance, and 2) developing surface modification strategies for biomaterials. Some research areas that fall under these topics include spectroscopic, microscopic, and biochemical surface characterization, thin film deposition; chemical and ion surface modification; lubrication, passivation/corrosion, and biological films; and quality assurance of device surfaces. This Special Interest Group will be active in arranging workshops, symposia, and annual meeting sessions for the Society. Through these venues the Special Interest Group will provide a forum for exchange of ideas, methods, and expertise in surface characterization and modification.

Officers

Chair: Guigen Zhang, PhD
Professor
Clemson University, Dept. of Bioengineering
401 Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Clemson, SC 29634-0905

t: (864) 656-4262
e: guigen@clemson.edu

Vice Chair: Balakrishnan Sivaraman, PhD
Staff R&D Engineer
Thoratec Corporation
23 Fourth Ave
Burlington, MA 01803
t: (415) 779-2258
e: bsivaraman@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer: Anita Shukla, PhD
Brown University
182 Hope Street
Box D
Providence, RI 02912
t: (401) 863-5719
e: anita_shukla@brown.edu

Program Chair: Hitesh Handa, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia
220 Riverbend Road
Room$165
Athens, GA 30602
t: (706) 542-8109
e: hhanda@uga.edu

Web Contact: Yangxi Liu
University of South Dakota
4609 North Graduate Ave
Apt. 232
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
t: (443) 388-0561
e: Yangxi.Liu@coyotes.usd.edu

Student Contact: Sujan Lamichhane
University of South Dakota
4800 N Career Ave
Ste 221
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
t: (973) 652-6800
e: sjnlamichhane@gmail.com

Industry Representative: Nihar Shah, PhD
Director of Research
Bluegrass Advanced Materials, LLC
145 Graham Ave
A268 ASTeCC
Lexington, KY 40506
t: (864) 650-0578
e: shah@bgamaterials.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Gopinath Mani, PhD
The University of South Dakota
Biomedical Engineering
4800 N. Career Ave., Suite 221
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
t: 605-367-7773
e: Gopinath.Mani@usd.edu

Past Chair: Gopinath Mani, PhD
Senior Biocompatibility Specialist
St. Jude Medical
6901 Preston Road
Plano, Texas
t: (210) 863-5470
e: gopinathmani.bme@gmail.com

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