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

Vice 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

Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth Joy Brisbois, PhD
University of Central Florida
6900 Lake Nona Blvd
Burnett Building
Orlando, FL 32827
e: elizabeth.brisbois@ucf.edu

Program Chair: Hongli Sun, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Iowa
801 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52246
t: (319) 335-1217
e: hongli-sun@uiowa.edu

Web Contact: Prabhleen Kaur, PhD
Graduate Student
University of Washington
UW BioEngineering
3720 15th Ave NE
N330 B
Seattle, WA 98105
e: pkaur@uw.edu

Student Contact: Megan Douglass, PhD
Student
University of Georgia
220 Riverbend Pkwy
Athens, GA 
e: mgndglss@uga.edu

Industry Representative: Shaunak Pandya, PhD
Sr. Product Development Scientist
Prolong Pharmaceuticals
2607 Bethlehem fields way
M1
Bethlehem, PA 18015
t: (908) 274-3422
e: pandyasg21@gmail.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Shaunak Pandya, PhD
Sr. Product Development Scientist
Prolong Pharmaceuticals
2607 Bethlehem fields way
M1
Bethlehem, PA 18015
t: (908) 274-3422
e: pandyasg21@gmail.com

Past Chair: Guigen Zhang, PhD
Professor
University of Kentucky
522A RMB, 143 Graham Avenue
Lexington, KY 40506-0108
t: (859) 323-7217
e: guigen.bme@uky.edu

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