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

Vice Chair: Ankit Agarwal, PhD
CEO
Imbed Biosciences Inc
510 Charmany Drive
Suite 62
Madison, WI 53719
t: (515) 708-1330
e: ankit@imbedbio.com

Secretary/Treasurer: 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

Program Chair: Balakrishnan Sivaraman, PhD
1416 Crossings Parkway
Westlake, OH 44145
t: (415) 779-2258
e: bsivaraman@gmail.com

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: Shrojal Desai, PhD
Hospira Inc.
275 North Field Drive
Building H3-N1
Lake Forest, IL 60045
t: 651-582-5496
e: shrojaldesai@yahoo.com

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