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

Student Contact: Bethany Almeida
80 Medway Street
Apartment 5
Providence, RI 02906
t: (401) 863-5836
e: bethany_almeida@brown.edu

Industry Representative: Gopinath Mani, PhD
Senior Biocompatibility Scientist
Abbott
6901 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75024
t: (210) 863-5470
e: gopinathmani.bme@gmail.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Gopinath Mani, PhD
Senior Biocompatibility Scientist
Abbott
6901 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75024
t: (210) 863-5470
e: gopinathmani.bme@gmail.com

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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