Director, New Product Development Center(NPDC) at Oklahoma State University
Currently working at
Herrington Professor in Advanced Materials, Director, New Product Development Center at
Helmerich Research Center, Oklahoma State University
- Director, Polymer Composite Materials at Advanced Ceramics Research
- Senior Scientist at MER Corporation
- Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University
- Undergraduate student at Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University Read More…
BAE Systems and the Office of Naval Research have jointly developed a new type of artificial bone capable of supporting new bone growth and simultaneously porous enough to be absorbed by the body.
In current orthopedic implant materials, the affected bone is in danger of becoming too weak before substantial mass loss of the implant. With use of current materials such as copolymerized polylactic and polyglycolic acids (PLA/PGA) as bone fillers, patients may find bones are too weak to carry any
load long before significant amounts of bone have grown to replace the eroded prosthesis .
The ceramic coated biocompatible plastic would be broken down over the next 18 months by the body after bone cells had filled the pores in the ceramic. All that would remain of the implant would be some of the original polymer core encased in sturdy bone tissue.