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Washington State University W. M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab

Members

Faculty

Susmita Bose

Dr. Susmita Bose

Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Susmita Bose’s Biosketch

sbose@wsu.edu
509-335-7461
Dana 103A

Amit Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Amit Bandyopadhyay

Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Amit Bandyopadhyay’s Biosketch

amitband@wsu.edu
509-335-4862
Dana 105A

Post Doctoral Research Associates and Graduate Students

Jose Avila

Jose D. Avila

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, WSU

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:  Decreasing metal degradation by oxidative wear, fretting wear, pitting wear, electrochemical corrosion and tribocorrosion by in situ metal-ceramic coating fabrication via LENSTM additive manufacturing and by better understanding the wear mode mechanisms by Bio-Tribocorrosion focused research. Possible applications for improved materials via such research are for: improved operation and life time of load bearing implants, high wear and high temperature operating metals i.e. jet engines and corrosive environments i.e., human body, hydroelectric plants, marine applications and nuclear waste management facilities. Additionally, improving biocompatibility of LENSTM produced metallic materials and characterizing by in vitro studies.

Office: ETRL 109
509-335-8280
Jose.Avila@wsu.edu

Dishary Banerjee

Dishary Banerjee

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

M.S. (2015), Materials Science and Engineering

B.Tech (2014), Biotechnology

Research Interests: Nanoscale surface modification of load bearing implants; Calcium phosphate based drug delivery systems; Additive manufacturing
ResearchGate

Office: ETRL 109
509-715-9014
dishary.banerjee@wsu.edu

Bryan Heer

Bryan Heer

M.S. Student in Mechanical Engineering

Past Degrees: B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Washington State University, 2017

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing of Novel Metal-Ceramic and Bimetallic Composites for Aerospace and Biomedical Applications; Laser-Processing for Microstructure, Thermal, and Wear Enhancement

bryan.heer@wsu.edu
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Dr. Murat ISIK

Dr. Murat ISIK

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Obtained Ph.D. in Materials Processing Department, Tohoku University, Japan
Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholar 2014-2016
Obtained M.Sc. in Chemistry Department, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Project Scholarship 2011-2013

Research Interests: Co-Cr-Mo Alloys, Additive Manufacturing, Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS™), Microstructural Characterization and Mechanical Properties

Research Gate
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murat.isik@wsu.edu
Office: ELB 1
509-332-9963

Student Cailin M. Koski

Caitlin M. Koski

Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Obtained B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester (2014) and a PSM degree in Biotechnology from the University of San Francisco (2016)

Research Interests: Bone Tissue Engineering, 3D printing, biomaterials, natural materials, composite materials, material implementation in osteosarcoma regulation, coating processes

caitlin.koski@wsu.edu
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Indranath Mitra

Indranath Mitra

Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Obtained Masters Degree in Nanoscience and Technology from Jadavpur University, India (Fall ’14)

Obtained B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, WBUT, India (Fall ’12)

Research Interests: metals in biomedical engineering, bone tissue engineering, nanoscale surface modifications and coating on metals, in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility analyses and characterizations

indranath.mitra@wsu.edu

Bonny Onuike

Bonny Onuike

Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Obtained B. Eng. in Mechanical from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2010). M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, Pullman (2016)

Research Interests:

  • Additive manufacturing of multi-material structures for space applications
  • Thermo-mechanical properties’ enhancement of conventional materials through composite structure deposition
  • Novel strategies to bonding immiscible materials
  • Interfacial analysis of bimetallic structures

bonny.onuike@wsu.edu

Sam Robertson

Sam Robertson

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Nanotube surface modification for metal implants, In Vitro and In Vivo cell studies, Calcium Phosphate-based coatings for metal implant modification and drug delivery
ResearchGate

Office: ETRL 109
509-432-9953
sam.robertson@email.wsu.edu

Naboneeta Sarkar

Naboneeta Sarkar

Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering Program

B.Pharm, West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India (2013)
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering from Hanseo University, South Korea (2015)

Research Interests: Osteogenic behavior of natural medicine, CaP 3D printed scaffold, surface modification of load bearing implants.

naboneeta.sarkar@wsu.edu
LinkedIn
Researchgate

Kellen Traxel

Kellen Traxel

Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering

Obtained B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University (Spring ’17)

Research Interests: additive manufacturing, high temperature and structural materials, composite materials, thermomechanical modeling of additive manufacturing phenomena, wear degradation

Kellen.Traxel@wsu.edu
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Mahadev Upadhyayula

Mahadev Upadhyayula

M.S. student in Mechanical Engineering

M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from NTU, Singapore

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, ISM, Dhanbad

Research Interests: Additive manufacturing of metals and ceramics, Advanced material mechanical properties, Advanced materials for biomedical and aerospace applications, Fatigue Behaviour

mahadev.upadhyayula@wsu.edu

Ashley Vu

Ashley Vu

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering

Obtained B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, Pullman (Spring ’16)

Research Interests: Calcium phosphate bone tissue engineering scaffold fabrication, induction sprayed plasma deposition of bioceramics, implant modification for drug delivery

ResearchGate

Office: Sloan 238
ashley.vu@wsu.edu

Past Group Members

Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Associates

  • Yanning Zhang, MS in MSE (Graduated July 2016). Working in China
  • Kevin Stenberg, MS in ME. Formalloy, San Diego, CA
  • Thomas Gualtieri: M.S. in ME, General Dynamics, Bothell, WA
  • Dr. Dongxu Ke: Ph.D. in ME, Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, NC
  • Dr. Himanshu Sahasrabudhe: Ph.D. in ME, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, MI
  • Dr. Sahar Vahabzadeh: Ph.D. in ME, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, IL
  • Dr. Anish Shivaram: Ph.D. in ME, Microport Orthopedics, TN
  • Pavlo Rudenko: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci.: CEO, TriboTEX, WA
  • Dr. Solaiman Tarafder: Ph.D. in MSE (Graduated May 2013): Research Professor, Columbia University, NY
  • Sean Hoover: M.S. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2013)
  • Sr. Khalid Emshadi: M.S. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2013)
  • Anish Shivaram: M.S. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2013)
  • Dr. Gary Fielding: Ph.D. in Bioengineering (Graduated 2013)
  • Himanshu Sahasrabudhe: M.S. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2012)
  • Dr. Mangal Roy: Ph.D. in MSE (Graduated 2011); currently Assistant Professor at Indian
    Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India
  • Dr. Jharana Dhal: Ph.D. in Physics (Graduated 2012): UCLA, CA.
  • Mayur Tailor: M.S. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2011)
  • Dr. Vamsi Krishna Balla: Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Abhimanyu Bhat: M.S. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2011)
  • Dr. Joe Edgington: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2011)
  • Dr. Félix España: Ph.D. in ME (Graduated 2010)
  • Dr. Subhadip Bodhak: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2010): Senior Scientist, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Dr. Sheldon Bernard: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2010); Research & Development Engineer, HP, Vancouver, WA
  • Dr. Zachary Seeley: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated 2009); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Shashwat Banerjee
  • Scott Rewinkel: M.S. in ME (Graduated 2009); ARES Corporation, Richland, WA
  • Dr. Sudip Dasgupta: Ph.D. in MSE (Graduated 2009); currently Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, India
  • Dr. Hongsoo Choi: Ph.D. in ME (Graduated); Robotics Engineering Department, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology, Daegu, Korea
  • Dr. Weichang Xue: Associate Professor, Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, Jiansu, China
  • Dr. Jens Darsell: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated May 2007); Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Dr. Kakoli Das: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated May 2007); Micron, VA
  • Dr. Ashis Banerjee: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated December 2005); Micron, VA
  • Amit Sharma: M.S. in MSE (Graduated 2009)
  • Abhishek Dalakoti: M.S. in MSE (Graduated August 2005); Intel, AZ
  • Mark Walpole: M.S. in MSE (Graduated December 2005, jointly with Y. M. Gupta); Naval Surface Warfare Center, CA
  • Young Jin Choi: M.S. in MSE (Graduated December 2004); Samsung, Korea
  • Jared Stroyan: M.S. in MSE (Graduated December 2004); D3 Technologies, WA
  • Debamitra Dutta: M.S. in MSE (Graduated January 2003); Intel, OR
  • Yujie Wu: M.S. in MSE (Graduated August 2003); NJ
  • Jeff Marusich: M.S. in MSE (Graduated May 2003); PNNL, WA
  • Gabe Kuhn: M.S. in MSE (Graduated December 2002); Northrop Grumman, CA
  • Dr. Samar J. Kalita: Ph.D. in Mat. Sci. (Graduated July 2003); University of North Dakota, ND
  • Firas Akasheh: M.S. in ME (Graduated August 2002); Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Todd Myers: M.S. in MSE (Graduated May 2002); Intel, AR
  • Seyi Onagorwa: M.S. in ME (Graduated May 2001); Boeing, WA
  • Suresh Babu Yeruva: M.S. in MSE (Graduated August 2001); Intel, AR
  • Oliver Huang: M.S. in MSE (with S. Bose. Graduated October 2001); CA
  • Raj Atisivan: M.S. in MSE (Graduated September 2000); Intel, OR
  • Parag Banerjee: M.S. in MSE (Graduated May 2000); Ph.D. student, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Ashwin Hattiangadi: M.S. in ME (Graduated May 2000); Sr. Engineer, Caterpillar, IN
  • Jon Christensen: M.S. in ME (Graduated March 1999); Manager, Sunkist, CA

Undergraduate Students

  • Yanning Zhang
  • Thomas Gualtieri
  • Julie Soderlind
  • Matthew Summers
  • Ryan Harrison
  • Melissa Berkheimer
  • Pavel Rusev
  • Matt Vanatta
  • Russel Condie
  • Cole Petersen
  • Dan
  • Stacey
  • Liz
  • John Finley
  • Jason Hansen
  • Jennifer Benson
  • Mark Wapole
  • Todd Myers
  • Gabe Khun
  • Rebekah M. Taylor
  • Travis Sonnett
  • Kayleen Feeley
  • Kevin Kerstetter
  • M. Rubiela Diaz
  • Shinichi Suguira
  • Marisol Avila
  • Kelli Dahlquist
  • Dave Poling
  • Aaron Brown
  • Casey Stratton
  • Tiffany McFrederick
  • Sam Crossett
  • Lisa Deibler
  • Chris Leber
  • Johanna Feuerstein
  • Ken DeVoe
  • Ian McLean