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

Susmita Bose, Ph.D.

Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University (WSU)
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Phone: 509-335-7461
Fax: 509-335-4662
Web: Susmita Bose



Ph.D. in Physical-Organic Chemistry, Rutgers University (May, 1998)
M.S. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India (May 1992)
B.S. in Chemistry (Honors), University of Kalyani-West Bengal, India (Feb. 1990)


DatesTitle and Employer
Aug ’10 to presentProfessor, MME, WSU, Pullman, WA
Spring ’14Visiting Professor, Harvard University, SEAS, Cambridge, MA
Fall ’10 - Spring ’13Director, Bioengineering research center
Oct ’08 to presentAffiliate Prof., Department of Chemistry, WSU, Pullman
Jan '08 - June '08 Visiting Professor, MRSEC Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Sept '07 - Dec '07 Visiting Scientist & CSIR Fellow, CGCRI, Kolkata, India
Aug '06 - Aug ’10Associate Professor, MME, WSU, Pullman, WA
Aug '01 - Aug '06 Assistant Professor, MME, WSU, Pullman, WA
Oct '98 - Aug '01 Research Assistant Scientist in Materials Science and Engineering,
MME, WSU, Pullman, WA
Aug '92 - Dec '97Graduate Assistant, Rutgers University

Specialities and Research Interests

Prof. Bose has interdisciplinary research interests in the areas of chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering, involving calcium phosphate based bioceramics, surface modification of load bearing implants, 3-D printing of bone tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery, in vitro and in vivo bone cell material interaction study.

Funding: Prof. Bose has received research funding from various state and federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Nationals Institute of Health (NIH), the Office of Naval Research (ONR); Washington Technology Center (WTC); from foundations, e.g., the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the W. M. Keck Foundation and from several companies.

Students: Prof. Bose has supervised over 30 graduate students for their MS and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, and Bioengineering. She has mentored over 35 undergraduate students from materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, biology, and bioengineering as their undergraduate research supervisor. Her students have received numerous awards in different competitions at the annual conferences of different societies, e.g. American Ceramics Society, TMS, and Society for Biomaterials

Publications and Patents

Prof. Bose has published over 210 technical articles including over 160 journal articles, 5 book chapters, 6 edited books, 3 issued patents and several pending at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her papers have been cited over 6000 times, with ‘h” index 45.

Professional Activities

YearHonor / Award
2015 Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW) Women to Watch in Life Science Award
2014American Ceramic Society, Richard M. Fulrath Award
2013Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
2013Fellow, American Ceramic Society
2012MME Outstanding Research Award
2009American Ceramic Society, Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award
2006“Kavli Fellow” - Invited by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
2005NSF Materials Chemistry Workshop, NSF invited 30 attendees nationwide
2004The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
2002CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
1995Reiman Award for excellence in teaching, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey

AAAS, American Chemical Society, American Ceramic Society, Society for Biomaterials, Materials Research Society

Reviewing Activities

Member of the Editorial Board
Prof. Bose is the editorial board member of several international journals, including Additive Manufacturing, Acta Biomaterialia, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, International Journal of Nanomedicine.

Reviewer: National Institute of Health (NIH) MTE and ZRG MOSS study section member, National Science Foundation (NSF) panel review member, and proposal reviewer for AAAS, US-CRDF, Agency for Science, Research & Technology (A*STAR) in Singapore, Qatar National Research Foundation and US-CRDF.

Journal: Prof. Bose serves as a reviewer for several journals, to name a few, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Acta Biomaterialia, American Chemical Society – Applied Materials and Interfaces (ACS-AMI), Biomaterials, Chemistry of Materials, Langmuir, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Advanced Materials, Advanced Biomaterials, Sensors and Actuators A, IEEE-sensor, Journal of Materials Research, Nanomedicine, Materials Research Bulletin, Journal of Materials Science, Applied Surface Science, Sensors and Actuators B, Materials Science and Engineering B, Materials Science and Engineering C, Surface Coatings and Technology, Veterinary Surgery, and the Journal of the European Ceramic Society.

Teaching Activities

MSE 506/ 406: Introduction to Biomaterials (Graduate/senior level UG class in MSE)
MSE 523: Advanced Ceramics Processing (Graduate class in MSE)
MSE 402: Polymeric Materials (for seniors in MSE)
MSE 403: Ceramic Materials (for seniors in MSE)
MSE 201: Materials Science (for sophomore and juniors in MSE, ME)
MSE 312: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria (for juniors in MSE)
CHEM 342: Organic Chemistry II (for juniors in Chem., Phy., Biol., MSE)

Courses Coordinated/Co-taught:
MSE 110: Introduction to Materials Science (for Freshmen)
MSE 425/426: Senior research thesis in MSE
MSE 450/520: Seminar (for seniors in MSE and MS in MSE)


Hobby: Singing (with accordion and synthesizer) / listening to Indian Classical music / Rabindranath Tagore songs (Rabindrasangeet) and listening to music. Spending fun time with the kids.
Husband: Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay, MME, WSU; Sons: Shohom and Aditya Bose Bandyopadhyay