MS in Biomaterials: Faculty

Faculty

Students may conduct research with investigators listed below who are working on a variety of topics:

Timothy Bromage, MA PhD
Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology

  • Comparative bone and skeletal development and environmental reconstruction, craniofacial development and architecture, human paleontology, skeletal changes in outer space, light and scanning electron microscopy, digital image processing, skeletal abnormalities resulting from gene knockout mouse experimentation, African Pilo-Pleistocene and Mediterranean Pleistocene fieldwork.

Paulo G. Coelho, DDS, PhD, MBA
Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology, Biomaterials Div.
Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry
Hansjörg Wyss Dept. of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Interests
Hard and soft tissue engineering for reconstructive surgery; Systemic effects on tissue healing; Preclinical evaluation of implantable devices; Metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and biomaterials characterization; Engineering tissue response to different biomaterials types; In vitro (cell) response to biomaterials; Biomedical device designing and testing; Biomechanical and thermal simulation of complex device geometries

  • Implant surface modification technologies, dental implant design and biomechanics, bone response to implants and surfaces. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of implants and bone response. Animal models and histologic analysis for bone and tissue response to medical devices.

Ronaldo Hirata, MS, DDS, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology, Biomaterials Div.

  • Research in dental restorative materials with emphasis on composite and ceramic biomaterials.

John T. McDevitt, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology, Biomaterials Div.

  • Development and testing of "pathology-on-a-chip" microdiagnostic devices, for use with saliva and blood, for early detection of a wide range of diseases.

Dindo Mijares, MS, DMD
Adjunct Assistant Professor & Co-director of Graduate Studies
Laboratory Manager, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology, Biomaterials Div.

  • Bone and calcium-phosphate based biomaterials, and surface modification of implant coatings.

John L. Ricci, PhD
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology, Biomaterials Div.

  • Cell and tissue response to permanent and resorbable biomaterials and medical devices; effects of surface microstructure and other surface modifications on cell and tissue response; bone and soft tissue repair and regeneration including use of three-dimensional printed structures.
  • Materials and design research in dental ceramics, bioactive glass materials.

Lukasz Witek, MSci, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology, Biomaterials Div.
Affiliated Faculty, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Director of Summer Research Program/Dental Academic Research Experience (DARE) Program
Director of Craniomaxillofacial Orthopedic Biomaterials Regenerative Applications Lab

Interests
Using 3D printing technology for regenerative strategies and engineering tools for tissue engineering; Powder processing, advanced rheological measurement, thermal treatment of ceramics, metals, and polymers; Biomedical device designing and testing; In vitro and in vivo analysis of permanent and resorbable biomaterials and medical devices.