IITM savant addresses the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biotechnology and Medical engineering propitiously witnessed a guest lecture by Dr. T.S. Sampath Kumar, an erudite scholar from Indian Institute of Technology Madras on 15 November’2014.

Dr. T.S. Sampath Kumaris a Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Head of Medical Materials Laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He received his PhD in materials engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1986.  His current research areas are nanostructured biomaterials, antimicrobial ceramics and delivery systems, injectable bone cements and value added biomaterials from natural wastes.

Prof. Sampath Kumar is Fellow of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (FBAO) and Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA). He was the President of the Society for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (India) from 2011-2014 and Vice-President of the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) from 2008 onwards. Prof. Sampath Kumar co-authored a book “Biomaterials: A Nano Approach” published by CRC Press and has recently written a chapter on “Physical and Chemical Characterization of Biomaterials’’ in ‘Characterization of Biomaterials’ published by Elsevier Science & Technology Books. He has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals with many papers having well over 100 citations and edited 3 conference proceedings in journals.   He has presented about 150 inaugural address, plenary & keynote talks and invited lectures. He has 3 Indian patents to his credit.
Prof. Sampath Kumar has organized four National conferences on Biomaterials and Bio ceramics, an Indo-US Workshop on Ceramics for Medical Materials in Nov., 2007, an Indo-UK Seminar on Innovative Medicines, Nov., 2011 as well as the 8th Asian Bio Ceramics Symposium (ABC 2008) for the first time in India during Nov. 4-6, 2008. He is the Regional Editor (Asia-India) of Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and Editorial Board Member of “The Indonesian Journal of Dental Research”, “Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine”, “Trends in Biomaterials & Artificial Organs” (1996 onwards, Associate Editor  2001-2005). His research interests are furnished below:

  • Nanostructured biomaterials
  • Nano crystalline calcium phosphate ceramics, coatings & cements
  • Antimicrobial materials & drug delivery systems
  • Bioresorable & bioactive Nano composites
  • Nanostructured metallic implants
  • Value added bio ceramics from waste such as egg shell, corals etc.

The seminar was enormously apprising for both the students and staff as well. The auditors were also given the opportunity to clarify their queries at the end of the talk which made the seminar interactive and thereby making it a great success.
Team MM wishes the department to witness many more enlightening visits and soar greater heights.