Vinoy Thomas

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Alabama
Journal Associated: Global Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterial Science Biography:

Research Interest: Polymeric Biomaterials and Green Materials: -Synthesis and Characterization, Surface Modification, and Patterning (soft and dip-pen lithography) and Polymers processing, Synthesis of Polyurethanes/Polyesters and Bio-based resins. Nanomaterials and Energy Materials: Polymer-HA or Polymer-CNT Nanocomposites, Synthesis of Nanofibers and Nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery, Chemical modification of Nanodiamond particles and Metallization of CNTs, Polymeric and silica Nanorods as reinforcing fillers for dental restoration materials for flowable composites), Polymer/graphene composite materials and Polymer/polyoxometalate composites for energy applications. Tissue Engineering/ Drug Delivery: Polymeric 3D-Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Bone, Vascular, Neural and Dental, Salivary glands and multifunctional nanoparticles for lung cancer drug and growth factor delivery, Nasal/mucosal delivery of therapeutics), Electrospining and Force-spinning techniques for polymer and ceramic composite nanofabrication. Additive bio-manufacturing and We-laid Process for biomaterials/scaffolds of complex tissues and interfaces. Characterization of Materials: Microscopic and Spectroscopic characterization (SEM, AFM, FT-IR, XPS), mechanical properties characterization (Tensile, compression, dynamic mechanical (DMA) and nanoindentation), thermal properties (TGA, DSC, TMA) and Rheological characterization of polymeric biomaterials, nanomaterials and hybrid polymer/inorganic composites and in vitro Cell Studies for biocompatibility and toxicity. In Vitro Evaluation of nano-structured materials/ nanodiamond wear-debris from orthopedic joint implants: Nanoscaled wear-debris isolation from Hip and knee Simulator (AMTI) and its inflammatory effect evaluation.


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