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Graduate Student Researcher
- Project Assistant - III, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (2007-2009)
- Master of Technology, Biomedical Engineering, IITB, Mumbai, India (2005-2007)
- Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhalpur, India (1999-2002)
- Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Board of Technical Education, Mumbai, India (1997-1999)
Role of biological macromolecules in the formation of mineralized tissues: Our goal is to design advanced organo-mineral composite materials to be used in repairing hard tissue such as enamel, dentin and bone.
Scaffold synthesis: Fabrication of scaffolds via electrospinning technique for bone tissue engineering application
Interaction of cells to biomaterials: Investigation of osteoblast cells attachment to biomimetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering application
SEM Image of cells growing on biomimetic nanofiber scaffold
M. Ngiam, S. Liao, A.J. Patil, Z. Cheng, F. Yang, M.J. Gubler, S. Ramakrishna, C. Chan, "Fabrication of mineralized polymeric nanofibrous composites for bone graft materials," Tissue Engineering: Part A, March 2009, 15(3), 535-546.
M. Ngiam, S. Liao, A.J. Patil, Z. Cheng, F. Yang, C. Chan, S. Ramakrishna, "The fabrication of nano-hydroxyapatite on PLGA and PLGA/collagen nanofibrous composite scaffolds and their effects in osteoblastic behavior for bone tissue engineering," Bone, July 2009, 45(1), 4-16.
S. Nagarkar, A. Patil, A. Lele, S. Bhat, J. Bellare, R. Mashelkar, "Some mechanistic insights into the gelation of regenerated silk fibroin sol," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2009, 48(17), 8014-8023.