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About the Project

Biomaterials are nonviable material used in a medical application, intended to interact with biological systems. These biomaterials should be biocompatible, bioactive and must possess superior mechanical and chemical property. The broad classification of biomaterials includes polymers, ceramics, metals, composite, and naturally derived materials.
Orthopedic implants:
Among these materials, metallic biomaterials such as titanium, stainless steel, cobalt chromium, nickel titanium and titanium alloys are non-bio-degradable and used mainly for long term orthopedic application. In recent times, Mg and its alloys, have been profoundly studied due to its unique properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, mechanical strength, and machinability. But Mg alloys can only be used as short-term implants because of the high degradation.
Hence, we focus on the surface modification of magnesium alloys, to control the degradation rate as well to improve the bioactivity of the implant.

Wound dressing applications:
Wound healing is a natural process in our body that immediately starts when a scratch or damage appears. Bacterial or microbial infections constitute a significant issue if the injury is open during the healing process. So, it is necessary to protect the injury site with a scaffold that can provide reasonable protection against infection and enhanced healing properties. Here we are trying to develop a practicable wound dressing materials using biopolymers, polymer composites and natural drug incorporated scaffolds.

Department and Campus

Department of sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Coimbatore

Skillsets Preferred from Applicants

Basic knowledge in specific area of research (Biomaterials)


Dr. Karthega M.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
School of Engineering, Coimbatore

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