My research objective is to apply my knowledge and experience in biomechanics, material science and advance manufacturing techniques towards providing solutions for applications in the health care sector for rehabilitation, injury prevention and treatment. I began my research career by studying advanced manufacturing technology of multi-functional materials capable of sensing and responding to different stimuli. More recently, my research has focused on the role of disruptive innovations, such as 3D printing of polymer-based composites in designing and developing new generations of biomaterials.
■ Additive manufacturing of bio-composites based on high-strength polymers for orthopedic and dental implants
■ Biomechanical evaluation of fracture fixation methods
■ D. Melancon et al., Mechanical characterization of structurally porous biomaterials built via additive manufacturing: experiments, predictive models, and design maps for load-bearing bone replacement implants. Acta Biomaterials, 63:350-368 (2017).
■ Z. S. Bagheri et al., Compensation strategy to reduce geometry and mechanics mismatches in porous biomaterials built with selective laser melting. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 70: 17-27, (2017).
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