Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nanomedicine (IBTN)



Welcome

Introduction: We understand the need of multi-disciplinary research team to generate innovative solution to the critical clinical issues related to biocompatibility and durability of implants and formulating better clinical treatment/management.

This institute main focus on the research and teaching related to development and characterization of the biomaterials for the clinical applications. The team consists of clinicians, material scientists and mechanical engineers from College Of Dentistry-Restorative Dentistry and College of Engineering-Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University (MEEM-MTU), and Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC).

Mission statement: Our mission is to contribute to the advance of scientific knowledge in biomaterials (development, surface modifications and characterization) for the versatile clinical application for generating and maintaining implants with required durability and multifunctional performance.

Vision statement: IBTN aims to be a leading research institute in the area of biomaterial and bioengineering for multifunctional, durable and safer implants in the health care sector, particularly in dentistry and orthopedics.

We focus our research in the following areas:

  1. Biomaterials
  2. Nano-surfaces
  3. Nano-medicine
  4. Bio-Corrosion
  5. Tribocorrosion
  6. Clinical application in Dentistry
  7. Clinical application in Orthopedics

Members






Executive Members

Research Interest

Dr.Cortino Sukotjo, DDS,PhD


President


UIC College of Dentistry
UIC
801 S Paulina St #129
Chicago, IL 60612
contact:(312) 355-0360 (Office)
E-Mail: Cortino Sukotjo



Dental implants, Bio-materials, Cell study

Prof. Christos G Takoudis, PhD


Vice-President


Advanced Materials Research Lab
Department of Bioengineering and Chemical engineering
contact:(312) 355-0859 (Office)
E-Mail: Christos Takoudis



Materials, Chemistry, Surface characterization

Dr. Mathew Mathew, PhD


Director-Tribocorrosion


Department of Biomedical Science
UIC School of Medicine ,Rockford IL
contact:815-395-5883
E-Mail: Mathew T Mathew



Orthopedics implants, Corrosion, Tribocorrosion

Dr. Tolou Shokuhfar, PhD



Director-Nanomedicine


In-situ Nanomedicine Laboratory
Michigan Technological University
contact:(906) 370-7657 (Office)
E-Mail: Tolou Shokuhfar



Biomaterials, Nanotubes, Nanomedicine
Associate Members:

Dr.Louis Mercuri (DDS, PhD)



Professor(Adjunct)


Rush University Medical Center

E-Mail: Dr.Louis Mercuri



Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Replacement, Tissue Reactions to Biomaterials

Dr.Reza Shahbazian-Yassar (PhD)



Associate Professor


Michigan Technological University

E-Mail: Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

Dr.Valentim Barao (DDS,PhD)



Assistant Professor

Department of Prosthodontics and
Periodontology,Univ of Campinas, Brazil

E-Mail: Valentim Barao



Dental implants, corrosion, biofilm





Students




PhD Students / Residents

Dmitry Royhman

droyhman@gmail.com
Sweetu B Patel

spate77@uic.edu
Maria Joao Runa

mjcruna@gmail.com
Sofia A Alves

sofiafonso@msn.com
Arman Butt

butt2@uic.edu
Sathees Kannan Selvaraj
sselva2@uic.edu
Arghya Kamal Bishal
abisha2@uic.edu
Isabella da Silva Vieira Marques

isabellamarques@gmail.com
Alec Zurek
aleczurek@gmail.com
Maria F. Alfaro
mfalfaroc@gmail.com
Charles Laser Palin
cpalin@uic.edu
Craig Sikora
craiglsikora@gmail.com
Amy Au
amysau@gmail.com
Natalie Baker
nhwolfson@gmail.com
Eric Lee
ericl85@gmail.com

Master Students

Su Huang

shuang94@uic.edu
Shelley Kerwell

skerwell@gmail.com
Bavani H Patel
bpate20@uic.edu
Bela Deepak Joshi
bjoshi3@uic.edu
Salman Farooqui
salmanfaroky@gmail.com
Himani Gauda
hnadgauda@gmail.com

Undergraduate Students

Hakimiyan, Rizina A
rhakim3@uic.edu
Roopali Mittal
rooeey@gmail.com

Alumini

  1. Azhang Hamlekhan
  2. John Grotberg
  3. Pete Rossman
  4. Newton Lucchiari Jr
  5. Gustavo Da Col dos Santos Pinto
  6. Valentim Barao
  7. Savithri Abey
  1. Sahand Zomorrodian
  2. Eik-Lang Lau

Projects:


  • Fretting Corrosion(Modular Junction).
  • Fretting Corrosion Behavior at Modular Junctions as a Function of Displacement.
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Implant Retrieval Study
  • Influence of Nicotine on the Tribocorrosion Behavior of Ti6Al4V Alloy in Artificial Saliva
  • Tribolayer Formation
  • Fatigue property of anodized Ti-6Al-4V in biological environment
  • Annealed titania nanotubes: Wettability and corrosion behavior of modified Ti-6Al-4V
  • “In vitro Comparison of Head-Neck Taper Junction vs. Bone-Stem Interface Fretting Corrosion in a Total Hip Arthroplasty Model
  • Tribocorrosion of Thermally Treated Ti-V Samples
  • The Effect of Tribological Fretting on Ti6Al4V Alloy with Varying pH and Frequency

Publications:


  • Royhman D, Yuan JC, Shokuhfar T, Takoudis C, Sukotjo C, Mathew MT. An electrochemical investigation of TMJ implant metal alloys in an artificial joint fluid environment: The influence of pH variation, JCMS-D-13-00375R2, Accepted in Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (Jan 2014) [View ]

  • Butt A, Patel S, Hamlekhan A, Mathew MT, Royhman D, Sukotjo C, Shokuhfar T, Takoudis C. A Novel Investigation of the Formation of TiO2 Nanotubes on Thermally Formed Oxide of Ti-6Al-4V, Accepted in Journal of Oral Implantology (Dec 2013)[ View]

  • Rossman P, Dube A, Shokufar T, Takoudis C, Sukotjo C, Mathew MT, Tribocorrosion Apparatus for Biomedical Applications: Development and Initial Outcomes, Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science, 2014, 4, 000-000

  • Royhman D, Dominguez‐Benetton X, Yuan J, Shokuhfar T, Takoudis C, Mathew MT, Sukotjo C. The Role of Nicotine in the Corrosive Behavior of a Ti‐6Al‐4V Dental Implant, Clinical implant dentistry and related research. [View ]

  • Patel S, Butt A, Tao Q, Rossero AJ,Royhman D, Mathew MT, Shokuhfar T, Sukotjo C, Takoudis CG. Enhancing Surface Characteristics of Ti-6Al-4V for Bio-implants Using Integrated Anodization and Thermal Oxidation, accepted Journal of Materials Chemistry B. (April 2014)

  • Hamlekhan A, Butt A, Patel S, Takoudis CG, Cortino S, Gregory J, Mathew MT, William H, Virdi A, Shokuhfar T. Fabrication of Anti-Aging TiO2 Nanotubes on Biomedical Ti Alloys; Accepted in PloS One (Feb 2014) [View ]

  • Faverani LP, Assunção WG, de Carvalho PS, Yuan JC, Sukotjo C, Mathew MT, Barao VA. of Dextrose and Lipopolysaccharide on the Corrosion Behavior of a Ti-6Al-4V Alloy with a Smooth Surface or Treated with Double-Acid-Etching Effects, PLoS One. (March 2014) [View]

  • Mathew MT, Kerwell S, Lundberg HJ, Sukotjo C, Mercuri LJ. Tribocorrosion and Oral and maxillofacial Surgical Devices, BJOMS-D-14-00003, Accepted in The British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Jan 2014) [View ]

  • Royhman D, Yuan JC, Shokuhfar T, Takoudis C, Sukotjo C, Mathew MT. An electrochemical investigation of TMJ implant metal alloys in an artificial joint fluid environment: The influence of pH variation, JCMS-D-13-00375R2, Accepted in Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (Jan 2014) [View ]

  • Butt A, Patel S, Hamlekhan A, Mathew MT, Royhman D, Sukotjo C, Shokuhfar T, Takoudis C. A Novel Investigation of the Formation of TiO2 Nanotubes on Thermally Formed Oxide of Ti-6Al-4V, Accepted in Journal of Oral Implantology (Dec 2013) [View ]

IBTN Contact: ibtn.us@gmail.com


News/Updates:


  • Regular Meetings are taking place @ Dental school(COD) and AMRL-Lab alternatively
    • At COD(West campus): 11.30am-12.30pm
    • At AMRL (East campus): 11am-12pm.
    click here for Schedule:

Awards:


Tolou Shokuhfar receive Diversity Awards , read more
American Prosthodontic Society (APS) Annual meeting 2015
-1. Natalie Baker:Second place in Oral Presentation
-2. Maria Alfaro: First place for Table Clinic
-3. Isabella Marques:Second place for table clinic
Research Day 2015, College of Dentistry-UIC
-1. Isabella Marques: First place -postgraduate Clinical fellows (Basic Science)
-2. Maria Alfaro: 1st place Research Associate
IADR 2015 PROS.Frechette Award
-1.Isabella Marques(short listed)

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Contact Us:


1. UIC College of Dentistry:

801 S Paulina St #129
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-355-0360
Email: csukotjo@uic.edu

2. Advanced Materials Research Lab

Department of Bioengineering and Chemical engineering
1215 Science and Engineering Laboratories
900 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-355-1322
Email: takoudis@uic.edu

3. Regenerative Medicine & Disability Research (RMDR) Lab

Department of Biomedical Science
UIC School of Medicine
Rockford IL
Phone: 815-395-5883
Email: mtmathew@uic.edu

4. In-situ Nanomedicine Laboratory

R. L. Smith ME-EM Building, 8th Floor
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-370-7657
Email: tshokuhf@mtu.edu