Bikramjit Basu, Ph.D.


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Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, India

Office: Laboratory for Biomaterials
Tel.: +91-512-259 7771
Fax: +91-512-259-7505

International Conference on Design of Biomaterials (BIND12), Dec 9-11th 2012 at MRC Auditorium;

Young Scientist Training WorkShop on Fundamentals and Advances in Biomaterials Science (BIOMAT 12), Dec 7-9th 2012 at MRC Auditorium

Dr. Bikramjit Basu is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. Bikramjit Basu obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, both in Metallurgical Engineering from NIT, Durgapur and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He earned his PhD in Ceramics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2001. Besides a brief stint of post-doctoral research at University of California, Santa Barbara, he also held visiting positions at University of Warwick, SNU, Korea and UPC, Barcelona.

In India, Dr. Basu established strong research programs in ceramics and biomaterials with Government funding of more than 7,00,000 USD (Research Contributions). In particular, his research spans interdisciplinary areas of Biomaterials science, Biophysics, Ceramics and Tribological science. His past and present research studies have direct applications in key areas, like reconstructive surgery involved in orthopedics, external field induced ex-vivo tissue formation, high temperature nuclear reactor, etc. His overall research contributions exemplify innovativeness and originality in applications of fundamental principles of Engineering as well as biological sciences to solve critical issues in biomaterials and ceramics science. In the structural ceramics area, he demonstrated the unique capability of Spark Plasma Sintering in developing nanoceramic materials in ZrO2 and WC systems. In Tribology area, he has made significant contribution in establishing correlation between wear micromechanisms and material properties for a large number of ceramics/composites, including (W,Ti)C-Co, Ti3SiC2, and TiCN-Ni-XC(X=Nb/W/Ta/Hf). Using a self-designed high speed cryo-tribometer, Dr. Basu and his students performed a number of experiments to understand friction and wear mechanisms of ceramics and high purity metals. Recently, he has proposed new theoretical models for tribomechanical and tribochemical wear of ceramics. In biomaterials area, his primary focus is in optimizing the physical and biological properties in HA-based biocomposites and glass-ceramics for hard tissue replacement. In a recent research program, he developed analytical models and designed a critical set of experiments to understand influence of external fields (Electrical/Magnetic) on cell-material interactions as well as ex-vivo tissue formation.

Dr. Basu has authored/co-authored more than 140 research papers in high impact journals like Acta Materialia, J. Applied Physics, J. Materials Research, J. American Ceramic Society, Metallurgical Transactions, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research etc. His publications have an H-index of 22. He has received noteworthy awards from the Indian Ceramic Society (2003), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2004), Indian Institute of Metals (2004) and Indian National Science Academy (2005). He is the first Indian from India to receive the prestigious ‘Coble Award for Young Scholars’ from American Ceramic Society in 2008. He has delivered more than 50 invited lectures both nationally and internationally, including in USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Nepal, France, Belgium, Spain, and Korea. He is currently an Editorial board member of Materials Science and Engineering C, Journal of Korean Ceramic Society, International Journal of Biomaterials and Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation. He is principal editor of book “Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing and Applications” (John Wiley & Sons Inc., USA).

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