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Ceramics, Functional & Biomedical Materials

Ceramics, functional materials, and biomedical engineering are all interdisciplinary fields of study that involve the application of various engineering principles to the design and development of materials and devices used in various industries and applications.

Ceramics are inorganic, non-metallic materials made from compounds of a metal and a non-metal. Ceramic materials have a wide range of properties and are used in various applications such as structural, electrical, and biomedical.

Functional materials are materials engineered for specific functions such as energy storage, electronic devices and others. They can include semiconductors, superconductors, and other advanced materials.

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles to the medical field. Biomedical engineers use their knowledge of materials science, mechanics, and electronics to design and develop medical devices, prosthetics, and diagnostic tools. Biomedical engineers often work in collaboration with doctors and other medical professionals to improve patient care and treatment.

Courses in ceramics, functional materials, and biomedical engineering can be found in the fields of materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering. These programs often include materials science, chemistry, biology, and physics classes, as well as laboratory work to provide hands-on experience with the design and development of materials and devices.

Research Highlights

  • Nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials and magnetic nanocomposites.
  • Morphology transitions in nanostructures of transition/rare earth metal compounds and their applications.
  • Ink jet printing of pure and doped luminescent metal oxide films.
  • Nano apatite based multi mode drug delivery and imaging systems.
  • Electrospun and electrosprayed bioceramics and biocomposites.
  • Biomimetics and Bioadhesion.
  • Synthesis of photocatalytic porous silicon-containing oxynitride nanocomposites.
  • Smart materials, nano thermoelectric materials and magneto-electric nanocomposites.
  • Materials and technologies for solid oxide and proton exchange membrane fuel cells.
  • Processing of fibre reinforced plastics.
  • New family of Fe-containing magnetic shape memory alloys.