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Thamma, U., Kowal, T.J., Falk, M. & Jain, H. Influence of nanoporosity on the nature of hydroxyapatite formed on bioactive calcium silicate model glass. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 107B, 886–899 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.34184.
Kowal, T.J., Hahn, N.C., Eider, S., Marzillier, J.Y., Fodera, D.M., Thamma, U., Jain, H. & Falk, M.M. New bioactive glass scaffolds with exceptional qualities for bone tissue regeneration: response of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Biomedical Materials 13(2), 025005 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-605X/aa9385.
Kowal, T.J., Golovchak, R., Chokshi, T., Harms, J., Thamma, U., Jain, H. & Falk, M.M. Role of phase separation on the biological performance of 45S5 Bioglass®. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 28(10), 161 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10856-017-5976-6.
Falk MM, Kowal TJ, Almeida RM, Saad M, Marei MK, Thamma U, Jain H, “Chapter 5 – Sol–Gel Glass and Nano–Macro Porous Bioscaffolds,” from the book Bioactive Glasses: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications, December 2016 (Print ISBN:978-1-78262-976-4).
Influence of Nanoporosity on Biological Response of Sol-gel-derived 70S30C Bioactive Glass Monoliths, Lehigh University, PhD Thesis, 2017
Studied the influence of hydroxyapatite morphologies formed after PBS incubation on 70S30C sol-gel-derived nanoporous bioactive glass monoliths with different nanopore size on initial attachment of osteoblast cells
Investigated the effects of hydroxyapatite morphological variation in quantity and conformation of adsorbed proteins crucial for initial cellular interaction
Fabricated 70S30C sol-gel-derived nanoporous bioactive glass monoliths with different nanopore sizes but with similar specific surface area
Investigated the influence of nanotopography on the formation mechanisms and morphologies of hydroxyapatite on 70S30C sol-gel-derived nanoporous bioactive glass monoliths
Tailored Nano-macro Porosity of Bioactive Glass-Ceramics, Lehigh University, MS Thesis, 2012
Fabricated 70S30C sol-gel-derived bioactive glass scaffold with nano-macro porosity
Investigated the influences of nanoporosity to the byproducts and the rate of dissolution of bioactive glass-ceramic
Determined and verified glass transition temperature of plastic products using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), composition using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), viscoelastic behavior using Operated Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Processing and Properties of Polymeric, Metallic, and Ceramic Materials, Material Structure at Nanoscale, Thermodynamics of Macro/Nanoscale Materials, Mechanical Behavior of Macro/Nanoscale Materials, Electronic Properties of Materials, Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis, Inorganic and Organic Biomaterials