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Oklahoma State University

Ranji K. Vaidyanathan

Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering-Tulsa

vaidyan@okstate.edu

 

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
P.E., National Society of Professional Engineers, 2005
Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1996
Ph.D., N. Carolina A&T University, 1994
Ph.D., N. Carolina State University, 1992
MSME, N. Carolina A&T University, 1988
B.Tech, Banaras Hindu University, 1980

 

 

ONGOING RESEARCH SUPPORT
ONAP 09-20 Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) Oklahoma Nanotechnology Applications Program (ONAP) 10/09 – 3/13

Title: Nano-modified composite tanks for natural gas and fuels (ONAP 09-20)

Description: Focus is on developing a manufacturing process for all-composite tanks for storage and transportation of compressed natural gas. Development of process to add nanoparticles with tailored chemistry to different polymers would add value to this project.
Role: PI

OSU Internal project funded by the provost to enhance interdisciplinary research 9/11 – 9/12

Title: Interdisciplinary biomedical Research Initiative – a joint program between OSU-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OSU-Stillwater, and OSU-Tulsa

Description: Focus is on enhancing the collaborative research activities between faculty and students at the three different colleges of Oklahoma State University in the biomedical sciences and bioengineering areas and assists them to prepare future competitive multi-investigator and center-level proposals.
Role: Co-PI

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Vaidyanathan RK
, J. Walish, J. L. Lombardi, P. Calvert, S. Kasichainula, K. Cooper, “Extrusion Freeform Fabrication of functional ceramic prototypes,” Journal of Metals, 52 (12): 34-37, 2000.

Vaidyanathan RK, guest editor review paper, “Functional Metal, Ceramic, and Composite Prototypes by Solid Freeform Fabrication,” Journal of Metals, 52 (12): 30, 2000.

Calvert PD, Cesarano J, Chandra H, Denham H, Kasichainula S, Vaidyanathan RK, “Toughness in synthetic and biological multilayered systems,” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 360, 199-209, 2002.

John A. Szivek, Margolis DS, Garrison BK, Nelson E, Vaidyanathan RK, DeYoung DW, “TGF-ß1 Accelerates Bone Growth Into Porous TCP coated Scaffolds,” Journal Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied Biomaterials, 73B-1, 43-53, 2004.

Szivek JA, Margolis DS, Garrison BK, Nelson E, Vaidyanathan RK, DeYoung DW, “TGF-beta 1-enhanced TCP-coated sensate scaffolds can detect bone bonding,” J Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied Biomaterials, 73B (1): 43-53, 2005.

Szivek JA, Bliss CL, Geffre C, Margolis DS, DeYoung DW, Ruth JT, Schnepp AB, Tellis B, Vaidyanathan RK, “Porous polybutylene terephthalate implants allow for bone ingrowth and provide awell-anchored scaffold that can be used to deliver tissue-engineered cartilage,” J Investigative Medicine, 54 (1): S116-S116 213 Suppl. S, 2006.

Szivek JA, Bliss CL, Geffre CP, Margolis DS, DeYoung DW, Ruth JT, Schnepp AB, Tellis BC, Vaidyanathan RK, “An Instrumented Scaffold can Monitor Loading in the Knee Joint,” J Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 79B (2): 218-228, 2006.

Tellis BC, Szivek JA, Bliss CL, Margolis DS, Vaidyanathan RK, Calvert P, “Trabecular Scaffolds Created Using Micro CT Guided Fused Deposition Modeling,” Materials Science & Engineering C (Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems), 28(1): 171-8, 2008.

Vaidyanathan RK, J. Walish and P. Calvert, “Compositions and methods for biomedical applications,” US Patent Application No. 10/038,398, January 2, 2002.

Vaidyanathan RK, Green C, Bourque P, Calvert PD, Szivek JA, Maxian SH, “Strong porous polymer-ceramic composites by rapid prototyping for resorbable orthopedic scaffold applications,” Society for Biomaterials, Tampa FL, March 2002 (peer-reviewed extended abstract).

Szivek JA, Fernandez MM, Grana WA, Margolis DS, Blumenkron F, Calvert PD, Vaidyanathan RK, Hoying JB, “Tissue Engineering Studies of Cartilage and Bone for Joint Resurfacing,” Soc. for Biomaterials, Reno NV, April 2003 (peer-reviewed extended abstract).

Shofner ML, Rodriguez-Macias FJ, Vaidyanathan RK, Barrera EV, “Single Wall Nanotube and Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Processed by Extrusion Freeform Fabrication”. Composites, Part A. 34 (2003) 1207-1217.

Szivek JA, Margolis DS, Garrison BK, Nelson E, Vaidyanathan RK, DeYoung DW, “TGF-ß1 Accelerates Bone Growth Into Porous TCP-coated Scaffolds,” Transactions of Society for Biomaterials, Sydney Australia May 2004 (peer-reviewed extended abstract).

Dannemann KA, Lankford J Jr.; Nicholls, AE; Vaidyanathan RK, Green C, “Dynamic compression of aluminum foam processed by a freeform fabrication technique,” AIP-Conference-Proceedings. (706) pt. 1: 549-52. 2004

Szivek JA, Bliss CL, Ruth JT, Schnepp AB, DeYoung DW, Vaidyanathan RK. “An Instrumented Scaffold to Monitor Loading in the Knee Joint,” Transactions of Orthopaedic Research Society, Washington DC, February 2005 (peer-reviewed extended abstract).

Szivek JA, Garrison BK, Nelson E, Margolis DS, DeYoung DW, Vaidyanathan RK. “TGF-ß1 Accelerates Bone Growth Into Porous TCP-coated Scaffolds,” Transactions of Orthopaedic Research Society, Washington DC, February 2005 (peer-reviewed extended abstract).