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Dr. Gopinath Mani

Education:

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007

M.S. Textile Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2003

B.Tech Textile Technology, AC Tech, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai, India, 2000

Professional Experience:

2010-present:
Assistant Professor
, Biomedical Engineering, The University of South Dakota

2008-2010:
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio

2007-2008:
Postdoctoral Fellow
, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio

2003-2007:
Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio

2001-2003:
Research Assistant
, Textile Sciences, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Research Interests:
  • Biomaterials (Metallic, Polymeric and Ceramic Biomaterials)
  • Surface Modification and Characterization of Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Cardiovascular Biomaterials, Implants and Medical Devices
  • Drug-eluting Stents, Vascular Grafts, Balloon Catheters and Hearth Valves
  • Implant Coatings
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Biocompatibility (Biomaterial-Cell/Tissue Interactions)
  • Blood compatibility
  • Biomaterial-Protein Interactions
Honors, Awards and Fellowships:
  • Panelist, Technology Transfer Panel Discussion, University of South Dakota, 2014
  • Membership Committee, Society for Biomaterials, 2014 – present
  • President's Award for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of South Dakota, 2013
  • Program Committee, Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2014
  • Vice Chair, Surface Characterization and Modification Special Interest Group, Society for Biomaterials, 2013 – 2015
  • Education & Professional Development Committee, Society for Biomaterials, 2011 – 2014
  • Program Chair, Surface Characterization and Modification Special Interest Group, Society for Biomaterials, 2011 – 2013
  • Faculty Advisor, University of South Dakota – Society for Biomaterials Student Chapter, 2011 – present
  • American Heart Association – National Scientist Development Grant Award, 2010 – 2013
  • First Recipient of Inventors Award presented by South Texas Technology Management, 2008
  • First Recipient of a Doctoral Degree from the Biomedical Engineering Program (UTSA/UTHSCSA), 2007
  • Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) Honorable Mention, Society for Biomaterials, 2007
  • Winner, Graduate Student Research Paper Competition, The UTSA College of Engineering Second Annual Graduate Research Day, 2006
  • Successful Completion of Journal Biomaterials' Young Scientist Refereeing Programme, 2005 – 2006
  • Graduate Assistantship, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003 – 2007
  • Winner, Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition Award, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, 2002
  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2001 – 2003

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Dr. Gopinath Mani

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Biomedical Engineering
University of South Dakota
4800 N. Career Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD  57107
Gopinath.Mani@usd.edu
605-367-7773