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Dr. Gopinath Mani

Education:

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, 2007

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

B.Tech Textile Technology, Alagappa College of Technology (AC Tech), Anna University, Guindy, Chennai, India, 2000

Professional Experience:

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

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

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

Research Interests:
  • Biomaterials/Drug Delivery Systems
  • Drug-eluting Stents
  • Surface Modification/Characterization of Biomaterials
  • Self-Assembled Monolayers/Organic Coatings
  • Polymeric Biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular Medical Implants and Devices
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biocompatibility (Biomaterial-Cell Interactions)
Honors, Awards and Fellowships:
  • President's Award for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship, The University of South Dakota, 2013
  • Program Committee, Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2014
  • Vice Chair, Surface Characterization and Modification Special Interest Group, for Biomaterials, 2013-2015
  • Program Chair, Surface Characterization and Modification (SC&M) Special Interest Group (SIG), Society for Biomaterials (SFB), 2011-2013
  • Education & Professional Development Committee Member, Society for Biomaterials (SFB), 2011-2012
  • Faculty Advisor, The University of South Dakota (USD) Society for Biomaterials (SFB), Student Chapter, 2011-present
  • American Heart Association (AHA): National Scientist Development Grant Award, 2010-2013
  • First Recipient of Inventors Award presented by South Texas Technology Management (STTM), 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 Fellowship, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003-2007
  • Winner, Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition Award, 2002
  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2001-2003

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Dr. Gopinath Mani

Gopinath Mani_Photograph 3qtr body 2 Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of South Dakota
4800 N. Career Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD  57107
Gopinath.Mani@usd.edu
605-367-7773