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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Susmita Bose

Susmita Bose

Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor

Dana 103A

Curriculum Vitae

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W. M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab


  • Ph.D. in Physical-Organic Chemistry, Rutgers University, 1998
  • M.S. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1992
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Kalyani-West Bengal, India, 1990

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale surface modification of medical devices, and nanoparticles in protein/drug delivery
  • Resorbable ceramics and composited in bone tissue engineering using 3-D printing technology
  • Microwave and plasma processing of materials
  • In vitro bone cell material interactions
  • Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs) for medical imaging and therapeutics and Ceramic gas sensor

Recognition and Honors

  • 2018 Distinguished Faculty Address, WSU showcase
  • 2018 Fellow, Materials Research Society
  • 2017 Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
  • 2017 Elected to the Washington State Academy of Science
  • 2016 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2016 International Society for Ceramics in Medicine excellence award
  • 2015 Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA), Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW), Women to Watch in Life Science Honoree
  • 2015 WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) advisor excellence award
  • 2014 Richard M. Fulrath award, American Ceramic Society
  • 2013 Fellow, American Ceramic Society
  • 2013 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2012 Outstanding researcher award, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • 2009 American Ceramic Society – Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award
  • 2006 “Kavli Fellow” – National Academy of Sciences
  • 2002 NSF CAREER and the Presidential Early Career award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE) award (2002 / 2004)

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • S. Tarafder, N. M. Davies, A. Bandyopadhyay, and S. Bose, “3D Printed Tricalcium Phosphate Scaffolds: Effect of SrO and MgO Doping on in vivo osteogenesis in rat distal femoral defect model” Biomaterials Science, 1, 1250-1259 (2013)
  • S. Tarafder, V. K. Balla, NM Davies, A. Bandyopadhyay and S. Bose, “Microwave Sintered 3D Printed Tricalcium Phosphate Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering”, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Wiley Online Library, DOI: 10.1002/term.555 ; Vol 7, issue 8, pp. 631-641, (2013)
  • S. Bose, G, Fielding, S. Tarafder and A. Bandyopadhyay, “Understanding of dopant – induced osteogenesis and angiogenesis in calcium phosphate ceramics” Trends in Biotechnology, 2013 October; 31(10): 594–605.,
  • G, Fielding and S. Bose, “SiO2 and ZnO Dopants in 3D Printed TCP Scaffolds Enhances Osteogenesis and Angiogenesis in vivo”, Acta Biomaterialia, November; 9(11): 9137–9148, (2013)
  • S Bose, S. Vahabzadeh, and A. Bandyopadhyay, A, (2013) “3-D printing of bone tissue engineering scaffolds”, Materials Today, 16 (12), 496-504 (2013)
  • S. Bose and S. Tarafder, “Calcium Phosphate Ceramic Systems in Growth Factor and Drug Delivery for Bone Tissue Engineering – A Review”, Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 1401–1421 (2012)
  • S. Bose, M. Roy and A. Bandyopadhyay, “Recent advances in bone tissue engineering scaffolds,” Trends in Biotechnology, Vol 30, no. 10, pp. 546-554 (2012)
  • Book – “Biomaterials Science – Processing, Properties and Applications III” Ceramic Transactions Volume 242, Edited by Susmita Bose, Amit Bandyopadhyay and Roger Narayan, John Wiley (2013).
  • Book – “Characterization of Biomaterials” Edited by Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose, Elsevier (2013).
  • Book – “Biomaterials Science – Processing, Properties and Applications II” Ceramic Transactions Volume 237, Edited by Roger Narayan, Susmita Bose and Amit Bandyopadhyay, John Wiley (2012).
  • Book – “Biomaterials Science – Processing, Properties and Applications” Ceramic Transactions Volume 228, Edited by Roger Narayan, Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose, John Wiley (2011).