Ph.D in Three Dimensional Scaffolds for Dental and Bone ImplantsAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
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A variety of novel nanocomposite scaffolds ideal for dental as well as bone applications has been developed in our laboratory using lyophilization, melt compounding and leaching techniques. Scaffolds based on chitin, chitosan, gelatin, collagen, PLA, PLGA, PCL, etc. with bioactive nanophase materials incorporated in the matrix are being investigated for their structural, mechanical and cell conducive behaviour. This project is also primarily funded by the Department of Science and Technology.
The program also offers clinical exposure in one of the many operation theatres of the hospital to help students develop an understanding of the medical applications of nanotechnology. In short, this is a pioneering program that aims to develop an all-round scientist and technologist with interdisciplinary specialization in three areas -- nanotechnology, biotechnology and medical sciences. The first batch of students began in August 2007.