Sarit Bhaduri, Ph.D.

Director of Multifunctional Materials Laboratory
Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department;
Department of Surgery
Nitschke Hall 4048
2801 W. Bancroft Street, MS#312
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 530-8223
FAX: (419) 530-8206

Professional Honors
Research Interests


Dr. Bhaduri earned his BS and MS degrees in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, and recieved his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981.  He has held several tenured faculty positions, the last being the  George Bishop, III Endowed Chair and Professor  of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University, Clemson in South Carolina.  Currently, he holds a joint appointment with the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at UT.

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Professional Honors

Fellow and Life member, The American Ceramic Society.

            Chair, Membership and Awards Committee of the Engineering Ceramic Division (ECD) of The American Ceramic Society (92-94).

Member, TMS -AIME.

            Served as a professional reviewer for:

                     Journal of Materials Research
                     Metallurgical and Materials Transactions
                     Scripta Materialia
                     Acta Materialia
                     Applied Physics Letters
                     Journal of The American Ceramic Society
                     Materials Synthesis & Processing
                     Materials Processing and Fabrication
                     Journal of Materials Science
                     Materials Science and Engineering

            Served as a panalist and reviewer of proposals for the NSF in the following directorates:

                     Directorate of Engineering  (CTS, CMS, DMII, EEC, and ECS).
                     Directorate of Mathematical & Physical Science (DMR).
                     Directorate of Human Resources.
                     Served as a panelist (Advanced ceramics, MMC,       Manufacturing, electronic/ photonic devices) for reviewing SBIR/STTR (both Phase I and Phase II) proposals.
                     Reviewer of SBIR/STTR (both Phase I and Phase II) proposals from DOE/BES.
                     Reviewer of proposals from AFOSR/NRC.
                     Reviewer of proposals from ARO.
                     Served as panelist in NASA (Code U).

                     Panelist in NIH ZRG1 study–section.

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Research Interests

i) Processing and evaluation of biomaterials and dental materials (specifically biomimetic coatings, dental implants, scaffold for bone repairing, porcelain, cements, osteoblast interactions)

ii) Processing  of nanocomposites for biomedical applications.

iii) Synthesis and densification of nanoceramics.

iv) Microwave processing of materials.

v) Fabrication and testing of ceramic/polymer nanocomposites.

vi) "Combustion Synthesis" (SHS) of borides, carbides, nitrides, aluminides, silicides, oxides, and composites thereof (including Functionally Gradient Materials).

vii) Processing of ceramic matrix composites.

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1. “Manufacture  of Net Shaped Metal-Ceramic Composite Engineering Components by  Self Propagating Synthesis”, US Patent No. 5,188,678,  JA Sekhar, HP Li and NC Canarslan.

2.  “Composite Electrode for Electrochemical Processing and Method for Using the Same in an Electrolytic Process for Producing Metallic Aluminum”, US Patent 5,217,583, JA Sekhar.

3.  “Process for Producing a Porous Ceramic & Porous Ceramic Composite Structure Utilizing Combustion Synthesis”, US Patent 5,279,737, JA Sekhar.

4. “Composite Article, Alloy and Method”, US Patent 5,820,707, DD Amick, JC Haygarth, and KW Storey.

5. “Microwave Sintering, Bioactive Coating by Electrodeposition and Osseointegration”, International Patent Filed, S Bhaduri, M. Kutty.

6. “Simple Conversion of Calcite (CaCO3) Powders into Macro- and Microporous Calcium Phosphate Scaffolds for Medical Applications”, US Patent filed, AC Tas.

7. "Coating of Bioinert Ceramics with Bioactive Calcium Phosphates to Use them as Load-bearing Bone Substitutes”, US Patent filed, AC Tas.


Has taught the following classes at the University of Cincinnatti, the University of Idaho, and Clemson University:

            Solid State Materials
            Scanning Electron Microscopy
            Deformation in Materials
            Fracture and Fatigue
            Introduction to Metallurgy & Materials Science,
            Elements of Materials Science, Materials Processing
            Materials Selection & Design
            Fundamentals of Advanced Ceramics
            Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy
            Advanced Engineering Ceramics
            Introduction to Biomaterials 

Graduate Students Supported: 

Z.B. Qian, M.S. (Metallurgy, defended 1992) - Thesis supervisor.

R. Radhakrishnan, M.S. (Metallurgy, defended 1994)/Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 1997)- Thesis supervisor.

G.L. Watt, M.S. (Metallurgy, defended 1994) - Committee member.

M. Blau, M.S. (Metallurgy, defended 1995) - Committee member.

N. Mardi, M.S. (Metallurgy, defended 1995) - Committee member.

A.S. Kovvali, M.S. (Chemical Eng., defended 1995) - Committee member.

W. Zhu, Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 1997) - Committee member.

K. Storey, M.S. (Metallurgy) -Thesis supervisor.

Z.B. Qian, Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 1996) - Committee member.

Z. Peng, Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 1998) -Thesis supervisor.

S. Sreevatsa, M.S. (Metallurgy, defended 1998) -Thesis supervisor.

E. Vidal, Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 1998) - Committee member.

A. Ba-Bakr, Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 1998) - Committee member.

B. Wu, Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 1996) - Committee member.

E. Zhou, Ph.D. (Metallurgy, defended 2000) -Thesis supervisor.

M. Cirakoglu, Ph.D. (Materials Eng., defended 2001) -Thesis supervisor.

R. Kesapragada, M.S. (Materials Eng. defended 2002) - Thesis supervisor.

W. Windes, Ph.D. (Materials Eng., Defended 2003) -Thesis supervisor.

M.G. Kutty, Ph.D. (Materials Eng., Defended 2004) -Thesis supervisor.

J. Jokisaari, M.S. (Materials Sc. & Eng., Defended 2004) - Thesis supervisor.

K. Evans, M.S. (Materials Sc. & Eng., Defended 2004) - Thesis supervisor.

S. Jalota M.S. (Materials Sc. & Eng., Defended 2004) - Thesis supervisor.

Ph. D. (Materials Sc. &Eng.) -Thesis supervisor.

B. Kokuoz, M.S. Defended 2005, (Materials Sc. & Eng.) - Thesis supervisor.

Z. Guven, Ph. D. (Materials Sc. & Eng.) - Thesis supervisor.

T. Desai, M.S. (Materials Sc. &Eng.) -Thesis supervisor.

W. Wang (M.S., Materials Sc. & Eng., Defended 2004) -Committee member.

V.A.K. Magdala (M.S., Materials Sc. & Eng., Defended 2004) - Committee member.

P. Badheka  (M.S., Materials Sc. & Eng., Defended 2004) -Committee member.

G. Keskar (M.S., Materials Sc. & Eng., Defended 2004) - Committee member.