JDB lab Major Areas of Research :

  • Dental / Craniofacial and Orthopaedic Alloys Corrosion / Degradation studies

  • Surface Modification / Coatings,

  • Bone Cell Mechanics,

  • Chitosan-Based Materials for Implant Coatings,

  • Bone Tissue Engineering / Regenerative Medicine Engineering,

  • Drug Delivery.


 Current active research is focused on


  • Design and development of chitosan-based materials and composites for; dental and orthopedic implant coatings, composites for bone grafts, injectable micro- and nanoparticles for tissue scaffolds/templates and drug delivery, and wet-spinning, electrospinning, and electrospraying of fibers/membranes/coatings.

  • Research encompasses bulk and surface materials properties, in vitro, and in vivo biocompatibility testing using a wide range of cells including macrophage, fibroblast, osteoblast, and endothelial cell cultures and rodent soft and hard tissue models.