Prof. Murugan Ramalingam
Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India. He has also an Adjunct Professor at Tohoku University, Japan, Professeur des Universite at the Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Strasbourg, France and ASEM-DUO Professor Fellowship at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He has worked at the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, as an Assistant Professor and at the Université de Strasbourg, France, as an Associate Professor. He has also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. National Academies Associateship program. He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, University of Madras. He has also undergone training in Ethical and Policy issues on Stem Cells from Harvard University (USA), Operations Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago (USA), Business Management from the King’s College London (UK), and Strategic Leadership from the Deakin University (Australia). His current research interests are focused on the development of multiphase biomedical materials; through conventional to nanotechnology to biomimetic approaches, microfabrication and bioprinting, cell patterning, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is the author of 300+ publications, 15 textbooks and 70 book chapters, relevant to nanotechnology, biomaterials, biofabrications, stem cells, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. His current h-index is 40 with 11000+ citations. He has delivered several keynote/invited talks and has chaired/organized several international conferences related to Biomaterials, Bioprinting, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. He also serves as a board member of several international scientific and research committees in various public and private bodies and grant reviewer of various international funding agencies. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple biomaterials, biofabrication, and tissue engineering-related journals, including the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and The Journal of Bionanoscience, Regional Editor of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Associate Editor of Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Frontiers in Medical Technology & Stem Cell Research and Therapy, and Bioprinting, Elsevier. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including CSIR Fellowship (India), Singapore Millennium Fellowship (SMF) (Singapore), NRC National Academies Fellowship (USA), Nationale Professeur des Universités (France), ASEM-DUO Professor Fellowship (South Korea), Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (UK), Fellow of Institute of Nanotechnology (UK), and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He has also been featured in the World ranking of Top two percent (2%) Scientists.