Prabaha Sikder, PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Mechanical Engineering
 Office: FH 232
 Phone: 216-687-2567
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 232, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal, Biomaterials, Composites, 3-D Printing, Bioprinting
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo, 2019
M.S., Production Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, 2015
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, 2013
Brief Bio:
Prabaha Sikder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a faculty at the Center for Human-Machine Systems. His research focusses on the development of state-of-the-art technologies, especially biomaterials for tissue regeneration. He develops medical implants and scaffolds which aims to treat orthopedic and musculoskeletal defects. Some of the solutions developed by him include antibacterial coatings, biodegradable bone-grafting materials, and 3-D printed bioactive polymer-ceramic scaffolds.

Prior to joining CSU, Prabaha was working in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He was working in a NIH funded project which aimed to develop 3-d printed electroactive materials for efficient tissue regeneration in volumetric muscle loss defect. As a grad student, he was the very first cohort at the University of Toledo (UT) to win `Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) research grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2018 he was also the first one from the college of engineering to receive the highest ranked recognition in UT- `Outstanding Scholarly Achievements for outstanding contributions in the college┬┐s academic legacy, inventions, and publications and the `Translational Research Award for remarkable contribution in the field of research for improving the human condition locally and globally through translational & applied research.
Honors and Awards:
1. Graduate Student Association (GSA) Research Award for conducting PhD Dissertation work during the Academic Year 2018-2019 at U of Toledo
2. 'Outstanding Scholarly Achievements' for outstanding contributions in the colleges academic legacy, inventions, and publications, (2018)
3. 'Translational Research Award' for remarkable contribution in the field of research for improving the human condition locally and globally through translational and applied research, (2018)  
4. Poster Presentation Award for Outstanding Research in SFB Biomaterials Day at U of Pittsburgh (Nov 2018)
5. Oral Presentation Award for Outstanding Research in Mid-West Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) at U of Toledo (April 2018)
6. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2015-2016) at U of Toledo    
7.`Gold Medal for attaining 1st rank in M.Tech class statewide (2013-2015)
Research Interests:
Regenerative Medicine, Scaffolds/Constructs for Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal defects, Multi-functional Biomaterials, Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices
Teaching Areas:
Material Science and Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Production Planning and Control
Professional Affiliations:
Society of Biomaterials
Research Grants:
1. Co-I for NIH funded renewal grant for Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) center at University of Pittsburgh,
2. NSF funding for all-expense-paid Industrial Research (INTERN),
3. GSA Research Award┬┐University of Toledo