Welcome statement:

ENFL at UCO is working on the novel biomedical applications of electrospun nanofiber matrix. The lab has developed an electrospun nanofiber based intervertebral disc implant, functional coating for orthopedic and orthodontic implants, and 3-dimensional (3D) bone grafts. This is a student and faculty centered interdisciplinary research laboratory. Currently, 2 post doctoral fellow, 5 graduate students, 16 undergraduate students, and 10 faculties from engineeing, physics, bioliogy and statistics are actively participating in different projects initiated from the lab. The lab has secured over ~1 million internal and external grants to support the research projects. The lab supported more than 100 undergrduate student research and 5 graduate thesis projects last 8 years. The lab produced 5 patents, 23 peer reviewed journals, 5 book chapters, and 92 conference presentations/posters.

Request for a proposal (RFP) of a capstone design project for UCO Capstone Engineering Program. Click her to download RFP. Deadline 5 pm, August 11, 2017

News and Events:

July 11, 2017 Dr. Khandaker visited Uludag University,Bursa,Turkey from the invitation of the Council of Higher Education in Turkey under the “Project-based Mevlana Exchange Programme”. In the picture, dean of Uludag university (Dr. Osman KOPMAZ), Dr. Khandaker, Institutional Coordinator for Mevlana Exchange Programme (Dr. Fatih Karpat).

July 17, 2017.
M Khandaker, S. Riahinezhad, J. Jamadagni, T. Morris, A. Coles, M. Vaughan " Use of Polycaprolactone Electrospun Nanofibers as a Coating for Poly(methyl methacrylate) Bone Cement ." Nanomaterials 2017 , 7 (7), 145; doi:10.3390/nano7070175.

June 13, 2017.
M Khandaker, S. Riahinezhad, W. Williams, R. Wolf, " Microgroove and Collagen-poly(e-caprolactone) Nanofiber Mesh Coating Improves the Mechanical Stability and Osseointegration of Titanium Implants." Nanomaterials 2017 , 7 (6), 145; doi: 10.3390/nano7060145.

April 28 , 2017.
Ait moussa A, Fischer J, Yadav R, Khandaker M "Minimizing Stress Shielding and Cement Damage in Cemented Femoral Component of a Hip Prosthesis through Computational Design Optimization." Advances in orthopedics, Vol 2017. doi: 10.1155/2017/8437956 .

March 24, 2017.
Khandaker M, Riahinezhad S, Li  Y, Sultana F, Morris T,Vaughan M, Wolf R, Williams W.“ Effect of collagen- polycaprolactone extracellular matrix on the in vitro cytocompatibility and in vivo bone responses of titanium.” Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 38, 1-14, DOI 10.1007/s40846-017-0312-7, NIHMSID 895164.