Dr. Chitra S | Biomaterials Science | Young Scientist AwardūüŹÜ

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Chitra S embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology from Emerald Heights College for Women, Ooty, under Bharathiar University. Excelling in her undergraduate studies, she graduated with First Class Distinction, laying a strong foundation for her future endeavors in the field of biomaterials science. She pursued her passion for nanoscience and nanotechnology, completing her Master of Science degree from the National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras, Chennai. Her outstanding academic performance earned her the distinction of being a Gold Medalist in her class.

Professional Endeavors

She continued her academic pursuit by undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the University of Madras. Her doctoral research, supervised by Prof. S. Balakumar, focused on "Cognizing Nano-Structured Bioactive Glass for Hemostatic, Orthopedic, and Endodontic Applications." Her research contributed significantly to the field of nano-biomaterials, exploring applications in biomedicine. During her academic journey, she served as a Senior Research Fellow (JRF & SRF) at the National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras, where she worked on the project titled "Development of 45S5 Bioglass systems towards bone tissue engineering applications," funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Inspire Fellowship.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research interests span a wide spectrum of biomaterials science, with a focus on bioceramics, polymers, graphene-based biomaterials, and nano-particulate synthesis. Her expertise lies in fabricating biomaterials tailored for various biomedical applications, including cancer treatment, hemostasis, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and endodontic restorative materials. She possesses extensive experience in in-vitro evaluations, material fabrication techniques, and biological evaluation methodologies. Her research output is evident through her numerous publications and hands-on experience in advanced characterization techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), among others.

Accolades and Recognition

Her academic and research contributions have been recognized through various awards and honors, including the PhD Best Thesis Award from the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs India. She was also the recipient of the prestigious DST Inspire Fellowship and several merit fellowships for her exemplary academic performance. Her dedication and outstanding performance were further acknowledged with the Outstanding Performance Award from Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences in 2022.

Impact and Influence

Her research and scholarly activities have made a significant impact on the field of biomaterials science, particularly in the development of novel biomaterials for biomedical applications. Her contributions have expanded the understanding of nanostructured biomaterials and their potential in addressing healthcare challenges.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As an Assistant Professor in the Nanobiomaterials Research Laboratory at Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, She continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of researchers. She remains committed to advancing knowledge in biomaterials science, fostering innovation, and contributing to the development of transformative solutions for healthcare. Her legacy lies in her dedication to excellence, leadership in research, and commitment to making a positive impact on society through scientific inquiry and discovery.

Citations

A total of  258 citations for her publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of her research within the academic community.

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Notable Publications 

Probing the biocompatibility and antioxidant properties of Cissus quadrangularis conjugated bioactive glass and hydroxyapatite towards regeneration application

Investigating the effect of bioactive glasses on enamel remineralization through morphological and elemental analysis

Cognizing the crystallization aspects of NaCaPO4 concomitant 53S bioactive-structures and their imprints in in vitro bio-mineralization

In vitro bioactivity and wound healing efficiency of 45S5 nanobioactive glass-Al2O3 composites

Thermal treatment stimulus on erythrocyte compatibility and hemostatic behaviour of one-dimensional bioactive nano-structures

Exploration of thermal treatment dependent in-vitro mineralization on 45S5 bioactive nanostructured materials

Evaluation of whitlockite through conventional hydrothermal method and its in-vitro erythrocyte compatibility and antibacterial activity

Morphological evaluation of HAp nanostructures and its shape-dependent protein adsorption study

Two dimensional (2D) MXenes as an emerging class of materials for antimicrobial applications: properties and mechanisms

Impact of copper on in-vitro biomineralization, drug release efficacy and antimicrobial properties of bioactive glasses

Bioactive, degradable and multi-functional three-dimensional membranous scaffolds of bioglass and alginate composites for tissue regenerative applications

 

Chitra S | Biomaterials Science | Young Scientist Award

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