Orthopaedic Biomaterials

The Orthopaedic Biomaterials Special Interest Group is focusing on new technologies and materials advances in orthopaedic surgery. The three immediate goals of this emerging Special Interest Group are: 1) solicitation of new members for the Special Interest Group from current Society membership and from non-members actively engaged in research and development of improved materials for orthopaedics, 2) identification of key issues in orthopaedic materials that should be addressed within the Society, and 3) cooperation between Special Interest Group membership and the chairman of the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting to assist in the coordination of the scientific program.


Chair: Tolou Shokuhfar, PhD
Director, In-Situ Nanomedicine Laboratory (ISNL)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Bioengineering (MC 063)
851 S. Morgan St., 218 SEO
Chicago, IL 60607
t: (773) 459-1402
e: tolou@uic.edu

Vice Chair: Kelvin Yeung, PhD
Associate Professor
The Univ. of Hong Kong Medical Center, Queen Mary Hospital
102 Pokfulam Road
Dept. of O & T
Hong Kong SAR, 
Hong Kong
t: 852-2855-4654
e: wkkyeung@hku.hk

Secretary/Treasurer: J. Amber Jennings, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
Biomedical Engineering
330 Engineering Technology
Memphis, TN 38152
t: (205) 310-3153
e: jennings.amber@gmail.com

Program Chair: David Mills, PhD
Louisiana Tech University
1 Arizona
Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science
Ruston, LA 71272
t: (319) 267-5644 x2675644
e: dkmills@latech.edu

Web Contact: David Mills, PhD
Louisiana Tech University
1 Arizona
Center for Biomedical engineering and Rehabilitation Science
Ruston, LA 71272
t: (319) 267-5644 x2675644
e: dkmills@latech.edu

Student Contact: Yuchen Wang
University of Rochester
Robert B. Goergen Hall
Benoit lab
Rochester, NY 14627
e: stellawang91@gmail.com

Industry Representative: Seth McCullen
Poly-Med Inc
51 Technology Dr
Anderson, SC 29625
t: (864) 434-9581
e: seth.mccullen@poly-med.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Roche C. de Guzman
Assistant Professor
Hofstra University
133 Hofstra University,
203 Weed Hall,
Department of Engineering
Hempstead, NY 11549
t: (516) 463-7058
e: roche.c.deguzman@hofstra.edu

Past Chair: Bingyun Li, PhD 
Associate Professor
West Virginia University Medical School
Dept of Orthopaedics
PO 9196 HSS
1 Medical Center Dr
Morgantown, WV 26506-9196
t: (304) 293-1075
e: bili@hsc.wvu.edu

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