Preethi A

Preethi A

Department of Chemical Engineering,
102 Silicate Lab, IIT Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai – 400076

Full Name
Ms. Preethi A


Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (Pursuing)

M.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India (2017)

B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Pondicherry Engineering College, India (2015)

Thesis research Topic: Fibrous composite scaffold for bone tissue engineering

Research Summary:

Guided tissue engineering and regenerative medicine deal with replacing or restoring the tissue or organ’s function by providing a 2D/3D scaffold that mimics the physical and chemical environment of the tissue or the organ. In this research,  we are creating a resorbable fibrous polymer composite structure through electrospinning, that provides cues like nano-topography, stiffness, roughness, strength, and chemical cues by incorporating ions, biomolecules and extracellular matrices like compounds essential for better functioning of the scaffolds when implanted in-vivo. Electrospinning is one of the finest processes to produce 2D nano-fibrous sheets in which nanoparticles can also be incorporated. Chemically modified electrospun membranes with improved bioactivity and biodegradability are being developed with novel composites of polymers and nanofillers for faster restoration of tissue function.

Keywords: Electrospinning, nanofiber, polymer composites, bioactivity, resorbable, and biodegradability

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