Mathew Mathew
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801 S. Paulina St.
Chicago
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60612
  • Mathew
  • Mathew
  • Phd
  • Co-Director, Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nano-medicine (IBTN)
  • Assistant Professor
Department:
Restorative Dentistry
Research Focus:
  • Biomaterials
    Bio-engineering
    Dental Implants
    Oral Diagnostics

Biographic Summary

Dr. Mathew is a faculty at Department of Biomedical Science, UIC School of Medicine at Rockford and leading Disability Research lab. He holding adjunct position at Department of  Bionegineering at UIC, Chicago and  Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. His research is supported by the federal agencies (NIH and NSF) and research foundations. He is also Editor- in- chief of Journal of Bio and Tribo-corrosion by Springer. He was an instrumental for initiating an international research institute called "Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion, and Nanomedicine" (IBTN), which is a joint venture of University of Illinois (UIC) and UNESP, Brazil. Currently, he actively involved in the IBTN and the director of tribocorrosion division. 

Research Interests

Biomedical Implants and Joint Related Disability: Dr. Mathew’s main research areas are simulation of human artificial joints, biomechanics and tribocorrosion aspects of implant biomaterials in dentistry and orthopedics. Biomedical implants are increasingly used in health care (dental implants, TMJ implants) to assist the patients with disability and bring comfort and continue their healthy physical activities with an expected level.  As the behavior of a biomedical metal implants in a body, environment is a complex issue, the objective of his research is to find an optimum solution related to longevity, biocompatibility, and stability by adopting an interdisciplinary approach. For example, fretting-corrosion at hip taper junction is a great concern in the orthopedic community. On the other hand, the durability and performance of dental implants are limited due to the severe oral environment, which is under constantly varying pH levels and biofilm growth based on the food habits and oral hygiene.  By using the concept of synergism between wear and corrosion (tribocorrosion), he would like to understand not only the degradation mechanisms but also provide solutions to prevent the failure and/or early prediction of the failure processes. Such findings can be useful in producing implants with customized surfaces, with superior wear and corrosion resistance, with the required biocompatibility. In addition, his research group is also interested in developing new diagnostic techniques and tools for the dental and orthopedic heath care sector.

He is also a faculty at Department of Biomedical Science, UIC School of Medicine at Rockford and leading Disability Research lab. He holding adjunct position at Department of  Bionegineering at UIC, Chicago and  Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. His research is supported by the federal agencies (NIH and NSF) and research foundations. He is also Editor- in- chief of Journal of Bio and Tribo-corrosion by Springer. He was an instrumental for initiating an international research institute called "Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion, and Nanomedicine" (IBTN), which is a joint venture of University of Illinois (UIC) and UNESP, Brazil. Currently, he actively involved in the IBTN and the director of tribocorrosion division. 

Publications

Selected Publications:

Marques ISV, Alfaro MF, Cruz NC, Mesquita MF, Sukotjo C, Mathew MT, Barão VAR. Tribocorrosion behavior of biofunctional titanium oxide films produced by micro-arc oxidation: Synergism and mechanisms, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2016;60 8-21

Royhman D, Patel M, Runa M,  Jacobs JJ, Wimmer MA, Hallab N, Mathew MT. Fretting-corrosion in hip implant modular junctions: New experimental set-up and initial outcome, Tribology international, 2015;91 235–245

Mathew MT, Kerwell S, Lundberg HJ, Sukotjo C, Mercuri LJ.  Tribocorrosion and Oral and maxillofacial  Surgical Devices,  BJOMS-D-14-00003, Accepted in The British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014; 52-5 396–400

Mathew MT. Jacobs JJ, Wimmer MA. Wear corrosion synergism in a CoCrMo Hip Bearing Alloy is influenced by proteins, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (CORR), 2012, Ref:  DOI 10.1007/s11999-012-2563-5.

Savi A, Mathew MT, Hall D, Hallab NJ, Sukotjo C, Wimmer MA. Electrochemical Behavior of Dental Implants (CpTi):  Influence of pH of Artificial Saliva, J Oral Implantol. 2011 Nov 21

Mathew MT, Srinivasa Pai P, Fischer A, Wimmer MA. Tribocorrosion: Review, current status, and future perspective, Recent advances in Tribology, 2009; 12: Article ID 250986

Complete list of publications in Pubmed