Conrado Aparicio has been an Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry of the University of Minnesota, Minn, USA, since 2008. He got his Ph.D. degree in biomaterials from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, in April 2005, and he was a Visiting Scholar in 2006-2007 at Northwestern University. His research interests are on biomaterials surface-modification for hard-tissue regeneration, biomineralization, and the interactions at the bio/non-bio interface. He has coauthored over 30 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, such as Nature Materials, Biomaterials, and Dental Materials. He is also a coinventor of several patents in the field of surface modification for biomedical implants. His work has been funded by the European Commission, the Ministry of Science of Spain, the 3M Foundation, the NIH/NIDCR, and several companies in the dental field. Dr. Aparicio is a recipient of several awards, including the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award in 2009, IIId Vitaldent European Award in Basic Research in Dentistry, and the 2002 Best Paper in Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. He is a Member of the SFB-Society for Biomaterials, SBF-Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation, IADR-International Academy for Dental Research, ADM-Academy of Dental Materials, AO-Academy of Osseointegration, MRS-Materials Research Society, and TERMIS-Tissue Engineering International and Regenerative Medicine Society.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2012