Prabaha Sikder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a faculty at the Center for Human-Machine Systems. His research focuses on the development of state-of-the-art technologies, especially biomaterials for tissue regeneration. He develops medical implants and scaffolds which aim to treat orthopedic and musculoskeletal defects. Some of the solutions developed by him include antibacterial coatings, biodegradable bone-grafting materials, and 3-D printed bioactive polymer-ceramic scaffolds.
His current projects at CSU deal with the additive manufacturing of Orthopedic, Spinal, and Dental implants using high-performance polymers such as PEEK and regenerative bioceramics. He also utilizes state-of-the-art bioprinting technology to develop flexible 'live' tissue constructs for treating musculoskeletal defects.
Prior to joining CSU, Prabaha was working in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He was working on an NIH-funded project which aimed to develop 3-d printed electroactive materials for efficient tissue regeneration in volumetric muscle loss defects.