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Rajendra Kumar Kasinath, Ph.D, PE

Tenure-Track Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering

B.A.Sc. (1996), Nanyang Technological University, Materials Engineering
M.Sc. (1997), University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Materials Science         
Ph.D. (2002), Nanyang Technological University, Biomaterials
Post-Doc (2003-2004), NanyangTechnological University, Biomaterials/Nanomaterials
Post-Doc (2004-2005), University of Florida, Biomaterials/Nanomaterials

Work Experience:
Pratt and Whitney Aerospace Engines, Special Process Engineer (1997-1999)
Nanyang Technological University, PhD Studies (1999-2002)
Nanyang Technological University, Research Fellow (2002-2004)
University of Florida, Post-doctoral Fellow (2004-2005)
Montana Tech, Associate Professor (2005-present)

Courses Taught:

ENGR 2050 Engineering Statics

ENGR 3260 Fluid Mechanics

ENGR 3350 Mechanics of Materials

ENVE 4500 Sustainability Environmental Quality Management

ENVE 4810, 4820 Environmental Design

Honors and Awards:
Amourers’ and Braizers’ Medal for academic excellence in UMIST (1997),
NTU Graduate Research Scholarship (1999-2002),
Outstanding Paper Award - International Conference in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, 2006, Singapore

Funded Grants:
Montana Tech New Faculty Seed Grant ($5,000)

MBRCT 2010-2011 ($131,000)

Total number of peer-reviewed journal articles: 33
Number of Journal articles published after joining Montana Tech (since summer 2005): 19
Total number of conference articles/talks: 25
Number of conference articles/talks after joining Montana Tech (since summer 2005): 14

Selected articles:

K.H. Prakash, L. Grøndahl, R. Kumar, D. Martin and M. Trau, An Organic Matrix-Mediated Processing Methodology to Fabricate Hydroxyapatite based Nanostructured Biocomposites, Nanoscale, 2009, DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00062C, published online 8/12/2009.

R. Kumar, K.H. Prakash, L. Gower, P. Cheang, Hierarchical Assembly of Hybrid Nanoapatites: Implications for Oral Drug Delivery and Implant-biological Interfaces, Materials Science & Technology 2008 Conference, October 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

J.L. Xu, K.A. Khor, Y.W. Lu, W.N. Chen and R. Kumar, Osteoblast Interactions with Various Hydroxyapatite Based Biomaterials Consolidated Using a Spark Plasma Sintering Technique, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, 2008, Vol. 84(1), p224-230.