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Rajendra Kumar Kasinath, Ph.D, PE

Tenure-Track Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering

Education:
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)

Publications:
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.