Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107-1897
Lab Contact: 815-395-5865
Research: 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 to assist the patients with disability and bring comfort and continue their healthy physical activities with an expected level. 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 community with joint related disability.