Mechanical Engineering

Prabaha Sikder Ph.D

Prabaha Sikder, Ph.D. 

Title: Assistant Professor 
Dept: Mechanical Engineering 
Office: FH 226
Phone: 567-200-1995 
Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 226, Cleveland, OH 44115 

Research Keywords: 
Multi-functional Composites, Biomaterials for Orthopedic & Musculoskeletal defects, Regenerative Medicine, Live Scaffolds, Medical Implant Coatings 

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo, 2019
M.S., Production Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, 2015
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, 2013

Brief Bio: 
Prabaha Sikder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a faculty at the Center for Human-Machine Systems. His research focusses 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. 

Prior to joining CSU, Prabaha was working in the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He was working in a NIH funded project which aimed to develop 3-d printed electroactive materials for efficient tissue regeneration in volumetric muscle loss defect. As a grad student, he was the very first cohort at the University of Toledo (UT) to win ‘Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)’ research grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2018 he was also the first one from the college of engineering to receive the highest ranked recognition in UT- ‘Outstanding Scholarly Achievements’ for outstanding contributions in the college’s academic legacy, inventions, and publications and the ‘Translational Research Award’ for remarkable contribution in the field of research for improving the human condition locally and globally through translational & applied research.   

Awarded Proposals: 
(i)    Co-I for NIH funded renewal grant for Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) center at University of Pittsburgh, 
(ii)    NSF funding for all-expense-paid Industrial Research (INTERN), 
(iii)    GSA Research Award–University of Toledo

Professional Affiliations 
​​​​​​​Society of Biomaterials