Dr. Harikrishna Varma P. R.
Biomaterial Science and Technology
Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology
Academic Qualifications Ph.D from Regional Research laboratory (CSIR) Trivandrum, under University of Kerala 1993 On synthesis of Advanced Ceramic systems such as superconducting rare earth oxide ceramics. Professional Record Joined in SCTIMST and started the division Bioceramic laboratory , 1993 . Junior and Senior Research Fellow ( CSIR) at Regional Research laboratory ( now NIIST) Trivandrum during 1987-1993. Awards President, Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics 2009 Received the prestigious Materials Research Society of India ( MRSI) Medal in the Year 2010. Fellow of Society for Biomaterials and artificial Organs, India, FBAO, 2011
Bioceramic materials for hard tissue prosthetic application. Tissue Engineering, biomimetic chemistry, pulsed laser Deposition of bioactive coatings etc.
Acharya, Narayana K; Mahajan, Chinnappa V; Kumar, Renjit J; Varma, Hari Krishna; Menon, Venugopal K, Can iliac crest reconstruction reduce donor site morbidity?: a study using degradable hydroxyapatite-bioactive glass ceramic composite., J Spinal Disord Tech, 2010, 23; 266-71, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20124908
Lovely, M.; Naidu, E.M.; Nair, K.C.; Subramoniam, R.; Komath, M.; Varma, HK, Design and Development of an Implant System for Auricular Prosthesis, Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs, 2010, 24; 11---18
Velayudhan, S.; Ramesh, P.; Varma, HK, Mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite-filled ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer composites: Effect of particle size and morphology, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2011, 119, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.32812/abstract