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2011 Post-Doctoral Research, University of California, Santa Barbara Campus
2001 PhD (Great Distinction), Materials Engineering; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
1997 Masters of Engineering (First Class), Metallurgy; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
1995 Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honors), Metallurgical Engineering, NIT Durgapur, India


06/18-06/23 Honorary Professor, School of Materials, University of Manchester, UK



Guest Professor, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

05/11-12/14 Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
12/07-05/11 Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
11/01-12/07 Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
04/17-04/19 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Dental Science, Ramaiah Univ. of Appl. Sci.,Bangalore
05/07-07/07 Visiting Professor, ERASMUS Mundus Masters Prog., Univ. Polytechnica Catalonia, Spain


2018-present Vice President

Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (IUSBSE member)


Research Council, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences

2017-present Advisory board Member

Ants Ceramics, Vasai; Vidcare Innovations, Pune; Excel Matrix Biological Devices Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad; Synthera Biomedical, Pune

2018-present Board of Director

AIC-AMTZ Medi Valley Incubation council, Visakhapatnam



FACerS – Fellow, American Ceramic Society


FIMMM – Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK

FAMS- Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences

FAIMBE- Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering


FNAE- Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)


FBAO-Fellow, Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs

FAScT- Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology


FNASc – Fellow, National Academy of Sciences India



Global Ambassador award, American Ceramic Society, USA

Chartered Engineer (CEng.), Engineering Council, UK

Distinguished Alumnus, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, India

2014 National Bioscience Award for Career Development, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
2013 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India
2011 Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal

NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award for the meritorious contributions in the field of Engineering Sciences, Elsevier partnered with National Academy of Sciences, India

Metallurgist of the Year’, Ministry of Steels, Government of India

2009 P K Kelkar Fellowship (outstanding young faculty), IIT Kanpur for the period 2009-2011

Distinguished Overseas Guest Lecturer, TUBITAK, National Science Foundation, Turkey

Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars, American Ceramic Society

2005 Young Scientist’ award, Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
2004 Young Engineer’ award, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
2003 ‘Young Scientist award (R. L. Thakur Memorial Award)’, Indian Ceramics Society

Professor Bikramjit Basu has been pursuing research on multifunctional ceramics over more than a decade, and successfully engineered biomaterials that impact areas such as healthcare, renewable energy and aerospace. The knowledge and experience required to work in these inter-disciplinary areas are his undergraduate education in Metallurgy, doctoral training in engineering ceramics and independent research career in Materials Science. 

Key contributions:

1. His early research advanced the concepts of rapid manufacturing approach to control microstructure of toughened nanostructured ceramics over multiple length scales for tribological applications in extreme environments. 

2. Subsequently, his research ventured into the area of ultrahigh temperature ceramic development for hypersonic aero-vehicles and lately, absorbers for solar energy harvesting. 

Over the years, he has taken up more challenging research problems, that required integration of concepts across the boundaries of traditional disciplines of biology and medicine to address human healthcare issues. Conducting quantitative experiments along with computational and pre-clinical studies, his laboratory has developed: 

1. new multifunctional biomaterials (‘Piezobiocomposites’ with bone-mimicking functional properties),

2. new processing approaches (3D inkjet powder printing) 

3. new concepts (intermittent delivery of electrical/magnetic stimulation, in vitro) to understand biophysical stimulation-mediated modulation of cell functionality. 

His research and related contributions have led to 260 research articles, 18 review papers, 5 textbooks, 10 book chapters and 8900 citations (H-index: 50, Google Scholar). His work focused on the end-to-end integration of manufacturing lifecycle of biomedical implants and materials, that lead to introduction of new technologies. Collaborative work of academia and national laboratories with intensive-interactive inputs from clinicians/industries played an important role:

1. In the field of healthcare, he has introduced 3 technologies, two of which were transferred to the industrial partners. 

2. The translational feasibility of these technologies and biomaterial implants into commercialisation, has matured towards an advanced stage through his efforts to create a national consortium (BIM2) and his co-founded company, Modern Bio-Implants Pvt. Ltd. as well as other Micro-Small-Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in India.

Recent Publications:


Ravikumar K, V Kumaran, Bikramjit Basu

Biophysical implications of Maxwell stress in an electric field stimulated cellular microenvironment on biomaterial substrates

Biomaterials, (2019)


Subbaraj Karunakaran, Subhendu Pandit, Bikramjit Basu and Mrinmoy De

Simultaneous Exfoliation and Functionalization of 2H-MoS2 by Thiol Surfactants: Applications in Enhanced Antibacterial Activity

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (39), (2018), 12634–12644


Greeshma T., B. Sunilkumar and Bikramjit Basu

Unravelling the mechanistic effects of electric field

stimulation towards directing stem cell fate and function: a tissue engineering perspective


150, (2018), 60-86


Sharmistha Naskar, V. Kumaran, Bikramjit Basu;

On the Origin of Shear Stress Induced Myogenesis Using PMMA Based Lab-on-Chip

ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 3(6), (2017), 1154–1171


Greeshma Thrivikraman, Giridhar Madras and Bikramjit Basu

Electrically driven intracellular and extracellular nanomanipulators evoke neurogenic/cardiomyogenic differentiation in human mesenchymal stem cells. Biomaterials,

77, (2016), 26-43


Yashoda Chandorkar, Nitu Bhaskar, Giridhar Madras and Bikramjit Basu

Long Term, Sustained Release of Salicylic Acid from Crosslinked, Biodegradable Polyesters induces Reduced Foreign Body Response in Mice.

Biomacromolecules, 16(2), (2015), 636–649


Sunil Kumar Boda, Greeshma T. and Bikramjit Basu

Magnetic field assisted stem cell differentiation- role of substrate magnetization in osteogenesis.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, (2015), 3150-3168


Greeshma Thrivikraman, Prafulla Kumar Mallik and Bikramjit Basu

Substrate conductivity dependent modulation of cell proliferation and differentiation in vitro.


34, (2013), 7073-7085


Shilpee Jain, Ashutosh Sharma and Bikramjit Basu

Vertical electric field stimulated neuronal cell functionality on porous amorphous carbon electrodes.

Biomaterials, 34, (2013), 9252-9263


Jaba Mitra, Shilpee Jain, Ashutosh Sharma and Bikramjit Basu

Patterned growth and differentiation of neural cells on polymer derived carbon substrates with micro/nanostructures structures in vitro.

Carbon, 65, (2013), 140-155

Lecture Courses

Course Code

Introduction to Biomaterials


Fundamentals of Biomaterials and Living systems


Materials Chemistry


Crystal Defects and Properties



  1. Mr. Subhadip Basu
  2. Ms. Vidushi Sharma
  3. Ms. Swati Sharma
  4. Mr. Asish Kumar Panda
  5. Mr. Srimanta Barui
  6. Mr. Gowtham N H
  7. Mr. Soumitra Das
  8. Mr. P Ranjith Kumar


  1. Nandita Keshavan
  2. Nitu Bhaskar