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Mathew T Mathew PhD

Visiting Associate Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordBiomedical Science
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Biographical Info

Dr. Mathew’s major research focus is in the area of simulation of human artificial joints, biomechanics and tribocorrosion of implanted biomaterials used in dentistry and orthopedics. Biomedical implants are increasingly used to assist the patients with disability and bring comfort and continue their healthy physical activities. The main objective of his research is to increase the longevity of implants, determine the biocompatibility and stability of the implants using an interdisciplinary approach. Fretting-corrosion of hip implants is a major concern in orthopedic patients. Similarly, durability and performance of dental implants are limited because of the harsh oral environment due to constantly varying pH and biofilm growth based on the food habits and oral hygiene of the subject. By using the concept of synergism between wear and corrosion (tribocorrosion), Dr. Mathew seeks to understand the degradation mechanisms in implants and provide solutions to prevent the failure and/or early prediction of the failure processes. Dr. Mathew and his team have developed various surface modifications on the implants that can resist superior wear and corrosion and still maintains biocompatibility. Dr. Mathew and his group are also actively involved in developing new diagnostic tools for detecting implant derived circulating metal ions in the blood of patients who received metal implants. He is leading the Regenerative Medicine and Disability Research lab, within the Department of Biomedical science at UIC School of Medicine at Rockford.

Dr. Mathew also holds a faculty appointment at the College of Dentistry and Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois Chicago and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center Chicago. Dr. Mathew developed graduate level courses for MS in Medical Biotechnology (MBT) students and Bioengineering PhD students. His research is supported by NIH, NSF and research foundations. He is the Editor-in- chief of the Journal of Bio and Tribocorrosion by Springer and was an instrumental in initiating an international research institute called “Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nanomedicine” (IBTN), which is a joint venture between University of Illinois (UIC) and UNESP, Brazil.

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UICollaboratory Profile

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Selected publications:

  1. Marques ISV, Alfaro MF, Cruz NC, Mesquita MF, Sukotjo C, Mathew MT, Barão VAR. Tribocorrosion behavior of biofunctional titanium oxide films produced by micro-arc oxidation: Synergism and mechanisms, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2016;60 8-21
  2. Royhman D, Patel M, Runa M,  Jacobs JJ, Wimmer MA, Hallab N, Mathew MT. Fretting-corrosion in hip implant modular junctions: New experimental set-up and initial outcome, Tribology international, 2015;91 235–245
  1. Mathew MT, Kerwell S, Lundberg HJ, Sukotjo C, Mercuri LJ.  Tribocorrosion and Oral and maxillofacial  Surgical Devices,  BJOMS-D-14-00003, Accepted in The British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014; 52-5 396–400
  2. Mathew MT. Jacobs JJ, Wimmer MA. Wear corrosion synergism in a CoCrMo Hip Bearing Alloy is influenced by proteins, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (CORR), 2012, Ref:  DOI 10.1007/s11999-012-2563-5.
  3. Savi A, Mathew MT, Hall D, Hallab NJ, Sukotjo C, Wimmer MA. Electrochemical Behavior of Dental Implants (CpTi):  Influence of pH of Artificial Saliva, J Oral Implantol. 2011 Nov 21
  4. Mathew MT, Srinivasa Pai P, Fischer A, Wimmer MA. Tribocorrosion: Review, current status, and future perspective, Recent advances in Tribology, 2009; 12: Article ID 250986
Categories: Biomedical Science, RMDR
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Department of Biomedical Science Staff

Biomedical Department Scientists

Aoshuang Chen, PhD, Associate Professor, aoshuang@uic.edu

Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD, Professor, ramswamy@uic.edu

Xue-Jun (June) Li, PhD, Associate Professor, xjli23@uic.edu

Mathew Mathew, PhD, Associate Professor, mtmathew@uic.edu

Gnanasekar Munirathiam, Associate Professor, mgnanas@uic.edu

Karin Nitiss, Research Associate Professor, knitiss@uic.edu

Neelu Puri, Associate Professor, neelupur@uic.edu

Guoxing Zheng, Associate Professor, guoxingz@uic.edu

 

Department of Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff

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Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD ramaswamy@uic.edu
Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences

 

Biomedical Sciences Administration

Nancy Olson, Business Manager
nanolson@uic.edu

Janet Stull Snow, Program Administrative Assistant
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Research Support

Andrew Canciamille, acanci2@uic.edu

Jessica Gorman, jgorma2@uic.edu

Joseph Orthoefer, DVM, josepho@uic.edu

Laura Sykaluk, Research Technologist, lsykal2@uic.edu

 

Master in Medical Biotechnology Program Administration

Khalifah Sidik, PhD, Director, khsidik@uic.edu

Sarah Hays, Assistant Director, sarhays@uic.edu

Wendy Schultz, site-specific Registrar functions, wschultz@uic.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

Deborah Breiter, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Rockford University

 

Ryan Bomgarden, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

E. Thomas Carey, PharmD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

SwedishAmerican – A Division of UW Health

 

Isaac Cha, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford

 

Jae Choi, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Research & Development

Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Surbhi Desai, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Immunology, Proteomics

Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Joshua Edwards, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Midwestern University

 

Megan Fleischmann, PharmD

Specialty:  Pharmacology

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Family Health Center

 

Lawrence D. Frenkel, MD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Microbiology

Georgetown University School of Medicine

 

Keith Glaser, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Drug Development

Abbott Laboratories

 

Wade Green, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Entrepreneur Start-up, Intellectual Property

Office of Technology Management, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Leslyn Hanakahi, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Molecular Biophysics, Biochemistry

Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Paul Haney, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Rita Highland, RN, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Clinical Lab Instruction

SwedishAmerican – A Division of UW Health

 

Scott Homann, MD, Associate Professor

Specialty:  Infectious Disease

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

Rockford Infectious Disease

 

Rohit Kolhatkar, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology

Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

N. Martin MacDowell, Jr., Research Associate Professor

Specialty:  National Center for Rural Health Professionals

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Department of Family and Community Medicine

 

John Nitiss, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Anticancer, Therapeutics and Imaging

University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford

 

Marie Nlend, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Immunohistochemistry

Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Richard Olson, MD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Clinical Research

Rockford Orthopedic Associates

 

Ray Ortiz, HT (ASCP), QIHC

Specialty:  Immunohistochemistry

MercyRockford Health System

 

Jacob Peuler, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Midwestern University

 

Walter Prozialeck, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Midwestern University

 

Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty: Neuroscience, Head/Neck Surgery

MercyRockford Health System

 

Troy Skwor, PhD., Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Chemical/Biological Research

Rockford University

 

Thomas Smith, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Biostatistics

Northern Illinois University

 

James Stim, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Rockford Nephrology Associates

 

James Sturm, MD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Anesthesiology, Pharmacology

MercyRockford Health System

 

Lindsey Tompkins, MS

Specialty:  IRB Statistics

Rockford Cardiovascular Associates

 

Geoffrey Tsaras, MD, Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Specialty:  Infectious Disease

Rockford Infectious Disease

 

Michael Tyrkus, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Cytogenetics

MercyRockford Heath System

 

Krishna Vattem, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Molecular Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Kapila Viges, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Entrepreneur Start-up

EnterpriseWorks, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Brian Webb, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Molecular Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific