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Dr Deepak Kalaskar
9th Floor, Rm 9/302
Dep surgery and Intervention science
Royal Free NHS Trust Hospital, Rowland st
Hampstead, London
NW3 2PF
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Cellular Engineering
  • Department of Nanotechnology
  • Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography

Dr Deepak Kalaskar has a multidisciplinary background in engineering, chemistry and biology. He worked previously as Research and Development Scientist with the German multinational company, BASF coatings Pvt Ltd. Due to his interests in biological coatings; he pursued PhD in the field of Biomedical Materials from the University of Manchester, UK. Following his PhD, he worked at various universities in UK and Belgium on number of developmental research projects which include high throughput culture for Embryonic Stem cells as a part of North West Stem cell Consortium, UK. Nanomaterials coatings for orthopaedic implants, protein based micro and nano particles for drug delivery applications (at Nano science Condense Matter Lab, Belgium), 3D printing of cells using inject printing, osteochondral plug for knee repair (at ARUK Tissue Engineering Center, Newcastle). He has extensive collaborations with industry and academia to develop novel medical devices and implants. 

His research group has received research funding from RCUK (EPSRC, MRC-AMR), various UK based charities and industries. 

He has collaborative partners at international institutions in UK, Belgium, Turkey, India, Colombia and Kazakhstan. He has contributed over 6 invited book chapters for internationally reputed publishers and he is also an editor of 3 books in the field of 3D Printing in Medicine (Elsevier), Nanomedicine (Open Press) and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (UCL Press).

Currently, Dr Kalaskar heads Msc course in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at University College London (UCL). His group is actively involved in development of new materials, methods and process their applications for musculoskeletal repair and regeneration. 

Research Summary

Basic science 

Development of novel Biomaterials and their testings for unmet clinical challenges 

3D printing technology and its optimisation for biomedical applications.

Surface modifications of biomaterials for improving implant tissue integration and angeogensis. 

Applied Research 

Design and development of patient specific medical devices and implants using 3D printing technology for musculoskeletal applications. 

Optimisation of medical devices and implants designs and testing using computational modelling.

3D bioprinting for hard and connective tissue engineering (intervertebral cages, bone, tendon and ligements)

Nanomaterials coatings using Electrophoreic deposition (EPD) for orthopedic and related applications. 


Teaching Summary

Deputy Director : MSc Burns, Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery

Module Lead :
1. Burns, Military and Wound Healing 
2. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Other teaching responsibilities :
 Biomaterials and Nanotechnology module 

Supervision of iBsc/Msc / PhD projects in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine. 

Career Lead for Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

Appointments
  Associate Member of HEA Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
  Senoir Research Associate Institute cellular Medicine Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  Research Associate Human Anatomy & Cell Biology University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  PhD Material Science Centre University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  Research Scientist BASF coatings Pvt Ltd. BASF coatings Pvt Ltd., India
  Research Fellow Institute of Nanosciences and Condense Matter Catholic University-de-Louvain, Belgium
Academic Background
2014 AFHEA ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow – Academic studies in Education Institute of Education
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine University of Manchester
2003 B.Tech. Bachelor of Technology – Chemical Engineering and Technology Nagpur University
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