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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
  • Lecturer in Cellular Engineering
  • Department of Nanotechnology
  • Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

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. 

He has collaborative partners at international institutions in UK, Belgium, Turkey, India, Colombia, Kazakhstan. He has contributed over 4 book chapters for internationally reputed publishers and he is also an editor of 2  books.  

Currently, Dr Kalaskar heads Msc course in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at University College London (UCL). His group is actively involved in research on Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering solutions for medical implants and devices.

Research Summary

Biomaterials, Tissue engineering, Nanotechnology, stem cell based therapies.  

Hard and Connective Tissue Engineering ( Bone, Tendon, Cartilage) 

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

Computational modeling of medical devices and implants  

Surface chemical modifications and surface characterization using XPS and ToF-SIMS. 

Layer by layer assembly of proteins and polymers for synthesis of micro and nanostructures for biomaterials coatings, cell tracking and drug delivery applications.

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

Fundamental understanding of cell-protein-materials interaction and their characterisation and bio-mimicking ECM coatings.

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

  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
  Associate Member of HEA Higher Education Angency Higher Education Angency, 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
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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