2024-2028 Steering Committee Candidate:

Bikramjit Basu


Affiliation: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, BANGALORE and Honorary Professor, Henry Royce Institute, University of Manchester, UK

Dr. Bikramjit Basu is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, since 2011 and earlier served on the faculty of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2001-2011). He has been pursuing research at the confluence of Materials Science, Data Science, Additive Manufacturing, Biological Science, and Medicine, to address many unanswered questions related to regenerative engineering and reconstructive surgeries. His research group has effectively applied the principles and tools of these disciplines to develop next-generation implants and bioengineering solutions to address unmet clinical needs for musculoskeletal, dental, and neurosurgical applications; thereby impacting human healthcare. His research group has developed technologies related to the manufacturing of bioceramics, acetabular liners, customized bone flaps for cranioplasty surgeries, dental implants and variants of hydrogels. These technologies are transferred to multinational corporates or start-ups, and many of the products, after regulatory clearances, are currently used for patient care in India.

A Chartered Engineer of the UK, he has the unique distinction of being the only scientist from India to get elected to all the major international societies and academies in the field of ceramics, including the World Academy of Ceramics (2024), the European Ceramic Society (2023), the American Ceramic Society (2019). In India, he is the only engineering scientist to get elected as a Fellow of all the National Academies of Engineering, Science and Medicine, including the Indian National Science Academy (2021), Indian Academy of Sciences (2020), American Ceramic Society (2019), National Academy of Medical Sciences (2017), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2015), and National Academy of Sciences, India (2013). Internationally, he is an elected fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2020), International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (2017) and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2015).

He is a recipient of India’s most prestigious Science and Technology award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2013) from the Prime Minister of India; and globally competent awards, like Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (2022), and International Richard Brook Award from the European Ceramic Society (2022). He is currently serving on many advisory panels of the national institutes, European university and federal funding agencies as well as major multinational corporates. During 2015-2022, he led India’s largest Translational Center of Excellence on biomaterials, with 15 co-investigators and his untiring efforts led to the creation of the national hub of activities on biomaterials and implants with involvement of 83 researchers from IITs, NITs, 20 clinicians and 5 MSMEs. Since 2018, he has been serving as an Advisor to TATA Steel New Materials Business, which has commercialised products (phase pure and thermally sprayable Calcium phosphates).

In 2024, he is appointed as the Global Advisor, Materials Research, Biorad Medisys, a multinational company with medical devices sold over 50 countries for orthopedic, neurosurgery and gastroenterology treatment.

Vision & Purpose:

I have been collaborating with many leading research groups around the world, particularly in UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Slovenia and USA and in the past, established INDO-US and Indo-UK Biomaterials Center, which has trained more than 25 international young researchers. In my roles as Visiting Professor, I have taught biomaterials courses in different countries, including Germany, UK, Slovenia and France. I have co-organised two Indo-German workshops in 2014 and 2023, which brought together biomaterials researchers, clinicians and industry professionals. As the President of the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) during 2021-24 and in my leadership roles as the Chair of Bioceramics Division and other principal committees of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), I have brought transformative changes to significantly enhance international visibility of the biomaterials programs in different countries, while inspiring several hundreds of young researchers across the world. During my Presidency of SBAOI, I have started an international chapter in Europe and brought new initiatives for SBAOI-North America chapter.

As chair of Bioceramics division, I introduced many strategic directions, including Frontiers of Ceramics and Glass Webinar, Women in biomaterials, Industry meet, Student’s travel grant, Youtube Video contest. I helped ACerS in establishing stronger linkages with International Societies for ceramics in Medicine and other societies in the world. Such activities together with my roles as the lead investigator in several multi-institutional network programs including multicentric clinical studies enabled creating a vibrant translational ecosystem, to bring together key stakeholders (industry professionals and clinicians) on the innovation platform in India and also to establish collaborations with clinicians and implant manufacturers in Europe.

Against this backdrop, I shall utilize my international professional experience to enhance global visibility of ICFBSE by establishing strategic linkages with other constituent biomaterials societies around the world.

I agree to be nominated and I am willing to serve as a member of the Steering Committee 2024-2028.