2020-2024 Steering Committee Candidate:
Chandra P. Sharma is former Senior Scientist G and Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum and has been Head, Biosurface Technology Division, SCTIMST, Trivandrum from January 1980 to February 2014. He has also been Associate Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, and Associate Dean, PhD Affairs, SCTIMST Trivandrum. Presently he is Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, and Hon. Emeritus Professor, College of Biomedical Engineering & Applied Sciences, Purbanchal University, Kathmandu, Nepal.Dr Sharma has been TMI/DTM of COFRAC accredited Quality System ISO 17025 for over a decade. He has also been member GB and IB of the institute and Chair / Cochair of various committees including OLIC,Bio Safety, animal ethics Committee and Vigilance officer of the Institute.He is basically a Solid State Physicist from IIT Delhi and received his training in Biomaterials area in the University of Utah (USA) with Prof. D.J. Lyman as a graduate student and in the University of Liverpool, England with Prof. D.F. Williams as a Post Doctoral Research Associate. Dr. Sharma has been awarded FBSE (Fellow Biomaterials Science & Engineering) by The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science & Engineering (IUS-BSE) in 2008 and FBAO (Fellow Biomaterials and Artificial Organs) by Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs (India) (SBAOI) in 2011. He is member of, Steering Committee of the International College of Fellows (2012-16,2016-20)and IUS-BSE (2003 onwards). He has been recognized with various awards and honors such as MRSI medal (1994) and MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize Award 2009 – Materials Research Society of India, Distinguished Scientist award – Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (SBAOI) and shares Whitaker and National Science Foundation Award – International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO) USA,invited member ACS(2015-2018) and Asian polymer association – APA icon 2017.
He is the founder of the SBAOI, The Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI),initiated series of Indo- Australian conferences since 2005 and also Industry-Institute partnership cell under AICTE New Delhi.Dr. Sharma has published over 400 research papers including book chapters and has processed 40 patents including in Canada, European Union, Japan and USA.Dr Sharma is honorary member / member advisory board of several International journals such as ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering,Heliyon,journal of Biomaterials Applications,Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and and Journal of Chitin and Chitosan science etc.He has edited several special issues of International Journals; edited a book with Dr. Michael Szycher on Blood Compatible Materials and Devices with Technomic Publishing Company – 1991, Biointegration of Medical Implant Materials: Science and Design with CRC Press/Woodhead Publishing Limited – 2010, Biointegration of medical implant materials – second edition ,Elsevier/ woodhead publishing Ltd 2019 , Update on Chitosan: A Non-Viral Gene Delivery Vector coauthored with Dr. Viola B Morris – Smithers Rapra 2012,Oral Delivery of Insulin with Dr. Sonia TA – Woodhead Publishing 2014 and coauthored another book on Advances in wound Healing Materials :Science jand Skin Engineering with Willi Paul – Smithers Rapra 2015.He is also the Founder editor of Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (international journal published by SBAOI). He has been invited as Chief Guest/IUSBSE / plenary / keynote / invited speaker and guest speaker for special lectures in various international / national conferences and universities such as Columbia University (USA), Kansas State University (USA), Nanyang Technical University, Singapore and Philipps University, Marburg, Germany (under DST-DAAD programme) and Osaka university etc. He has been Ambassador, member International Advisory Board and also organized and chaired symposia in the 7th WBC at Sydney, Australia, 8th WBC at Amsterdam,the Netherlands,9th WBC at Chengdu China and TERMIS AP 2013 Annual Conference (Oct 23-26, 2013) held at Wuzhen, China and also in 10th WBC at Montreal Canada 2016 with Symposium and lunch & learn session on Evolution of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs.He also delivered special lecture on “Swallow your biologic and Not your Pride “in ADA session june 2016 also in annual Berlin meeting by Sanofi on future options on insulin delivery on Jan 21,2017.His basic activities relate understanding of blood/tissue – material interactions at the interface. In case of chitosan, an encouraging wound healing material, his group demonstrated during 1990s that its haemostatic potential is independent of classical coagulation cascade and appears to be an interaction between the cell membrane of erythrocytes and chitosan. His laboratory has completed prestigious international(UK,France and Spain etc) / national programmes including on oral delivery of insulin under NMITLI-CSIR New Delhi and has been awarded the FADDS programme (Facilities for Micro/Nanoparticles based Advanced Drug Delivery Systems) under Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Programme, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi. Dr Sharma has been member of various task force/committees constituted by Govt. of India for projects funding/vision 2035 such as DST,DBT,ICMR,CSIR,TIFAC etc and council member of TERMIS-AP, Asia Biomaterials Confederation and Asia Pacific Society for Artificial Organs (founder councilor,Vice President).. Dr Sharma is Hon. Congress President , Asia Biomaterials Congress to be held in Trivandrum on Oct 25-37,2017. Dr Sharma has also been Founder Vice President subsequently President SPSI Trivandrum Chapter and Secretary MRSI Tvm Chapter.
Purpose & Vision:
My objective is to encourage integration of international societies, with more exchanges of students and young scientists in coherence with ICFBSE; while also supporting WBC every four years and one-day IUSBSE symposia with meetings in member Society annual meetings.