Fereydoon Namavar, Sc.D.

Dr. Fereydoon NamavarFEREYDOON NAMAVAR, Sc.D.
Professor Emeritus
Director, Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory

Academic office:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  and Rehabilitation
985360 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5360
Academic Phone: 402-559-8558
Academic Fax: 402-559-2575 

B.Sc., Physics, Tehran University, Iran, 1966

Doctor of Science, Inst. for Nuclear and Radiation Physics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Nuclear Physics, summa cum laude, Belgium, 1978

Research expertise:
Dr. Namavar's focus is on the development of novel concepts and technologies to maximize the lifetime of orthopaedic implants and minimize the possibility of wear and revision surgery. These innovations include the development of novel nanostructure materials for (i) friction and wear reduction, (ii) substrates for tissue engineering and enhancement of bone growth, and (iii) novel anti-bacterial coatings for short and long term applications of prosthetic devices.

About the Nano-biotechnology Laboratory
Researchers at our Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory are working with super-small nanostructures to make a big impact in the field of orthopaedic surgery. These miniscule structures are being used to create superhard, extremely wettable, "smart" infection-resistant coatings that will prolong the life of orthopaedic implants by reducing wear, thus reducing the need for revision surgery.

These durable coatings are being designed to promote bone marrow stromal cell growth, which means reducing both the probability of infections and patient recovery time.

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