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  • Lyle Zardiackas, PhD, FADM

     Lyle Zardiackas

    Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Materials Science
    School of Dentistry
    Phone: (601) 984-6170


    • PhD - University of Virginia, 1977  
    • MS - University of Virginia, 1974  
    • BS - California State Univ. San Jose, 1972

    Society memberships

    • Society for Biomaterials
    • Academy of Dental Materials
    • Orthopaedic Research Society
    • American Society For Metals
    • Tau Beta Pi
    • Sigma Xi
    • Omicron Kappa Upsilon
    • American Society for Testing and Materials

    Teaching areas

    Materials Science, Metals For Dentistry and Medicine, Biomechanics

    Research areas

    Metal Development for Medicine and Dentistry, Corrosion Fatigue, Stress Corrosion Cracking, Mechanical Properties, Failure Analysis

    Biographical information

    Dr. Zardiackas received his PhD in Materials Science from the University of Virginia in 1977. He joined the faculty at the Ohio State University after receiving his PhD and came to the School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1979. He served as the first chair of the department until January 2008. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor societies, and a fellow and past president of the Academy of Dental Materials. He is a member of the DRO, ASTM, SFB, ASM, IADR and Sigma Xi. He has authored nearly 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and abstracts in proceedings, several book chapters, given numerous invited scientific lectures and educational presentations, and is the recipient of the inaugural Research Achievement Award for the School of Dentistry.

    Dr. Zardiackas' main research interests lie in physical, mechanical and electrochemical properties of metals used for implants and is internationally known for his work on corrosion fatigue, stress corrosion cracking and failure analysis of metallic implants. He has served as a consultant to numerous dental and medical companies as well as primary suppliers of metals used for biomedical applications.


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