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Electrochemical Evaluation of Metallic Implant Materials Surface Modification of Oxides on Titanium Implant Materials Characterization of Novel Implant Materials Failure Analysis of Implant Retrievals and Test Samples
Before joining the faculty at the School of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor in December 2010, Dr. Roach received the first PhD from the Biomedical Material Science graduate program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He received his BS and MS degrees in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1996 and 1999. After graduation in 1999, he came to work at the UMMC as a Materials Engineer in the research group of Dr. Lyle Zardiackas.
As a research engineer, he managed several projects and eventually joined the ASTM Standards Committee F 04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. Since that time Dr. Roach worked specifically with the ASTM F 04.12 metallic materials subcommittee on the improvement of current metallic implant materials as well as the introduction of new metals for potential implant use. As a result of this diligent work on the committee, Dr. Roach received the ASTM Robert E. Fairer Award in 2008 from the F 04 committee for Outstanding Service and Active Participation. In addition to ASTM, Dr. Roach currently serves as principal investigator on three industrial research grants at UMMC and has authored over 40 scientific articles and abstracts including a recent book chapter for a new ASM Handbook on Materials for Medical Devices.
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