Surya K. Mallapragada

2114 Sweeney Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-7407
Fax 515-294-2689

Research Interests

        Project Affiliations:
        Bioinspired Materials

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1996
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1993

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2008 - 2010 Member, NIH Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section
  • 2006 - 2007 Member, Defense Sciences Study Group
  • 2004 - present Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
  • 1999 - 2008 Review panelist, NSF BES, CTS, DMII, EEC, CBET

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • 2007 Big 12 Rising Star Award
  • 2006 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 2006 Participant, National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Eng. Symposium
  • 2002 Named to MIT's Technology Review’s “Top 100 Young Innovators” list
  • 2001 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award
  • 2001, 2007 ISU Foundation Early and Mid-Career Excellence in Research Awards
  • 2000 NSF CAREER Award

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Kanapathipillai M; Yusufoglu Y; Rawal A; Hu Y Y; Lo C T; Thiyaigarajan P; Kalay Y E; Akinc M; Mallapragada S; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2008. Synthesis and characterization of ionic block copolymer templated calcium phosphate nanocomposites. Chemistry of Materials. 20:5922-5932. abstract
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Schwartz C J; Bahadur S; Mallapragada S K . 2007. Effect of crosslinking and Pt-Zr quasicrystal fillers on the mechanical properties and wear resistance of UHMWPE for use in artificial joints. Wear. 263:1072-1080. abstract
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Prozorov T; Palo P; Wang L; Nilsen-Hamilton M; Jones D; Orr D; Mallapragada S K; Narasimhan B; Canfield P C; Prozorov R . 2007. Cobalt ferrite nanocrystals: Out-performing magnetotactic bacteria. Acs Nano. 1:228-233. abstract
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Determan M D; Cox J P; Mallapragada S K . 2007. Drug release from pH-responsive thermogelling pentablock copolymers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 81A:326-333. abstract
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Peleshanko S; Anderson K D; Goodman M; Determan M D; Mallapragada S K; Tsukruk V V . 2007. Thermoresponsive reversible behavior of multistimuli pluronic-based pentablock copolymer at the air-water interface. Langmuir. 23:25-30. abstract
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Prozorov R; Prozorov T; Mallapragada S K; Narasimhan B; Williams T J; Bazylinski D A . 2007. Magnetic irreversibility and the Verwey transition in nanocrystalline bacterial magnetite. Physical Review B. 76:054406. abstract
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Prozorov T; Mallapragada S K; Narasimhan B; Wang L J; Palo P; Nilsen-Hamilton M; Williams T J; Bazylinski D A; Prozorov R; Canfield P C . 2007. Protein-mediated synthesis of uniform superparamagnetic magnetite nanocrystals. Advanced Functional Materials. 17:951-957. abstract
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Enlow D; Rawal A; Kanapathipillai M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S; Lo C T; Thiyagarajan P; Akinc M . 2007. Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled block copolymer templated calcium phosphate nanocomposite gels. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 17:1570-1578. abstract
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