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Subhadip Bodhak

Research Interests:

  • Combinatorial 3D scaffold libraries for in vivo and in vitro screening 
  • Calcium phosphate bioceramics for bone-tissue engineering and drug delivery applications
  • Non-viral gene delivery strategies

My research focuses on development of a cost-effective in vivo transplantation assay technique offering low-volume sampling and rapid analysis in a high-throughput manner. To accomplish, we will develop miniaturized combinatorial scaffold libraries using human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) co-transplanted with different bioactive vehicles. This will provide a systematic measurement for determining how 3D scaffold properties can be tailored to direct stem cell fate.  

My past research endeavors are primarily in the fields of synthesis of calcium phosphate based hybrid biomaterials with engineered bio-interface for bone tissue engineering applications, non-viral gene therapy strategies for tissue regeneration, processing-microstructure-property correlations of high temperature structural ceramics, and tribology of materials. To date, I have published 16 refereed journal articles, and 3 refereed book series articles/conference proceedings which have been cited more than 150 times by various research groups. I have also delivered more than 15 contributory as well as invited talks in different meetings in USA/Canada/Japan/ Korea/Turkey/China/ India and currently hold an 'h' index of 7.     


Honors and scholastic awards:

  • Recipient of National Research Council (NRC) NIH-NIST Research Associateship award, 2012 
  • Outstanding Presentation Award at ABC conference held in Japan, 2011
  • Acta Biomaterialia Student Scholarship Award ($2000) for Ph.D. research publications in Acta Biomaterialia, 2009
  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctorate Fellowship award, 2010-2012
  • 2nd Prize in the Graduate Student Poster Competition in TMS 2010, Seattle, USA
  • Academic Excellence Award, IIT, Kanpur, 2005
  • Postgraduate Fellowship Awards from Overseas Research Scholarship and Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award, U.K. Government, 2006
  • Best Student in Ceramic Technology Award, Prof. Shoshodhar Roy Memorial Committee, 2004
  • Best Undergraduate Project Award, Indian Refractory Makers Association, 2004



Bodhak S, Bose S, Kinsel  WC, Bandyopadhyay A. (2012), "Investigation of bone cell adhesion and proliferation on Ti using direct current (d.c.) stimulation", Materials Science & Engineering C, (In Press).  

Bodhak S, Kikuchi M., Oyane, A., SogoY., Tsurushima H., Ito A. (2012), "Influence of Ca2+ and Mg2+ supplementation on In Vitro Biological Properties of Hydroxyapatite/Collagen Nanocomposite Membrane", Key Engineering Materials 493-494:126-29.   

Bodhak S, Kikuchi M., Oyane, A., SogoY., Tsurushima H., Ito A. (2012), "Surface functionalized hydroxyapatite/collagen Nanocomposites for gene delivery application", under review in Materials Letters.

Bodhak S, Kikuchi M., Oyane, A., SogoY., Tsurushima H., Ito A. (2012), "Apatite coated hydroxyapatite/collagen nanocomposites membrane for surface-mediated gene transfer", Key Engineering Materials (In Press). 

Bodhak S, Balla VK,  Bose S, BandyopadhyayA., Kashalikar U., Jha S.K. and Sastri S. (2011), "In vitro biological and tribological properties of transparent magnesium aluminate (Spinel®) and aluminum oxynitride (AlON®)", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 22 [6]: 1511-19.

Bodhak S, Bose S, Bandyopadhyay A. (2011), "Bone cell-materials interactions on metal-ion doped polarized hydroxyapatite", Materials Science & Engineering C, 31 [4]:755-61. 

Bodhak S, Bose S, Bandyopadhyay A. (2011), "Densification study and mechanical properties of microwave sintered mullite and mullite-zirconia (YTZP) composites", Journal of The American Ceramic Society, 94 [1]:146-55. 

Bodhak S, Bose S, Bandyopadhyay A. (2011), "Influence of MgO, SrO and ZnO ions doping on electro-thermal polarization behavior and in vitro biological properties of electro-thermally polarized HAp ceramics", Journal of The American Ceramic Society,  94 [4]:1281-88. 

Tarafder S, Bodhak S,  Bandyopadhyay A., Bose S. (2011), "Effect of electrical polarization and composition of biphasic calcium phosphates on early stage osteoblast interactions", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B-Applied Biomaterials, 97B [2]:306-14.   

Bodhak S, Bose S, Bandyopadhyay A. (2010), "Electrically polarized HAp coated Ti: in vitro bone cell-material interactions", Acta Biomaterialia, 6:641-65.  

Balla VK, Bodhak S, Bose S, Bandyopadhyay A. (2010), "Porous Tantalum Structures for Bone Implants: Fabrication, Mechanical and In vitro Biological Properties", Acta Biomaterialia, 6[8]:3349-59.  

Bodhak S, Bose S, Bandyopadhyay A. (2009), "Role of surface charge and wettability on early stage mineralization and bone cell-materials interactions of polarized hydroxyapatite", Acta Biomaterialia, 5 [6]:2178-188. [Subhadip Bodhak was selected to receive Acta Student Award 2009 for this paper] 

Bodhak S., Nath S., Basu B. (2009), "Friction and Wear Properties of Novel HDPE-HAp-Al2O3 Composites against Alumina counterface", Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 23:407-33.  

Nath S, Bodhak S, Basu B., (2009), "HDPE-HAp-Al2O3 composites for biomedical applications-Processing and characterizations", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B-Applied Biomaterials, 88B [1]:1-11. 

Bodhak S., Nath S., Basu B. (2008), "Fretting Wear Properties of HAp, Al2O3 containing HDPE Biocomposites against Zirconia", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 85A [1]:83-98. 

Nath S, Bodhak S, Basu B., (2007), "Tribological investigation of novel HDPE-HAp-Al2O3 hybrid biocomposites against steel under dry and simulated body fluid condition", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 83A [1]:191-208. 

Bodhak S., Basu B., Venkateshwaran T., Jo W., Jung KH, Kim DY. (2006),  "Mechanical and Fretting Wear Behavior of Novel (W,Ti)C-Co cermets", Journal of The American Ceramic Society, 89 [5]:1639-51.  

Ghosal S., Bodhak S., Chowdhury A., Mukhopadhyay S. (2006),  Evaluation of the matrix characteristics of refractory castable containing gel-routed nanosized spinel", Industrial Ceramics, 26:29-36.

Subhadip Bodhak


NIH-NIST NRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Polymers Division
Biomaterials Group

Employment History:

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Research and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, 2010 – 2012.


Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Washington State University, 2010

M.S., Materials & Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 2006

B.S., Ceramic Technology, University of Calcutta, 2004


Phone: 301-975-6803
Email: subhadip.bodhak@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4977