Satya Shivkumar

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Ph: (508) 831-5048
Fax: (508) 831-5178

 Research Interests

Biomedical Materials
Materials Science and Engineering

Recent Publications (selected)

  1. L. Jensen and S. Shivkumar, "Development and Evaluation of a Foamed N,O-Carboxymethyl Chitosan Wound Dressing, J. of Biomaterials Applications, (1997) submitted for publication

  2. M. Johnson and S. Shivkumar, "Structure and Properties of Filamentous Green Algae", Materials Science and Engineering B, B38 (1996) 103-108

  3. C. Mansur, M. Pope, M.R. Pascucci and S. Shivkumar, "Zirconia-Calcium Phosphate Composites for Maxillofacial Applications", Ceramics International, (1996) in press

  4. V. Tucci, B. Gibson, D. DiBiasio, S. Shivkumar and G. Borah, "Shape Memory Polymers for External Fracture Fixation", Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Society for Plastic Engineers, May 7-11, 1995, Boston, MA, Vol. 3, pp.2102-2124

  5. S. Mehta, S. Biederman and S. Shivkumar, "Thermal Degradation of Foamed Polystyrene", J. of Materials Science, 30 (1995) 2944-2949

  6. S. Shivkumar, "Modeling of Temperature Losses in Liquid Metal During Casting Formation in the Lost Foam Process", Materials Science and Technology, 10 (1994) 986-992


Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, (1987)

M.S., Materials Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, (1986)

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India, (1980)

B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Regional Engineering College, India, (1978)


ME 1800

Materials Selection and Manufacturing Processes

ES 2001

Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

ME 2820

Materials Processing

ME 3811

Microstructures in Materials

ME 4814

Biomedical Materials

ME 4821


ME 4840

Physical Metallurgy

ME 581

Phase Transformations

Recent MQP's(Selected)

Recent M.S. theses(Selected)


On Plastics and Composites

On Biomaterials

On Metals and Ceramics

Biomaterials Society

Biomedical Library

Biomaterial Properties


Some Commercial Sites

Biomedical Resources

Biomed Engg. Society

Clinical Engineering




Prepared by: Satya Shivkumar

Last Modified: April 28, 1997